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Watch Jamie Benning’s ‘Indiana Jones’ Filmumentary ‘Raiding The Lost Ark’
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Raiding the Lost Ark

Jamie Benning, the creator of the amazing fan-made Star Wars Begins that was released early last year, has just completed his latest “filmumentary”: a comprehensive look back at the making of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas‘ blockbuster 1981 paean to the swashbuckling adventure flicks of yesteryear that introduced audiences to the one and only Indiana Jones, compiled from vintage audio and video interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and much more.

Now the finished product, Raiding The Lost Ark, is available for viewing online. You can watch the full, 143-minute video here below.

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Watch This Rare Old Indiana Jones Nutella Commercial
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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Would you want Nutella if you knew Indiana Jones desperately desired it, so much so he’d risk his life for it?

Well, that’s what the makers of the chocolate-hazelnut spread hoped when they came up with a commercial showing Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones risking death by booby-trap in order to steal not the golden idol, but rather a jar of Nutella.

The rare old commercial, which was put on the European VHS edition of Raiders of the Lost Ark, is now online thanks to Canadian cartoonist and videographer Paul Covello, who unloaded this gem to YouTube. Watch the commercial here below.

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Watch Now: ‘Raiders of the Lost Archives’ Explores the Origins of Indiana Jones
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Indiana Jones

It’s no surprise that the Indiana Jones movies borrow liberally from the smashing pulp adventures of the past; after all, George Lucas did co-create the character. StooTV, the creator of the web series The Old Indiana Jones Chronicles, has created Raiders of the Lost Archives, a fascinating video that breaks down the opening sequence of the iconic, globe-trotting archaeologist and adventurer’s inaugural (and still best) silver screen opus Raiders of the Lost Ark into a shot-by-shot comparison to scenes from thirty different adventure films made between 1919 to 1973.

You can watch the entire 13-minute here below.

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Watch This Stop-Motion Animated ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Opening Sequence
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Raiders of the Lost Ark

This year marked the 30th anniversary of the release of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the original (and still the best) of the Indiana Jones series. To celebrate the occasion animator Jeff Gurwood decided to pay homage to the movie that first brought together Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Harrison Ford with a stop-motion animated recreation of Raiders‘ famous opening sequence.

You can watch Gurwood’s video here below.

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Watch The First 17 Minutes of ‘Raiding the Lost Ark: A Filmumentary’
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Raiding the Lost Ark

Earlier in the year a fan-made documentary started making the rounds online called Star Wars Begins. Assembled out of several decades’ worth of interviews, commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, etc., Begins was the first in a trilogy of what London-based creator Jamie Benning calls “filmumentaries.” These videos covered the first three movies in George Lucas‘ landmark space adventure saga in a way that provided fans of the Star Wars trilogy and filmmaking in general with a fresh perspective on a cinematic classic. Star Wars Begins was warmly received by fans of the series and Benning followed it up with filmumentaries about The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi that were equally regarded by them as well.

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Must Watch: Classic Movies Made Better By Tom Selleck’s Mustache
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Tom Selleck's Mustache, Terminator 2

The Godfather, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Toy Story, Ghostbusters—these are all considered cinema classics by most. But what one thing could make even these movies a whole lot better? That’s right, Tom Selleck’s Mustache.

Selleck has one of the most famous lip coats Hollywood has ever seen, and the addition of it to the iconic characters of these beloved films only fortifies their unbreakable legacies.

You can see a video showing a bunch of movies—including the ones above and many more…like Raiders of the Lost Ark, very fittingly—with the Selleck ‘stache added by clicking on over to the other side now.

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Steven Spielberg Won’t Change ‘E.T.’ and ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ For Blu-ray
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E.T. (1982)

Steven Spielberg was in attendance at last night’s Los Angeles Times Hero Complex 30th anniversary screening of his seminal adventure epic Raiders of the Lost Ark, the film that introduced Indiana Jones to the world and cemented Harrison Ford‘s movie star status, and at a post-screening Q&A the Academy Award-winning filmmaker took time to address a topic that has been on film fans’ minds over the past few weeks.

During the Q&A session, in which Harrison Ford made a surprise guest appearance, Spielberg fielded questions about the status of the E.T. and the Indiana Jones movies on Blu-ray. The director hinted that both releases were in the works, but then he polled the audience to see if they would have a problem with only the 1982 theatrical release version of E.T. being released on Blu-ray. The answer from the crowd was a loud and resounding “NO!” Spielberg also revealed that he has no intentions of tinkering with Raiders of the Lost Ark for its eventual Blu-ray either.

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30th Anniversary Of ‘Indiana Jones and The Raiders Of The Lost Ark’
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Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan
Story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman
Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies, Ronald Lacey
Score by John Williams
Released June 12, 1981 (U.S.)

The 1970s announced the finest era of the summer movie blockbuster. Two of the biggest movies of that decade, Star Wars and Jaws, defined the summer movie season. These movies, directed by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg respectively, are still heralded by us – the geeks. Most of us would not be here writing and reading this very website if it were not for these movies (my name is Obi-Dan for crying out loud!). This movie-making dream team came together to create one of the greatest action adventure movies ever made: Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

From a story by George Lucas and Phillip Kaufman, who had recently co-written the screenplay for the outstanding Clint Eastwood-starring Western, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Indiana Jones began to take real shape in the late ’70s. The screenplay was then written by Lawrence Kasdan with Raiders only his second screenplay to get made (his first?: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back just a year earlier. Talk about hitting the ground running).

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Blend Of Doom: Determining The Ultimate Geek Movies Of All Time
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The Ultimate Geek Movies Of All TimeThis week, the podcast Social Blend, which I co-host with Jay Fowler aka SilentJay74, was invaded by the Geeks of Doom! Empress Eve and Tched were considerate enough to join us in a discussion focusing on what we believe to be The Ultimate Geek Movies of All Time.

Quite frequently, you will find some blogs try to come up with some attempt at a “Top 10” list of best movies within any given subject area, but for this special edition of Social Blend, we decided to simply discuss, debate, and squabble about (and in some cases, ridicule) the movies we collectively believe should be on every geek’s DVD shelf.

Aside from the obvious selections from the dominions of Star Wars and Star Trek, we had a look at all kinds of movies from a wide range of genres and categories — from movies based on comics, to science fiction, to music-based films, to horror and beyond.

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Mustache On Or Off? Tom Selleck Replaces Harrison Ford On ‘Indiana Jones’ Poster
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Here’s a bit of hypothetical fun, just to end off your weekend with.

For those who don’t know, while director Steven Spielberg liked Harrison Ford best for the role of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark, writer/creator/producer George Lucas didn’t want to cast him because he had already appeared in Lucas’s American Graffiti and Star Wars. The next choice to play Indy was Tom Selleck, but thankfully for us, he decided not to due it due to a commitment to Magnum P.I. that ultimately didn’t even start filming until after Raiders had wrapped. Ah, fate.

To have a little fun with the thought of another actor as Indy, someone decided to make a Raiders of the Lost Ark poster with Selleck front and center as the star. You can click the image to see the poster full-sized, and be sure to share your thoughts on how Tom looks as Indy below!

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