Six questions for ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ actress Karen Allen

Karen Allen at a Soho hotel to promote the “Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures” Blu-ray (click to enlarge).

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For the launch of the “Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray,” Karen Allen, who played Marion Ravenwood in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and then returned for the fourth installment (“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”), was in New York to promote the release. Normally, we don’t do too many celebrity interviews here on CNET, but when Paramount reps offered a very short chat, I thought, hey, it’s Karen Allen, why not?

As for how the Blu-ray package is, the short answer is that the first three movies have undergone a very impressive restoration and they clearly look a lot better than the DVD versions that came out a few years ago. Of course, whether you want to drop $65 on the whole set will depend on how much of an Indiana Jones fan you are. Eventually, each film will be available separately, which may be the way to go, particularly if you don’t feel like owning “Crystal Skull” (or already own it).

But back to Karen Allen. If you’re wondering what she’s up to today, she’s in… [Read more]

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