The Fan Film
Raiders Adaptation DVD by Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos
At long last – you can now own the actual, more talked-about-than-seen completed shot-for-shot recreation! Including the newly-completed Airplane Scene. Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Extras include special photo slideshows and filmmaker commentary!
Adaptation Running time: 106 minutes
With Bonus Materials total running time: Nearly 4 hours!
“…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
The Fan Film on DVD
For the first time ever, a special "BACKSTAGE PASS" to the making of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION as told by co-creators Eric Zala (Director & Belloq) and Chris Strompolos (Producer, Indy). Learn about the famous boulder scene. Where did those snakes come from anyway? How did kids get a hold of a truck? And all that fire? How did they do it? Now you can find out!
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.