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anyone get Warner's "The Mummy"? (Hammer's 1959 version)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by soop.spoon, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. soop.spoon

    soop.spoon Well-Known Member

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    I cannot find this disc at local retailers and I've searched the internet for reviews... nothing!
    Has anyone picked this disc up yet?
    If so, how does it look/sound?
    Thanks
     
  2. Peter Apruzzese

    Peter Apruzzese Well-Known Member

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    I believe the release date was changed to next Tuesday, October 9th. Warner's B-to-B website lists that date.
     
  3. StevenA

    StevenA Well-Known Member

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    This was indeed released yesterday (I picked mine up at Dave's Video, although that's a little far for you to drive).
    I am so excited about having this in my hands. I picked up Terminator yesterday as well, and haven't had time to check out either, but the title I'm most excited about is Hammer's Mummy!
     
  4. Abraham

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    Not here. I pre-ordered it for $10.47 from DVDPlanet.com, and they now show its status as "coming soon".
     
  5. soop.spoon

    soop.spoon Well-Known Member

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    Well, some retailers ( dvdempire.com ) finally have the box art up, but I still can't find this title at any local retailers. Additionally, no reviews have turned up on the web yet either.
    Bummer.
     
  6. Jim_K

    Jim_K Well-Known Member

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    I knew most B&M stores would not have it so I preordered mine awhile ago [​IMG] . I popped it in the player the other day just to check it out briefly. The picture quality seems to be the best I've ever seen of this film and yes it is ANAMORPHIC widescreen. The sound is adequate although a little tinny especially with the musical score (although Hammer's musical scores tend to be a little harsh sounding) but I didn't expect a rousing new mix for this film anyway.
    [​IMG]
    All in all as a huge HAMMER fan I am very happy to finally see this on DVD. Now if we could just kick Warner in the ass to get them to release their other HAMMER classics.
    Jim
     
  7. Mike Brantley

    Mike Brantley Well-Known Member

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    My Mummy disc from DVDEmpire came yesterday. Haven't even had time to take the shrinkwrap off, but I'll be looking at it this weekend. Hope you get yours soon.
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  8. DeborahK

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    So, have you all watched your Mummy DVDs yet? Any more opinions on this title? I read a really good on-line review of this film today and now I am wondering if this is worth buying. I have never seen this version of the film.
    Deborah
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  9. Jeff Swindoll

    Jeff Swindoll Well-Known Member

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    Here's another review : http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s340mummy.html. Cheers.
    PS..I probly wont get to my Mummy till this weekend [​IMG]
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    I didnt play Dungeons and Dragons all those years and not learn something about courage.
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  10. DeborahK

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    Jeff,
    Just the review I read! I have not seen many Hammer films, with the exception of the Hammer version of The Phantom of the Opera, a some what muddled but none the less rather interesting take on the POTO story. and I know Christopher Lee, of course, but am not so familiar with Peter Cushing. Still, I like a lot of horror movies and enjoy many older films, so perhaps I should give this one a go.
    Deborah
    p.s. I have not seen the original The Mummy in more than 30 years, but I remember being pretty terrified by it the night my brother and I watch it on a late night movie show.
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  11. George_Reis

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    Warner has their work cut out for them. With THE MUMMY out, next they must do these Hammer films:
    CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN
    HORROR OF DRACULA
    DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE
    TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA
    DRACULA A.D. 1972
    FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED
    WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH
    SHE
    MOON ZERO TWO
    What are you waiting for Warner??? For another MUMMY review, see www.dvddrive-in.com.
    [Edited last by George_Reis on October 11, 2001 at 10:48 PM]
     
  12. SteveGon

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    I've never seen Hammer's The Mummy. Sounds pretty cool - you really can't go wrong with Lee and Cushing. I'll check it out!
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    He thought on homeland, the big timber, the air thin and chill all the year long. Tulip poplars so big through the trunk they put you in mind of locomotives set on end. He thought of getting home and building him a cabin on Cold Mountain so high that not a soul but the nighthawks passing across the clouds in autumn could hear his sad cry. Of living a life so quiet he would not need ears. And if Ada would go with him, there might be the hope, so far off in the distance he did not even really see it, that in time his despair might be honed off to a point so fine and thin that it would be nearly the same as vanishing.
    -- Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain
     
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    Jack, if I'm not mistaken, was Charlton Heston in this film?
    If so then you know why you can't find it.
     
  14. Jeff Swindoll

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    Perry,
    Chuck wasnt in the Mummy (1959) so the Heston conspiracy doesnt fly with this one. [​IMG]
    Cheers.
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  15. soop.spoon

    soop.spoon Well-Known Member

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    Jeff,
    Perry is well aware that Mr. Heston is not in this movie. He's just trying to get a reaction from me.
    Anyway... I finally got this DVD from dvdmepire... very psyched watch it this weekend!
    (I'm also psyched to create an Anchor Bay-like keepcase cover for it)
     
  16. Jeff Swindoll

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    Jack,
    Make sure you photoshop Chuck Heston into that cover [​IMG]. But seriously, will you just be doing a reproduction of WB's or designing your own? Put a scan up when you're done. Cheers.
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  17. DeborahK

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    Just thought I would pop back in here to say that I did finally see the 1957 Hammer The Mummy. A friend with a Netflix account rented it for me (rentmydvd.com did not have it) and I watched it the weekend before Halloween. Thanks for the recommendations -- I did really enjoy it!
    I also saw The Horror of Dracula on the Sci-Fi channel the same weekend. So I now know who Peter Cushing is -- consider me a convert. [​IMG] I will probably buy the Hammer Mummy eventually. One odd thing about the disk, tho -- I could not get the scene selection option to work on my DVD player. Anyone else, have a problem with this?
    Deborah
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  18. George_Reis

    George_Reis Well-Known Member

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    Attention Warner! Wake up an release:
    TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA
    FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTOYED
    DRACULA A.D. 1972
    and the many other Hammer prisoners
     
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  20. DeborahK

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    Derek,
    Nice review! Thanks for posting the link.
    Deborah
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