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


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#1 of 41 soop.spoon

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Posted October 03 2001 - 12:06 AM

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?


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#2 of 41 Peter Apruzzese

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Posted October 03 2001 - 12:45 AM

I believe the release date was changed to next Tuesday, October 9th. Warner's B-to-B website lists that date.
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#3 of 41 StevenA

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Posted October 03 2001 - 01:34 AM

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 of 41 Abraham

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Posted October 03 2001 - 01:50 AM

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


#5 of 41 soop.spoon

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Posted October 05 2001 - 02:41 AM

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 of 41 Jim_K

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Posted October 05 2001 - 09:14 AM

I knew most B&M stores would not have it so I preordered mine awhile ago Posted Image . 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.

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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.

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#7 of 41 Mike Brantley

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Posted October 05 2001 - 09:44 AM

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 of 41 DeborahK

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Posted October 11 2001 - 11:38 AM

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 of 41 Jeff Swindoll

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Posted October 11 2001 - 11:57 AM

Here's another review : http://www.dvdtalk.c.../s340mummy.html

How can a DVD purchase that contains Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing be wrong Posted Image. Cheers.

PS..I probly wont get to my Mummy till this weekend Posted Image

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#10 of 41 DeborahK

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Posted October 11 2001 - 12:39 PM

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 of 41 George_Reis

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Posted October 11 2001 - 03:47 PM

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.

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#12 of 41 SteveGon

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Posted October 11 2001 - 04:18 PM

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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#13 of 41 Perry Williams

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Posted October 12 2001 - 12:07 AM

Jack, if I'm not mistaken, was Charlton Heston in this film?
If so then you know why you can't find it.

#14 of 41 Jeff Swindoll

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Posted October 12 2001 - 03:14 AM

Perry,

Chuck wasnt in the Mummy (1959) so the Heston conspiracy doesnt fly with this one. Posted Image

Cheers.

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#15 of 41 soop.spoon

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Posted October 12 2001 - 03:31 AM

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 of 41 Jeff Swindoll

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Posted October 12 2001 - 04:10 AM

Jack,

Make sure you photoshop Chuck Heston into that cover Posted Image. 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 of 41 DeborahK

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Posted November 05 2001 - 07:57 AM

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. Posted Image 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 of 41 George_Reis

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Posted November 05 2001 - 11:40 AM

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

#19 of 41 Derek M Germano

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Posted November 05 2001 - 12:11 PM

Just posted a review with some nice looking screen shots, in case anyone is interested.
http://www.thecinema....y-1959-dvd.htm

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#20 of 41 DeborahK

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Posted November 05 2001 - 12:21 PM

Derek,

Nice review! Thanks for posting the link.

Deborah

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