May 13, 2008
Paramount Home Entertainment
- Runtime: 126 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
Steven Spielberg's third action-packed entry in the "Indiana Jones" series, which evokes the cliffhanger Saturday matinee serials of yesteryear.
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, and joins 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 Indiana Jones trilogy reaches its climax as Indy races by motorcycle, gondola, blimp and plane to save his dad and the holy grail from the Nazis' evil clutches. A loose retelling of the Parsifal myth. See "The World of Joseph Campbell Vol. 3 Tape 2" for a discussion of the Parsifal myth.
Color by Rank, prints by DeLuxe; shot in Panavision.
Filmed in Italy, Spain, Germany, UK, Petra-Jordan, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Texas and California.
Post-production services by Sprocket Systems (a Division of Lucasfilm, Ltd.). Titles and opticals by Pacific Title.
Stand-in for Sean Connery (Roy Everson) and for Harrison Ford (Jack Dearlove).
Additional credits: Artist Robinson (assistant director USA), Pauline Heys (2nd chief makeup artist), David Brill (sound maintenance).
"You're a Sweet Little Headache" published by RCA Records.
"Just a Gigolo" published by Chappell and Company.