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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Special Edition)

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5.0 out of 5 stars How's your Heart? Aug. 19 2010
Format:VHS Tape
My family and I saw this movie many years ago. I bought the movie because of the happy memories we still share about it. It is a wonderful, action packed, edge of seat movie at the end of which I realized I had been holding my breath much of the time. There is a terrifying scene near the beginning in which helpers get pinned to the tunnel wall by razor sharp spears and "Indie" (the hero) is pursued down the tunnel by a bone crushing .... Well, you gotta see it if you have not already. Just be prepared for a severe test of your bladder control! I saw the movie when I was a lot younger. I saw it again when I bought it just recently. I am happy to report that, despite being much older, my bladder is still in good shape!

The "ark" which Indie seeks is the ancient Ark of the Covenant in which the Hebrew people carried the two stone tablets on which the finger of God had written the Ten Commandments in the presence of Moses. The Ark has great powers and Nazi archaeologists want to seize it to defeat Germany's enemies. Indianna Jones saves the world!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Return Of The Great Adventure... May 28 2004
Format:VHS Tape
"Either of you guys ever go to Sunday School?" - Indiana Jones brings Eaton & Musgrove's church attendence records into question in "Raiders of the Lost Ark".
From the director of "Jaws" and the creator of "Star Wars" comes the adventure film that all others in its genre are held up to, "Raiders of the Lost Ark". After twenty-three years and counting, I can honestly say that the film has yet to be outmatched (sure there have been good action/adventure films since "Raiders", including its own sequels, but I haven't seen a film that has had an indeliable, definitive impact that "Raiders" has left in a long time, possibly since the original "Star Wars")
Hired by the U.S. Government, archeologist/adventurer, Indiana Jones is on a race against evil to retrieve the lost Ark of The Covenent, the chest that contains the original stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The ones that Moses brought down from Mount Harab and smashed. When was the last time YOU went to Sunday School!? Along the way Indiana meets up with an ex-girlfriend of his, Marion Ravenwood, outraces and dukes it out with legions of Nazis, and has plenty of close calls including a truck chase, The Well of Souls and its snakes (& Indiana's deathly phobia of them), a slugfest with a mechanic and his flying wing, and the opening of the Ark itself (lets just say GOD isn't to happy when mortals decide to open the Ark & sift through its contents).
An absolute modern-day classic. Why? "Raiders"' opening, from the Paramount logo to the natives chasing Dr. Jones, the bar fight, the basket chase, The Well of Souls, the truck chase (that alone gets 5 stars), the opening of The Ark in all its glory, John Williams' Oscar nominated score, I could go on all day long, but, you get the drift.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Moose Hole - 'Raiders' Dig Up a Classic Feb. 21 2004
Format:VHS Tape
Few classics in the history of motion pictures can be as easily recognizable for their theme music alone as Raiders of the Lost Ark and remain enduring beyond that identifiable element. When the feature was originally released in 1981, it certainly had a lot of potential going for it. Rising director Steven Spielberg showed potential with such hits as Jaws and Close Encounters with the Third Kind but lack-luster features like 1941 and The Sugarland Express hindered him from being a break-out commodity in Hollywood just yet. Added to the mix was the creative talents of another rising film-maker, George Lucas, who had just come off one the biggest motion picture phenomena of all time, Star Wars. Paramount executives must have been biting at the bit to see what these two creative geniuses could cook up but even they had to question their choice of relative unknown actor Harrison Ford as the lead role. But despite relative criticism, both Spielberg and Lucas believed they had the perfect choice after witnessing the former carpenter in American Graffiti and Star Wars. The real judgment would be determined by the movie-going public and whether or not they would endure a two-hour feature about a man with a hat and a whip.
The story centers on the adventures of a head-strong paleontologist as he searches for one of the most spiritual artifacts in the history of the world. There is no paleontologist in the world like Indiana Jones. He's seen it all from booby traps to a gigantic rolling boulder to spear-throwing natives. All in the name of archeology and maybe a little love here and there throughout his exhilarating exploits. But this new venture may be the most challenging of them all. The United States government, in their efforts to battle the Axis-powers during World War II, enlists Mr.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rough & Tough: Indiana Jones whips Bond Any Day Nov. 25 2003
Format:VHS Tape
I remember watching "Raiders of the Lost Ark" for the first time as a child and wanting to go out and buy a whip and a hat. All of the Indian Jones movies have stood the test of modern time, surviving countless viewings and rentals. While I am personally a bigger fan of the second two films in the series, this movie is important for launching an extremely successful trilogy. I enjoy "Raiders" for its somewhat sloppy nature; the acting and dialogue is not as smooth as it is in the later films, Harrison Ford is not as sure of his character in this film, and the pacing of the movie is a bit rushed. This movie is all action with very little time to rest in-between. Despite these immaturities, the film is highly enjoyable and well suited for a popcorn-eating-good-time.
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" is refreshing to watch amid the slough of action films that are being produced these days. Indiana is not a perfect action hero; one of my favorite scenes is when Indiana swings on the vine to escape the villagers. Just when you think he'll successfully swing out to his awaiting plane, he falls in the water. The movie is constantly throwing in humor and antics to lighten up the pace. Additionally, despite some of the more grotesque scenes, most of the action is downplayed in this film, as Indiana is quicker to throw a punch than shoot someone. Indiana, like James Bond, always gets his girl-but he has to work at it. He is definitely not a ladies man, which is a refreshing take on the whole Bond/Bond Girl motif. In short, get this movie. You'll have a good time watching a classic battle of good against evil...and whips and archaeologists.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This movie made me want to be Indiana Jones all over again.
Although some scenes are quite obviously chromakey, this classic still holds up! Snakes... it had to be snakes..
Published 2 months ago by karlfish
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by rob abernethy
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
done with great actor and actress....
Published 2 months ago by Gilles. Tremblay
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Adventure
Although I enjoy most of the Indiana Jones series this one is probably my favourite . It is full of suspense, even though you know what it coming. Read more
Published 3 months ago by bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars "An army which carries the Ark before it is invincible"

"Tanis development proceeding. Acquire headpiece, Staff of Ra. Abner Ravenwood, U.S. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Stephen Pletko
5.0 out of 5 stars Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
My daughter asked for this DVD for her birthday. This is one of the best Indiana Jones DVD's and she loves it.
Published 5 months ago by Mary Tildesley
5.0 out of 5 stars Harrison Ford makes history come to life
This is the first in a series of fun to watch action packed movies based on what an archeologist should be. Read more
Published on Oct. 13 2006 by bernie
5.0 out of 5 stars Instant Hollywood Legend
This was the most popular film in the summer of 1981, and played to packed audiences. It must have resonated with people's emotions as an action film unlike many others. Read more
Published on July 15 2004 by Acute Observer
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful and action-packed film!!!!!!!
If you're a fan of 30's and 40's serials,adventure films,Spielberg's work,or Harrison Ford, this is the movie for you!!!!!! Read more
Published on June 25 2004 by Shane
5.0 out of 5 stars The mother of all adventure movies!
Yes folks, this is the one movie that started it all and became a pop culture phenomenon. This is the story of a Arceologist "Indiana Jones" ( Harrison Ford) who is on a mission to... Read more
Published on Dec 30 2003 by John Lindsey
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