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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
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 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
  • 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: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005NZIR
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,804 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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

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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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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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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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
After the financial success of The Mummy two years earlier, the sequel was inevitable. The big players from the first film are back, Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo and Oded Fehr. Stephen Sommers once again directs (and writes), Patricia Velasquez comes in to be a main player after her cameo in the first film, and young Freddie Boath plays the son of Rick and Evelyn who are now married. This time the cameo goes to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson who plays The Scorpion King and who is replaced by a very bad CGI version of himself at film's finale.

When the second sequel, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), was released, Brendan Fraser went on record as saying that for The Mummy Returns they basically remade the film they had already made in 1999! This is absolutely true, some new characters and an expansion on the O'Connell romance have been put in to beef it up, while some Zombie Pygmies are around to add extra monster factor, but yes! It's a retread only with more money spent, more effects (and better effects apart from Scorpion King) and more noise. This is actually OK for those who enjoyed the first film immensely, because "Returns" is every bit as enjoyable as family blockbuster entertainment. The Worldwide box offices rang to the tune of over $330 million in profit. That's a lot of happy families you would think!

So yes, it's a bit of a cheat, but much like the film before it, it gets away with it because the makers do everything they can to entertain the action/adventure loving crowd. With legions of Anubis warriors, those awesome Pygmies and the all round funny by-play between a cast comfortable with the material (again), The Mummmy Returns delivers exactly what can reasonably be expected of it. 7/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it. 17 Dec 2008
Format:DVD
The Mummy. More of the same. I remember when Star Wars first came out, and many whinged at Empire Strikes Back saying that it couldn't stack up against the originality etc etc of Star Wars. Years later a lot admit they got it wrong and Empire is the best.

I'm not quite saying any of the sequels beat the first one, but they're all fun; even if the third jars a bit the first time round...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful, witty and exciting. 10 Mar 2006
By Rachy
Format:DVD
Enjoyable film, no boring parts. Suspenseful, witty and exciting. Fantastic cast.
I dare say that this one is better than the first! I own all three and this is my favourite.
It's quite scary but not too much so that it becomes unenjoyable. Just light pieces mixed in with humour and a great storyline.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Awesome! 7 Mar 2004
Format:DVD
This movie is brilliant, even better than the original. The actors are fantastic, it's funny, action packed & the visual effects are superb.
I'm maybe a little biased as I'm obsessed with Ancient Egypt anyway, but how can anyone not love this film? It has everything you should ever need for a couple of hours of top entertainment!
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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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great film quick delivery
Published 17 days ago by Jo
5.0 out of 5 stars Action packed!
Great entertaining film, especially if you loved the first Mummy?
Published 20 days ago by Louise Ribbens
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good update for VHS copy
Published 1 month ago by Mrs S M Berry
4.0 out of 5 stars love it
love this film never get bored with it and with it being blue ray makes it even better give it 4 stars
Published 2 months ago by anthony charles deakin
5.0 out of 5 stars My Daughter loves this movie
Bought this as she only had it on video and she no longer has a video player. She loves the Mummy series!
Published 7 months ago by GrannyB
5.0 out of 5 stars Action Packed Adventure
Having seen the first movie, The Mummy, for me this second film is equally good and I enjoyed every minute.
Published 7 months ago by Colleen Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Better then the first one!
Ah The Mummy Returns! I really love the sequel to the first movie, I actually enjoyed it more. It's so much more action packed and the characters come more to life, now we know who... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Tamara2000
3.0 out of 5 stars Rotten tomatoes.
A disappointing sequel. It was ok. But not one that I'd be likely to watch again. The first installment was a lot better.
Published 11 months ago by Mark O'Hara
3.0 out of 5 stars Good film
The film starts with The Scorpion King leading his army on a campaign to conquer the world. The Scorpion King and his army are defeated and exiled to the desert of Ahm Shere and... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Andrew Berry
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Again
As good as the first, a right rip-roaring adventure , been looking for years for the HD copy and lo it's on amazon all the time.
Published 14 months ago by Mr D M Turner
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