The Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the best adventure films ever made. More than 40 years later, he is still considered one of the directors Steven Spielbergthe best features and Harrison Fordfirst release as IndianaJones is just iconic. Now you can relive the adventure as Paramount Pictures and Lucasfilm release a stunning new 4K Blu-ray SteelBook that belongs in a museum.
The steelbook comes out June 14, 2022 and features classic poster art of Indy with his whip in front of the famous Ark of the Covenant. This limited edition release also comes with a mini movie reproduction poster and digital code. While the entire franchise was released in 4K as part of one giant box set last year, this is the first time the films will be released in 4K individually. Raiders will be the first of four versions of SteelBook. cursed temple will be released on July 12 last crusade will be released on August 16 and Crystal Skull Kingdom will be released on September 20.
When Raiders was released in 1981, it wonderfully recaptured the magic found in the old adventure series of the 30s and 40s. The action sequences were thrilling, the performances memorable, and the storyline Laurent Kasdan had a great mix of heart, humor, romance and political/religious intrigue. The original film pushed the limits of what could be done with the PG rating with plenty of gruesome death scenes, gore, and gruesome imagery. It’s something that would be taken even further in its sequel. cursed temple which led to the creation of the PG-13 rating. On top of that, the musical score of the legendary John Williams is one of the best in cinema history and everyone knows the Indy theme. Every time you hear it, you just want to put on a felt hat and have the adventure of a lifetime.
Raiders simply changed the landscape of cinema. So much so that every adventure movie today has tried to replicate the precious look of Indiana Jones. The Mummy, grave robber, national treasureand Unexplored all have Indy to thank for their success. Every new movie in the genre strives to be Indiana Jones. With few exceptions, few have captured the hearts of moviegoers quite like this snake-fearing adventurer.
In a world where the sky seems to fall on physical media, it’s good to see a major studio like Paramount continue to release new additions like this to their classic library of movies. There’s no better time to release these beautiful new SteelBooks because Indiana Jones 5 should finally be released next year on June 30th.
Until then, you can pre-order the new Raiders of the Lost Ark SteelBook at best buy or Amazon‘s Websites for $24.99. However, if you can’t wait until then, you can stream all four high-flying adventure films on Paramount+ now.
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