Vintage Footage: Harrison Ford on 'Raiders' Stunt
By DAVID WEINER
September 17, 2012
We all remember that breathtaking moment in Raiders of the Lost Ark when Indiana Jones is dragged behind a truck after sliding underneath it in an effort to recover the Lost Ark of the Covenant from the Nazis. But how did Harrison Ford feel about doing the stunt? Watch a vintage clip taken from the brand-new Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray, out Tuesday!
"The stunt is coordinated so there's an advantage in my doing it myself," a dusty Harrison tells the behind-the-scenes camera. "I mean, I don't want to do it for the glory."
Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures contains remastered versions of all four movies starring Ford -- Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) -- and features a meticulously restored version of Raiders, frame-by-frame, supervised by director Steven Spielberg and renowned sound designer Ben Burtt.
The highly anticipated home video set also contains a superb, brand-new, two-part documentary that gives viewers a fly-on-the-wall perspective of how the classic film was made in On Set with Raiders of the Lost Ark – From Jungle to Desert and From Adventure to Legend.