The Mummy (1959)

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Released 22-Oct-2002
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NOTE: This DVD is only available as part of the Hammer Horror Collection (Warner Bros)

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In Hammer Studio's vivid 1959 Technicolor reincarnation of The Mummy, screen horror icon Christopher Lee wraps on the mouldy gauze bandages and emerges as the tormented Kharis, an avenger stalking the hills and bogs of Victorian England to track down archaeologist John Banning (Peter Cushing) and other desecrators of his beloved Princess Ananka's tomb.

"Lee looks tremendous, smashing his way through doorways and erupting from green dreamlike quagmires in really awe-inspiring fashion" (David Pirie, Time Out Film Guide). Awe-inspiring, too, was the box-office success of this third Hammer reinvigoration - after The Curse of Frankenstein and Horror of Dracula - of a classic screen monster.

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Starring
Peter Cushing
Christopher Lee
Yvonne Furneaux
Eddie Byrne
Felix Aylmer
Directed by
Terence Fisher
Music
Franz Reizenstein
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
Horror 1959 84:16 576i (PAL) 2 4
Video
Widescreen 1.78:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
English Dolby Digital 1.0 (192Kb/s), French Dolby Digital 1.0 (192Kb/s), German Dolby Digital 1.0 (192Kb/s)
Subtitles
English, French, German, Swedish, Danish, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, English for the Hearing Impaired, German for the Hearing Impaired
Extras
Theatrical Trailer
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