Indiana Jones - The Complete Adventures

Indiana Jones - The Complete Adventures

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Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Harrison Ford, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott


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The second of the George Lucas/Steven Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1984). After a brief brouhaha involving a precious vial and a wild ride down a raging Himalyan river, Indy (Harrison Ford) gets down to the problem at hand: retrieving a precious gem and several kidnapped young boys onSee more details below


The second of the George Lucas/Steven Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1984). After a brief brouhaha involving a precious vial and a wild ride down a raging Himalyan river, Indy (Harrison Ford) gets down to the problem at hand: retrieving a precious gem and several kidnapped young boys on behalf of a remote East Indian village. His companions this time around include a dimbulbed, easily frightened nightclub chanteuse (Kate Capshaw), and a feisty 12-year-old kid named Short Round (Quan Ke Huy). Throughout, the plot takes second place to the thrills, which include a harrowing rollercoaster ride in an abandoned mineshaft and Indy's rescue of the heroine from a ritual sacrifice. There are also a couple of cute references to Raiders of the Lost Ark, notably a funny variation of Indy's shooting of the Sherpa warrior.

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Aside from James Bond and Luke Skywalker, no action hero of the last 50 years has so captivated moviegoers as the intrepid Indiana Jones, whip-cracking adventurer nonpareil. The Indy triumvirate -- Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) -- reflects the felicitous partnership of Hollywood heavyweights Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Harrison Ford. Inspired by cliffhanger movie serials of the '30s and '40s, producer Lucas (who actually created Indy) and director Spielberg introduced their archeologist-cum-soldier of fortune in Raiders, pitting him against Nazis hoping to locate and seize the Biblical Ark of the Covenant -- an artifact of immeasurable value and the reputed source of unlimited power. The initial Indiana Jones film is clearly the best, with superbly staged action sequences occurring at regular intervals to simulate the experience of watching a multi-episode serial in one thrill-crammed sitting. The first sequel, Temple of Doom, not only reflected the influence of cliffhangers but also seemed to have been drawn in part from such classic films as Gunga Din. This time around the villains were East Indian cultists practicing the occult arts and trying to sacrifice Indy's reluctant companion, a voluptuous blonde singer played by Kate Capshaw (later Mrs. Spielberg). Last Crusade harked back to Raiders, in that the bad guys were, once again, Nazis looking for a priceless religious artifact, this time the Holy Grail. Lest potential audiences be dissuaded by the similarity of plot, Lucas and Spielberg added a new character to the mix: Indy's archeologist father, portrayed by Sean Connery. The Indiana Jones films hold up splendidly today because they are unpretentious entertainments, made with all the technical virtuosity of latter-day movies but infused with the spirit of earlier Hollywood films that catered to Depression-weary and World War II audiences hungry for escapist fare. Moreover, the Jones trilogy gently pokes fun, without condescension, at the old serials and swashbucklers. The wildly implausible situations and hairbreadth escapes aren't corny, over-the-top sequences grafted onto movies with contemporary sensibilities; they're organic to the films. For sheer, unadulterated fun these movies are impossible to beat, and they promise countless hours of entertainment for those who buy this box set.

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Closed Caption; New introductions to each film by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas; The Indy Trilogy: A Crystal Clear Appreciation; The Mystery of the Melting Face; Snakes Alive!; The Well of Souls storyboards; Creepy Crawlies; Discover adventure on location with Indy; Hold Onto Your hat! The Mine Car Chase storyboards; Indy's women reminisce; Indy's friends and enemies; The Birth of an Action Hero! The Last Crusade opening scene storyboards; Spectacular photo galleries for each film; Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures game demo

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
1. South America, 1936 [2:45]
2. The Man With the Hat [:29]
3. The Golden Idol [2:28]
4. Belloq and the Hovitos [4:06]
5. Archaeology Lesson [2:58]
6. Special Assignment [2:34]
7. Cautious Guy [1:59]
8. Nepal: The Raven [3:03]
9. Fight for the Medallion [2:30]
10. To Cairo [2:29]
11. The Marketplace [3:22]
12. Basket Chase [4:50]
13. Meeting With Belloq [:38]
14. Bad Dates [2:02]
15. Tanis Dig [3:41]
16. The Map Room [2:11]
17. Reunited With Marion [:24]
18. Uncovering the Well of Souls [4:00]
19. Into the Well of Souls [2:51]
20. The Ark Revealed [1:16]
21. Trapped [:11]
22. The Flying Wing [4:09]
23. Desert Chase [2:25]
24. Dragged Behind [:56]
25. The Bantu Wind [1:37]
26. Confrontation at Sea [2:17]
27. The Nazis' Secret Island [:37]
28. Indy's Bluff [2:03]
29. The Ark Ceremony [3:16]
30. The Power of the Ark [1:59]
31. Washington D.C. and End Credits [2:09]
Disc #2 -- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1. Shanghai, 1935/"Anything Goes" [:17]
2. Club Obi Wan [2:35]
3. Melee [:22]
4. The Getaway [4:50]
5. Escape By Air [2:45]
6. "Nobody's Flying the Plane" [:19]
7. Mayapore (The Village) [1:38]
8. Sankara/Fortune and Glory [3:08]
9. The Journey [3:09]
10. The Jungle at Night [:39]
11. Approaching Pankot Palace [6:38]
12. Audience With the Maharajah [:48]
13. The Feast [1:26]
14. Nocturnal Activities [3:05]
15. Assassin [3:19]
16. Bugs [:11]
17. The Spike Chamber [3:36]
18. The Temple of Doom [2:23]
19. Stealing the Stones [1:58]
20. Captives of the Thuggee [3:04]
21. The Blood of Kali [4:18]
22. Willie's Sacrifice [:24]
23. The Rescue [:59]
24. Freeing the Children [4:01]
25. The Rock Crusher [2:55]
26. The Mine Car Chase [:53]
27. Deadly Flood [:11]
28. The Rope Bridge [5:47]
29. Standoff [2:16]
30. Return to Mayapore [1:38]
31. End Credits [3:16]
Disc #3 -- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
1. Utah, 1912/The Cross of Coronado [4:41]
2. The Pursuit [3:28]
3. Belongs in a Museum [:05]
4. Portuguese Coast, 1938 [3:31]
5. Barnett College [2:25]
6. Meeting Donovan [3:04]
7. Ransacked [4:54]
8. To Venice [2:36]
9. "X" Marks the Spot [1:08]
10. Rats! [:52]
11. Boat Chase [3:23]
12. "Ah, Venice" [4:18]
13. To Castle Brunwald [1:57]
14. Family Reunion [4:38]
15. "What Book?" [2:23]
16. Brody and Sallah [1:07]
17. Austrian & German Goodbyes [3:00]
18. "Head for the Fireplace" [2:41]
19. Motorcycle Chase [1:35]
20. Grail Obsession [2:48]
21. Into the Lion's Den [1:43]
22. The Zeppelin [3:44]
23. A Rebuke [:10]
24. Dogfight [2:41]
25. Close Call [2:22]
26. Hatay [:26]
27. Approaching the Canyon [1:49]
28. Ambush [2:55]
29. Belly of the Steel Beast [2:52]
30. Tank Showdown [:44]
31. "I Thought I'd Lost You" [1:50]
32. Canyon of the Crescent Moon [2:45]
33. The Three Challenges [2:22]
34. "Choose Wisely" [1:07]
35. Crossing the Seal [1:00]
36. Sunset and End Credits [1:48]

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