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Mummy, The (UK)

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The sands will rise. The heavens will part. The power will be unleashed
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 120 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
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Synopsis:
Deep in the Egyptian desert, a handful of people searching for a long-lost treasure have just unearthed a 3,000 year old legacy of terror.

Combining the thrills of a rousing adventure with the suspense of Universal`s legendary 1932 horror classic, `The Mummy`, starring Brendan Fraser, is a true non-stop action epic, filled with dazzling visual effects, top-notch talent and superb storytelling.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Egyptology 101 facts
Making of Featurette - `Building A Better Mummy`
Deleted Scenes
Visual and Special Effects Featurette
Directors Commentary (Steven Somers)
Cast and Filmmaker`s Notes
Animation Menus
Theatrical Trailer

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital 5.1 German

Subtitle Tracks:
French
Hebrew
Polish
Czech
Swedish
English
German
Greek
Dutch
Danish
Norwegian

Directed By:
Stephen Sommers

Written By:






Starring:
John Hannah
Brendan Fraser
Arnold Vosloo
Rachel Weisz

Casting By:
Ros Hubbard
John Hubbard

Soundtrack By:
Jerry Goldsmith

Director of Photography:
Adrian Biddle

Editor:
Bob Ducsay

Costume Designer:
John Bloomfield

Production Designer:
Allan Cameron

Producer:
Megan Moran
James Jacks
Patricia Carr
Sean Daniel

Executive Producer:
Kevin Jarre

Distributor:
Columbia / Tristar

Your Opinions and Comments

9 / 10
The stunning special effects, the wonderful costumes, the thrilling storyline and a great cast. Yes, this is The Mummy. I found this film superb and was great as I sat and watched it with my family. The special features were very cool to, especially on the walking zombie/mummy scenes. The storyline was well thought out and easy to follow.
posted by dingle on 27/4/2000 21:38
9 / 10
What a fun movie!
It`s been a while since I watched such an "Indiana Jones" wannabe. And a good one as well.
I`d call this movie an adventure-comedy. A lot of both, I guess.
The video looks great. It`s so easy to lose all the details the desert contains, but the transfer did not lose even a little bit of sand. The special effects are very nice. Of course the mummy does not look real, but I don`t think it should. It`s dead. Undead, that is. :)
The DD 5.1 audio is as good as the video. This is especially true during the underground scenes, and - of course - in the beatlles scenes. :)
The extra stuff is very extensive and tells you just about as much as you need to know about ancient Egypt.
Yeah, this is another popcorn movie. Rent it now. :)
posted by Zvi Josef on 21/7/2000 07:19
10 / 10
a classic movie on a classic dvd.the nearest thing to a indiana jones movie since the last crusade.universal pulled out all the stops.are you listening paramount.
posted by flair on 15/11/2000 23:01
9 / 10
The Mummy is a highly enjoyable film, one which you can just disconnect your brain and go with the flow. While it may not exactly be Schindlers List or Goodfellas it has a light hearted charm which makes for great popcorn viewing. Universal has done a great job with the disk and the picture has to be seen to be believed, the sound is also top notch.
Included in the special features are- Theatrical trailer, information about ancient Egypt, Commentary and making of.
When i first purchased a DVD player i was obviously blown away by the picture quality with the first couple i bought. However when i put the Mummy on i couldn`t believe my eyes!
The whole disk is a visual treat and must be ( along with Toy Story 2) the best picture quality yet seen on region 2 DVD.
posted by chris21 on 7/1/2001 23:02
5 / 10
Looks great, sounds great, and the extras are informative.

As for the film itself, Rachel Weisz has some nice lines, but Brendan Fraser just doesn`t cut it as an action hero, the film is not as exciting or as amusing as it could have been, and it`s certainly no horror film.

A poor man`s Raiders of the Lost Ark!
posted by Mad Uncle Simes on 9/9/2001 00:03
8 / 10
Mine is the 2 disc set with DTS sound.
For sure it`s no Indiana Jones, but has its moments. And on the second time I saw it it even looked better. Maybe it improves with viewing.
Video transfer is amazing, colors and details are superb. DTS sound rocks. Extras add a few more items to the previous version (non DTS, single disc), but are interesting anyway, with a feature on The Mummy Return (without Margaret Tatcher...).
A very entertaining action/adventure movie for all of us orphans of Indiana Jones. Has its value, specially if your equipment can play DTS sound.
posted by José Azevedo on 10/9/2001 07:57