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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Nazi forces are searching for the ancient Hebrew Ark of the Covenant, believing it will ensure their army's supremacy. Under the commission of the US government, Professor Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) trades chalkboard and classroom for fedora and bullwhip in a race to try and find the artifact first. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 115
Theater Release: 11 Jun 1981
Video Release: 21 Oct 2003
MPAA Rating: PG
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The creative talents of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have been behind some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, such as Star Wars and E. T. The Extra Terrestrial. For an adventure tale with less violent action (that pays homage to Raiders of the Lost Ark), check out National Treasure.

Check out our other reviews of the Indian Jones franchise, which includes: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Home Video Extra Features

Blu-ray Notes: Indian Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Release Date: 17 December 2013

Paramount Pictures has announced a Blu-ray release of each of the four movies in the Indian Jones Franchise. Sold individually, these tiles include:

Indian Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Bluu-ray Notes: Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures

Release Date: September 18, 2012

Paramount is releasing all four of the movies in the franchise about the great cinematic archeologist and packaging them into one 5- disc Blu-ray set called Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures.

Available in a 4-disc set, The Adventures of Indiana Jones includes all three movies (Raiders of the Lost Ark / The Temple of Doom / The Last Crusade), digitally restored and remastered—so you wont miss any of the gory details. Other bonus materials provided are; a making-of documentary, featurettes about the stunts, sound, music and “lights and magic” of the trilogy, as well as original theatrical trailers. You can also go online with an exclusive weblink for more behind the scenes pictures and promotions. The audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), with English, Spanish and French subtitles.

May 13, 2008: In anticipation of the 2008 release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Paramount Home Entertainment is re-releasing to DVD the Indiana Jones series (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade)

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