$49.95 MAP (Minimum Advertised Price). Available only in "The Adventures Of Indiana Jones: The Complete DVD Movie Collection" -- not available individually at this time. The set is also available in a modified 1.33:1 (4:3) version.) Versions purchased at Best Buy will include an exclusive fifth disc, which includes ten minutes of additional bonus material.
("Indiana Jones And The) Raiders Of The Lost Ark" is the action-packed classic that set the standard for the modern-day action-adventure. Globe-trotting archaeologist Indiana Jones (Ford) is hired to find the mystical Lost Ark of the Covenant. Love interest Marion Ravenwood (Allen), rival (fly-eating) archaeologist Belloq (Freeman) and the ultimate screen villains, the Nazis complicate the adventure. "Raiders" was the top-grossing movie of 1981, and was the winner of five well-deserved Academy Awards. (Michael Coate)
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture looks fantastic! Well worth the wait, the restored images are sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered depth and clarity to highlight the intricate sets and locations. There are, however, a few shots that exhibit a soft focus. Colors are richly saturated, with lush greens and vivid hues, natural fleshtones, and deep blacks. A discriminating eye may notice the occasional edge enhancement in some scenes, but its presence is quite minimal. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely balanced, with satisfying visual information in the darker scenes. Of course, the opening sequence is a bit dark, but that is to preserve the mysterious man in the shadows until his on-screen debut. The source element is quite clean, with little in the way of dirt or film grain. There are occasional instances of pixelization, shimmering artifacts, or moir
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