See Lara Croft in 4k Ultra HD!
Ahead of Tomb Raider‘s March release, Paramount is re-releasing the original 2001 film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and its 2003 sequel Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life on the 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray format. The re-release of the Angelina Jolie headlined Tomb Raider films will hit stores on February 27th – two full weeks before the Alicia Vikander starring film opens in theaters.
The 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray release of both Tomb Raider films includes specifications for High Dynamic Range color improvements on 4k HDR TVs. While there aren’t any other concrete sources of information that provide details on if these will be just be newly remastered versions or contain additional supplemental material not previously seen, we don’t have too much longer to wait.
Both films will retail for $31.99. As someone who has just watched both films again, if you’re a fan of the Tomb Raider movies, I recommend picking up the 2001 original, directed by Simon West. The 2001 Tomb Raider film was fast, fun, and one of the last great superhero movies made before the tone of superhero movies became Nolanized in 2005, with filmmakers aiming to ground their heroes in a world not all that different from our own. I also enjoyed the tougher 2003 sequel, The Cradle of Life, but the Jan de Bont directed movie just isn’t as fun as the first. While the movie is well done and sees Angelina Jolie deliver a great performance, one that is very action heavy, her Lara Croft is different than her first outing and it is noticeable. The Cradle of Life plays more like M:i-2 whereas Lara Croft: Tomb Raider plays more like a video game/Indiana Jones movie.
Stay tuned for more on Tomb Raider, along with my candid take on both the 2001 and 2003 films, before Lara Croft raids her way back into movie theaters this March!
(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)