|The Adventures Of Indiana Jones: Raiders Of The Lost Ark/The Temple Of Doom/The Last Crusade|
Harrison Ford, Denholm Elliott, John Rhys-Davies, Sean Connery, Karen Allen, River Phoenix, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan, Alison Doody
Four-disc box-set with all three films in their original format, restored and digitally remastered; widescreen; closed caption; English, French, Spanish audio tracks; French, Spanish, English subtitles; feature-length documentary of the making of the trilogy; featurettes from the Lucasfilm archives "The Stunts of Indiana Jones," "The Sound of Indiana Jones," "The Music of Indiana Jones," "The Light and Magic of Indiana Jones"; original theatrical trailers; Web link to exclusive content.
|The closest thing to a perfect movie might be 1981's "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the first of three thrill-laden spectaculars about the globetrotting escapades of wry, resourceful screen hero Indiana Jones Harrison Ford's signature role. All of the Indy films, directed by Steven Spielberg at his most unfettered and gleeful, are finally available as exquisitely rendered DVDs in a box set that includes a fourth disc of behind-the-scenes extras. And what a treat! "Raiders," pitting fedora-wearing, bullwhip-wielding, quip-spouting '30s-era adventurer/archeology professor Jones against evil Nazis in a hunt for the incalculably powerful Ark of the Covenant, is one of the rare motion pictures that can be watched repeatedly. The darker, more violent "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (1984) and the breezier "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989) are almost as much fun, but it's "Raiders" that makes this set essential. It's not the smartest, deepest, most dramatic film, and with its references to Saturday-matinee cliffhangers, it's not the most original. It's just pure movie-going enjoyment with breakneck pacing, witty dialog, assured performances, heart-stopping stunts, cool special effects and a rousing, memorable score.|