Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost ARk
Synopsis: Accompanied by his feisty, independent ex-flame Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), the two fisted archaeologist embarks on a thrilling quest to locate the mystical Ark of the Covenant. Indy must discover the Ark before the Nazis do, and he has to survive poison, traps, snakes and treachery to do so. Explore the darkest jungles of South America, the bustling marketplaces of Cairo, and the top-secret submarine base with Indiana Jones as your guide to adventure.
Run Time: 115 Minutes
Director: Steven Spielberg
Dvd Extra's: Languages: English, French & Spanish. Subtitles: English, French, & Spanish
Nudity Factor: None
Of Note: For the DVD release, over 970,000 frames were cleaned up by Lowry Digital Images, the same company that cleaned up Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), North by Northwest (1959) and Sunset Blvd. (1950) for DVD.
Trailers: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Trailer
Indiana Jones in my book is one of the best characters ever made. He is brave, smart, daring, tough, and in the end gets the girl. In this movie, the first of the series he is after the Ark of the Covenant. He is racing the clock on finding it before the Nazis do and use its great power as a weapon. To start with the opening scene is one of the best ever put into a movie. Indiana Jones is in South America searching for an artifact. He has to avoid traps, pitfalls, a giant boulder, and natives of the area. This sets the tone of adventure, establishes the character, and even adds a little humor. The story was brought to life by Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford. Without either I am pretty sure this movie would not have been the classic it is. The locations used in this movie are incredible, from Cairo to Nepal, you get a sense of actually go to those places. Going along with the great story and the great acting is a great soundtrack. John Williams is masterful and in this movie he hits the nail on the head over and over again. I do have to say that the more they try to remaster this film, the more the special effects just don't hold up. Overall I enjoy this film every time I watch it. This is the my second favorit film the the Indiana Jones franchise. Not that it is a bad thing to be second because it still is a pretty dang good movie.