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Common Sense Media's Feel-Good DVD Gift Guide

'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark'

Age: 11+

Why Buy? Action movies simply don't get better than the fedora-wearing, whip-wielding hero's first big-screen adventure. Joining the three other Indiana Jones movies in a beautiful Blu-ray edition, "Raiders" is the definition of popcorn fun.

What Parents Should Know: Parents need to know that "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is a rip-roaring adventure with lots of hand-to-hand battles (fists, swords, whips) and plenty of guns. There's not too much blood and gore (though many young children are likely to be scared by a climactic face-melting scene, as well as one in which a thug's head meets the business end of a plane propeller), but it's still way up there in the body count department. Much of the thrill of this beloved movie is in the fright factor, so cadavers, snakes, spiders, and nasty villains (mostly Nazis and Nazi sympathizers) also abound. A couple of scenes feature drinking, including one in which the heroine knocks back a dangerous amount of alcohol to win a contest. And there's a bit of language. —Common Sense Media (Photo: Paramount)

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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