Copyright 2003 Paramount Pictures Press Release

[ September 10th 2003 ]

The powerhouse summer movie Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life, with Angelina Jolie reprising her role as the enormously popular videogame heroine, arrives on DVD and VHS on November 18, from Paramount Home Entertainment. The Special Collector's Edition DVD of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life offers fans the opportunity to follow Lara as she travels to exotic locales on her quest to save Pandora's Box, plus hours of interactive entertainment.

Commentary by director Jan De Bont Six deleted scenes and an alternate ending, all with commentary by Jan De Bont Five featurettes on the film's training, weapons and vehicles, visual effects, stunts and scoring Music videos by Korn ("Did My Time") and by The Davey Brothers ("Heart Go Faster") Gerard Butler screen test The original theatrical website archive accessed via DVD-ROM.

Paramount Home Entertainment is supporting the DVD and VHS release of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life with an extensive consumer advertising push on network and cable television in the U.S. and Canada from November 12-30, as well as a heavy Internet campaign targeting videogame and like websites, and a radio promotion in the top 100 U.S. and top 9 Canadian markets.

Starring Angelina Jolie (the upcoming Beyond Borders), Djimon Hounsou (The Four Feathers), Noah Taylor (Shine), Ciaran Hinds (Road To Perdition) and Gerard Butler (the upcoming Timeline), Lara Croft Tomb Raider: the Cradle Of Life finds the resilient, sexy, adventurer on a new mission to carry on her deceased father's work as an archaeologist and antiquities hunter. When she uncovers an ancient orb that is the map to finding Pandora's Box, which contains the most unspeakable evil ever known, the intrepid tomb raider travels the world from Greece to Hong Kong and China to East Africa. Demonstrating her physical prowess and her courage, Lara proves that she will stop at nothing in her search for the place known as "The Cradle of Life" which hosts Pandora's Box. Now, Lara must find the box before it falls into the hands of the maniacal Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Jonathan Reiss (Hinds).

The DVD of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life is presented in widescreen format enhanced for 16:9 televisions and in full screen format. Both versions feature Dolby Digital English and French 5.1. The DVD is closed-captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing and sub-titled in English.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life is priced at $19.95 (M.A.P.) in the U.S. and is expected to be priced around C$20 in Canada. The VHS is priced at $14.95 (M.A.P.) in the U.S. and is expected to be priced around C$15 in Canada. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life is rated PG-13 (for action violence and some sensuality) in the U.S. by the Motion Picture Association of America and is rated 14A in Canada. It has a running time of approximately 117 minutes and is encoded with the Macrovision Anti-Copy process.

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