Steven Spielberg’s Saturday-serial triptych (the crassly renamed Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, as well as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) is still the whip-cracking high point of ’80s action. And not just the flawless first film: Those who dismiss the prequel and third entry are forgetting Doom’s brawl-at-a-Shanghai-club opening and the prelude with River Phoenix as young Indy that opens Crusade. Included here are informative, albeit old hat, interviews with Spielberg, producer George Lucas, and Ford, and 12 new-to-tape episodes of TV’s The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones.
REEL GOODIES (1:28 into Ark) Ford scrambles underneath a Nazi truck.
THE LAST DETAIL Young Catherine Zeta-Jones and young Anne Heche are featured in two separate Young Indiana Jones episodes. A