The second of the George Lucas/Steven Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1984). After a brief brouhaha involving a precious vial and a wild ride down a raging Himalyan river, Indy (Harrison Ford) gets down to the problem at hand: retrieving a precious gem and several kidnapped young boys on behalf of a remote East Indian village. His companions this time around include a dimbulbed, easily frightened nightclub chanteuse (Kate Capshaw), and a feisty 12-year-old kid named Short Round (Quan Ke Huy). Throughout, the plot takes second place to the thrills, which include a harrowing rollercoaster ride in an abandoned mineshaft and Indy's rescue of the heroine from a ritual sacrifice. There are also a couple of cute references to Raiders of the Lost Ark, notably a funny variation of Indy's shooting of the Sherpa warrior.~Hal Erickson
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Lego Indiana Jones: The original adventures game demo
New introduction by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas
Harrison FordIndiana Jones
Kate CapshawWillie Scott
Amrish PuriMola Ram
Roshan SethChattar Lal
Philip StoneCapt. Blumburtt
Roy ChiaoLao Che
David YipWu Han
Ric YoungKao Kan
Chua Kah JooChen
Rex NguiMaitre d'
Philip TannChief Henchman
Pat RoachChief guard
Stany de SilvaSanju
Mellan MitchellTemple Guard
Jonathan Ke QuanShort Round
Akio MitamuraChinese Pilot
Michael YamaChinese Copilot
George LucasScreen Story
Cole PorterFeatured Music
Alan CassieProduction Designer
Elliot ScottProduction Designer
Errol KellyArt Director
Joe JohnstonArt Director
Roger CainArt Director
Kathleen KennedyAssociate Producer
Frank MarshallExecutive Producer
George LucasExecutive Producer
Peter HowittSet Designer
Anthony PowellCostume Designer
Joanna JohnstonCostume Designer
Ben BurttSound/Sound Designer
Dennis MurenSpecial Effects
Carlos GilFirst Assistant Director
Wally ByattCamera Operator
Dean Raphael FerrandiniStunts
Danny D. DanielsChoreography
Asoka PereraProduction Manager
Colin CharlesSound Mixer
Patricia CarrProduction Manager
Simon KayeSound Mixer
Vincent WinterProduction Manager
Dean Raphael FerrandiniStunts Coordinator
Dennis MurenSpecial Effects Supervisor
Frank MarshallSecond Unit Director
Lata RyanProduction Coordinator
Michael MooreSecond Unit Director
Vic ArmstrongStunts Coordinator
Action and Adventure,Adventure
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Year of Release
DVD, Special Edition
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
English, French, Spanish
English, French, Spanish
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom [Special Edition] [DVD] 
The most underrated film of the franchise, INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM is actually superior in terms of action than LAST CRUSADE. Technically a prequel, the film is much darker in tone than it's predecessor, but nonetheless is an exciting entry in the Indiana Jones Trilogy. Night club action, mine car chases and the thrilling climax on a perilous rope bridge, the set-pieces are some of the most memorable in the trilogy. Set before RAIDERS, Harrison Ford is great in one of his best movie roles, Indiana Jones, obtainer of rare antiquities. And this time, it's Shankara stones for the looting, and while the story isn't as original as it's predecessor, it provides some great comic book-style action. Although directed by Spielberg, George Lucas is the creator of Indiana Jones, and this is one of Spielberg's most impersonal films. However there are some nice homages to JAWS and the "Just shoot 'em" gag from RAIDERS. The opening Busby Berkley inspired number "Anything Goes" sums up the pace for the whole film, where the characters go from one action set-piece to the next, with little space for a breather. The female lead Kate Kapshaw (Willie Scott) is not as spunky as Marion Ravenwood, but she's handles being a love interest for Indy and comic relief rather well. There is a notable lack of meaty villians, with Mola Ram not reaching the excellent "Bad guy" heights of Belloq, but hey, he's still nasty enough. Determined not to make Indy a cardboard character, this one explores Indy's dark side and audience limitations. However despite the change in tone for TOD, there are many laughs to be had and some clever in-jokes, the best of which is the nightclub where Willie sings: Club Obi Wan. Genius. Addmitedly, in some scenes taste goes out the window in favour of revolting animal delacacies and human sacrafice. After all, this was the film that started the PG:13 rating for films that were too violent for a simple PG. But what most critics fail to realise is that it's comic book violence, making it not as bad. John William's tonal score is darker than his previous efforts like E.T, but it's still one of his best. And minor carping aside, they don't make action films like this anymore, where the characters aren't crowded out by a barrage of CGI (THE MUMMY). To put it simply, the action, mine car chases, one-liners and monkey brains all combine to make a really fun action film. And while it dosn't reach the excellent heights of RAIDERS, it's still one amazing adventure.
My great nephew is truely enjoying his adventures in these movies!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Looks great. Doesn't force me to buy Crystal Skull
I'm glad I waited for the original three to come out on Blu Ray/Digital Copy as individual releases, because I can't think of a single person that wants to see Crystal Skull. At $15 each, you get a great-looking film with an iTunes-compatible digital download. My 10-year-old likes TOD best out of the three, but also digs the "national socialist" face melt from ROTLA (Best Buy won't let me use the four-letter acronym, even if I'm actually talking about the real people). Great value for three great films.
The Indiana Jones series is one of my favorite Spielberg action/fantasy movies! The blu-ray brings new life to something I started watching on VHS back in the 80's. It almost seems like it was filmed this year and it's such a timeless classic. Definitely a film that touches on a wide range of human emotions. It was really ahead of it's time with the theories of the grail,it's german ties and the Ancient Alien theories! Awesome entertainment!
A great restoration of the DVD original. Spielberg keeps the integrity of the film while remastering it. Lots of Blu Rays from older films are not remastered but converted to Blu Ray formant..
Digital Copy is a bonus. iTunes had an issue with this but has corrected the glitches in the video.
A must see classic film. Just get it. Everyone loves this movie. Don't spoil it by reading reviews. Just trust Indiana Jones franchise is a winner and every movie is as good as the last.
To be fair this is a sequel in name only but that does not change the fact that this is a good movie. Its definitely much darker than the previous film and that can be a turnoff for people, but this film still fits the mold of what an IJ movie looks like.
Even though this is looked at as the weaker of the first three, it's still a great movie and a great Indiana jones film. It is the darkest of the three in terms of subject matter but it still has a fun nature to it. The only thing that detracts from the movie is the female lead who will get under your skin and the depiction of Indian culture