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The Mummy Returns (Two Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2001]

Brendan Fraser , Rachel Weisz , Stephen Sommers    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Oded Fehr
  • Directors: Stephen Sommers
  • Writers: Stephen Sommers
  • Producers: Bob Ducsay, Don Zepfel, James Jacks, Megan Moran, Sean Daniel
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Arabic, English
  • Subtitles: English, Arabic
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Columbia Tristar
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Dec 2001
  • Run Time: 124 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005NZIR
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,618 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

DVD Special Features:

Disc One:
Director's Commentary
DVD-ROM Special Features*: "Unlock the secrets to THE SCORPION KING", Exclusive access to the movie production, Mummy Returns Game Demo Screen Saver
Disc Two:
20 minutes "Spotlight on location" featurette
An EXCLUSIVE conversation with The Rock, The Scorpion King
Egyptology 201
The Mummy Returns Chamber of Doom
Music Video
Outtakes
Visual and Special Effects
Trailer
Production Notes

English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Arabic Disc One: Dual Layer
Disc Two: Single Layer
Anamorphic 1.2:35
*Requires a DVD-ROM drive on your PC with Windows 95 or higher to access DVD-ROM features. The DVD-ROM features will not work in a CD-ROM drive and may not work in a Macintosh computer.

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"We don't have time for subtle," says Brendan Fraser, the star of The Mummy Returns, neatly encapsulating the relentless pace and hammerheaded tone of the film. As is the way of sequels here we have more, more, more of the same formula: more explosions, more action and more mind-numbingly endless CGI effects. Once again borrowing shamelessly from the Indiana Jones series, The Mummy Returns, like its predecessor, has boundless energy but lacks the stylish verve and charm of Spielberg's trilogy. All the original cast are reunited, this time joined by WWF star the Rock in a cameo role designed to plug his spin-off vehicle, The Scorpion King, and young actor Freddie Boath who plays an English eight-year-old in the 1930s whose dialogue borrows from Bart Simpson ("Get a room" and "My dad's gonna kick your arse" are two of his choice phrases). Other cinematic thefts include a Jurassic Park-style creatures-in-the-long-grass sequence and a lengthy triple-threat finale along the lines of Return of the Jedi. Still, despite the wearying relentlessness of its computer-generated effects, endless chases and fights, this is undeniably fun popcorn fodder and provides some memorable scenes along the way, notably Rachel Weisz and Patricia Velasquez battling it out for the affections of nasty old Imhotep.

On the DVD: This two-disc "Special Edition" is a treat for fans of the franchise. The first disc has an anamorphic widescreen print of the movie in its 2.35:1 CinemaScope ratio, and a choice of Dolby 5.1 or DTS for the headache-inducing soundtrack. There's a decent commentary from the director and producer, plus a couple of DVD-ROM features. Disc 2 has all the usual stuff, including a 20-minute "making-of" documentary, a five-minute interview with the Rock about The Scorpion King, plus an exclusive trailer for it that is unsurprisingly reminiscent of Conan the Barbarian. There are also some detailed special effects breakdowns of key sequences, a blooper reel of outtakes and a virtual tour of the Universal theme park attraction "The Mummy Returns Chamber of Doom". Sundry trailers, production notes, a music video and an "Egyptology 201" text feature round out a well-loaded second disc. --Mark Walker



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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Format:VHS Tape
Although there are certain points in this film where you feel like asking the person next to you to pass the sick bag, it is great fun and you can look forward to meeting all the well-loved characters from the first movie, and an appearance from the ROCK which can't be bad. Brendan Frasier and Rachel Weisz are excellent as are all the other actors and the action and fight scenes are amazing. Another good thing is that although there are various twists along the way you don't have to think too much so you can just sit back and enjoy some good old fashioned guns, swords and goody vs. baddy fights! You'll love it!!! P.S. If anyone else is as interested in films as I am then please e-mail me or contact me on msn messenger!! I look forward to speaking to you soon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great! 23 Oct 2001
Format:VHS Tape
this film, although it was a sequel, i thought that it was much better than the first! my husband and i went to see this film at the cinema, and although we were a little diasappointed with the first film, we both thought that it had been money well spent. it would help, however, if you do have the first one to watch afterwards, because things from the first film are mentioned frequently in this film. although i have only given this film 4 stars and not the five that i think it deserves, it maybe because i am an egypt-fan anyway, and dont want to be too predudiced. anyway, for an evening's escapism, this is the film to watch!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars "Not These Guys Again." 29 Jan 2008
By Mark Baker TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
It's 1933, and the O'Connells are at it again. The now married Rick (Brendan Fraser) and Evy (Rachel Weisz) are back in Egypt exploring a long sealed tomb. They've even brought their eight year old son Alex (Freddie Boath) along for the ride. They're hear because of a bunch of strange dreams Evy has been having. Exploring the tomb, they find the bracelet of the Scorpion King (The Rock).

Unfortunately, they aren't the only people looking for it. A group of diggers has found the mummy of Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo). They intend to revive him and allow him to kill the Scorpion King, thereby allowing him to control the Scorpion King's army and rule the Earth. But, in order to do all that, they need the bracelet.

Which is why the O'Connells are attacked when they return home to London. And since Alex has just put the bracelet on, he becomes a target. Joining forces with Evy's brother Jonathan (John Hannah) and Magi Ardeth Bay (Oded Fehr), they set out to save the world again. But in this race again time, will they win?

Having been a surprised fan of the first, I was looking forward to the second. I was disappointed the first time around, but a second viewing made me see it with new eyes. The plot, while a little complicated, is actually more original then I gave it credit for being. It definitely starts faster then the original did. The story actually holds together well and the acting is fine. Once again, this really isn't a horror movie but an action flick with super natural elements.

Having said that, I do have definite problems with this movie. The introduction of the reincarnation back story still makes me roll my eyes. It might help explain why everyone from the first film is back, but it slows the movie down at times, too.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent if predictable fun 16 Sep 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
this film was so much better than the reviewers said . if you enjoyed the first one or anything vaguely Indiana Jones like you'll love it . not too much to think about but great no-brainer action .slightly far fetched at times but fantastic fun . amazing FX and action scenes with strong performances by all . leave your brain at the door and ENJOY .
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Indiana Jones 5 26 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This lates Brendan Fraser vehicle is not as bad as the media will ahve you believe. It's improbable, illogical and there is the obligitory annoying child, but it's a laugh. If you don't want to have to debate the film with your mates go and watch this one. The only debate likely to ensue is was it better than the first Indiana Jones rip-off (did i say that out loud?)Furthermore it co-stars(???) THE ROCK, reason enough to part with a few quid, well no, but the graphics of this film are very impresssive. The story follows Fraser's wife's (Weisez) in her quest to find her real identity, plagued as she is with notinons that she is the reincarnated daughter of the man weho was killed by the villan in 1 and 2, centuries previously. It's not a plot kind of film, but is splendid escapism.
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37 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best entertainment ever! 18 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:DVD
After watching the mummy I was eager to watch the sequel and I was so glad that it came out so soon after the other. I love this film! Its non stop action totally drawing you into its world. No its not deadly serious, no its not deep and meaningful blah blah blah but what it is pure entertainment, total escapism and stunning to watch.
The special effects are amazing and there are too many stand out moments to pick a favourite but the pygmy mummies are definitely a highlight. It was great to see the bulk of the main cast back because the main reason I love these films is because of the wonderful characters. I hope Brendan Fraser and the stunning Rachel Weisz get the attention they deserve now.
If you like action adventure with a sense of humour then you'll love this. It reminded me of Indiana Jones films and that can't be a bad thing!
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