Indiana Jones-Last Crusade

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on 6/4/2011

This is a great action and adventure movie. The most recent one was terrible, but the original Indiana Jones movies are great to watch. The story is a little weak and has some gaps. Just don't think too hard and you'll have a fun time. The movie is well acted and shot. Read More

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Product Overview

Indy takes his bookish father on the adventure of a lifetime as they look for the holy grail and protect it from nazis.

Specifications

Studio Paramount
SKU 207468266
UPC 097361328447
UPC 14 00097361328447
Format DVD
Release Date 6/18/2013
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Adventure
Blockbuster
Desert
Family (General)
Fathers And Sons
Heroes
Nazis
Recommended
Swashbuckler
Theatrical Release
World War II
Editors Note
Note Steven Spielberg's third action-packed entry in the Indiana Jones trilogy evokes the cliffhanger Saturday matinee serials of yesteryear. It's 1938 and Indy (Harrison Ford) receives word that his archaeologist dad, Professor Henry Jones (Sean Connery), has disappeared while on a quest for the Holy Grail. Indy embarks on a search for both his dad and the much-coveted artifact. THE LAST CRUSADE has a unique twist to the series' traditional opening-sequence cliffhanger. Actor River Phoenix plays an adolescent Indy who, while on a field trip with his Boy Scout troop, finds adventure on a circus train. Spielberg wanted to make the film about a father-and-son relationship, and Connery was his first choice to play Indy's dad. The selection was perfect, considering Spielberg and producer George Lucas first came up with the idea of the series as a rival to the James Bond movies in which Connery had starred. Before shooting THE LAST CRUSADE, Spielberg was planning on directing RAIN MAN with Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise but gave up the project to fulfill his contractual obligation with Lucas to make a third Indiana Jones movie.
Plot Summary
Summary When Indy's archaeologist dad, Prof. Henry Jones, embarks on a quest for the Holy Grail, he is kidnapped by the Nazis, who also desire the priceless chalice. Naturally, Indy comes to the rescue, joining his father in the search for the Grail. The audience is in for a wild ride "keeping up with the Joneses" as the two men battle enemies, trade insults, encounter rats, evade traps, become involved with the same woman, and meet Hitler. The film is a loose retelling of the Parsifal myth.
Reviews
Rolling Stone "...The wildest and wittiest Indy of them all....Ford and Connery make a sensational team; their relationship charges the film..." 06/15/1989 p.31
New York Times "...In its own way THE LAST CRUSADE is nearly as good [as RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK], matching its audience's wildest hopes....Boisterous adventure..." 05/24/1989 p.C15
Los Angeles Times "...Harrison Ford is still in top form..." 05/24/1989 p.C1
Directors
Steven Spielberg
Actors
Sean Connery
Harrison Ford
Cast & Crew
Alison Doody - Actor
Denholm Elliott - Actor
Douglas Slocombe - Cinematographer
Elliot Scott - Production Designer
George Lucas - Editor
George Lucas - Based On Story By
George Lucas - Executive Producer
Harrison Ford - Actor
Jeffrey Boam - Screenplay
John Rhys-Davies - Actor
John Williams - Original Music By
Julian Glover - Actor
Menno Meyjes - Based On Story By
Michael Byrne - Actor
Michael Kahn - Editor
River Phoenix - Actor
Robert Watts - Producer
Sean Connery - Actor
Stephen Scott - Art Director
Steven Spielberg - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1989
Catalog ID 132844
UPC 00097361328447
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 126 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.20:1
Awards
Nominee (1990) British Academy Awards, Sean Connery, Best Actor in a Supporting Role,British Academy Awards, Richard Hymns, et. al., Best Sound,British Academy Awards, George Gibbs, et. al., Best Special Effects,Golden Globe, Sean Connery, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture,Grammy, John Williams, Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television,Oscar, John Williams, Best Music, Original Score,Oscar, Ben Burtt, et. al., Best Sound
Winner (1990) Oscar, Ben Burtt, Richard Hymns, Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing
Reviews
ReviewSource The Washington Post
Review You want Adventure? Thrills? How about Rats?...In "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," director Steven Spielberg capitalizes on these and other basic human needs. "Raiders of the Lost Ark" this ain't, but "Crusade" towers like a knight over "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"...If you go to "Crusade," though, you're not looking for surprises. You can safely expect Jones' trademark twisted grin, hat, wisecracks and whip cracks, the pantomime villains, the ingeniously rigged catastrophes (including a plane that loses its wings in a tunnel but lands and keeps speeding down the road) and the tributes by cine-kid Spielberg to everything from "The Birds" to "She." Story coauthors George Lucas and Menno Meyjes and scriptwriter Jeffrey Boam make this one eternal chase-crusade -- by circus train (featuring River Phoenix as young Indiana), motorboat, motorbike, zeppelin, warplane, horse, camel and tank. They also slip in a naughty close encounter with ice queen Alison Doody, who, it turns out, has a thing for fathers and fatherlands...But rest assured: In Spielberg-Lucas lore, every good boy deserves favor and every bad girl gets her comeuppance. In the end, the father-son team undertakes a triumphant final test, including a Peter Pannish leap of faith and a Christlike ascension -- you know, Spielberg Heaven.
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Reviewer Desson Howe
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The opening sequence of this third Indiana Jones movie is the only one that seems truly original - or perhaps I should say, it recycles images from 1940s pulps and serials that Spielberg has not borrowed before. The rest of the movie will not come as a surprise to students of Indiana Jones, but then how could it? The Jones movies by now have defined a familiar world of death-defying stunts, virtuoso chases, dry humor and the quest for impossible goals in unthinkable places...When "Raiders of the Lost Ark" appeared, it defined a new energy level for adventure movies; it was a delirious breakthrough. But there was no way for Spielberg to top himself, and perhaps it is just as well that "Last Crusade" will indeed be Indy's last film. It would be too sad to see the series grow old and thin, like the James Bond movies...If there is just a shade of disappointment after seeing this movie, it has to be because we will never again have the shock of this material seeming new. "Raiders of the Lost Ark," now more than ever, seems a turning point in the cinema of escapist entertainment, and there was really no way Spielberg could make it new all over again...What he has done is to take many of the same elements, and apply all of his craft and sense of fun to make them work yet once again. And they do.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Ford,Harrison
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Caryn James, The New York Times ...nearly as good [as Raiders of the Lost Ark], matching its audience's wildest hopes.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle ...a beautiful machine, thought out and revved up to the last detail, with no other purpose but to delight - and it delights.
Mike Clark, USA Today The relaxed and confident Crusade is the first Jones outing to benefit from actual characterizations.
Rob Blackwelder, SplicedWire ...thundering thrills, spiritual inspiration and perfectly timed humor.
Variety The Harrison Ford-Sean Connery father-and-son team gives Last Crusade unexpected emotional depth...

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