With the release of Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, Indiana Jones secured a spot in cinema history alongside Star Wars as one of the defining blockbuster franchises of the 1980′s. In 1984 Temple of Doom gave us the PG13 rating and in ’88 The Last Crusade taught us to always remember our Charlemagne. Then, 20 years later Lucas and Spielberg would add inter-dimensional beings to the mix, simultaneously nuking the fridge whilst raping the childhoods of millions of thirty-somethings around the world. Still, even the sight of an uncharacteristically agile Mutt Williams swinging vine with a gaggle of CG monkeys couldn’t taint what many consider to be one of the best movie trilogies ever. Now that all four films have been rereleased on blu ray, we figured it was time to revisit this classic film franchise and tackle some of the tough questions. There’s lots to discuss here including the availability of direct flights to Venice in the 1930′s, Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Skull Vodka, forgotten Nazi luggage, and savvy Mom’s driving boat cars (and gloating about it). I think it’s safe to say this episode of the Film Junk Premium Podcast will leave you as giddy as a schoolboy. You have chosen…wisely.
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