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Added by prospect60
Cover by thepenguin

Added on: 28/10/2002
Latest update: 22/01/2018
User updates processed: 11

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Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) [LV 1376]

Country  USA  
Released  1984
Publisher  Paramount Home Video
Price  34.98 USD

UPC  097360137668UPC=097360137668ISBN=0-7921-1158-3
I-S-B-N  0-7921-1158-3
Category  Adventure

Color  Color
Length  115 min.
Sides  2
Chapters  13
Size  12"
Picture  Pan & Scan
Ratio  1.33:1
Plastic  Transparent
Cover  Standard
Rot status  Low probability [?]
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 Sound Encoding  Analog Tracks 
 Spoken Language  Subtitles  CC 
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 Mint Marks sample 
Pioneer USA:
95-595A4-08   12A40020
95-595B4-09   09A41344

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 Additional Information by jerome    14/03/2005 

Includes the teaser Trailer for The Temple of Doom. Not included in the DVD Box set.

 Additional Information by s_s_jadye    18/11/2007 

Contain some subtitles when army speaks in German.

 Additional Information by iluvlaserdiscs    03/09/2011 

My copy with Pioneer Japan mint marks does not have UPC code on jacket.

 Additional Information by disclord    12/09/2014 

This release, as well as the CAV edition [LV 1376-2] released a short time later, contains the original theatrical Dolby Stereo mix. The film was mixed to be released in the VistaSonic sound system, which was a 4-track discrete optical format without the limitations of the 4:2:4 Dolby MP Matrix. However, due to problems experienced with the VistaSonic releases of Popeye and Dragonslayer, the decision was made to use Dolby Stereo instead. No remixing of the discrete 4-track mix was done for the Dolby format and in addition, the discrete VistaSonic mix was used as-is for the 70mm release but with 2 Baby Boom sub tracks added to create the 6-track mag. I do not know if later releases used the VistaSonic Dolby Stereo mix or if the DVD's contain the original discrete VistaSonic mix used for the 70mm release. VistaSonic was invented by Terry Beard for Paramount and only Popeye and Dragonslayer ever had theatrical releases in VistaSonic sound - VistaSonic was basically an exact duplicate of the Colortek sound system. Terry Beard went on to invent the DTS-6 digital sound system for theaters and bought the ARTEC compression system that became DTS Digital Surround for the home.

 Additional Information by courtlyhades296 (17)   22/01/2018 

This release contains the theatrical color timing. All later releases shifted the colors in Marion's bar towards red, where it appeared blue in this version.