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  Adaptation Combo includes:

  • RAIDERS ADAPTATION - The Fan Film on Blu-Ray

  • RAIDERS ADAPTATION Storyboards - The Storyboard Book in Paperback


The Fan Film on Blu-Ray


Produced by Eric Zala, Chris Strompolos and Jayson Lamb

Directed by Eric Zala
Running time: 106 mins


 At long last – you can now own the actual, more talked-about-than-seen completed shot-for-shot recreation!  Including the completed Airplane Scene, with cast reunited after 25 years.  Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Extras include special photo slideshows!


​         “…One of the strangest permutations of '80's nostalgia to hit movie screens—the now-notorious RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION, a 106-minute shot-for-shot amateur-video remake of the 1981 Spielberg-Lucas adventure flick, created over a span of seven years by a group of kids in small-town Reagan-era Mississippi.  


Filled with ingenious contraptions and overweening jerry-rigs, THE ADAPTATION remakes Raiders on less than 1/2,000th of Paramount's original $20 million budget, conjuring exotic locales out of cardboard sets in parents' basements, casting tweens in Boy Scout uniforms as Nazi bad guys, and rolling a gigantic hand-crafted boulder through the family garage to create the film's signature scene. 


"Nothing short of slapdash spectacular.”    




The Storyboard Book

by Eric Zala
Paperback: 148 pages
Publisher: Rothman Creative LLC
ISBN-13: 978-0997594003


This book is a complete set of all 602 storyboards is accompanied by firsthand accounts, production artwork, childhood correspondence, behind-the-scenes photos (and a local police report) shows how this unique project was organically planned and came together.


Experience RAIDERS ADAPTATION… as planned, shot-for-shot, through the eyes of its director:  Drawn from memory of the original RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, by 12-year-old Eric, during the summer of 1982, this volume contains his own “handmade blueprint” in making ADAPTATION over the  next 6 years.   


Each mailed copy will be signed by the author.  Special inscriptions available upon request.

Adaptation Combo Pack - The Fan Film on Blu-Ray The Storyboard Book in Paperback

  • Raiders Adaptation Blu-Ray

    Adaptation Running time:  106 minutes





    A personal look back, sharing vintage personal photos, production sketches and stills from when they made ADAPTATION as kids… as well as a behind-the-scenes look at shooting the Airplane Scene as adults.

  • Travel back in time to 1982 with Eric Zala.  The storyboards were drawn with amazing accuracy, and all by memory!

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