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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle Of Life
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 80 (Jan 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Noah Taylor, Ciar

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5+
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include director Jan de Bont

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34072
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Action violence and some sensuality
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 117
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/18/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jan De Bont
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Special Notes:
Also available in a 1.33:1 (4:3) fullscreen edition.

Story Synopsis:
Lara Croft (Jolie), the celebrated action heroine who jumped from comic book fame to the big screen is back! Facing her greatest challenges yet, the intrepid Tomb Raider travels the world on a spectacular adventure that takes her to such exotic places as Hong Kong, Kenya, Tanzania, Greece, and the Great Wall of China. Demonstrating her physical prowess

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a sharp and detailed picture, with excellent contrast and shadow delineation in even the darkest scenes. Colors are richly saturated, at times bordering oversaturation with occasional reddish fleshtones, but can be well balanced with vibrant hues and deep blacks. There are a few scenes that appear softly focused. The picture is very clean and solid, with limited pixel breakup and virtually no distracting edge enhancement. There is an instance or two where some smearing is noticed, but overall this is a first rate picture. (Suzanne Hodges)

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