Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The popular video game comes to the screen with this big-budget adventure starring Angelina Jolie as a buxom heroine recalling equal parts Indiana Jones and James Bond. Jolie is Lara Croft, a proper British aristocrat groomed at schools for the children of the elite. Croft leads a double life, however, as an acquirer of lost antiquities through questionable means, highly trained in combat skills with the help of a robotic opponent called Simon. Despite her exciting profession and a life of wealth and breeding, Lara pines for her father, Lord Croft (Jon Voight), whose passing left her orphaned. On the eve of a celestial event that will also mark the anniversary of Lord Croft's death, Lara comes up against an ancient organization called the Illuminati, represented by the sinister Powell (Iain Glen), who's in pursuit of an ancient relic with power over time and even death itself. With the aid of her high-tech support team, Lara travels to some exotic locales in search of the artifact, including a foray into a decrepit Asian temple guarded by lethal stone apes and other creatures that spring to life. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life: This sequel to the 2001 hit video-game adaptation Lara Croft: Tomb Raider finds Jan de Bont stepping in for director Simon West, helming his first feature since 1999's The Haunting. From a script by first-time scribe Dean Georgaris, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life finds Angelina Jolie once again portraying the titular curvaceous adventurer. But where the first film saw Croft in a race against the Illuminati to acquire an elusive relic that offers control over life and death, this entry in the series follows the heroine as she ventures to an underwater temple in search of the mythological Pandora's Box. Unfortunately, once she secures the legendary artifact, it is promptly stolen by the villainous leader of a Chinese crime syndicate. It is then up to Lara to get the box back before an evil mastermind gets hold of it and uses it to construct a weapon of catastrophic capabilities. Gerard Butler, Djimon Hounsou, and Noah Taylor head up the supporting cast.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider special features -
Commentary by director Simon West
Digging into Tomb Raider
Crafting Lara Croft
The stunts of Tomb Raider
The visual effects of Tomb Raider
Are you game?
U2 music video "Elevation"
Tomb Raider mix
Alternate main title
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life special features -
Commentary by Jan deBont
Vehicles and weapons featurette
Visual effects featurette
Deleted scenes (w/optional commentary)
Alternate ending (w/optional commentary)
Gerald Butler's screen test
Korn music video "Did My Time"
The Davey Brothers music video "Heart Go Faster"
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1)
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
English, French, Spanish
English, French, Spanish
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider/Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life [Blu-ray]