I can't imagine zooming back in after the warehouse matte painting, or the ark's 'woob-woob-woob' noise competing with the raiders march. After the credit crawl is the only logical place for a crate-scorching scene.
Stingers were less common in the 80's than they are now, but they did exist, like when Moriarty signed his name at the end of 'Young Sherlock Holmes' (a Spielberg production).
The way I remember it is that it was before the credits...but it's been so long now I'm not sure of anything. The last time I saw this scene must have been more than 15 years ago. Yet I remember it missing when I saw Raiders again in the US somewhat recently (well, ok, not so recently, maybe 5 years ago or so). I may have it on VHS at my parents from the french TV recorded movie (they used to record a lot of movies off the TV), but it's SECAM, not NTSC and I don't have the VCR to read SECAM tapes or the means to transfer them to the computer (yeah my parents are scavengers..they won't get rid of old tapes even if they can't read them lol). I'll ask my brother in France about it, he may be able to get it burned somehow, but I can't make promises.
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I know there was a previous thread on this topic, but I can't find it. People had been wondering if there was/wasn't a scene in the original film which showed the crate the U.S. put the Ark in having the U.S. seal burned off. If I remember correctly, many thought the scene was after Indy walked down the stairs with Marion and they were going to get a drink (you know, a drink). Anyway, here's what they had listed over at IMDB.com:
In the cinema release of Raiders, immediately AFTER the credits, there was a cutaway to the boxed Ark of the Covenant in the US Govt warehouse, and the U.S. Govt brand on the box is gradually being burnt away by the Ark. This scene is missing from the DVD release of the film.
I can remember coming across that scene completely by accident: absently sitting through the credits only to discover that scene at the end. I thought it was chillingly appropriate, a reminder of the Ark's power being above any nationality that might try to manipulate it. I wonder why the scene was eliminated from the DVD release?
I still don't buy it. The IMDB is simply submissions from the general pulic. Not truly verifiable in any way. People swore up and down that they remembered Biggs and Luke talking in Star Wars too, but that scene was never released either.
Until someone can post a clip from an old tape, or a quote from someone actually involved in making ROTLA, this is just urban legend to me.
are you the new mod or why do you feel so responsible to help..? better look at the thread about indy's music where you started discussing something off topic before telling others to get back to it...
Well, since I'm the one that jumped out with such enthusiasm about having memories of the scene, I guess I'll be the one to eat crow. I'm guessing my "memory" of the scene was based on an overactive teenaged imagination coupled with watching the movie too many times on cable. Last night, I fast forwarded my VHS copy of Raiders (Paramount, Stock #1376) to the closing credits. At the end of the credits, guess what? No deleted scene, just the old blue Paramount mountain logo. Nothing like helping spread an urban legend. Sorry about that folks.
Last night, I fast forwarded my VHS copy of Raiders (Paramount, Stock #1376) to the closing credits. At the end of the credits, guess what? No deleted scene, just the old blue Paramount mountain logo. Nothing like helping spread an urban legend. Sorry about that folks.
Supposedly it was deleted before they put out any of the early VHS versions. So, if it really was there to begin with, it still wouldn't have been on your video.
I remeber having definately seen this scene. It was on the original tape. This was the first time I had ever seen an Indy film(at a friends birthday party) and I remeber it distinctly.It is not on my current tape however, and this I know because I always watch the interviews with George Steve and Ford at the end.
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