The big article about the making of it by Jim Windolf is available on line here.
Apparently making it and keeping everyone happy was a real struggle for the billionaire boys club. You may recall some controversy last year when the Stephen King toady/Frank Capra protégée Frank Darabont was complaining about his writing credits on it.
Vanity Fair has also posted a link to Windolf’s great 2004 piece about the kids who spent 7 years shooting a scene for scene remake of it. Now officially known as Raiders Of The Lost Ark: The Adaptation
The homemade “film” started getting a cult following when an old VHS was found and has been screened around the country.
Bit-torrent bootlegs are floating around the web (not to be confused with some other crappy kid version called “the remake” that’s on youtube)
I’m hoping to check out a DVD at some point, in the meantime here’s a preview
Raiders Of The Lost Ark: The Adaptation