Raiders of the Lost Ark rerelease?

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anybody know anything about this?
I mean, I'm an ento-journo, and didn't know until I saw the marquee at my local maison d'cinéma.
Didn't get in to see it this weekend, but does anyone know if it's been, uh, remastered or fancied up at all. I mean seeing it on the big screen is draw enough for me, but anyone know what to expect?

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 5 May 2003 15:21 (seventeen years ago) link

"ento-journo" = entomologic journalist? i recall a few good scares from bugdom in this one

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 5 May 2003 15:37 (seventeen years ago) link

I can't find any trace of a rerelease and am beginning to think that this is an isolated showing, that the multiplex is reverting to a rep house.

yes I report on bugs. dancing bugs.

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 5 May 2003 15:42 (seventeen years ago) link

I think there's a new 35mm print floating around--but not an official re-release.

slutsky (slutsky), Monday, 5 May 2003 16:01 (seventeen years ago) link

eight years pass...

Opened 30 years ago this Sunday. I went on opening night w/ 3 guys from high school who are now Facebook friends. That's also the last night I saw any of them.

Did any of the little-known supporting players go on to greater renown besides Alfred Molina?

already president FYI (Dr Morbius), Friday, 10 June 2011 14:49 (nine years ago) link

(I don't choose to count Rhys-Davies in there, really)

already president FYI (Dr Morbius), Friday, 10 June 2011 14:51 (nine years ago) link

Wolf Kahler, who played Dietrich, enjoyed a lucrative career playing Nazis.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 June 2011 14:53 (nine years ago) link

lucrative and still unknown?

already president FYI (Dr Morbius), Friday, 10 June 2011 14:56 (nine years ago) link

He'd pop up in every movie in which the Nazis appeared, and I'd go, "Oh! The guy from 'Raiders'!"

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 June 2011 14:58 (nine years ago) link

Anyway, I rewatched this a couple of weeks ago and while I love it I still prefer Temple of Doom.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 June 2011 14:58 (nine years ago) link

Funny enough I just stumbled upon this today. It's a screen test shot of Tom Selleck and Sean Young performing the bar scene for Raiders. The audio is a bit out of sync.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSyHSgEbNng&feature=player_embedded

Darin, Friday, 10 June 2011 16:00 (nine years ago) link

Wolf Kahler, who played Dietrich, enjoyed a lucrative career playing Nazis.

― The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, June 10, 2011 2:53 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

Also achieved immortality as the 'echellente' man in this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs7gAxsfK5U&feature=related

His son was in my class at school, he got the piss ripped out of him when the ad first came out.

Inevitable stupid samba mix (chap), Friday, 10 June 2011 16:42 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19735959

barthes simpson, Thursday, 27 September 2012 21:05 (seven years ago) link

ha! i thought that might show up here.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 27 September 2012 21:43 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

Soderbergh shows you this movie in B&W w/ little sound

http://extension765.com/sdr/18-raiders

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 17:02 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

Saw this on the big screen for perhaps the first time in 30+ years today. It's, uh, really NOT "great" in any meaningful sense of the word. I direct you to Pauline Kael's review.

also

“Klaus Kinski was also offered the role (of Major Toht), but he hated the script, calling it "moronically shitty".”

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Monday, 3 July 2017 03:22 (three years ago) link

Maybe not 'great' but at least better than, say, guardians of the dumbfuck galaxy

sleepingbag, Monday, 3 July 2017 04:11 (three years ago) link

lower that bar

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Monday, 3 July 2017 04:23 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

The huge WTF grin the boy had on his face when that dude's face melted at the end... been waiting almost 40 years to see that.

pplains, Monday, 14 September 2020 16:12 (one week ago) link

Watched this with our ten year old a few weeks ago. Face melting freaked her out bad, she had to sleep with us that night. She likes to think that she can handle the scares and argues with us when we tell her she can’t watch something yet. So it was a little satisfying to sneak in an “I told you so” while consoling her.

Cow_Art, Monday, 14 September 2020 16:22 (one week ago) link

Yeah my parents didn't let me watch Raiders till I was 12 or so because of that bit.

chap, Monday, 14 September 2020 16:37 (one week ago) link

The huge WTF grin the boy had on his face when that dude's face melted at the end... been waiting almost 40 years to see that.

39 is a bit old to be seeing ROTLA for the first time but better late than never I suppose ;+)

grebo shot first (Noel Emits), Monday, 14 September 2020 16:43 (one week ago) link

I first saw this movie when I was 7. I must've seen bits and pieces of it in the theater eight or nine times.

Usually just to see that guy's face melt again.

I'm no horror fan either, but there was something about it only lasting a second or two that kept my curiosity piqued.

pplains, Monday, 14 September 2020 17:23 (one week ago) link

I must've seen bits and pieces of it in the theater eight or nine times.

??

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Monday, 14 September 2020 19:57 (one week ago) link

I probably saw the entire movie in the theater three or four times.

For the other times:

• I'd go down to the big city on weekends to visit my dad.

• He and his girlfriend would take me, my sister and her children to the movies.

• My older "step-brother" and I would sneak out of Superman II or whatever, and find the theater showing Raiders.

• We'd either watch it to the end and then go back to Superman II, or watch as much as we could before having to rejoin our parents in the lobby.

pplains, Monday, 14 September 2020 21:18 (one week ago) link

because your dad wouldn't let you go see Raiders again and again, aiming to get value for money by enriching your young mind with different input, or he'd just buy a ticket for whatever was starting next?

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Monday, 14 September 2020 22:04 (one week ago) link

I can not *not* stop and watch this film whenever it pops up on a screen. Saw it opening week as a kid, have watched it countless times and it never gets old. I think it's a masterpiece of fun, efficient and beautifully constructed filmmaking.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 14 September 2020 23:04 (one week ago) link

Just rewatched all three of these (no, I did not misspeak) over the past couple weeks, for the first time in probably two decades. They hold up pretty damn well as a testament to Spielberg's skill. Surprised to realize that there's like four pages of story spread across those six hours (eg, the entire second half of Temple of Doom is just the protagonists escaping Pankot Palace).

I guess I'll probably watch the fourth one (which I started but never finished) at some point since I have the set. Not exactly champing at the bit.

Don't be such an idot. (Old Lunch), Monday, 14 September 2020 23:17 (one week ago) link

I saw Raiders at least three times in the theaters, but in total I've seen it soooooo many times. I love it.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 14 September 2020 23:23 (one week ago) link

I've had the set for several years now and still have never watched #4
Raiders is about as perfect as a movie-watching experience gets

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 14 September 2020 23:25 (one week ago) link

I find Karen Allen such an engaging, natural presence in this and Starman, it's a shame (for movie viewers) she didn't pump more roles out during that period.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 14 September 2020 23:29 (one week ago) link

pump out

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 14 September 2020 23:29 (one week ago) link

Completely coincidentally, I started watching Knots Landing (shaddupayouface) within the same stretch of time that I watched the trilogy, and Karen Allen had a prominent role in the pilot (apparently never reprised, as this was just before Raiders was filmed).

Don't be such an idot. (Old Lunch), Monday, 14 September 2020 23:51 (one week ago) link

such a great movie, watched it for the first time when i was 9 or 10 after finding a VHS of it, had a sense it was something i shouldn't have been watching. i thought once indy brought the ark back in the truck the movie was over (surely there couldn't be an action scene better than the truck chase!) so i stopped the tape so i wouldn't get caught by my parents... then got to the final coda with face melting and all a year or so later which i was old enough to handle and thought was ridiculously cool

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 00:09 (one week ago) link

I told the kids there was no CGI in this movie, so the boy would challenge me any time a poison arrow would whiz by or vodka would get set on fire.

"IT'S SPECIAL EFFECTS. NOT THE SAME THING," I'd reply.

There's one scene where Indy and Sallah about have the Well of Souls dug up, and there's a really cheesy thunderstorm happening behind them. "IT'S A BLUE SCREEN," I had to say to his side-eye.

And then, when Indy fell into the WoS, I kept a close watch for the cobra's reflection on the glass between it and Ford. This time, I couldn't see it. I blamed our 13-year-old TV or my 46-year-old eyes.

But then later, I read online that for the 2008 DVD release, they used CGI to take that reflection out. Please don't tell my son.

pplains, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 00:20 (one week ago) link

because your dad wouldn't let you go see Raiders again and again, aiming to get value for money by enriching your young mind with different input, or he'd just buy a ticket for whatever was starting next?

Probably had something to do with how close the start time of our movie was to their movie.

Also, leaving our five-year-old sisters alone in a movie theater may have also had something to do with our sneaking around the Cinema XIII.

pplains, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 00:23 (one week ago) link

But then later, I read online that for the 2008 DVD release, they used CGI to take that reflection out. Please don't tell my son.

― pplains, Monday, September 14, 2020 5:20 PM (three minutes ago)

lol'd

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 00:24 (one week ago) link


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