The Mummy: The Legacy Collection (The Mummy / Mummy's Hand / Mummy's Tomb / Mummy's Ghost / Mummy's Curse)
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For the first time ever, the original The Mummy film comes to DVD in this extraordinary Legacy Collection. Included in the collection is the original classic, starring the renowned Boris Karloff, and four timeless sequels, featuring legendary action Lon Chaney, Jr. and others. These are the landmark films that inspired an entire genre of movies and continue to be major influences on motion pictures to this day.
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The first thing you notice about the original 1932 "The Mummy" is the atmosphere.Universal was the best,bar none, at creating gorgeous and elaborately dark and moody sets that appropriately generated just the right atmosphere.In this case it is ancient Egypt and in and around the pyramids.Why you can almost feel the dust and sand.
Boris Karloff plays the title role to a tee in the original 1932 picture ,fresh from his breakthrough role in "Frankenstein".He is Karis a high priest whose love Princess Ananka dies.He is so overcome with grief that he tries to bring her to life but is caught doing so.He is sentenced to death and is wrapped and buried alive.
About 2,500 years later in 1932 the tomb of Ananka is discovered by archeologists and is removed to a museum.Karis comes alive at this disturbance and becomes determined to re-awaken his love from her sleep.Her spirit flees into the body of a local woman.He tries to befriend the museum staff but things get just too frustrating and he takes matters into his own hands.He captures the woman in whose body the princess' spirit resides but she is confused and is having nothing to do with it all.She calls on Osiris to help her and the Egyptian Goddess strikes Karis down.
The franchise continues with The Mummy's Hand(1940).This time a Dr.Banning(recently from the Scripps Musueum) with his friend Babe are trying to find some kind of archeological find in Egypt that will restore the museums'faith in him.They find a piece of pottery which leads them to discover the tomb of Priness Ananka.Read more ›
The sequel films (four more flims in the series) don't have Karloff, and I found them average at best, with irritating comic relief sidekicks, perky dogs that lead the hero to the Mummy, no real explanation for how the Mummy survives destruction each time, and recycled plots. I suppose they're interesting to watch once, to see how the series degraded.
Worth buying, however, for the original film and extras, a decent documentary (though much of the information is related second hand, by film historians), and the trailers and commentary.
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I finally got this too add to my collection. Timelss videos. Very happy wifh this purchase. :-)Published 14 months ago by Judy P.
just like I remembered this movie was watched as a young child with my family now I watch with my grandsaonPublished on Sept. 16 2013 by laurie angrove
The 1st movie the mummy, is really good, Karloff should have won an oscar good.
The 2nd movie is OK but its not really a sequel, its just another movie with a mummy, but... Read more
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