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[ November 15th 2001 ]
the $130 million smash hit Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
with Oscar winner Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft,
arrived on DVD on Tuesday, Paramount Home Entertainment
included a groundbreaking DVD-ROM online experience.
experience is exclusively available via the DVD
itself and runs the entire length of the film,
allowing fans to play, race and shoot their way
through the movie along with Lara Croft. To access
the DVD Interactive Challenge, viewers must first
place The Special Collector's Edition DVD of Lara
Croft: Tomb Raidder in their PC's DVD-ROM drive
and click the 'Online Experience' menu option.
activated, this allows viewers to see the movie
playing on their screen, while they play, race,
shoot and puzzle over multiple contests of skill
and general trivia in the bottom of their screen
directly themed to what Lara Croft is experiencing
on screen. When Lara is shooting, viewers can
shoot too - when her target is on screen! Shoot
when Lara is on screen and she will take the hit
meter alerts the player to his or her vital signs
and inventory items such as Med Packs, Gem Stones
and Flares can be used to maximize one's score.
Over 20 additional contests including other rapid-fire
survival skills, navigation and sequence puzzles,
and over 200 trivia questions are available.
Interactive Challenge was created by North Hollywood-based
One-K Studios, a creative services firm which
specializes in high-end graphic design and entertainment
interface content. Made up of award-winning art
directors, designers, producers, animators and
programmers, One-K is committed to creating cutting-edge
DVD supplemental content.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider DVD also includes InterActual
player software, which enhances movie viewing
on DVD-ROM PCs and enables compelling marketing
and entertainment features, such as this first-of-its-kind
exclusive online experience.
Croft: Tomb Raider Lara Croft (Jolie) is a resilient,
sexy, armed adventurer who was born into wealth
and groomed at the most elite schools. Traveling
to dangerous and mysterious locales around the
globe, Lara is in constant search of rare, lost
crypts and long-forgotten empires. Her only desire
is extreme adventure. But now she must face her
greatest challenge yet: to find two halves of
an ancient artifact buried in space and time.
To possess it means ultimate power for its possessor.
whole, this ancient object gives the bearer the
godlike power to control time and even undo the
past. But to get there, Lara must first take on
a powerful and dangerous secret society, the Illuminati.
The fate of mankind now rests in the hands of
Lara Croft. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider story by Sara
B. Cooper and Mike Werb & Michael Colleary, adaptation
by Simon West, screenplay by Patrick Massett &
John Zinman, directed by Simon West.
and brainy, Lara Croft is the heroine of Eidos
Interactive's phenomenally successful "Tomb Raider"
game series. Lara Croft has become a worldwide
phenomenon since her debut in 1996. She was the
first female to star in her own action game series,
which comprises the original "Tomb Raider" along
with "Tomb Raider II," "Tomb Raider III: The Adventures
of Lara Croft" and "Tomb Raider: The Lost Revelation."
fifth and most recent game in the series, "Tomb
Raider: Chronicles," is just as popular as the
previous four games and is already a huge success.
The games, which have sold a total of 24 million
units, have each topped the PlayStation and PC
game best-seller lists, and combined sales of
games and game-related merchandise have surpassed
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 hearing-impaired
and sub-titled in English.
Croft: Tomb Raider 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