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The Mummy Collector's Set [3 Discs] [DVD]

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.5
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

Special Features

  • The Mummy:
  • Deleted scenes
  • "Building a Better Mummy," an in-depth look into the creative and technical processes that brought us the heart-stopping visual effects of the film, with director Stephen Sommers and the crew at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)
  • Visual and special-effects formation
  • Egyptology 101
  • Feature commentary with director Stephen Sommers and editor Bob Ducsay
  • Theatrical trailers
  • The Mummy Returns:
  • Outtakes
  • An exclusive conversation with the Rock
  • Spotlight on location: The making of The Mummy Returns
  • Unlock the secrets to The Scorpion King
  • Egyptology 201
  • Live's "Forever May Not Be Long Enough" music video
  • Feature commentary
  • Theatrical trailer
  • The Scorpion King:
  • Alternate version in enhanced viewing mode
  • Feature commentary with the Rock: See the Rock as he records the commentary live
  • Feature commentary with director Chuck Russell
  • Godsmack music video "I Stand Alone"
  • Preparing the fight: A look at the process of shooting a fight sequence
  • The making of The Scorpion King
  • The special effects
  • The Rock and Michael Clarke Duncan
  • Ancient-world Production design
  • Working with animals
  • Scorpion King: Man or Myth?

Synopsis

The Mummy
Loosely adapted from the classic 1932 horror film starring Boris Karloff, The Mummy is set in Egypt, where over 3,000 years ago the high priest Imhotep (played by Arnold Vosloo) was given the all-important assignment of preparing the recently dead for their journey into the afterlife. However, Imhotep made one terrible mistake - he became smitten with Anck-Su-Namun, the mistress of the Pharaoh himself. Driven mad by jealousy and love, Imhotep murdered the Pharaoh, and his punishment was to be buried alive and suffer the torment of an eternal life in his wretched tomb. In 1925, a band of adventurers seeking fame and fortune - led by Rick O'Connel (Brendan Fraser), an American expatriate who has joined the foreign legion, and Evelyn Carnarvon (Rachel Weisz), an amateur archeologist - find a previously unknown burial site in Egypt. The team starts to dig, hoping to find lost riches, but instead they disturb the tomb of Imhotep, and soon the cursed priest rises from his grave to wreck vengeance on humanity. The Mummy was written and directed by Stephen Sommers, whose previous cinematic journeys into the past include The Jungle Book and The Adventures Of Huck Finn. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

The Mummy Returns
This big-budget sequel from writer/director Stephen Sommers navigates much of the same cliffhanger territory as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones franchise. It is 1933, eight years after the events of The Mummy (1999). Legionnaire Rick O'Connell Brendan Fraser has married his Egyptologist girlfriend Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz) and the couple has settled in London, where they're raising their young son Alex (Freddie Boath). The family's domestic tranquility is shattered when the 3,000-year-old mummified corpse of Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo), which has been shipped to the British Museum, is resurrected once again to resume his evil quest for immortality. In the meantime, another ancient threat emerges in the form of the Scorpion King (professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson, aka. the Rock), a mighty warrior frozen in time with his supernatural army. In order to save his family, Rick is forced to seek a mythical pyramid of gold, facing marauding bands of pygmy skeletons, among other hazards. The Mummy Returns co-stars John Hannah, Oded Fehr, and Patricia Velasquez. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

The Scorpion King
The Rock has his first starring role in this prequel to The Mummy films, which was developed while The Mummy Returns was still in production. The film takes place in ancient times, when a mighty swordsman, Memnon (Steven Brand, making his film debut) ruled over nearly all the known world. Memnon, a brutal tyrant, defeats his enemies in battle with the help of a beautiful sorceress, Cassandra (Kelly Hu), who can predict the future. The last of the "free tribes" form a fragile alliance to fight Memnon, and hire a trio of Akkadian assassins, led by Mathayus (pro wrestler The Rock, who made his big-screen debut as this character in The Mummy Returns), to kill the sorceress and thus remove Memnon's advantage. Balthazar (Michael Clarke Duncan of The Green Mile), the powerful leader of the Nubians, objects to hiring mercenaries, but the plan goes forward. The assassins are betrayed by Takmet (Peter Facinelli), the son of one of the tribal leaders, and Mathayus finds himself unable to kill Cassandra. Thanks to the unlikely machinations of Cassandra, and the aid of a horse thief, Arpid (Grant Heslov of True Lies), Mathayus escapes to the desert. He eventually abducts Cassandra, who explains that Memnon was holding her against her will. Mathayus thwarts Memnon's efforts to re-capture Cassandra, then uses his newfound sense of justice to convince the surviving tribal leaders to join forces again to defeat Memnon. The Scorpion King was directed by Chuck Russell. Jonathan Hales (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones) was credited with the story, and WWF owner Vince McMahon has an executive producer credit. The film, which was shot in the U.S. (very unusual for a big action film), reportedly underwent extensive re-shoots when the first cut came in with a running time of 70 minutes. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Brendan Fraser
    Brendan Fraser - Rick O'Connell
  • Rachel Weisz
    Rachel Weisz - Evelyn
  • John Hannah
    John Hannah - Jonathan
  • Arnold Vosloo
    Arnold Vosloo - Imhotep
  • Kevin J. O'Connor
    Kevin J. O'Connor - Beni

Overall Customer Rating

4.5 (6 Reviews)
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