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Director: Steven Spielberg     Starring: Sean Connery Harrison Ford
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Product Details:

Format: DVD
Sku: 207562353
UPC: 097361328478
UPC 14: 00097361328478
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Chapter 25 in the Complete Adventures of Indiana Jones.
Indy takes his bookish father on the adventure of a lifetime as they look for the holy grail and protect it from nazis.

"...nearly as good [as Raiders of the Lost Ark], matching its audience's wildest hopes.  Caryn James, The New York Times
"...a beautiful machine, thought out and revved up to the last detail, with no other purpose but to delight - and it delights.  Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"The relaxed and confident Crusade is the first Jones outing to benefit from actual characterizations.  Mike Clark, USA Today
"...thundering thrills, spiritual inspiration and perfectly timed humor.  Rob Blackwelder, SplicedWire
"The Harrison Ford-Sean Connery father-and-son team gives Last Crusade unexpected emotional depth...  Variety

Editor's 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.
Features
Video Features DVD, Spanish, No Longer Produced
Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Paramount
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/16/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 126 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1989
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 132847
Video UPC UPC: 00097361328478
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.20:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Alison Doody
Video Cast Info Denholm Elliott
Video Cast Info Harrison Ford
Video Cast Info John Rhys-Davies
Video Cast Info Julian Glover
Video Cast Info Michael Byrne
Video Cast Info River Phoenix
Video Cast Info Sean Connery
Video Cast Info Douglas Slocombe - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Elliot Scott - Production Designer
Video Cast Info George Lucas - Editor
Video Cast Info George Lucas - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info George Lucas - Based On Story By
Video Cast Info Jeffrey Boam - Screenplay
Video Cast Info John Williams - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Menno Meyjes - Based On Story By
Video Cast Info Michael Kahn - Editor
Video Cast Info Robert Watts - Producer
Video Cast Info Stephen Scott - Art Director
Video Cast Info Steven Spielberg - Director
Plot 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.

Awards


Nominee (1990)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Sean Connery, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Richard Hymns, et. al., Best Sound
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, George Gibbs, et. al., Best Special Effects
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, Sean Connery, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Grammy, John Williams, Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television

Winner (1990)
   Video Award Name Oscar, Ben Burtt, Richard Hymns, Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing

Nominee (1990)
   Video Award Name Oscar, John Williams, Best Music, Original Score
   Video Award Name Oscar, Ben Burtt, et. al., Best Sound

Professional 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

The Washington Post 8 of 10
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. - Desson Howe

Chicago Sun-Times 9 of 10
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. - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Ford,Harrison
Product attributeLabel:   Paramount Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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