Lara Croft: Tomb RaiderDirector: Simon West, Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Noah Taylor
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Fictional video game superstar Lara Croft comes to this big screen care of actress Angelina Jolie in the action-packed Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Paramount has done a great job on this 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer. This is an excellent-looking picture that includes vivd colors, well-rendered detail, and little to no imperfections. Since this is a very new release, it's not surprising that this is a nearly flawless-looking image. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 as well as Dolby 2.0 in English and French. The 5.1 audio track utilizes both the front and rear speakers to maximum effect; this is, by all means, a wonderfully full and bombastic soundtrack. All aspects of the dialogue, effects, and music are crisp and distortion free. Also included on this disc are English subtitles. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is presented in a nice edition that features a vast array of extra features. To start off the disc, there is a commentary track by director Simon West. The director has some strong feelings about the movie, recounts some production difficulties, and often dotes on lead actress Angelina Jolie. Five separate featurettes are included that touch on different aspects of the production, including the stunts, the video game, and the visual effects. Each of these featurettes range in length from about ten minutes to 25 minutes and offer some in-depth insight into the making of the movie. Four deleted scenes are presented in anamorphic widescreen which also include an alternate opening title sequence from the film. A music video for the song "Elevation" by the rock group U2 is included and it's a funny spoof of the movie starring the Edge. Finally there are some DVD-ROM features for viewers with computer access. For fans of rollicking adventure, this is a great DVD that should keep them plenty busy.
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Angelina Jolie||Lara Croft|
|Jon Voight||Lord Croft|
|Iain Glen||Manfred Powell|
|Daniel Craig||Alex West|
|Julian Rhind-Tutt||Mr. Pimms|
|Richard Johnson||Distingiushed Gentleman|
|Peter Afterman||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|David Allday||Art Director|
|Stuart Baird||Executive Producer|
|Steve Boeddeker||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Michael Colleary||Original Story|
|Chris Corbould||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Gerry Gavigan||Asst. Director|
|Jeremy Heath-Smith||Executive Producer|
|Lindy Hemming||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Chris Kenny||Co-producer,Executive Producer|
|Sonja Klaus||Set Decoration/Design|
|Bobby Klein||Co-producer,Executive Producer|
|David Lee||Art Director|
|Gerry Madden||Asst. Director|
|Jim Morahan||Art Director|
|Chris Munro||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Kirk M. Petruccelli||Production Designer|
|Graeme Revell||Score Composer|
|Mike Werb||Original Story|
|Su Whitaker||Art Director|
0. Scene Selection
1. Kill Lara Croft [7:23]
2. Planetary Alignment [6:50]
3. The Key Hidden Within [:50]
4. Manfred Powell [6:59]
5. Her Father's Legacy [1:11]
6. The Tomb of the Dancing Light [4:34]
7. Unlocking the Secrets [6:26]
8. Recovery [:27]
9. "Welcome to the Dead Zone" [6:32]
10. Temple of Ten Thousand Shadows [1:51]
11. Grain of Sand [3:45]
12. A Nice Change [3:07]
Crafting Lara Croft
Audio Commentary With Director Simon West: On
Audio Commentary With Director Simon West: Off
Powell Kills Wilson
Powell and Pimms
'You Might Try to Kill Me'
Lara and Alex in Venice
Digging Into Tomb Raider
Are You Game?
Alternate Main Title
Time Storm - Husky
Time Storm - Powell
Audio Options: English 5.1 Surround
Audio Options: English Dolby Surround
Audio Options: French
Subtitle Options: English
Subtitle Options: None
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Angelina Jolie IS Lara Croft in this movie, it seems as though they designed Lara Croft having Angelina in mind. The stunts are awesome! The first scene when we see Lara fighting against the robot is the best opening/introduction to her character. I would recommend this movie to every woman who has ever been let down by the men in her life to buy this movie and watch it when you feel as though women's rights are being denied.
This is one of the greatest films I have ever seen.
This is my favorite movie of all-time! It is action-packed and Angelina Jolie is a great Lara Croft. The story is original, unlike the Indy Jones movies. You can't resist Jolie's hot Lara Croft look, and I can't wait for the sequel!
Angelina gives a stunning performance like she does in every movie. Lara Croft has raised herself most of her life, since her father's death the cause of which was never known to her, accordingly to her own wishes. she's an heiress and a tomb raider whose willing to do anything to learn more about her father's death. He left clues behind for her to an ancient treasure that will only be revealed when an alignment takes place which a secret organiztation wants to get it's hands on. It was a great movie but there was one part that baffled me and some of my friends, there was a part where Lara Croft and Alex were together near the beginning and they were talking about something that happened in the past where Alex stole something from her, they're both tomb raiders and they were both peetending to be something they weren't, which made me and my friends really want to know what happened becuase you kind of got the vibe of a past romance there also.
This was one great movie. I liked how they got a bunch of great actors and how the directing was done. This is one of the few game-to-film movies that actually got many critic's full attention. Most of the game-to-film movies in the past were given little or no credit at all (Mario Bros., Mortal Kombat, etc.)
After my Dad died, I went to see this film, and it means a great deal to me. Once you watch it you will know why. If you've ever lost someone, like a parent, and want to see him or her again, then you will be able to derive a deeper meaning from this action adventure flick, which by the way is AWESOME in every respect, and I would recommend this to everyone! Great movie with a great script!!
Angelena Jolie plays an excellent part as 'Lara Croft'. This story is based upon a young child who grows up facing the devastating facts of her parents deaths. It is Lara's job to attend her fathers duty of saving the world, though she soon finds out later on from suspicious clues. Throughout the movie, it takes you into a different world of excitement and adventure as Lara fights her way out of life to try to save her father and bring him back, but she soon realizes that all things can't go her way. I like this movie because it brings in all sorts of emotions that you could experience through the movie as if you were there. I encourage people like me to watch this movie because it doesn't have a boring plot, it keeps you alert of unsuspected things that may occur, its very dramatic, and I think thats what most people are looking for in a movie.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is a wonderful movie! It's fun to watch and Angelina Jolie brings Lara Croft to life. Angelina is the best person and the right person to play this role. It is a movie everyone should see. Be free!
I know that there are people out there that may think that I'm crazy, but I just wanted to say that Tomb Raider is an awesome movie. The pure essance of a good adventure movie. It has a good story line, action, characters that you will never forget, an interesting view, and is just captivating.
I LOVED THIS MOVIE SO MUCH!!!!! Everything about it was awsome, the stunts, Lara's life, everything!!!! Lara Croft is amazing and is my new role model ( I happen to be in karate and gymnastics!!!) I totally would love to live in the life of Lara Croft, Tomb Raider!!!!!
a completly enjoyable movie for most age levels. action with a touch of adventure.
First, I'm not really reviewing the DVD here, but rather the movie itself, so I can't vouch for the production quality of the DVD. Tomb Raider is a silly, inane and totally implausible movie, but it's also a tremendous amount of fun provided you're willing to just sit back and go along for the ride. Angelina Jolie does an exceptional job in transforming a video game character into a full blown action hero. Sure, it's not Indiana Jones by a long shot, but this movie serves up its share of laughs (both intentional and unintentional), and a lot of adventure. Good fun all around, and recommended to anyone capable of suspending their disbelief for a couple of hours.
Tomb Raider is the best movie yet to come!! It has so much action and violence, but of corse that's what makes a movie great!!!The best movie since The Mummy Returns!!!!
Any movie buff cannot help liking the superb screen settings that make you feel you're in another world, Laura Croft's world.
Tomb Raider is the best action movie I have seen in a long time. Angelina Jolie delivers a great performance and made a great Lara Croft. If you have ever played the games, you will see that they did a wonderful job of bringing Lara and the actual game to life. Watch this movie! You will love it! I DID!!!!!!!!!
I know that a lot of people didn't like the movie... But I REALLY loved it. I think it's because I'm a little buyist because I play the games... but whatever... If you feel the same as I do about the movie, e-mail me! I have a forum ant other stuff that I'm trying to make into a good community!