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on 3 October 2016
This is a movie that horror fans are supposed to like, especially of course if you love the old black and white classics which I do. I also rank Boris Karloff as the greatest horror icon/actor that lived. But you should never be forced into thinking that a movie HAS to be good just because all of the great elements are included. The Mummy is decent but really and honestly is nothing special and is actually rather quite a job to get through- and most damningly we are only talking about 70 minutes.

Karloff is good as the mummy, but he's probably had 20 better roles. He spends almost the whole film not as the mummy, and it would have been better had he had the make up constantly on.

The direction is pretty abysmal and the dialogue and the way the scenes are acted out are stagy and quite frankly lethargic. Again this is 1932 and so many movies were still adapting to how to film with sound a completely different medium. For the most part the acting is wooden. What does keep one glued to the film is the actress Zita Johann, beautiful face and those eyes...!

Good atmosphere in places, but like the original Dracula, we end up being left with an average movie rather than the classic that most hail these to be.
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on 1 January 2017
It's a good enough film, it wont be appearing on any top 100 lists any time soon(including mine), but it doesn't try to be. It doesn't take itself too seriously, is very entertaining and it is quite cheap to buy. So overall a film worth buying, but maybe not worth watching more than 2 or 3 times.
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VINE VOICEon 22 May 2016
A team of British archaeologists on an expedition in Egypt uncover the tomb of Im Ho Tep, an Egyptian priest and he comes to life. Now that Universal are bringing back their monsters including a new version of The Mummy, now is the perfect time to revisit the original 1932 film. Looking very good for a 70 year old film, with an excellent performance from Boris Karloff as The Mummy, this is an eerie, creepy film. It might seem slow and even tame by today's standards but this has lots of atmosphere. One of the all time horror greats that went on to spawn sequels. A must buy for horror fans and fans of classic films in general.
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on 10 August 2017
This was my first ever scary film, age 10 and on a monochrome TV set. The mummy always scared me the most of all the other horror characters. I had this on VHS years ago and promised my self a DVD copy one day. It has all the old classic plus points and good plot well acted as well as all the nostalgia. I am very happy with my purchase.
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on 20 December 2015
Brilliant, creepy performance from Karloff as Imhotep, a 3700 year old Egyptian mummy accidentally brought back to life by an over enthusiastic archaeologist. He is determined to find the tomb of his lover from ancient times Ank su Namun.
The film relies more on a subtle scary atmosphere than overt horror, and this works well.
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on 1 January 2016
A classic horror film. The blu ray restoration breathes new life into this old picture, levels of detail are fantastic and sound is very clear. The story is very focused and well told and the cast is quite small. All the characters are well written and I enjoyed seeing how it would finish. Don't expect lots of blood and gore like lots of modern horror films go for.
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on 29 December 2015
This film is brilliant and doesn't really loose its appeal over time. I had the original on VHS so wanted the DVD to replace this. Amazon are brilliant with delivery and this was no exception. I have enjoyed this film many times since and it is an amazing price and easy to find on Amazon
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on 13 February 2013
Stephen Sommer's 1999 action-adventure flick The Mummy is a loose remake of the 1932 film starring Boris Karloff.

The year is 1926 and we follow American treasure hunter Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) who leads librarian and amateur Egyptologist Evelyn "Evy" Carnahan (Rachel Weisz) and her con-man brother Jonathan (John Hannah) to find the mythical City of the Dead, Hamunaptra. What they don't know is that high priest Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo)'s corpse is buried there. Due to his sacrilege he was cursed and buried alive 3000 years ago. When Evy accidentally resurrects him he is endowed with supernatural abilities and craves only to resurrect his love Anck-su-namun (Patricia Velasquez) even though it could destroy the world.
Unlike its 1932 counterpart, this film is a wacky summer blockbuster with a mix of action, horror and humor. In the original Imhotep was a tragic character while here he's a loud, bombastic villain portrayed menacingly by Vosloo (though he does lack the immense presence of Karloff). Rick is essentially Indiana Jones without the books (think Nathan Drake from the Uncharted game series) and pulls off his bits well - humor, charm and action.
Score: 4/5

Video quality is high and even though you hardly see any grain the detail is still unbelievable. The colors are vibrant and the shots of the Sahara desert are breathtaking. The visual effects still work - especially Imhotep's CGI rotten-corpse form.
Score: 5/5

Audio quality is something I can't really judge properly since I don't have the right sound system but on a stereo HD-TV it all sounds great - especially Jerry Goldsmith's beautiful score.
Score: 5/5

Extras are aplenty. You have a documentary about the 1932 original, another about the visual effects and many more. You have a "Visual Effects Breakdown" feature which shows the development of VFX for several key scenes. Then there are three commentaries: First is by Director/writer Stephen Sommers and Editor Bob Duscay; the second is by cast member Brendan Fraser and the third is by cast members Arnold Vosloo, Kevin J. O'Connor and Oded Fehr.
Score: 5/5

I highly recommend this to fans of the film and action-adventure films in general. Even if you already have the DVD this is a repurchase that you must own if you have a Blu-ray player.
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on 20 June 2017
Always scared me as a kid. The only horror to absolutely terrify me. Was great to see this in its entirety now being 24 haha. Also very affordable! Do pick it up, high reccomended.
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on 12 June 2017
A classic! Good fun to watch shame it's again part of amazon video which is an absulote bump. Pay for prime but half the movies aren't included.
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