The Mummy [Blu-ray] [1999]

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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (125 out of 127)

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

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



Customer rating

4.5
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    different but dumb

    Posted
    prlwctd

    While credit should be given for making a different kind of mummy movie, the end result here is just a standard big, loud, dumb, SFX-saturated action mess. Rachel Weisz makes an appealing heroine, a amateur archeologist who enlists the aid of an American expatriate(Brandan Fraser, who has Indiana Jones-wannabe written all over him here, which wouldn't be all bad were his character not so annoying) to find the Mummy of the title. Unlike Boris Karloff or Christopher Lee, Arnold Vosloo's Mummy is anything but frightening or pitiable. There are also CGI bugs that run around all through the movie for no apparent reason.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A grand Mummy adventure

    Posted
    Countprice
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    Although The Mummy was never going to win Best Picture, it excelled as being a grand action/adventure film that is sure to delight most audiences. The combination of Fraser and Weiss (great on screen couple) along with incredible special effects at its time(sand tidal wave anyone) made for a very fun movie. The locations and set pieces also deserve a nod as they really brought to life the world of The Mummy. The Mummy has never looked better as is present here on Blu-Ray correctly replicating what was shown in theaters. The sound will surely give your audio system a work out too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie but online ordering has a hickup

    Posted
    Irvinraw
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    This is an awesome movie albeit a little old. My only problem was I ordered my item online. When I picked it up at the store, there was this big gigantic sticker that Best Buy placed on the box. I wouldn't want to put this box in my collection with that big sticker. Also it has a lot of adhesive so it would be very hard to remove without ruining the box. Find better procedures to confirm that the item has been obtained.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Brendan Fraser's finest film

    Posted
    flowerboy
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    I bought this because it was on sale as a promotion for the new "Mummy" movie. I'm not sure what there is to say about this purchase.. It's a favorite movie of mine. Plenty of action and humor. The story is interesting enough and all of the actors performances are great. Honestly, I haven't messed around with any special features. There's some deleted scenes. A few commentaries but I don't use those.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A 2008 disc in a 2017 package

    Posted
    Reviewer1138
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    Universal created a new disc for the release of the new Cruise reboot and a stellar remaster for 4k home video. Unlike that disc, the blu-ray here remains the same as it did in 2008. The picture may be to the liking of most but Universal saved some money but reprinting the same master as from about a decade ago. If you want to see the film at it's best you'll need the 4k version to do so.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun nonsense.

    Posted
    JKpinky
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    The Mummy is two hours of absolute machismo fueled nonsense. Everything about it is silly and doesn't work as much as it thinks it does (Brendan Fraiser's character for example), and yet all of it feels timeless. Like an unearthed adventure film from the 40's. And somehow I feel that's the tone they were going for, and it worked.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My Fave of the Series

    Posted
    Spartacus23
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    This Mummy still holds the fun adventure and nice comedic touches even in today's time. I remember watching this in the cinema when it first came out and thoroughly enjoying it. It never gets old. Aside from the classic Mummy, this was a cool retailing of it; Tom Cruise's version... not so much. Worth owning for the adventure!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Back to Ancient times

    Posted
    corporateanalysis365

    I really like this movie because it deals with ancient egypt history; it is also set in egypt. I have always been intrigued by mummies and ancient egyptian afterlife beliefs. This movie dealt with both of these things. It also has treasure hungry adventures and the beautiful Rachel Weisz. Those who love horror mixed in with some ancient history will definitely love this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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