Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
The Last Starfighter (Blu-ray)
Big (Blu-ray)
Frozen Planet (Blu-ray)
Hugo (Blu-ray)
The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Blu-ray)
The Simpsons: The Sixteenth Season (Blu-ray)
Beyond Outrage (Blu-ray)
Seven (Blu-ray)
Slap Shot (Blu-ray)
Devil's Due (Blu-ray)
Grease (Blu-ray)
Uncle Buck (Blu-ray)
Fairy Tail: Part 8 (Blu-ray)
Somewhere in Time (Blu-ray)
Mallrats (Blu-ray)
High School of the Dead OVA: Drifters of the Dead (Blu-ray)
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (Blu-ray)
Hannibal: Season One (Blu-ray)


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists

 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre

 Action (31628)
 Adventure (24162)
 Animation (7348)
 Anime (3648)
 Biography (3282)
 Comedy (23925)
 Comic book (4201)
 Coming of age (1482)
 Crime (16863)
 Dark humor (3208)
 Documentary (4450)
 Drama (38147)
 Epic (4583)
 Erotic (875)
 Family (10535)
 Fantasy (13641)
 Film-Noir (1048)
 Foreign (5161)
 Heist (1487)
 History (4986)
 Holiday (1094)
 Horror (11717)
 Imaginary (801)
 Martial arts (2791)
 Melodrama (2049)
 Music (7599)
 Musical (3297)
 Mystery (9633)
 Nature (1700)
 Other (657)
 Period (5872)
 Psychological thriller (2730)
 Romance (13859)
 Sci-Fi (15189)
 Short (323)
 Sport (2474)
 Supernatural (3480)
 Surreal (1171)
 Teen (2812)
 Thriller (28591)
 War (4938)
 Western (2076)

By studio

 20th Century Fox
 Disney / Buena Vista
 Lionsgate Films
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Blu-ray

United States
Warner Bros. | 2003 | 117 min | Rated PG-13 | Oct 08, 2013

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (Blu-ray), temporary cover art

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (26.39 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.34:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)

English SDH, French, Spanish

50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

Region free

List price: $19.98, Price history
Amazon: $16.68 (Save 17%)
Best Buy: $14.99 (Save 25%)  
New from: $12.58 (Save 37%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life on Blu-ray

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Blu-ray rating
Video 4.5 of 54.5
Audio 4.2 of 54.2
Extras 3.8 of 53.8
Based on 1 user review

Movie appeal



Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life


Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release

Lara Croft is on a quest to save Pandoras box.

For more about Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life and the Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Blu-ray release, see Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Chris Barrie, Djimon Hounsou, Ciarán Hinds, Noah Taylor
Director: Jan de Bont

» See full cast & crew

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Working as a cinematographer for Jan de Bont, who was a noted action cameraman before moving up to director, must be a nerve-wracking job, but Cradle of Life's DP, David Tattersall, came prepared, with such credits as Con Air, Vertical Limit and Die Another Day (not to mention the first two Star Wars prequels and, eventually, the third). For reasons that de Bont explains on the commentary, he always shoots in anamorphic 35mm, and he praises Tattersall's ability to supply varied and colorful lighting for the numerous sets and locations in which Cradle of Life was filmed. The film was one of the early crop to be finished on a digital intermediate, which helped weave together its practical sets and locations with the extensive CG enhancements.

The image on Warner's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray continues the high standards generally seen in Warner's releases of Paramount catalog titles. Paramount's transfer is almost certainly based on the original 2K DI, which accounts for its lack of noise, general sharpness (although a contemporary 4K product would be somewhat sharper) and impressive detail, which may not be immediately evident in screenshots, because de Bont's camera is always moving, which makes it difficult to capture a frame without some degree of blur. Colors are rich, vivid and well-saturated, especially the neon lights of Shanghai and Hong Kong. Blacks are solid, and shadow detail is impressive, notably in dark interiors like the Luna Temple. A fine grain structure is evident if you look closely; DI colorists had not yet reached the point where they were making film look like HD video, and Cradle of Life is better for it.

Cradle of Life is a high-octane action film, which is no doubt why the average bitrate clocks in at what is, for Warner, a higher-than-average bitrate of 26.39 Mbps. If there were compression artifacts, I missed them. Still, there's a lot of free space on this BD-50, and I do wish Warner would stop aiming for the tightest possible compression.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

On the commentary, de Bont repeatedly says that he likes to have sound coming from all sides, but not obviously so. He doesn't want the viewer distracted from the screen. The film's aggressive soundtrack, presented as lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1, is consistent with that philosophy, constantly engaging the entire surround array for an immersive sense of each environment without placing a lot of showy individual sounds behind the listener that would cause one to turn one's head. Various dialogue pans occur from left to right, but they remain in front. An especially impressive demonstration of surround capabilities occurs when Lara finally unlocks the mysterious orb's secret map, and it surrounds her with information. Underwater dives, structural collapses, weapons fire, helicopters zooming, hovering and landing, motorcyles and jeeps careering back and forth—these are just some of the many showy sound effects layered into the elaborate mix.

The dialogue remains clear, which is no small feat, given all the other sounds with which is has to compete, and the track's dynamic range is impressive. At higher volumes, any subwoofer that is less than top-notch will bottom out (or worse). Alan Silvestri was given very little time to compose a bouncy adventure score, but he delivered his usual creditable work.

Blu-ray bundles with Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (1 bundle)

Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Blu-ray, News and Updates

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Blu-ray - June 20, 2013

As part of its 2012 distribution deal with Paramount, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is bringing Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life to Blu-ray. Based on the hit videogame series, director Jan de Bont's 2003 sequel to the 2001 feature film adaptation arrives ...

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Blu-ray, Forum Discussions

Topic Replies Last post
The Tree Of Life - October 11 1426 Nov 27, 2013
BBC Life 456 Mar 24, 2014
A Bug's Life 452 Dec 04, 2013

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Blu-ray

$19.98 $16.68

Buy Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life on Blu-ray


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals

* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.

Top Blu-ray Deals


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »

 Top movies

Latest Deals United States

The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »

Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Sorcerer
2. Kindergarten Cop
3. Get Carter
4. The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Com...
5. Frozen
6. Bring It On
7. Mallrats
8. Conspiracy Theory
9. Big
10. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
11. Rollerball
12. The House on Sorority Row
13. The Wolf of Wall Street
14. Big Bad Wolves
15. Get Carter

Trending in Theaters
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. Transcendence
3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
4. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
5. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
6. Thor: The Dark World
7. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
8. Noah
9. Frozen
10. The LEGO Movie
11. RoboCop
12. The Raid 2
13. American Hustle
14. Under the Skin
15. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Frozen
2.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3.  Frozen Planet
4.  Sorcerer
5.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
6.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Third...
7.  The Wolf of Wall Street
8.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D
9.  The Pirate Fairy
10.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  » See more top sellers

Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Lone Survivor
2.  The Lego Movie
3.  RoboCop
4.  Son of Batman
5.  The Monuments Men
6.  The Lego Movie
7.  Noah
8.  Veronica Mars: The Movie
9.  Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
10.  Kindergarten Cop
  » See more pre-orders

Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Frozen Planet
$14.99, Save 73%
2.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
$19.99, Save 50%
3.  The Wolf of Wall Street
$19.96, Save 50%
4.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
$19.99, Save 50%
5.  The Princess Bride
$5.99, Save 70%
6.  Seven
$4.99, Save 50%
7.  The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Com...
$24.99, Save 46%
8.  Iron Man 3
$19.96, Save 50%
9.  Life
$24.99, Save 64%
10.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Secon...
$42.48, Save 47%
  » See more deals

Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals

The Last Starfighter

 United States

$14.98 $6.96


 United States

$19.99 $7.99

Frozen Planet

 United States

$54.98 $14.99

Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »

This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices