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Hammer classic The Mummy coming to Region 2 DVD/Blu-Ray this month

Oct. 1, 2013by: Kevin Woods

If you're anything like me you enjoy revisiting the classics of the genre that influenced all of the films that we love so much today, and October is the best month (in my opinion) to revisit or rediscover many of the best films of yesteryear. And who amongst you is not a fan of Hammer Horror? During the 1950's though the 1970's Hammer delivered some of the greatest films in horror history, including DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS, THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN and, of course, THE MUMMY. Now, torn from the tomb, THE MUMMY is coming to Region 2 DVD and Blu-Ray in a 3-Disc Double Play on October 14th, and we've got the details of the Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee-starring classic on disc below!

One by one the archaeologists who discover the 4,000-year-old tomb of Princess Ananka are brutally murdered. Kharis (Lee), high priest in Egypt 40 centuries ago, has been brought to life by the power of the ancient gods and his sole purpose is to destroy those responsible for the desecration of the sacred tomb. But Isobel Banning (Yvonne Furneaux), wife of one of the explorers (Cushing), resembles the beautiful princess, forcing the speechless and tormented monster to defy commands and abduct Isobel to an unknown fate...

Available 14th October in the UK on 3-disc Double Play, the pack comprises 1 x Blu-ray and 2 x DVD. The release also includes brand new documentaries, a new  expert commentary track from Marcus Hearn and Jonathan Rigby, and multiple bonus extras.

DVD DISC 1

  • Original UK theatrical aspect ratio: 1.66:1 (the film has never before been released at this aspect ratio)
  • Alternate “full frame” aspect ratio: 1.37:1
  • (Both  features have English HOH subtitles )
  • Commentary – New expert commentary from Marcus Hearn & Jonathan Rigby.

DVD DISC 2

  • “Unwrapping the Mummy: The Making of a Hammer Classic” -- New documentary about the film’s creation and history
  • “The Hammer Rep Company” -- New documentary about Hammer’s informal repertory company of actors.
  • “Stolen Face” – bonus feature (Terence Fisher’s 1952 crime drama, 72 mins.)
  • “The House Of Horror: Memories of Bray” – Hammer’s all-new documentary (45 mins.) which will premiere on Hammer’s YouTube channel before the Double Play release.
  • “Hammer Stars: Peter Cushing” – The World Of Hammer episode
  • HD Archive/Stills Gallery
  • Original industry promo reel restored to HD (6 mins.)
  • PDF booklet by Hammer archivist Robert J. E. Simpson

Blu-Ray to incorporate all of the above.

You can pre-order this set now right HERE.

THE MUMMY hottie Yvonne Furneaux

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