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Mummy's Shroud [DVD] [1967] [US Import]

André Morell , John Phillips , John Gilling    DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: André Morell, John Phillips, David Buck, Elizabeth Sellars, Maggie Kimberly
  • Directors: John Gilling
  • Writers: John Gilling, Anthony Hinds
  • Producers: Anthony Nelson Keys
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Letterboxed, Widescreen, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: 25 July 2000
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305808198
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 165,863 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Living Dead Double Act 22 May 2010
Here we have a creepy double dose of walking dead movies that were made in the 1960s by Hammer Studios. Here's the lowdown on each film:

Directed by John Gilling
Starring John Phillips, André Morell, David Buck, Elizabeth Sellars, Michael Ripper, Tim Barrett, Richard Warner, Maggie Kimberley, Catherine Lacey, Roger Delgado, Eddie Powell, Dickie Owen, Bruno Barnabe, Toni Gilpin, Toolsie Persaud, Andreas Maladrinos

In Egypt in 1920 a group of British archaeologists discovers the tomb of a Pharoah called Ka-to-Bey. Ignoring all the usual warnings, the archaeologists excavate the tomb and eventually put the artefacts on display, including a mummy and its shroud that bears an ancient coded inscription.

It turns out that if the inscription is decyphered it has the power to bring the mummy back to life and, this being a Hammer Horror movie, that's exactly what happens. The grumpy old mummy then goes on a murder spree and starts killing people associated with the expedition.

This is probably the least well-known of all of Hammer's mummy movies (they made four in total) and it holds some significance in the history of Hammer as it was their last film to be produced at Bray Studios in Berkshire. This film is competently directed by John Gilling and features a fine cast of well-known character actors including Hammer-regulars André Morell and Michael Ripper. The cast also features Maggie Kimberley, who was also in Michael Reeves' "Witchfinder General", and Roger Delgado, who was best-known for playing The Master in "Doctor Who" in the early 1970s. The mummy was played by Hammer stuntman Eddie Powell, who doubled for Christopher Lee in many films.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Blu Ray of Average Shocker 28 Oct 2012
By Adrian Drew TOP 500 REVIEWER
The Mummy's Shroud, a rather talky, but beautifully acted little feature was the last film Hammer made at Bray Studios.

It was based on an original story by Anthony Hinds and then director John Gilling and is generally thought of being his least successful film. That said, unoriginal though the story line is it was directed - on limited budget - with some visual flair and the result should please both horror fans and Hammer enthusiasts.

The acting is excellent, from the leads as well as: John Phillips; Elizabeth Sellers; Catherine Lacey; Michael Ripper and Roger Delgado.

The blu ray transfer is a triumph of spotless and crisp high definition transfer almost as good as The Devil Rides Out and Rasputin the Mad Monk. There are good levels of grain too so the filmic feel is not destroyed by DNR.

Extras include:
The Beat Goes On: The Making of The Mummy's Shroud (22:00)
Remembering David Buck (5:37)
This moving tribute to the talented actor and husband of
Madeline Smith, will be of great interest to genre fans.

Stills gallery (6:09)
An impressive selection of posters, ad art, colour lobby cards, etc etc
Plus an extensive selection of
Hammer trailers (14:46)

The Mummy's Shroud
A Hammer Film Production 1967
Seven Arts - Fox - Warner Pathe
StudioCanal Blu-Ray and DVD Double Play Cert: PG
BD: Region B 1080p AVC / PAL / Feature Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1 / 90 minutes / English / LPCM Mono 2.0 Audio
DVD: Region 2 / 87 minutes / PAL / Feature Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1 / English / Mono 2.0 Audio
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Are you my Mummy?" 26 Jan 2013
Another brilliantly bonkers offering from the Hammer studios sees a group of intrepid/foolish archaeologists attempting to uncover the tomb of Pharaoh Kah-To-Bey - needless to say, when they do so the results are profoundly cataclysmic for all involved. Arguably the best thing about this film though is Roger Delgado's fanatical Egyptian Hasmid; he makes it his mission to resurrect Prem, the mummified chief servant to the king, and directs the ghoulish giant to slay all those involved in uncovering the tomb. Kudos also go to Michael Ripper as grovelling secretary Longbarrow, and Hammer stalwart John Philips as out-for-himself patriarch Stanley Preston, while the remainder of the cast are basically Mummy-fodder.
Garish technicolour, wooden acting from minor members of the cast, and a script that makes little sense, all add to the awfulness, making it perfect Hammer and a great way to spend a couple of hours on a dark winter's night.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mummy's Shroud 23 Mar 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
A great old fashioned movie from the Hammer studio. The usual story. Mummy's revenge on the archaeologists who violated his masters tomb.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Georgous restoration of an underrated hammer 1 Mar 2014
By suzie
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
The restoration effort buy both Studio Canal and Hammer is simply astounding for this underrated hammer classic keep up the good work.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By wabrit
The Mummy's Shroud has always been regarded as a somewhat second division entry in the Hammer canon, chiefly noted for the fact that it was the last film shot by the company at Bray studios and marked the end of an era.

This is partly due to the basic problem with Mummy films in that there are only so many changes you can ring with each outing. The film also suffers from a dull and unconvincing first 8 minutes of prolog set in ancient Egypt, but once it moves forward to 1920s Cairo things pick up, due in no small part to the fact that we are in the very capable hands of director John Gilling, who draws out a number of excellent performances and brings a real brio to the murder set pieces.

The new HD transfer looks really good; vibrant colours & nice inky blacks. There's an excellent documentary on the making of the film, and a lovely short eulogy by Madeline Smith on her late husband David Buck who has one of the major parts in the film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars BLU-RAY Review
SPECIAL EDITION: 1 Blu-ray disc + 1 DVD disc (same special features)

Feature running time: 91 min. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Darkalo
4.0 out of 5 stars Shockingly Entertaining
The first of Hammer's Egyptian outings, 'The Mummy' (1959), had style and panache on its side while the last, 'Blood From the Mummy's Tomb' (1971), had glamour, originality and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Gregory S. Buzwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Horror double bill
They're still good to watch even after all thease years and remastered in DVD The sound and picture is great.
Published 7 months ago by trev
4.0 out of 5 stars Beware the beat of the cloth-wrapped feet!
The Mummy's Shroud is directed by John Gilling who also co-adapts the screenplay with Anthony Hinds. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Spike Owen
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
been wanting this film for a couple of years , completes my hammer collection thank you , we have all the hammer films now
Published 11 months ago by michael casey
4.0 out of 5 stars Wrapped Up Nicely
The Mummy's Shroud - not the greatest Hammer film, but it's not too bad either.
It's the usual storyline, of opening a sacred tomb & then suffering the consequences. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Rick
5.0 out of 5 stars Class Act
The quality of 'The Mummy's Shroud' is right up there with Karloff and the modern Brendan Fraser offerings although each have their own intrisic charms. Read more
Published 16 months ago by sebquest
4.0 out of 5 stars Blu Ray good
Michael Ripper is a hoot in this Hammer outing.The picture is very good, on a par with "devil rides out" but not as good as Tigon's "Blood Beast Terror". Read more
Published 21 months ago by Vlad the emailer
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Great Audio
If you have read my review of Studio Canal's release of Rasputin The Mad Monk (released on the same date) you'll find that myself and other fans feel that there is a problem... Read more
Published 21 months ago by tangerinewolf
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