The Mummy Returns Ultimate Edition???

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  1. Chris_T

    Chris_T Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone have any info if this is in the works? I held off on the current version in anticipation of Universal releasing an ultimate edition around the time The Scorpion King hits theaters. But TSK is about a month away from release and still no word.

    Chris
     
  2. Chad Gregory

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    So far they aren't going to release an Ultimate Edition.

    There are a couple of The Mummy Collection 2-packs that are coming out on April 9th with the Collector's Edition of the first two movies. One in widescreen and one in fullscreen. Note that these do not include the UE of The Mummy.

    Looks like Universal decided not to piss off the millions..., and millions of people that picked up The Mummy Returns.

    -Chad
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Maybe the sales weren't what they expected on the UEs
     
  4. PhilipG

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    Well, if there's no UE, then Universal have really shot themselves in the foot. Due to their tactics on The Mummy, there'll be quite a few people who didn't buy the CE of the sequel and who will hold out (probably indefinitely) for a 2-disc set. I'm one of 'em.
     
  5. Artur Meinild

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    I agree with Philip here. This is stupid-upid. Not that I care what version I get, looks like I'll finally pick up the 2-pack then. But this really surprises me, and it looks like really bad marketing from Universal to me.

    First you piss off lots of people by releasing an improved version they didn't know about. Then you piss off a lot of people by NOT releasing an improved version when everyone expects it. DOH!
     
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    I think director Stephen Sommers has said that there will be no Ultimate Edition. He wanted to get it right the first time. He wasn't that pleased with Universal releasing a UE of the first one. If he had know, he would have gotten that one right the first time as well.
     
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  8. Chris_T

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    I think Universal really dropped the ball here. Didn't other regions get a 2-disc set? If they did, I think its stupid that all regions didn't get similar treatment. I'll probably wait a little longer before I pick up TMR, just to make sure. Thank for the info.

    Chris
     
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  11. Garrett Lundy

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    The Mummy Returns is a bad movie? The devil you say! But yes, I rented the P&S version from Blockbuster (I new I should have looked at the box to see if it was OAR, Doh!), What a waste of my money/time.
    Anyway, I found an OAR copy of TMR CE, But am still holding-off on buying because as soon as I do, somebody will announce the 2-disc release of the Ultimate Edition. Because of this I also haven't given the studio's any of my DVD-buying money for Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, or American Pie 2.
    Now I'm back to waiting for my 2-disc THX-mastered, DTS encoded, Rob Bottin and Joe Dante commentary track boistered copy of The Howling.[​IMG]
     
  12. Skoobooz

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    But Garrett, Scary Movie and Scary Movie 2 are Buena Vista titles, not Universal. Anyway, I too was hoping for a Mummy Returns: UE. Oh well.
     
  13. Ali B

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    The UK has a 2 disc set I think, which also got a 'Mummy Collection' type release with both Mummy UE and Mummy Returns UE (I guess it's called that) in a nice box.
     
  14. Filipe Almeida Paz

    Filipe Almeida Paz Auditioning

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    The UK release of The Mummy Returns is a 2-disc
    Collector's Edition which also contains a dts track.
    Despite of being 6-minute shorter (because of the PAL
    speedup...) (sorry, I had to say this...[​IMG] ), I think
    that the special features are absolutely the same as the
    ones present in the region 1 release. Although, I still
    have to confirm this...
    Actually, since it seems that an Ultimate Edition of TMR
    is not going to be, at least, available very soon, I was
    definitely thinking in buying the region 2 (UK) release...
    :b
     
  15. Filipe Almeida Paz

    Filipe Almeida Paz Auditioning

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    I just would like to add that the UK release has been
    cut by the BBFC [​IMG]
    This segment has been copied from BBFC's website:
    When submitted to the BBFC the work had a running time of 124m 21s.
    To obtain this category cuts of 0m 1s were required., some or all of these cuts were substitutions. The cuts were Cuts for category.
    Company chose to cut sight of head-butt, dangerous imitable technique, under the Video Recordings Act 1984, to achieve a "12". A "15" was available to the distributor.
    Although it is not much (just 1 sec!!!), maybe it is
    more than enough for me... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. YANG

    YANG Second Unit

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    THE MUMMY RETURNS DTS edition DVD is already available in R4 and R2.

    "Despite of being 6-minute shorter (because of the PAL

    speedup...) (sorry, I had to say this... ), I think

    that the special features are absolutely the same as the

    ones present in the region 1 release. Although, I still

    have to confirm this..."

    The UK release is an edited version with the head butt scene removed.The only available full-length cut release of MUMMY RETURNS is from R4.

    I am one of the mentioned collectors who prefer to wait for the ULTIMATE EDITION from R1.
     
  17. stewart borland

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    I already have a UK, Ultimate Mummy Collection, which is four discs.... is this what you were looking for?[​IMG]
     
  18. Malcolm Cleugh

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    Stewart & Ali

    I also have the 4 disk Mummy boxset from UK R2

    but this only states The Mummy is an Ultimate Edition whilst The Mummy Returns is only labelled as a Collectors Edition despite being 2 disk.

    Therefore there is still scope for an Ultimate Edition as extras on Mummy Returns labelled as Collectors Edition worldwide appear to be identical and the only difference is a DTS track in R2 & R4
     
  19. DanR

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    Well, considering Arnold Vosloo (AKA Imhotep) is saying that the producers have approached him about his availability to shoot "Mummy 3" in Summer 2003, you guys may be waiting a while for a Mummy Returns UE. [​IMG]
    Regards,
    Dan
     

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