Indiana Jones and The Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Ford, Harrison

SKU: 032429134943

UPC 032429134943
Release Date 2013-12-17
Studio Paramount Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 115
Format Color
Synopsis Action-packed and adventure-filled, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK is director Steven Spielberg's loving homage to the Saturday matinee cliffhanger serials of his childhood. When the Allies discover the Nazis are planning to use the Lost Ark of the Covenant as a weapon, the U.S. government enlists archaeologist-adventurer Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) to locate the biblical treasure chest where the remains of the broken tablets of the Ten Commandments were placed. En route, Jones and his feisty ex-girlfriend, Marion (Karen Allen), must escape the clutches of evil Nazis, duplicitous natives, and a nest of venomous snakes--not to mention the wrath of God. The groundbreaking special effects and furious, never-ending pace make for a stylish whirlwind of a movie, topped off with a fabulous sense of humor. This bare-knuckled, barnstorming, pot-boiling, eye-popping bucket of Technicolor popcorn became Paramount Pictures' highest-grossing film, and deservedly so--RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK is quite simple one of the most enjoyable movies ever made.Theatrical release: June 12, 1981. The film was shot in France, Tunisia, Hawaii, and at EMI Elstree Studios in England. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK is number 60 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 GREATEST MOVIES. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1999. Tom Selleck was originally cast as Indiana Jones but was committed to his MAGNUM, P.I. television series. The film grossed more than $240 million at the domestic box office and more than $380 million worldwide. Spielberg wanted to redeem himself after the excessive budget and shooting difficulties of his previous film, 1941, which was a box-office flop. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK was completed under its budget of $20.4 million and exactly on schedule. Executive producer George Lucas, who had originally created the story idea of a heroic soldier of fortune, directed some second-unit footage in Tunisia. Two successful sequels followed: INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM and INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE.Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?--Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) to Sallah (John Rhys-Davies) I don't know. I'm making this up as I go.--Jones to Sallah...[A] fantasy-adventure....An exhilarating escapist entertainment....A vibrant and period-perfect world of wonders......Off and running at a breakneck pace....One of the most deliriously funny, ingenious and stylish American adventure movies ever made......One of the classic entertainments....Its foundations are personal, and passionate....The movie is just plain fun....It's done with a kind of heedless joy...RAIDERS revived for a new generation the pure cinematic joy of action.
Cast Norman Reynolds (Production Designer)
George Lucas (Story)
John Rhys-Davies (Star)
Paul Freeman (Star)
Karen Allen (Star)
Harrison Ford (Star)
Ronald Lacey (Star)
Frank Marshall (Producer)
George Lucas (Executive Producer)
Douglas Slocombe (Director of Photography)
John Williams (Composer)
Lawrence Kasdan (Screenwriter)
Michael Kahn (Editor)
Howard Kazanjian (Executive Producer)
Philip Kaufman (Story)
Steven Spielberg (Director)
Richard Edlund (Visual Effects Supervisor)
Alfred Molina (Star)
Denholm Elliott (Star)
Ben Burtt (Sound Design)
Industrial Light and Magic (Special Effects)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.30000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure
Attribute SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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