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RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK <span>(1981)</span> artwork

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 115

Release dates 21/09/2012, 01/11/2003, 01/07/1992

Ratings Info Contains moderate violence and mild language

Genre(s) Adventure, Action

Director(s) Steven Spielberg

Cast includes Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Alfred Molina, Wolf Kahler, Anthony Higgins, Vic Tablian, Don Fellows, William Hootkins, Pat Roach, Tutte Lemkow, Frank Marshall

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Parental guidance iconPG

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 11/09/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK is a fantasy adventure about an archaeologist and adventurer who embarks on a quest to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis can harness its power.

Violence

There are frequent scenes of moderate violence, including fistfights, gunfights, and chases. There is occasional sight of blood, including a sequence in which it is implied that a man is struck by an aeroplane propeller, and a scene in which a man has been impaled on a wall by an archaic booby trap.

In one scene, ghosts appear and fly among the assembled crowd of people before a mystical power erupts, killing the onlookers and causing some characters' faces to melt. There is CU detail as the flesh, eyes and muscle on their faces liquifies and runs off to reveal their skull underneath.

Language

Mild bad language includes 'goddamn', 'son of a bitch', 'bastard', 'oh my God', 'shit' and the German term 'scheisse'.

Occasional scenes of threat include a hot poker being held close to a woman's face as part of an interrogation.

Details

Title
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
Also known as
INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
Year
1981
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Paramount Home Entertainment (UK),CIC Video,U.I.P. (UK),Paramount Pictures UK,C.I.C. (UK)
Classified date(s)
02/10/2012
Main language
English
Other languages
Hebrew
BBFC reference
AZF019914

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