Two double features this weekend:
In 1981, three Mississippi teenagers — Eric Zala, Jayson Lamb and Chris Strompolos — decided to remake “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” shot for shot. It ended up taking seven years and $5,000. It is incredible that they weren’t injure They showed “Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation” publicly once, in 1989, then went on with their lives, more or less.
But the legend of the movie grew. VHS copies were passed from fan to fan. Eventually, the movie was given a proper début in 2003 at Harry Knowles’ Butt-Numb-a-Thon, eventually playing the Alamo Drafthouse and Los Angeles première. Even Spielberg saw it.
But they never really finished the the film; they still needed one final shot. The story of this shot and the film itself, is told in the documentary “Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made.” It officially starts playing Austin June 17 (we’ll have a full review then) but is play June 10 along with “The Adaptation” 7 p.m. June 10