Lara at the Movies - Stargate

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Cinema 1 – Mystic Thrillers

The Blair Witch Project (1999, Eduardo Sanchez/Daniel Myrick)

director: Elvis Tupcijenko (eTux), Latvia, etux_lv@yahoo.com

In October 2003 a British tourist - Lara Croft - gets lost during a hike in the forest near Burketsville, Maryland. For 10 days there is no sign of her whatsoever, but then, on the 11th day, she comes out of the forest past the rescue teams as if nothing had happened. During many inquiries she confirms that she is fine and refuses to answer what happened in those 10 days.....In June 2004 she finally agrees to share her story. Apparently the first 9 days were pure survival lessons, while the last few hours of the 10th day were very interesting...

Alfred Hitchcock Double Feature

director: Debbie Overstreet, USA, windsonglive@sbcglobal.net

Rebecca (1940) Maxim de Winter’s wife Rebecca died tragically. He was the one who killed her accidentally. He gets remarried to Lara and she is now the new Mrs. de Winter. Rebecca's evil maid Mrs. Danvers never takes her eyes off Lara once she arrives at Manderly Mansion. Rebecca's presence is felt everywhere. Lara must explore the Mansion and eventually overcome the evil presence in the home and get out alive.

Psycho (1960) Lara finds herself in the role of the victim's sister and will have to re-trace her sister's steps to discover what has happened to her. There is hidden evidence that will solve the mystery of her disappearance. Getting to that hidden evidence will not be easy…

Cinema 2 – Temples and Pyramids

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984, Steven Spielberg)

director: Todd Shurtz (Raider X), USA, tashurtz@charter.net

While looking through some books on ancient Temples and Tombs, Lara stumbles across a newspaper clipping regarding Indiana Jones. Looking closer at the article she discovers that he never returned from the Temple he discovered. He was looking for the remaining Shankara Stone that was said to be there. So Lara sets out to find the Stone that one of the greatest archeologists in the world died looking for.

Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971, Seth Holt)

director: Josep Borrut, Catalonia, jborrut@tinet.org

Lara becomes instrumental in unleashing unmitigated horror by bringing back to England the gift of Tara, the Egyptian Queen of Darkness. The Egyptologist Professor Fuchs has been looking for the Queen Tara idol hidden in the Cat Temple. When he was close to get the objects to open the temple, communication with the base had been suddenly lost. Lara starts her own search for the idol.

Cinema 3 – Ocean and Jungle

Pirates of the Caribbean (2003, Gore Verbinski)

director: Michael Allan (The Cowboy), Scotland, usermichael@hotmail.com

Lara finds herself on a small Jungle Island, which was once home to a tribe and pirates. She has to recover the artifact that the pirates looted from the ancient temple to escape, only to find that those pirates are cursed and are still protecting it. Also Lara is not alone - there is a strange mercenary group after the artifact and will stop at nothing to get it.

The Treasure Island (1950, Byron Haskin)

director: Antonio Tarantello (Psiko), Italy, psiko@tin.it

Having found the ‘Treasure Island’ book from her huge library, Lara reads about the treasure of Flint, a dead Captain of the Seas, hidden on an unknown island of the Pacific. Lara falls asleep and the book drops from her hands revealing a double cover, which seems to exactly reveal the location of the island described by Flint in his treasure map and that's why Lara decides to leave again for the Pacific Ocean.

Cinema 4 – Demonic Experiences

12 Monkeys (1995, Terry Gilliam)

director: Thierry Maynard (Thierry Stoorne), France, thierrystoorne@aol.com

Lost in the future, Lara must find the machine which allows James Cole and herself to cross time again and return to the present. Will the ‘Army of the 12 Monkeys’ help her or be her enemy? And what about the virus that has spread…

Hound of the Baskervilles (1959, Terence Fisher)

director: Szymon Cupryn (Emoo), Poland, emoo@go2.pl

A fiendish evil lurks beneath the mist-shrouded cliffs of England's fabled moors in the form hellish hounds, feeding upon the trembling flesh of the heirs of Baskerville Hall. But before those savage beasts can sink their teeth into the newest lord of the manor, they must pit their vicious fangs against the searing intellect of the most powerful foe they have ever encountered - the incomparable Lara Croft.

Cinema 5 – Distant Galaxies

Star Wars – Episode 1 (1999, George Lucas)

director: Scott Ginn (EssGee), Australia, essgee@tpg.com.au

Lara, having been inducted as an honorary Jedi, finds herself on the planet Tatooine run by the Hutts. Not only is this desert planet home to some very seedy intergalactic travelers, but it is also infested with forces from the dark side. The Sith Lord, accompanied by his apprentice Darth Maul, recognises this planet as a strategic stronghold and wishes to take control of it. This planet has always attracted its fair share of rebellious characters with its famous pod racing events so Lara will not be out of place here. Although the ways of Jabba the Hutt are not exactly Lara's 'cup o'tea', she detests the motives of the Dark Lords with a passion, and in her own inimitable fashion will fight to suppress the evil forces of the Dark Side in their takeover bid, in order to let the inhabitants of Tatooine retain their freedom.

Stargate (1994, Roland Emmerich)

director: Titia Drenth (Titak), Netherlands, titak@hetnet.nl

Lara makes her way into a military installation at Creek Mountain, Colorado, where a mysterious Stargate is being examined and tested. She has to find four Chevrons in order to activate the Stargate and will be transported by it to a desolate world bearing the marks of an ancient Civilization. Ra, the Egyptian Sun God, visits the planet once in a while to get the precious minerals to keep his ship operational. Lara needs to find two new Chevrons to reactivate the Stargate again. But... she is not alone. Ra is watching her closely and sends down his soldiers after her to retrieve the first Chevron. The second Chevron is already in Ra's possession. Lara has to make her way through the ship, retrieve the second Chevron and make her way back through the Stargate to the military installation and escape with the artefact she has found in Ra's ship.


Cinema 6 – Enemies of the Past and the Future

Jurassic Park (1993, Steven Spielberg)

director: George Maciver, Scotland, georgem@civer.freeserve.co.uk

Lara is visiting Site C, a previously unknown dinosaur genetic testing and breeding facility. During the explorations of the jungles surrounding the facility, a strange electric blue stone was unearthed near to the gates of a lost Temple. Lara is intrigued by the stone and the Temple, and has arrived as part of an archeological team to examine the stone. However, before their work can begin, there is a disaster. The dinosaurs are loosed, and Site C has become a hunting ground...

Alien: Resurrection (1997, Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

director: Kerstin Schlott (Codo), Germany, webmaster@codos-cosmos.de

On board of the USM Auriga scientists succeeded in cloning an alien species. Their intention was to use their potential for military purposes. Because they did not realize the menace of this species, the aliens broke out of their cages and the ship fell into chaos and many people died. Because of an emergency program the autopilot of the lost ship is heading towards Earth, as a collision was the last possibility to kill the aliens. Lara’s mission is to go on board and blow up the ship before it crashes into Earth by finding the main computer to give enough energy to the ship and start the self destruction sequence. But be careful, there are still lots of hun

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