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Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures

If a classic film means one that still works today as well as it did when it was first released, then 1981's Raiders Of The Lost Ark certainly fits that bill. It's a thing of perfection – nothing is wasted, clumsy or off-topic – and it's a blockbuster that you don't need to apologise for loving or dismiss as brainless fun. It wasn't a big budget affair, but it's spectacular when it needs to be, and, as a family film that includes some Nazi face-melting, quite daring. Star Wars may have made Harrison Ford a star, but Raiders made him a superstar.

The sequels, while never quite reaching the heights of the first film, are still a lot of fun. Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom seems a big step backwards, teaming Indy with an annoying sidekick as well as an annoying and useless love interest, »

- Phelim O'Neill

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