Raiders of the Lost Ark

In 2004, I picked up a nice box set from Best-Buy for the Indiana Jones trilogy.  In preparation for the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I decided to go back and have a marathon of adventure with Dr. Jones.

Raiders allows us to follow along as Indiana Jones tries to recover artifacts for his museum.  The government asks for help in recovering the Ark of the Covenant since his mentor, Abner Ravenwood, made it his life study.  Complicating things is Abner’s daughter, Marion, whom Indy left many years prior.  He gets involved anyway and takes us on a journey to fill dreams and nightmares.  It is a shame that it lost the Best Picture Oscar to Chariots of Fire.

The DVD features all of the usual remastering and commentaries.  Everything else was combined with the extras for the other movies on a supplemental disc.

My advice: Hunt for this set and get it; the recent releases look too cheap to have the same stuff…

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