National Women’s Day is this Thursday, and the whole of August is Women’s Month in South Africa. To celebrate, we’re bringing contemporary action heroines to the homes of our readers. (Protip: Don’t demand either of these ladies make you a sandwich).
Three lucky winners will take home a DVD hamper consisting of Tomb Raider and Red Sparrow –courtesy of Empire Entertainment and, well, us.
Video game adaptation Tomb Raider stars Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander as iconic rule-breaking adventurer, Lara Croft. In this origin tale, and planned film franchise reboot, 21-year-old Lara finds herself stranded on the legendary island of Yamatai after she resolves to investigate her father’s disappearance. Walton Goggins is the movie’s Big Bad. The Critical Hit team weren’t sold on Tomb Raider’s story, but were won over by the surprisingly gritty action and Vikander’s completely committed performance.
Red Sparrow, meanwhile, swaps island action-adventure for frosty Moscow espionage. Jennifer Lawrence plays former ballerina Dominika Egorova, who is forced to become a Sparrow – Russian special operatives who use cunning and seduction to lure in their targets. Surprise, surprise, Dominika is especially good in her new role, but wants out of the brutal system. Red Sparrow has a notoriously high amount of sexual assault and graphic torture, but there’s definite pleasure to be found in Dominika’s turning of the tables, and Lawrence’s acting. Our full review here.
In terms of special features, the Tomb Raider DVD includes making-of feature Tomb Raider: Uncovered, while Red Sparrow comes with Director’s Commentary and Deleted Scenes.
To enter the DVD giveaway, we’ve made it as easy as possible. Simply type your details in the form below. You’re allowed one entry per unique email address and have to live within South Africa.
The competition closes on Monday, 13 August at midnight. Winners will be chosen by random draw and announced on Tuesday, 14 August.
Last Updated: August 6, 2018