Copyright 2001

[ August 28th 2001 ]

Based on the most successful videogame character in history, the $130 million smash hit Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, with Oscar winner Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft, arrives on VHS and DVD on November 13 as a Special Collector's Edition, from Paramount Home Entertainment.

The Special Collector's Edition DVD of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider not only offers fans the opportunity to follow Lara as she travels to exotic locales to save the world, but also more than three hours of interactive entertainment. Order cut-off for the VHS is October 22 and for the DVD is October 2. The Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Special Collector's Edition DVD bonus features include:

Innovative, cutting-edge Menu Designs

Commentary by director Simon West

"Digging Into TOMB RAIDER" featurette: includes cast and crew interviews

"Crafting Lara Croft" featurette: a look at Angelina Jolie's three-month physical training for the role

"The Stunts of TOMB RAIDER" featurette: includes interviews with cast and crew

"The Visual Effects of TOMB RAIDER": eight shot-by-shot featurettes, including cast and crew interviews

"Are You Game?" featurette: an overview of the TOMB RAIDER game phenomenon, including the background of Lara, the evolution of the game (using footage from each game to date) and interviews with the creators of the game (at Eidos) and the film's cast and crew

Four Deleted Scenes

An Alternate Main Title Sequence

U2 Music Video "Elevation - TOMB RAIDER Mix"

The DVD-ROM features include:


Tomb Raider Chronicles" Game Demo with three levels

The Archived TOMB RAIDER Website

Extended IPIX TM Gallery

Access to an exclusive TOMB RAIDER website, available only through the DVD

Paramount Home Entertainment is supporting the videocassette and DVD release of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider with an extensive consumer advertising push on network and cable television as well as print ads in PlayStation Magazine and Expert Gamer, as well as TV Guide, People, Teen People, Entertainment Weekly, Seventeen, Maxim and many other magazines in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, there will be a radio promotion in the top 100 U.S. and top 9 Canadian markets and trailering on other Paramount hit titles, such as The Score and Rat Race.

The DVD of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is presented in widescreen format enhanced for 16:9 televisions. The audio tracks feature Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround and English and French Dolby Surround. The DVD is closed-captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing and sub-titled in English. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is priced for rental on VHS, while the DVD is priced to own at $29.99 (S.R.P.) in the U.S. and C$39.99 (S.R.P.) in Canada.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is rated PG-13 (for action violence and some sensuality) in the U.S. by the Motion Picture Association of America and is rated PG in Canada. It has a running time of approximately 100 minutes and is encoded with the Macrovision Anti-Copy process.

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