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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. It stars André Morell, John Phillips, David Buck, Elizabeth Sellars, Maggie Kimberly and Michael Ripper. Music is by Don Banks and cinematography by Arthur Grant.

Mezzera, Egypt, 1920, and an expedition to find the tomb of Pharaoh Kah- to-Bey gets more...
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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 recently with Canal's audio department. Rasputin's audio suffers badly, to the point that it has been suggested that Studio Canal should re-do it and offer a replacement! In the case of The Mummy's...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beware the beat of the cloth-wrapped feet!, 31 Aug 2013
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Spike Owen "John Rouse Merriott Chard" (Birmingham, England.) - See all my reviews
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The Mummy's Shroud is directed by John Gilling who also co-adapts the screenplay with Anthony Hinds. It stars André Morell, John Phillips, David Buck, Elizabeth Sellars, Maggie Kimberly and Michael Ripper. Music is by Don Banks and cinematography by Arthur Grant.

Mezzera, Egypt, 1920, and an expedition to find the tomb of Pharaoh Kah- to-Bey gets more than they bargained for when they unearth a shroud adorned with the ancient writings of life and death...

The third instalment of Hammer Films forays into Mumified based Egyptology, The Mummy's Shroud follows the standard formula but never the less entertains in undemanding fashion. Released as the support feature to Frankenstein Created Woman (not Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed as listed in some quarters since that was two years later), it's nicely photographed, stoically performed by the cast (especially by Hammer hero Ripper who gets a meaty role) and is pacey enough to uphold the interest. The violence aspects are strongly constructed, but kept mostly in suggestive terms as per visual enticements, and how nice to see the lead ladies here be more than token cleavage.

This was the last Hammer feature to be made at Bray Studios, so it has some poignant significance in the history of Hammer Films. It's not a great send off for Bray, but it's unmistakably one of those Hammer Horror films that fans of the studio's output can easily spend the evening with and not feel it has been time wasted. 6.5/10
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4.0 out of 5 stars Living Dead Double Act, 22 May 2010
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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:

THE MUMMY'S SHROUD (1966)
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. It is a common notion that the film was narrated by Peter Cushing but I am not sure that this is actually the case. It does not sound like Peter Cushing to me and when I tried to check this on The Internet Movie Database it said that this information was unconfirmed.

PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES (1966)
Directed by John Gilling
Starring André Morell, John Carson, Diane Clare, Jacqueline Pearce, Michael Ripper, Marcus Hammond, Alex Davion, Dennis Chinnery, Louis Mahoney, Roy Royston, Ben Aris

Strange things are happening down in Cornwall. Someone with a knowledge of voodoo is bringing the dead back to life. Can Doctor Peter Tompson and his mentor, Sir James Forbes, find out who is doing this and, more importantly, why they are doing this and put a stop to all this hocus-pocus?

Like "The Mummy's Shroud", "Plague Of The Zombies" was directed by John Gilling and this film is one of two films that became known as Hammer's "Cornish Classics" - the other one being "The Reptile". There is a really spooky atmosphere that pervades throughout this movie and this is most evident in the famous dream sequence set in a cemetery where the dead start to rise up from their graves. Once again, there is a good cast, including John Carson as Squire Hamilton and Jacqueline Pearce (who also appeared in "The Reptile" and went on to play one of the baddies in the sci-fi series "Blake's 7").

Both of the above movies are rich in style and atmosphere and make interesting viewing for anyone who is a fan of 1960s British horror 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
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Adrian Drew (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Mummy's Shroud (Blu-ray + DVD) [1967] (Blu-ray)
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)
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Shroud-pleaser, 20 Sep 2014
At long last I've managed to see this penultimate Mummy film from Hammer and I agree with the consensus Amazon rating. Apart from the slightly tedious pre-credits sequence this Egyptian outing rattles along at a good pace with a regular dose of bumpings-off by an above average mummy creature - bullets and axes simply throw out dust and material! Some allowance is needed for the desert scenes but overall the film is nicely photographed and has a cast of actors who give it credibility. In terms of the overall look and feel I was at times reminded of the colour series of The Saint when he supposedly had adventures abroad. Roger Delgado plays a deliciously panto villain (probably in training for becoming the Master in Dr Who) and his old crone of an accomplice could almost double for the old gypsy woman in Lon Chaney Jr's Wolfman. Superior to the Curse of the Mummy, not quite as good as The Mummy and still to watch Blood from the Mummy's Tomb which I ain't' seen in a long long time...soon though.
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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
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Georgous restoration of an underrated hammer, 1 Mar 2014
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This review is from: The Mummy's Shroud (Blu-ray + DVD) [1967] (Blu-ray)
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
4.0 out of 5 stars Splendid new HD transfer for a fair to middling Hammer, 28 Oct 2012
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This review is from: The Mummy's Shroud (Blu-ray + DVD) [1967] (Blu-ray)
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, 16 Dec 2013
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This review is from: The Mummy's Shroud (Blu-ray + DVD) [1967] (Blu-ray)
SPECIAL EDITION: 1 Blu-ray disc + 1 DVD disc (same special features)

ABOUT THE BLU-RAY:
Feature running time: 91 min. Audio: Dual mono LPCM, Feature aspect ratio: 1:66.1
Region B. English subtitles for the Hard of Hearing (feature only)

EXTRAS:
* 'The Beat goes on: The making of the Mummy's Shroud': 22:00 mins. documentary
* 'Remembering David Buck': 05:37 mins. featurette.
* Stills gallery
* Trailers: 'The Mummy's Shroud', 'Rasputin, the mad monk', 'The Reptile' and 'The Devil's Bride' (14:46 mins.)

FILM REVIEW:
The keeper of a pharaoh's tomb awakes an ancient mummy to exact revenge on those who dared desecrating the resting place he guarded.

There's nothing really new in this film. Once you have seen a Hammer/Universal Mummy movie seems you have seen them all.
The film feels a bit too long. Maybe through the lack of resources. The action takes place in a very limited handful of sets, namely the Hotel, the Site of the tomb, the museum and an allegedly downtown street of Mezzera, Egypt. Despite this and some other issues with the plot, some actors deliver very good performances - especially Michael Ripper, and the film do contain some nice production values.
Furthermore, the excellent picture quality on the Blu-ray disc makes this an edition well worth to own, in my opinion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Horror double bill, 3 Dec 2013
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They're still good to watch even after all thease years and remastered in DVD The sound and picture is great.
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