'Raiders! The True Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made' Hits Blu-Ray/DVD

If there is one thing we here at DreadWorld love more than Jason slashing us campers, Michael Myers killing babysitters or watching Hannibal Lecter prepare a succulent meal from his latest victim, it's Indiana Jones. While Indy may not be considered "horror" in the way Fulci, or Wes Craven, but it certainly served as a gateway film for young Mister Joshua and many others to the wonderful world of the macabre. It's also my site, so if you don't like us posting something about and Indiana Jones fan film, then why the hell did you click on this...but I digress...

Raiders! The True Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made' may be a title way too long, so long in fact that I refuse to ever type it again, but it's also one of the coolest projects we've ever heard of. Briefly, way back in 1982 a group of friends set out to make a shot for shot remake of the Steven Spielberg epic Raiders of the Lost Ark. Raiders!, the documentary chronicles their efforts from it's beginnings back in 1982 until the present day. The film is set be released by our good friends at Drafthouse Films on August 16th, 2016. Check out some shit we've lazily culled from the press release from the film including the poster (above), the synopsis, the trailer and an awesome side-by-side presentation of the original films trailer next to the shot for shot remake's trailer below.

"After Steven Spielberg's classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action adventure film, which the New York Times calls "a testament to the transporting power of movie love." They finished every scene...except one; the film's explosive airplane set piece."

"Special features include more than four hours on bonus content such as dual audio commentary tracks (with Skousen & Coon as well as Strompolos & Zala), deleted scenes from the documentary, outtakes from the Adaptation, Q&A footage from the Adaptation's 2003 premiere at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX, a photo booklet featuring storyboard art from the Adaptation and a free HD digital copy of the film."

Raiders! Shot for Shot, Side by Side Comparison from Drafthouse Films on Vimeo.

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