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on 20 March 2013
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. 'The Mummy's Shroud' is the Mummy story we remember and is superbly acted by the brilliant Andre Morrell and David Buck and we also have Michael Ripper who despite being Michael Ripper seems to inhabit a different character for every Hammer he played. This Mummy is, in my opinion, superior to Christopher Lee's 'The Mummy'; Mr Lee's Dracula is faultless and Frankenstein's Monster really rather good but for film versions of the Mummy story 'The Mummy's Shroud' is better than the much vaunted earlier Hammer version.
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on 30 October 2012
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 shroud, the audio isn't quite as bad, but listening through a full theatre system, you will notice an inferior quality.

This review would otherwise be five stars as the picture quality is awesome, but the audio quality drags the rating down to three stars, maybe 3 and a half at best.
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on 3 December 2013
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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VINE VOICEon 9 December 2013
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 wit. The two Mummy films in between however, or so the theory goes, are somewhat underwhelming. That's partly true in that The Mummy and Blood from the Mummy's Tomb are the best films in the cycle but all the same The Mummy's Shroud (1967) is still a terrifically enjoyable film and much more original than its reputation implies. It is also, perhaps, the best ensemble piece Hammer ever made.

The plot, you won't be surprised to hear, concerns a group of Egyptologists being bumped off one by one after they discover the tomb of the boy Pharaoh Kah-to-Bey. What makes the film a success, however, is the quality of the cast (especially the ladies, who are all superb); the wit of the script and John Gilling's inspired direction. As the excellent accompanying documentary on the disc points out the biggest problem with the Mummy films is that you are always left with the same basic scenario, namely a bandage-swathed monster acting as a lone serial killer. Gilling's solution was to turn this into a virtue by making the Mummy's attacks brilliant set-pieces and by giving the victims sufficient character to make you care about their fate. Add to this an original twist and a dash of subtle depth in that all the women in the film, from Catherine Lacy's brilliantly creepy fortune teller Haiti to Maggie Kimberley's cool and intelligent linguist Claire de Sangre and Elizabeth Sellars' character Barbara Preston, long suffering wife of the boorish Stanley who finances the expedition, all have, to one degree or another, genuine second sight. The men, meanwhile, can barely see what's in front of their noses. Also it is worth noting that this film sees Michael Ripper's finest hour as he plays the character of Longbarrow, Stanley Preston's long-suffering secretary and perhaps the most put-upon and miserable character in any Hammer film. He's a poor old chap and no mistake, but he steals every scene in which he appears.

The opening ten minutes which consist of a bit of historical background from ancient Egypt are, admittedly, rather tedious and uninspired (they're none too convincing either with what is clearly an English quarry standing in for a supposedly heat-drenched Egyptian landscape) but after that the film takes flight with some excellent acting and inspired direction (in particular the way the Mummy is filmed - looming in a crystal ball in one instance and being viewed by a character wearing broken glasses in another) and the script is great fun with heroism, shabby behaviour, comedy and drama all being played to great effect. It might be 'minor' Hammer, but it is still entertaining and not without some superb set pieces. The quality of the restoration for the blu ray is also superb with the reds, greens and inky blacks all shining through. It's great fun, and better than its general reputation suggests. In short, if you have seen the other Hammer Mummy films then you really should see this one too.
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VINE VOICEon 22 September 2015
Brilliant transfer of an underrated mummy film from Hammer.
A superb role for Roger Delgardo who later became Dr Who's enemy The Master opposite Pertwee's doctor.
Nice array of extras too and with both Blu-ray and DVD this is a really nice special edition release.
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on 29 September 2015
One of my favourite Hammer films.A good story,Strong cast and an exciting finale all add up to a great adventure film in glorious colour as well.The dvd contains two versions of the film with extra footage on the blu ray version.A must for all Hammer film fans!.
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VINE VOICEon 14 April 2010
PLEASE NOTE: THIS REVIEW IS FOR: 'THE PLAGUE OF ZOMBIES' ONLY:

Diane Clare stars in this 60s Hammer Horror classic about corpses that rise up from their graves and walk among the living!

Plenty of male eye candy for the ladies in this; Andre Morell (look at those 'handsome' eyes!) John Carson and Michael Ripper.

One of the best scenes in this has to be the transformation of 'Alice' whilst in the open coffin - when Andre Morell yells: 'Zombie'!

Diane Clare was an accomplished actress who left a lasting impression on the 1960s. Her career included appearing in some major British Classics. She was particularly adept at making something major out of minor roles in some pretty significant Pictures. These included: (but were not limited to) 'The Haunting' (1963 original) 'Whistle Down The Wind', 'The L-Shaped Room' and 'Go To Blazes'.

Her film career came to an abrupt end in 1968.
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on 28 February 2012
The last hammer film to be shot at bray studio's and the third of hammer's mummy films.The main cast in the mummys shroud are
andre morell, john phillips, david buck and elizabeth sellers.The story is basically the same as the previous mummy films produced by hammer but very enjoyable and in my opinion it is a better film then the curse of the mummys tomb(2nd film) which was very good in its own right, but its not quite as good as the original mummy(1957) which i think most would agree is the best of the three but the mummys shroud is still well worth adding to your collection
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on 18 August 2009
the first movie in this hammer double bill features "the mummy`s shroud" starring andre morrell,john phillips and ,one of my favourite hammer character actors,michael ripper,in one of his biggest and best performances.A small archeological party ,headed by morell,discover the hidden tomb of "kah-to-bey" whose remnants they take to cairo despite the warnings of the tombs guardian roger delgado(the master in dr.who).This leads to a lot of death and destruction to the team.The second movie also stars andre morrell along with alex davion(gideons way) and is about a strange disease reaching epidemic proportions in the english countryside.The local doctor calls in the help of his old mentor(morrell) to try and make sense of it all.Amidst walking corpses,voodoo dolls and empty graves the couple embark on an investigation that uncovers a nasty secret.Unfortunately both discs have the same world of hammer episode"mummies,werewolves and the living dead"(25mins) along with various trailers and tv spots and two nice lobby cards. Reasonably good movies and nice to have them in the one package.
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on 23 March 2014
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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