The Mummy [Blu-ray]
The Mummy [Blu-ray]

 
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Studio: Uni Dist Corp. (mca) Release Date: 07/22/2008 Run time: 130 minutes Rating: Pg

If you're expecting bandaged-wrapped corpses and a lurching Boris Karloff-type villain, then you've come to the wrong movie. But if outrageous effects, a hunky hero, and some hearty laughs are what you're looking for, the 1999 version of The Mummy is spectacularly good fun. Yes, the critics called it "hokey," "cheesy," and "pallid." Well, the critics are unjust. Granted, the plot tends to stray, the acting is a bit of a stretch, and the characters occasionally slip into clich¨¦, but who cares? When that action gets going, hold tight--those two hours just fly by.

The premise of the movie isn't that far off from the original. Egyptologist and general mess Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) discovers a map to the lost city of Hamunaptra, and so she hires rogue Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) to lead her there. Once there, Evelyn accidentally unlocks the tomb of Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo), a man who had been buried alive a couple of millennia ago with flesh-eating bugs as punishment for sleeping with the pharaoh's girlfriend. The ancient mummy is revived, and he is determined to bring his old love back to life, which of course means much mayhem (including the unleashing of the 10 plagues) and human sacrifice. Despite the rather gory premise, this movie is fairly tame in terms of violence; most of the magic and surprise come from the special effects, which are glorious to watch, although Imhotep, before being fully reconstituted, is, as one explorer puts it, rather "juicy." Keep in mind this film is as much comedy as it is adventure--those looking for a straightforward horror pic will be disappointed. But for those who want good old-fashioned eye-candy kind of fun, The Mummy ranks as one of choicest flicks of 1999. --Jenny Brown

Customer Reviews:

  • HD-DVD is Outstanding
    A genuinely worthwhile video and audio improvement over the standard definition disc. The image is better than what I experienced in a movie theater. One of the great Saturday Afternoon popcorn films in the same league with "Pirates of the Caribbean," and "Indiana Jones." Image and audio are superb....more info
  • Perfectly Reinvented
    I haven't bought the Ultimate Edition of this superb remake, so I'll just say what I thought about the movie. First off, was anyone surprised by the fact that action/adventure loving director Stephen Sommers was a fan of the original 1932 "The Mummy"? Clearly one who aspires to such films as those found in the Indiana Jones series, Sommers brings his love for the action/adventure genre, and puts it together with the horror/suspense of the original "Mummy". Where as the original was a slow and tedious film, this remake is fast and furious, and keeps its target audience on its toes. The Mummy himself, is cleverly reinvented, and the storylines from the first two films in Universal's Original Mummy Pentalogy put forth the bulk of the inspiration seen in the film. "The Mummy" (1999) is followed by two sequels, "The Mummy Returns" (2001), and the upcoming "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" (2008). The film also has two prequels, "The Scorpion King" (2002), and the upcoming "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian" (2009)....more info
  • The Power of the Litter Box
    The Mummy DVD

    The Mummy starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weise is a rousing remake of the 1932 horror film classic which had some people who are innocently exploring the Sahara Desert, unwittingly releasing a priest who had defiled Pharaoh's woman. This priest is buried alive without his "vital organs" ( I didn't know you could still be alive without your "vital organs"). Roaches or some type of bugs are, also, buried with him. Remember the bugs. This priest is inadvertently awaken and goes around trying to collect the vital organs of his human contacts. One by one the priest acquires these "vital organs".

    This movie has the flavor of the Indiana Jones movies, music, characters, etc. It could easily have been called "Indiana Jones and the Lost Sarcophagus, but that would have landed the makers in court for a copyright infringement.

    Highly recommended for the Indiana Jones aficionada.

    Gunner December, 2007
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  • Looks great on HD DVD
    A reasonably fun, light adventure tale that looks great in HD DVD. The FX are still holding up pretty well in 2007. Unfortunately, the sequel stinks, so stick with just this one....more info
  • Beware!!! No Movie Cash- buy elsewhere.
    Unlike every other retailer, Amazon's Universal DVD's do NOT include the $7.50 in movie cash, and you will not find out until you open it. Thus you can't return it. Don't buy from Amazon, go to Sams- $19.23 or Circuit City or Best Buy....more info
  • Comment on "the Mummy"
    I love this film very much. The story is original and the atmosphere is exciting and breathless from the beginning until the end. The visual effects and sound effects are wonderful. It is the best thriller in my mind....more info
  • Good movie,Great in HD.
    I have both The Mummy and The Mummy Returns in HD DVD and love them both. They did a great job on the video transfer and the sound is incredible. This is how HD should be, done right the 1st time. You will not be dissappointed with either film....more info
  • "Imhotep...Imhotep..."
    In The Mummy, Steven Sommers has given us a modern classic film. The quality (in all areas: acting casting, cinematography, directing, music, special effects) is impeccable, and the storyline unique.
    This film tells the story of a librarian named Evelyn (played by Rachel Weisz) and her brother Jonathan (played by John Hannah), who come across a map that leads to Hamunaptra, a burial city said to contain enormous treasure, the Book of the Dead, and the Book of Amun-Ra. They enlist the help of a rag-tag American named Rick O'Connell (played by Brendan Fraser), who claims to have been to the city before.
    Along the way, they find that they are not the only ones after the City of the Dead, and two separate groups reach the City simultaneously. During their stay at Hamunaptra, some smart, "unsuperstitious" person decides to read a spell from the recently unearthed Book of the Dead, which in turn awakes a mummy cursed to be undead for eternity. This mummy, named Imhotep, wishes to reawake the woman he loved millennia ago, and then conquer the world. It is up to those who awoke him to put him back in his grave. Sounds like fun!
    I believe this to be a landmark film. The special effects are very realistic, with barely a trace of CGI "gooiness". Jerry Goldsmith's (so sad that he has passed away now) score is haunting, beautiful, and unforgettable. And Stephen Sommers proves himself to be the director for good, exciting fun in movies!

    P.S. ----Please, if you value your health, your sanity, and your life, never, EVER, watch The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Stay away from it like it was the plague! Fear it like the mummy's curse! Unless you like to see a perfectly good franchise destroyed with rotten dialogue, ludicrous storylines, and irritatingly crummy special effects, you will avoid that film at all costs.

    Ryan Robledo
    Author of the Aelnathan:...more info
  • A Classic Renewed
    1999's "The Mummy" is a well-done throw-back to an earlier age of movie-making with its monsters, heroes, and damsels in distress. The 1932 horror classic featuring Boris Karloff gets a thrilling remake with a strong cast headed by Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, Arnold Voslo, and John Hannah, much enhanced by the latest in computer-generated imagery.

    The movie opens with the story of Imhotep (a nicely menacing Arnold Voslo), an Egyptian priest caught by the Pharoah violating one of his concubines. Imhotep's murder of the Pharoah draws him the horrible living death of entombment in a coffin full of flesh-eating bugs, at Hamanatra, the City of the Dead.

    The story flashes forward to a French Foreign Legion unit under attack by Arab raiders at the same location a few millenia later. The leader of the Legionaires, an American named Rick O'Connell (played with suitable swagger by Brendan Fraser) survives the massacre and escapes across the desert.

    The story jumps now to a museum in Cairo, where Evie (played with equal parts brains and klutziness by Rachel Weisz), a female Egyptologist, is researching the mysteries of the now legendary Hamanatra. Her never-do-well, cowardly, but likeable brother Jonathan (John Hannah) surfaces with an artifact that is the key to the mystery. The two decide to find the City of the Dead.

    Rachel hires Rick to guide them across the desert, after first rescuing him from the hangman's noose in a Cairo jail. The three, accompanied by Rick's erstwhile jailer, travel by river steamer and camel, racing a competing team of archeologists and tracked by a mysterious group of avengers who seek to prevent them from reaching Hamanatra. At Hamanatra, our heroes uncover the "Book of the Dead" and accidentally resurrect Imhotep. The stage is set for a wild series of adventures, as Rick, Evie, and Jonathan are pursued back to Cairo by Imhotep, then must follow him back to Hamanatra to rescue Evie.

    The movie manages to be a nice combination of thrilling action broken up by moments of comedy. Much of the story is a tongue-in-cheek homage to earlier adventure classics. If the dialogue is sometimes cliched, the action steps along quickly enough to avoid boring the viewer. The sets are authentic looking, and the movie score nicely accents the action.

    This movie is highly recommended as first rate entertainment. This DVD version has some nice extra features on the special effects and Egyptology 101.




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  • very good sound and video quality
    this movie is a must own for showing off your hd capabilities and tv...more info
  • First rate movie and HD treatment
    Awesome HD makeover for a top notch action flick = placement on my HD DVD library shelf at home....more info
  • the mummy returns
    I have enjoyed this movie so much that I also bough it in DVD. It is very entertaining and not a dull moment in the film. Keeps you on your toes with anticipation....more info
  • The Mummy-DVD
    I haven't received the item above, yet have had two emails to review it. If you've sent it, please verify that it has really gone out. If not, please don't send me another email. Thanks....more info
  • A fun ride that doesn't take itself too seriously!
    This was such a fun movie to watch. I can remember when I first heard Brendan Fraser (George of the Jungle) was starring in it I questioned whether I wanted to see it but I am SO glad I did. As good as it is on a small screen it was outstanding to watch on the large. Even though it's barely over two hours you almost left the theater exhausted.

    Fraser plays fortune hunter Rick O'Connell, a man motivated by treasure but also very loyal to his friends & partners. Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener (Widescreen Edition)) plays Evie, a librarian whose specialty is ancient Egyptian artifacts. John Hannah (Sliding Doors) plays her brother Jonathan, a less than scrupulous want-to-be archeologist/fortune-hunter who, contrary to a review in the New Yorker Magazine, is not a "dim but cowardly..." character. To me, Hannah's portrayal of Jonathan is one of the surprising gems of the film. Always looking for the quick-fix but willing to stand up for his sister. But the one character that steals almost every scene he's in is Arnold Vosloo's (Blood Diamond (Widescreen Edition)) "Imhotep", otherwise known as the mummy.

    The premise is Evie (with a little not-so-legal help from her brother) discovers the location of the lost treasure city of Hamunaptra. Upon arriving she reads from the "book of the dead", releasing the mummy, who plans to resurrect his lost love and then pretty much rain disaster over the whole world. And of course, he needs to sacrifice Evie to do it. It's up to O'Connell & Jonathan with help from a descendent of the ancient Pharaoh guards to rescue her and kill the Mummy before he can unleash his terror.

    There are many things to like here. The actors play off each other wonderfully. The plot, while hokey at times is a blast to follow, especially because the filmmakers never take it too seriously. The special effects are outstanding, not only for 1999 standards, but holds up well even now. And the soundtrack is a perfect fit, never over-powering a scene. Overall, just a great film to escape into for two hours.

    Unfortunately, the sequel (The Mummy Returns [HD DVD]) never lived up to this film. Although it used the same blueprint, the plot quickly slipped from unbelievable (OK for this type of film) to ludicrous (a death sentence). But with the new film (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor [Blu-ray]) being released this summer I am hopeful for a return to greatness, or at least a return to enjoyability. My only reservation is that Rachel Wiesz was unable to reprise her role as Evie. Let's hope her replacement, Maria Bello (World Trade Center (Widescreen Edition)), is as good.


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  • One of the Best Ever
    This is one of the best movies I've ever seen, but I'd like to talk about one of the extra features: The director's commentary is the most informative I've ever heard.

    Director Stephen Sommers and Editor Bob Ducsay break the movie down scene-by-scene better than any of the others I've watched and give you a real feel for what it's like to direct a big-budget movie filled with computer-generated effects.

    I would recommend the movie for this feature alone to anyone aspiring to be a director, screenwriter, or movie editor....more info
  • hd dvdvdvdvdvdvd
    this is amazing i have never heard and seen anything so clear and nice its widescreen only but who cares buy it buy it this movie rocks on hd dvd...more info
  • New 2-disc Deluxe Edition due out on July 8th, 2008
    The upcoming release of The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor has prompted Universal to release a new edition of The Mummy with the major special features from the 2001 Ultimate Edition plus a few new ones. It will be only in widescreen (the Ultimate Edition had both wide and full).

    The Mummy is a peculiar movie, an Indiana Jonesish adventure originally intended as a low-budget remake of a 1932 horror film called The Mummy (also being released in a new Special Edition) that got spun in several directions before Brendan Fraser and huge special effects were settled on. Fraser plays an adventurer with the French Foreign Legion in 1920s Egypt who gets into serious trouble with, among other beings, a mummy (sort of) with terrible powers. Rachel Weisz plays the beautiful Egyptologist who both causes trouble and solves it. Fraser isn't ideally suited to a Harrison Ford-type role, his natural center of gravity tending more to the comic, but it's hard not to like him. The movie is less scary than just fun, if you don't insist on everything making sense.

    Here are the new special features:

    -- "An Army To Rule The World Part 1" featurette
    -- "Unraveling The Legacy Of The Mummy" featurette
    -- a digital copy of the movie
    -- a sneak peak at The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor

    These are the features taken from the Ultimate Edition:

    -- three audio commentaries:
    . . . director Stephen Sommers and editor Bob Ducsay
    . . . star Brendan Fraser
    . . . actors Oded Fehr, Kevin J. O'Connor, Arnold Vostoo
    -- "Building A Better Mummy," documentary about the making of the film (49:45)
    -- "Visual And Special Effects Formation," on how the special effects were done
    -- "Egyptology 101," text about aspects of Egyptian history
    -- "Pharaoh Lineage," text on the history of the Egyptian Pharaohs
    -- comparison of the storyboards and the movie (three brief snippets)
    -- photo montage
    -- theatrical trailer

    Amazon is taking pre-orders here. The sequel, The Mummy Returns, is also being released in a 2-disc Deluxe Edition, also on July 8th; it's here....more info
  • The Word Is 'Fun'

    It seems like a long time ago when this came out, but I remember it being the first DVD I had ever bought sight unseen, meaning I had never seen the film in the theater or on tape. I was pleased. I got what I had hoped for: a fun, special-effects extravaganza.

    This was an Indiana Jones-Jason And The Argonauts combination adventure story. It's cartoon-like in nature with an absurd swashbuckling hero, outlandish action scenes and the occult theology that filmmakers love so much. (The Mummy has God-like powers, even producing Old Testament plagues.)

    However, the film is too long by about 10-15 minutes and there is simply too much action and too much noise. The film needs more lulls.

    Brendan Fraser is pretty good as the Indiana Jones figure and Rachel Weisz, a new face at the time, makes a solid impression in her debut. The DVD offered a sharp picture which highlighted a number of jaw-dropping scenes. It's pure escapist fun and not meant to be anything else.
    As in many cases, I think this was the best in this modern series, which now numbers three, I believe....more info
  • Rick V
    I ordered a DVD and it was delivered in a timely manner in excellent condition. I would order through this vendor again without hesitation....more info
  • NO COMMENT
    AS I LIVE IN EUROPE, I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO WATCH THIS BLU RAY DVD.
    THE FORMAT WAS NORMALLY "ALL REGIONS" BUT I GUESS THAT ONLY THE PEOPLE WITH A REGION 1 APPARATUS COULD WATCH IT. SO I SPENT MY MONEY FOR NOTHING. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT. I WANTED TO SEND IT BACK TO AMAZON BUT FINALLY I CHANGED MY MIND BECAUSE I WOULD I HAVE LOST MONEY....more info
  • Amazon Scammed Me Of My Free Ticket
    The movie is great in Blu-Ray as are almost all of them. Unfortunately, the Amazon version of this movie did not come with the movie discount for the new movie. Other stores have it for the same price so just buy it elsewhere and get the discount ticket. Wish Amazon would have disclosed that before I bought it....more info
  • Absolutely Phenomenal On HD DVD
    Everyone knows the plot of the movie and that it was based on the 1940s film, "The Mummy's Hand," so what I'm going to talk about is the HD DVD transfer.

    I got my HD DVD player last year and have been thoroughly stoked about it, given the right movie. "The Mummy" is definitely one of those right movies. From the opening credits to the first views of the Egyptian city, the clarity of the high-def presentation rivals that of your local theater. Once a wall-sized monitor becomes available, film buffs are truly going to be able to have the theater experience right in their own homes.

    The action sequences are great. The colors are fantastic. And the special effects are tremendous. The dust cloud confrontation at the end just blew me away all over again.

    I owned the movie on DVD and had watched it on television a few times (it's one of those on a list of guilty pleasures) but I hadn't seen anything like this presentation outside of the theater.

    Now I gotta get "The Mummy Returns" and "The Scorpion King." And I can't wait for "The Mummy 3" coming in 2008!...more info
  • If you like the movie....
    I'm not a fan of Brendan Fraser... but he's likeable in this movie. And Rachel Weisz is Mmmmmmm!
    The acting is really good, with obligatory corny parts and odd humor, but I think it was scripted in because it makes sense when it happens and actually adds to the movie and character development.
    The plot is simple, and the developers when about it the same way... but with a fresh and modern take. I think this is a classic in the making, and always seem to end up watching it when it's on TV, it just doesn't get old :)
    I can understand some people's tastes may differ, but it's definitely worth seeing at least once....more info
  • A Thoroughly Satisfying Adventure Movie
    The Mummy is high quality entertainment. It does a great job of entertaining, that's saying something. Some movies can't even do that. But this succeeds on all levels.

    It's a great popcorn flick. And it's packed to the brim with action.

    The DVD features a commentary from the director Stephen Sommers, deleted scenes, a few making of featurettes, and a bevy of other special features including trailers and a music only track.

    If you're a fan of action, definitely recommended....more info
  • Very good transfer, AWSOME movie
    What can I say? This movie was excellent in standard dvd but it's even better in HD!...more info
  • Mummy Comes To Life
    I already have the standard Mummy DVD. This HD version sounds and looks better. If you love the movie buy it. If you don't, the standard DVD is fine....more info
  • Incompatible with Some Blu-Ray Players
    This dvd does not play on my Pioneer Elite BDP-95FD. The machine loads the menus but none of the movie will play. The player has up-to-date firmware and is less than a year old.

    Might be a great transfer but more care should have been put into seeing that the DVD functioned on all blu-ray players or a warning should have been given about what was needed.

    Based on other reviews, this problem does not appear to be limited to Pioneer machines. ...more info
  • Great HD Film
    Visuals:
    I had never seen this movie before so I can't really compare to the standard version but this HD-DVD is a great representation of where this technology can take us. The colors are very vivid, especially in the outdoor scenes where the sand looks incredible. I didn't catch any lack of detail throughout the film and was very impressed with this transfer.

    Sound:
    The audio for this movie really helped the experience. At certain points I felt as though I were truly in the film and as battles were sweeping across the screen the sword fighting with its clangs and clinks really hit home. A nice surround sound setup will do this movie the justice it deserves.

    Movie:
    I'm not really sure how I managed to let this movie (and it's sequel) slip past me for the last few years, but I am glad I picked this one up. The story-line was easy to follow but not simplistic, I didn't really feel as though there was much slow down as most of the film is action packed.

    Overall:
    If you don't already have this film or want to see it in all it's high definition glory, I would definitely recommend this film. Make sure you have an HDTV and HD-DVD player, along with at least a 5.1 surround sound system....more info
  • Great Movie...Especially in HD DVD
    Too bad HD-DVD didn't win the battle.

    This movie is incredible as far as effects and action.
    The HD is wonderful and is a great way to show off your setup.

    A must for HD-DVD fans...more info
  • Great movie in HD
    This was a great movie in HD. Made it seem like I was watching it again for the firt time....more info
  • The Mummy
    Great action movie, a little comedy, romance, and special effects. The blu ray transfer, "WOW", clear, crisp, picture and great sound. One of the few movies on blu ray I highly recommend. A must have in your movie library. Enjoy!...more info
  • Beware, does not come with free movie cash!
    Unlike buying this product in retail stores, for some reason the Amazon copies of this title do not include the $7.50 free movie cash for Mummy 3. Buyer beware!...more info
  • Excellent film!!!
    This is one of those cases of original productions, that you must have in your collection. A great movie. Anna...more info
  • The Mummy
    Great heroes, great villains, awesome effects. Arnold Vosloo shines, as he has to convey all his thoughts via a foreign language. Great body language, clearly he has the hardest job of all the cast and he pulls it off....more info
  • So is this Multi Region?
    There have been several postings here saying that this disc is region free so us Brits etc could watch it on our BR players. Does anyknow if this is correct? there are several conflicting comments on here?

    Steve...more info
  • An Imaginative Adventure Story with Graphic Effects
    This tale includes imaginative effects such as mummies coming to life while still mummies, gradually becoming fleshed-out again, and taking the flesh of others to complete the process. The mummies are also capable of causing and leading sandstorms against their adversaries. The figures present in hieroglyphics can come alive and step out of them. Dung beetles are presented as vicious, flesh-eating beetles that crawl under the skin of their victims, and attack in hordes. Magic incantations, when read out of a secret book, can change everything.

    Three thousand years ago, an Egyptian priest touched a woman who belonged to the pharaoh. The priest was punished by getting embalmed alive, with flesh-eating beetles devouring his flesh. The pharaoh's wealth was hidden in the area, and it became the subject of centuries of speculation, storytelling, and efforts to locate it.

    The protagonists of this story manage to find the hidden city (Hamunaptra), which has long been dismissed as fantasy. The stories about pharaoh's wealth are also true. But then they have to tangle with the mummy of the long-ago slain priest who takes their flesh in his efforts to become a fleshed-out human once again. How will they stop him?
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  • NICE MOVIE BUT BAD DISK
    I got this movie with my HD DVD player, plays nice and has awesome special features. The big drawback is that the movie freezes about 3/4 in the movie. Upgrading firmware did NOT solve the problem. ...more info
  • The Mummy Comes to life again
    Not as startling as some of the more recent HD transfers. Don't get me wrong it is very good. Bringing life backing to old family favorite. The colors and sound were the most noticeable, mind you the high quality picture was not to be out done either. It was like watching a new movie. Well not quite. But there were a bunch of little things and scenes that went unnoticed before that are front and center in this edition because of the improved sound and picture.

    One thing I never noticed before is right after Imhotep's casket fell through the tomb ceiling there is a line through the center of the picture, it disappeared in less than a minute. I doubt this is fault to do with the HD transfer so it was probably on the original print.

    One weird thing was the menu. All of the other HD DVDs have graphics from the movie, this one had generic music and the universal logo.

    Great Picture. Great Sound. Worth having on HD. Over all 4/5. Bring on Jurassic Park!
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  • The Mummy

    It is a good movie and not that bad at all.

    Check it out!!! On HD DVD or Blu-ray....more info
  • Exciting Adventure!
    An exciting action packed movie with lots of surprises in store for the viewer! There is an abundance of crazy adventures with some romance and comedy thrown in! Pretty much a good movie for all ages and is sure to keep the attention of almost anyone. Set in 1923, a group of archeologists stumble upon a tomb at Hamunaptra, the city of the dead. The main characters of the movie, Rick (Brendan Fraser) and Evie (Rachel Weisz) uncover the mummy of Imhotep, Pharoah Seti's priest and one-time lover of Seti's mistress. Imhotep was cursed and when he gets woken up the results are fatal....more info
  • A great remake of a classic...
    Though light on the horror. It had more of a gross angle to it than any horror. It's a great action adventure at least....more info
  • Great movie!
    It's the Mummy need I say more? Great movie for the family (except may be really little kids) and the sequel is just as good as the original....more info
  • Oh Rachel!!
    This is one of my favorite movies of all-time, I just love the action and adventure plus Rachel Weisz. I was very happy when this movie was finally released in Blu-Ray I watch it all the time just to re-live the adventure and watch Rachel. This movie sparkles in Blu-Ray and has more features and extras that I am still watching...more info
  • The Mummy (Widescreen Collector's Edition)
    The Mummy (Widescreen Collector's Edition) is a great adventure movie that is a bit like the Indiana Jones movies but with a mummy. Acting and plot are ok but one sees this movie for the action scenes and the special effects. The music is quite good also. This movie is nothing like Mummy with Boris Karloff and if one expects it to be the same then one will be sorely disapointed. However, if one comes in and expects a thin action driven plot with plenty of special effects then this is a dandy of a movie. 4/5....more info
  • Quick Review: A fun & excellent movie
    I love all things "Egyptian" and was definitely excited to watch this when it came out. It was so entertaining that I got the DVD. I love this movie. It's NOT supposed to be taken seriously, so all those that gave it a 1-3 star need to loosen up and wake up (literally they do, because some said they fell asleep watching this?!!) This movie is the essence of what you call "escapism." It helps you escape from life, plain & simple. It's full of action, comedy, duels, suspense, and adventure. The 2nd one in my opinion is better in some ways, like in terms of writing, and there is much more substance, but to me the original is always the best. The difference between the 1st and 2nd is this one is funnier, while the 2nd has better action & adventure. If you're feeling down & need laughs, bored and need excitement, or have a movie night with family and/or friends, this is the perfect movie for you. Yes, it can dip into being a bit corny, but that does not diminish it's humor, excitement, and adventure. I couldn't agree more with Amazon's review by Jenny Brown. She says, "If outrageous effects, a hunky hero, and some hearty laughs are what you're looking for, the 1999 version of The Mummy is spectacularly good fun." And "When that action gets going, hold tight--those two hours just fly by." And even though Anthony Lane of "The New Yorker" did not have much kind words for it, he was intelligent enough to notice how good Brendan Fraser is in it, " What redeems it is the presence of Fraser...he successfully demonstrates how to be lusty and affable at the same time." I love him in this. He is sexy, funny, and tremendously good at comedy. He has excellent comic timing. Rachel Weisz is also excellent in it. I think she played her bumbling, clumsy, but sexy librarian wonderfully. Watch this movie, you won't be disapointed-and definitely not bored!
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  • Everything great
    The moive is of course a great movie and the quality of the HD Format can't be beat! Also the order came on time and everything as it should be....more info
  • Great on HD DVD
    This is a excellent movie. This review is about the HD DVD version. I thought the transfer was overall excellent. However, there were a few spots where you can see lines or spots on the film (most other HD DVDs I have seen have not had lines or spots at all, so I was surprised to see some in this one). Other areas look almost 3D like. Sound is great.

    Most of the special effects have held up well over time. The acting and direction are great. If you enjoy pure action / adventures with a bit of humor, and a wee bit of scariness, this movie is for you!

    HD DVD transfer: 3.5
    Movie 4.5
    Overall: 4.0 ...more info
  • The Mummy!
    I lost my original purchase of this and had to buy a replacement, one of the very few movies I watch over and over and enjoy it each time!...more info
  • Movie: 3.75/5 Picture Quality: 3~4.25/5 Sound Quality: 4.25/5 Extras: 3.75/5
    Title: The Mummy
    Format: Blu-ray
    Version: U.S.A / Region Free
    Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
    VC-1 BD-50
    Running time: 2:04:53
    Movie size: 31,59 GB
    Disc size: 35,80 GB
    Average video bit rate: 23.30 Mbps

    DTS-HD Master Audio English 4649 kbps 5.1 / 48kHz / 24-bit / 4649kbps (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48kHz / 24-bit / 1536kbps)
    DTS Audio French 768 kbps 5.1 / 48kHz / 24-bit / 768kbps
    DTS Audio Spanish 768 kbps 5.1 / 48kHz / 24-bit / 768kbps
    Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48kHz / 192kbps
    Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48kHz / 192kbps
    Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48kHz / 192kbps
    DTS-HD Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48kHz / 192kbps

    Subtitles: English SDH / French / Spanish
    Number of chapters: 19

    #Audio Commentaries
    #Documentary: "Building a Better Mummy" (SD, 50 minutes)
    #Visual and Special Effects Formulations (SD)
    #Storyboard-to-Screen Comparisons (SD)
    #Deleted Scenes (SD, 2 minutes)
    #Photograph Montage (SD, 5 minutes)
    #Picture-in-Picture - U-Control
    #'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" Sneak Preview (SD)

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    Format: HD DVD
    Version: U.S.A
    VC-1 HD-30
    Running time: 2:04:45
    Movie size: 19,93 GB
    Disc size: 24,51 GB
    Average video bit rate: 16.98 Mbps
    DDPlus 5.1 1536Kbps ...more info
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    This movie was completely goofy, nerdy and stupid. It doesn't hold a candle to any Indiana Jones film. The only part that was scary was how lame it was....more info

 

 
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