RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION
The Fan Film on DVD
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