The Mummy (DVD)

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The Mummy (DVD)

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The original, and by far the best film version of the mummy legend. Archeologists digging in Egypt uncover a 3000-year-old mummy which comes to life a...

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ProKarloff, Johann, Freund, the make up and chilling ...

ConsThe new Mummy movies have kind of made people forg...

********************************************* ********************* TITLE : Mummy, The (1932 version) RATING: ****½ CAST: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron, Edward Van Sloan, Bramwell Fletcher, Noble Johnson, Kathryn Byron, Leonard Mudie, James Crane, Henry Victor, Arthur...

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ProFun, exciting, funny, romantic, generally a good f...

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The Mummy for me became a hit from the time it was showing in cinemas, which is also where I first saw it. I've seen it since, couple of times on television. Truth is, in the last few months or so, I saw the latest movie to be released, which is the third of the series that the Mummy has become...

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Excellent

Proexcellent acting, lots of action, amazing storylin...

Consnone that I can think of!

The sands will rise. The heavens will part. The power will be unleashed. - Introduction - The Mummy was released back in 1999 now, which to me, feels like a long time ago. I remember it being released, and wanting to watch it as soon as I could. I also felt the same for its sequel, The Mummy...

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Excellent

ProToo many to write into this little space! See op.

ConsNot a damn thing.

As I have already written an op on my DVD player, I thought it was about time I did some ops on my favourite DVD's. For my first DVD op I have chosen The Mummy. This was the first DVD that I bought. I decided to get it because I had heard good feedback on it from friends that had seen it, and I...

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Excellent

“The first DVD I bought”

published 27/05/2001

ProSpecial effects, lots of interesting extras, sharp...

ConsNone! And that is the first time I have said that ...

I had already seen this film on Sky movies and had absolutely loved it, and as I am a huge Brendan Fraser fan, there was no ther choice for my first DVD. The film tells the story of Rick O'Connell, Evie and Jonothan and a group of Americans, who go to Hamonaptra, the city of the dead, to search...

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“Sand gets in your eyes”

published 23/05/2001

ProThe FX

ConsThe acting(?!)

Think about horror films and what comes to mind? Haunted houses, Frankenstein, vampires, werewolves ... and, oh yes, MUMMIES. The bandaged fiend who re-emerges from beyond the grave has long been one of the old stagers of horror, but has been absent from our screens for a very long time. The...

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“Collectors Edition”

published 15/07/2000

ProEntertaining

ConsNot at all special

When I first got wind of Universal's remake of the 1932 classic "The Mummy," I met it with quite a bit of apprehension. After all, remakes haven't exactly made a great name for themselves in recent years, and I must confess, I'm not quite a fan of Brendan Fraser, who stars in this 1999 adaption...

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“Horrific”

published 13/08/2000

ProCool Special Effects

ConsA Twelve Certificate

The Mummy is a film that was released quite a long time ago, it is quite old fashioned but has some great effects, this film has a 12 certificate, but I don’t think children under this age will be scared (there is hardly any violence.) The plot of the story is when an explorer finds a map, and...

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Excellent

“Egypt Recreated”

published 08/04/2001

ProLoads of good points, easily enjoyable

ConsI thought the ending was a tad weak

The Mummy marks a glorious return to the old B-Movie style that has been so rare since the last Indiana Jones film. Essentially a remake of the 1933 classic, this is a total revamp cosmetically and brings the Egyptian legend screaming to the present day brilliantly. The plot is pretty...

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Good

Proverry pretty

Consquite crappy too

Ooooooh aother Action movie was my shout when I saw The Mummy on DVD in one of my local Movie stores many sales, always a sucker for a good bit of Action, it joined the ever-growing pile in my arms and before we knew it I was walking away feeling very happy with my accomplishment (see how easily...

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Good

ProAmazing computer generated effects

Consnot a wonderful film

The trailers for the mummy looked like any other summer action flick. I saw pieces of reviews that claimed the movie was ok but nothing special. But I knew that the special effects were done by the special effects company, Industrial Light And Magic. So if the film was naff at least it was going...

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Excellent

ProFantastic effects and brilliant acting on Brendan ...

ConsThe Mummy is a horror classic; purists would deman...

Horror movie?? You're kidding! Complain to ANY video store manager who has this movie put in the Horror section. As a horror movie, it's mediocre at best. The effects are fantastic, but it's just not all that scary. This shouldn't be called a horror movie, this should be called an action movie...

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“Excellent”

published 04/08/2000

ProLoaded with extras

The Mummy is an outstanding DVD. The film is great, similar to Indiana Jones films but with loads of impressive effects. This film has everything. It is an action/adventure but is also funny and scary. Overall it’s great fun. The commentary lets you know that this is what the film makers where...

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Super

ProLight-hearted, fun to watch film, Oded Fehr

ConsO'Connell's character was underdeveloped

You may notice a pattern when I do a film review which is rare admittedly. I am always hideously out of date. I'm not a fresh from the cinema on the spot cinema fan. In fact I can't remember the last time I was in a cinema (actually this is a lie I went into a UCI in Derby after trapping feral...

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Excellent

“The Mummy Returns”

published 25/06/2001

ProThe special effects are great, a good fun film to ...

Consnone to mention

Director Stephen Sommers follow up to his huge 1999 hit The Mummy. This film picks you up, whizzes you around, and then spits you out exhausted and grinning. The plot is about Egyptian curses and evil spirits, with Rick (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) the now married archaeologists are...

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The original, and by far the best film version of the mummy legend. Archeologists digging in Egypt uncover a 3000-year-old mummy which comes to life and attempts to restore life to its beloved princess. As he extends his influence over a lovely young woman, she begins to recall her past life, and be tempted by it. Thanks to director Karl Freund and an understated performance by horror legend Boris Karloff, THE MUMMY is a dreamlike masterpiece.

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