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Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981.
Directed by Steven Spielberg.
The archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is hired by the Us government to track down the Ark of the Covenant in order to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Nazis.
Before he was dealing with aliens, before he was drinking from the cup of Christ and before he was saving kids for angry heart ripper-outers, he was looking for the Ark of the Covenant in what many claim to still be his best adventure.
Often thought to be Steven Spielberg's biggest blockbuster hit, Raiders of the Lost Ark is heading into IMAX for a one week run with a beautiful new shiny look, improved sound and bigger experience. And let me tell you, it's an experience alright. »
Director: Steven Speilberg
Running Time: 115 Mins
Synopsis: Archaeologist Indiana Jones (Ford) sets out to stop the Nazis in order to find the Ark of the Covenant. Awesomeness ensues.
Thirty-one years on and Raiders still hasn’t lost any of its magic. It’s still fun, action packed, thrilling, occasionally nasty, entertaining, and best of all, cooler then a double portion of chilled monkey brains. But how does it fare when presented in glorious IMAX, I hear you ask?
The answer, you’ll be happy to hear, is great! The exhaustive, frame-by-frame restoration to the film is glorious, giving Douglas Slocombe’s cinematography a sharp and detailed vibrancy to which previous re-releases have barely come close. The enhancement is superb, to the point that you can actually see the moment when a fly crawls into Paul Freeman’s mouth, »
- Matt Dennis
“Professor Indiana Jones (Ford) may seem like an ordinary Joe teaching his university class, but under the combed hair and reading glass lies the soul and spirit of an adventurer. After being recruited to help with a matter of national security, Indy must embark on a mission to find the Ark of the Covenant before the malicious Nazis wreak havoc with the powerful antiquity”.
It seems fantastically coincidental that as Raiders of the Lost Ark graces the screen for the first time in 31 years (and resurrected in incredible IMAX ratio) Lawrence of Arabia similarly gets an additional release and restoration. Lean’s epic and Spielberg’s iconic masterpiece only share some similarities but they both currently advertise the magnum opus of filmmaking.
For a decade seemingly shrouded in remakes, »
- Piers McCarthy
John Rhys-Davies talks Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray, in stores now!
John Rhys-Davies has had an illustrious career, appearing in such iconic films as Shogun, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, while also voicing many of today's most popular animated series. But he will perhaps be most remembered for his role as Sallah, loyal best friend and sidekick to the greatest adventurer of all-time, Indiana Jones.
Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray will be arriving in stores this Tuesday, September 18th, and to celebrate, we caught up with John Rhys-Davies to reminisce about Indy and Sallah's past adventures, as well as look to the future.
Sallah first appeared in Raiders of the Lost Ark, where he helps Indiana Jones get the Ark of the Covenant safely on a steamship, away from the Nazis. He then returned to help Indy in his quest to find the Holy Grail, »
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg were two of a generation of filmmakers that studied their craft in the late 1960s, having been raised on a steady diet of science fiction and comic book action courtesy of the 1930s movies and serials making the rounds of television. Their sense of storytelling and pacing clearly harkens back to the breathless sense of adventure found in the 15-chapter matinee events and the chills that Universal’s monsters offered. They cut their teeth in film and television, respectively, paying their dues and exploring at a time when almost anything was possible in Hollywood. When their friendship blossomed and the notion of collaborating on a film came up, it seemed obvious they would explore those common sources of inspiration.
Thirty years ago, we were treated to the first result and collectively, we were blown away. Everything felt pitch perfect about Raiders of the Lost Ark, »
- Robert Greenberger
Photo: Paramount Pictures Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark Release Year: 1981 Studio: Paramount Pictures Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, Paul Freeman as Dr. Rene Belloq, Ronald Lacey as Major Arnold Toht, John Rhys-Davies as Sallah and Denholm Elliott as Dr. Marcus Brody Cinematographer: Douglas Slocombe (The Italian Job (1969), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Kind Hearts and Coronets) Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures »
- Brad Brevet
This week, "Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures" will be released on Blu-ray. All four of Indy's big screen adventures -- "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "The Temple of Doom," "The Last Crusade" and "The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" -- will debut on the hi-def format with eye-popping audio and visual restoration. The box set also comes packed with special features, including in-depth documentaries on the making of each film, with bonus looks at the special effects, stunts, soundtrack and snakes that helped make Jones such an iconic film hero. Yes, this is the premiere home-viewing experience for whip-cracking fans (and if you're aching for a movie theater experience, there is a limited engagement run of "Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX", in theaters right now.) In celebration of Indy's Blu-ray debut, Moviefone spoke with two of the series' most memorable actors: Karen Allen ("Marion Ravenwood" or "Mrs. Indiana Jones »
- Eric Larnick
Due to the extraordinary response for the newly re-mastered Raiders of the Lost Ark during its one-week IMAX engagement, Paramount Pictures Corporation, a division of Viacom, Inc., has announced that the film will have an extended theatrical run beginning Friday, September 14.
The unforgettable and beloved film from director Steven Spielberg and executive producer George Lucas will play in more than 300 digital theaters across the United States and Canada. Tickets can be purchased now. Check your local listings for participating locations and showtimes.
"The re-mastering efforts by Steven, George and their team were incredible and the movie's hugely successful run in IMAX last week was a sure sign that audiences were excited to see the film again on the big screen. We are thrilled that audiences will have that chance again as part of this extended theatrical run," said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures.
Last week, I wrote about the awesome folks of Warehouse 13, whom I was lucky enough to meet after attending their panel at Dragon*Con. But they weren’t the only fantastic people at the con, oh no. In fact, Dragon*Con is always so packed with amazing guests that I never get to see or meet all of them, and am left lamenting the fact that I missed Dean Cain’s panel or never got to say hi to Jewel Staite or Sean Maher in the Walk of Fame, despite running around from hotel to hotel like a hyperactive kid in a candy store. But I did get to see and meet a lot of cool folks, and that’s what I’m here to share, so here we go!
- Emily S. Whitten
Vivica A. Fox, Montel Williams, and Mary Wilson (of The Supremes), are all attached to co-star in an indie family sports drama titled Golden Shoes. They'll be joined by John Rhys-Davies, Eric Roberts, David DeLuise and Joshua Morrow in a project that's currently in pre-production, and tells the story of a young boy whose father is missing in action at war, and whose mother is in the hospital. He consoles himself with dreams of playing in the youth soccer league, standing up in the face of bullying along the way. The movie is expected to shoot in parts of Michigan, and is currently filling out the remainder of its cast and crew. Lance Kawas will direct »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Chicago – For the first time ever, Indy’s in IMAX! In this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 25 pairs of run-of-engagement, anytime movie passes up for grabs for the special, one-week theatrical return of “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark”! Also, the “Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures” Blu-ray box set releases on Sept. 18, 2012!
This theatrical engagement runs Sept. 7, 2012 through Sept. 14, 2012! Pick your own showing! These anytime movie passes are valid Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 through Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at select AMC theatres in the Chicago and Chicagoland area. These showings are open to paying customers, so seating is first-come, first-served for our winners.
“Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark,” which hit theatres in 1981 and won four Oscars, stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Alfred Molina, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Wolf Kahler, Anthony Higgins, Vic Tablian, Don Fellows, William Hootkins and Bill Reimbold from director »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Motion pictures have been in existence for over a century, so it’s quite obvious that there are more than just the ten actors previously mentioned in the last article who have achieved immortality on the strength of one unforgettable film performance. After a bit of extensive research I have managed to find ten more actors who, for various reasons, will always be remembered for their one role. Some of these actors went on to achieve major Hollywood success while others completely disappeared from view leaving their one film as the sole legacy of their work in the industry.
So for the cult movie enthusiasts everywhere, here is another assortment of classic screen villains. I’m glad to say that the following list has not been restricted to those in the horror genre. Villainy exists everywhere in movie land!
10. Carlos Villarias (Dracula, 1930)
As an obligation to the Hispanic community, Universal’s head of foreign production, »
Back in June, we brought you the news when Lucasfilm and Paramount announced that they were releasing the entire remastered and restored series of Indiana Jones films on high definition Blu-ray for the very first time. Now, while you’re waiting for that to hit shelves, you can grab the family and head to your local IMAX theater and watch the film that started the whole thing, Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Check out the trailer, poster and details about the limited engagement IMAX release below!
Indiana Jones In IMAX – For The First Time Ever
Debuts Exclusively In Select IMAX Theaters
For A One-week Engagement Beginning September 7th
Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Debuts On Blu-ray™ September 18th
San Francisco, Calif. (August 15, 2012) – The cinematic classic that introduced the »
- Jason Moore
Earlier today, Paramount Home Media Distribution announced that Raiders of the Lost Ark will finally make its IMAX debut September 7, with a limited one-week theatrical run. The studio has just debuted the new poster for this very special event, where fans can relive Harrison Ford's first adventure as Indiana Jones in the stunning IMAX format. Take a look at this one-sheet, and clickHere to watch the trailer.
Raiders of the Lost Ark was released June 1st, 1981 and stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Alfred Molina, Wolf Kahler. The film is directed by Steven Spielberg. »
Paramount Home Media Distribution and IMAX announced today that the 1981 classic Raiders of the Lost Ark will be released in IMAX theaters for the first time, with a limited one-week engagement starting September 7. The studio also released a trailer for this special event, which leads into the Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray set arriving September 18. Take a look at the trailer and check out the full press release with all the official details.
The cinematic classic that introduced the world to Indiana Jones is ready to embark on a new adventure when director Steven Spielberg and executive producer George Lucas' unforgettable Raiders of the Lost Ark is released for an exclusive one-week engagement in select IMAX theaters beginning September 7, 2012. The film has undergone a complete restoration for the IMAX exclusive one-week release and subsequent debut on Blu-ray. Tickets and a »
Article by Dan Clark
With the release of The Dark Knight Rises and the completion of the Dark Knight Trilogy it had me thinking of where it falls when compared to other classic trilogies. Trilogies used to be reserved for a select few, but now everything has a trilogy. I mean Step Up had a trilogy…until they made another movie and now it’s a quadrilogy. To be fair there is a lot of plot in that series so four movies were absolutely necessary. In fact I’m quite surprised Step Up Revolutions wasn’t split up into two parts. That’s not to say that there aren’t any great ones out there, because there are quite a few and I hope to point out some of those today. I created a list of what I think are the best trilogies ever made. I considered a few things when making this list. »
To celebrate the upcoming release of Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray, Paramount Home Entertainment has brought a whole bunch of snakes to the San Diego Convention Center, where they are allowing fans to reenact the infamous Well of Souls scene, which found Indy (Harrison Ford) coming face-to-face with a cobra. We have video of this exciting exhibit, which you can check out right now!
Indiana Jones Snake Pit @ Comic-Con 2012
Indiana Jones - "Why'd It Have To Be Snakes?"
Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray Trailer 2
Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray Trailer
Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray: Comic-Con 2012See All 9 Photos »
The world's greatest archeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones' fears came true at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, as throngs of live snakes greeted fans of the iconic franchise. Attendees at the Lucasfilm booth were given the opportunity to pose for photos in front of a pit of live, »
On September 18th, The Man With The Hat Comes Home
Looking Better Than Ever
Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Arrives On Blu-ray™ For The First Time, Completely Remastered And Including A Meticulously Restored Version Of Raiders Of The Lost Ark
San Francisco, Calif. (June 26, 2012) – In June of 1981 director Steven Spielberg and executive producer George Lucas introduced the world to Indiana Jones when the unforgettable Raiders of the Lost Ark debuted in theaters. Exploding to instant acclaim, the film has now been carefully restored, alongside remastered versions of the archaeologist’s other thrilling adventures—Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Prepare for excitement, adventure and snakes—why did it have to be snakes?—all with pristine picture and sound when Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures debuts on Blu-ray September 18, 2012 from Lucasfilm Ltd. »
- Jason Moore
To mark the 50th Anniversary of one of the most successful movie franchises of all time and with filming now complete on James Bond’s 23rd official outing in Skyfall due for release later this year, I have been tasked with taking a retrospective look at the films that turned author Ian Fleming’s creation into one of the most recognised and iconic characters in film history.
Following Roger Moore’s departure from the lead role after starring in the previous seven films, the fifteenth James Bond film, The Living Daylights, was seized upon as an opportunity to reboot the series with not only a new Bond but a new approach to the franchise that had become rather formulaic over the past 25 years. Taking the title from one of Fleming’s short stories, writers Richard Maibaum and Michael G. Wilson took the character back to his roots making a conscious »
- Chris Wright
Newbern put all the resounding tones of truth, justice and the American way into the commanding vocals behind the animation of Superman in both the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited television series. He last reprised the character’s voice for the DC Showcase original animated short, Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam.
Newbern is a constant on primetime television, appearing on current hit series like NCIS, The Mentalist, Castle and Grey’s Anatomy, to name a but a few. He’s widely recognized for his starring turn opposite Steve Martin in Father of the Bride, and for the NBC series Providence. His latest projects include a recurring role on the new ABC hit series Scandal.
In Superman Vs. The Elite, »
- Robert Greenberger
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