Adventures of Indiana Jones, The - The Complete Movie Collection (Widescreen) (1981)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Harrison Ford
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure
Studio Paramount Pictures; Paramount Home Video
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 9 hr 6 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
As with Star Wars, the George Lucas-produced Indiana Jones trilogy was not just a plaything for kids but an act of nostalgic affection toward a lost phenomenon: the cliffhanging movie serials of the past. Episodic in structure and with fate hanging in the balance about every 10 minutes, the Jones features tapped into Lucas's extremely profitable Star Wars formula of modernizing the look and feel of an old, but popular, story model. Steven Spielberg directed all three films, which are set in the late 1930s and early '40s: the comic book-like Raiders of the Lost Ark, the spooky, Gunga Din-inspired Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and the cautious but entertaining Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Fans and critics disagree over the order of preference, some even finding the middle movie nearly repugnant in its violence. (Pro-Temple of Doom people, on the other hand, believe that film to be the most disarmingly creative and emotionally effective of the trio.) One thing's for sure: Harrison Ford's swaggering, two-fisted, self-effacing performance worked like a charm, and the art of cracking bullwhips was probably never quite the iconic activity it soon became after Raiders. Supporting players and costars were very much a part of the series, too--Karen Allen, Sean Connery (as Indie's dad), Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan, Amrish Puri, Denholm Elliot, River Phoenix, and John Rhys-Davies among them. Years have passed since the last film (another is supposedly in the works), but emerging film buffs can have the same fun their predecessors did picking out numerous references to Hollywood classics and B-movies of the past. --Tom Keogh
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My Rating
Seen It No
Index 774
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 10/21/03
Purchase Price $45.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
2.35:1
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 097360612547
Chapters
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
English Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 5
Notes
(Raiders of the Lost Ark/The Temple of Doom/The Last Crusade) - Widescreen
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Box set Dolby