The Mummy

The Mummy

Director: Karl W. Freund Cast: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners

DVD (Black & White / Dolby 5.1 / Mono)

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This classic tale of love and resurrection gets a very nice unraveling by Universal Studios. The print is presented full screen (standard) with an aspect ratio 1.33:1. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 (mono). The only language track offered is English and there is captioning for the hearing impaired in English. French subtitles are available. The print itself has a few minor fluctuations and some missing frames, but overall it is visually exhilarating. Bonus materials include a half-hour documentary entitled "Mummy Dearest" hosted by film historian Rudy Behlmer, which nicely covers the history of the film, its sequels, and the mysterious private life of film star Zita Johann. There is a ten-minute slide show set to music featuring posters and stills from the movie. Also included is a "Production Notes" section as well as a "Cast and Filmmakers" section with biographies and film credits for the main stars and director Karl Freund. The only disappointment is the commentary track by film historian Paul M. Jenson. Not only is it poorly recorded but his comments are not very insightful and tend to just describe the onscreen action. Still, this is a worthy addition to the Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/1999
UPC: 0025192032721
Original Release: 1932
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time: 1:14:00

Special Features

Production notes; Cast & filmmakers' bios; Film highlights; Theatrical trailer; Web links; "Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed," original documentary by David J. Skal; The Mummy Archives; Feature commentary by film historian Paul M. Jensen

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Boris Karloff Im-Ho-Tep/Ardeth Bey
Zita Johann Helen Grosvenor / Princess Anck-es-en-Amon
David Manners Frank Whemple
Edward Van Sloan Professor Muller
Arthur Byron Sir Joseph Whemple
Bramwell Fletcher Ralph Norton
Noble Johnson The Nubian
Katherine Byron Frau Muller
Eddie Kane Doctor
Tony Marlow Inspector
James Crane Pharaoh
Henry Victor Warrior
Arnold Gray Knight
Leonard Mudie Professor Pearson

Technical Credits
Karl W. Freund Director
John L. Balderston Screenwriter
Miton Carruth Editor
John P. Fulton Special Effects
Carl Laemmle Producer
Jack P. Pierce Makeup
Willy Pogany Art Director
Nina Wilcox Putnam Original Story
Richard Schayer Original Story
Charles Stumar Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter List
1. Main Titles [1:35]
2. A Field Expedition [1:33]
3. Imhotep [8:57]
4. Ten Years Later [1:39]
5. A Visitor [1:51]
6. The Dig [2:56]
7. Helen [7:26]
8. Doctor Muller [3:45]
9. The Curse [5:09]
10. The Scroll [7:31]
11. Disbelief [3:15]
12. Helen's Visit [2:09]
13. Memories [7:08]
14. Helping Helen [5:13]
15. Escape [:13]
16. Ancient Rites [5:25]
17. Intercession [4:52]
18. End Titles [1:58]

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The Mummy 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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I Thought this was a very interesting storie. It was the scariest classic I have ever seen, It was very susspensful, and a little confussing, but still very good.
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