The Mummy Blu-ray
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Directed by Karl Freund
Produced in 1932
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - American film
Boris Karloff, Zita Johann
The original and still unsurpassed version of the tale in which a 3,700 year old mummy is brought to life. It's terrifying, funny and visually arresting, and Boris Karloff is little short of brilliant.
During a 1921 archaeological dig, the expedition members discover a sarcophagus in an unmarked grave. It contains the mummy of priest Im-Ho-Tep (Boris Karloff), who was buried alive as a punishment for attempting to bring a vestal virgin he loved back to life. Returned to life, Im-Ho-Tep adopts the garb of a modern Egyptian and goes in search of his former love, echoes of whose physical form he finds in expedition member Helen Grosvenor.
Publisher: Universal Pictures
Length: 73 mins
Cat No: 8291427
Format: Blu-ray B&W
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- He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art Of Jack Pierce
- Unravelling the Legacy of The Mummy
- The Mummy Archives
- Feature Commentary by Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Bob Burns and Brent Armstrong
- Feature Commentary by Film Historian Paul M. Jensen
- 100 Years of Universal: The Carl Laemmle Era.
by Anon on 23rd August 2004
About as slow as a race between a slug and a snail on a marble fireplace and all the better for it. Boris Karloff gives an etheral, tragic but above all frightening pe... Read on
About as slow as a race between a slug and a snail on a marble fireplace and all the better for it. Boris Karloff gives an etheral, tragic but above all frightening performance. A (dead) man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants is more terrifying than a lumbering A+E patient with his arms outstretched. A slow pace works for this film because like the powers of the mummy the film is very hypnotic. This is a beautiful and poetic film. The Universal Horrors directed by James Whale are excellent and entertaining but there is something divine about Karl Freund's debut. Hollywood has made Orphee long before Jean Cocteau ever did. Hide