Everything Package - The Fan Film, Documentary, Book, Storyboard Book, AN EARLY TWILIGHT & T-Shirt
RAIDERS ADAPTATION - The Fan Film on Blu-Ray
RAIDERS! THE STORY OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE - The Documentary on Blu-Ray + DVD
RAIDERS! THE STORY OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE - The Book
RAIDERS ADAPTATION Storyboards - The Storyboard Book in Paperback
AN EARLY TWILIGHT
RAIDERS ADAPTATION T-Shirt
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION
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 and filmmaker commentary!
“…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.”
— VILLAGE VOICE
RAIDERS!: THE STORY OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE
The Documentary on Blu-Ray + DVD
Produced & directed by Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen
Distributor: Drafthouse Films
Running time: 93 mins
This is the “absurdly enthralling” documentary, in both Blu-Ray/DVD formats. Included: Audio commentary tracks from both the doc’s makers — and the subjects themselves.
“RAIDERS is absurdly enthralling.”
“Exhilarating…Awesomely triumphant… a movie for anyone who has ever dreamed big, been knocked down, and dared to dream again"
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION STORYBOARDS
The Storyboard Book
by Eric Zala
Paperback: 148 pages
Publisher: Rothman Creative LLC
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.
AN EARLY TWILIGHT
The Original Short Film on DVD
Written and directed by Eric Zala
Running time: 20 minutes + Bonus Features
By now, many have discovered RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION, the 80’s Betamax love letter remake of the Spielberg blockbuster by kids, subject of book and documentary. However – largely unknown to even its fans, is that the makers of that unique collaboration did actually work together again… on an original short drama, no less.
Eric (director, played Belloq) wrote and directed AN EARLY TWILIGHT, casting Chris (played Indy) in a supporting role. Shot in 16MM, over 9 days on location in upstate New York, this short drama won 19 awards on the film festival circuit back in 1993, but has never been publicly released – until now.
Non- spoiler synopsis:
Within an isolated rest home, one man is not what he seems. His pain and frustration explode into violence. This is the peculiar story of Peter and Jill – his desire, her repulsion – their love.
“Eric Zala directs an amazing love-conquers-all story… This is a well directed, original, and touching drama.”
– LA Showcase
RAIDERS ADAPTATION T-Shirt-
A sturdy, prewashed 100% cotton tee featuring the work of amazing artist Jeff Owens.
Everything Package - all movies, books & T-shirt
Raiders Adaptation Blu-Ray
Adaptation Running time: 106 minutes
With Bonus Materials total running time: Nearly 4 hours!
A personal look back, sharing vintage personal photos, production sketches and stills from when we made ADAPTATION as kids… as well as a behind-the-scenes look at shooting the Airplane Scene as adults.