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  The Mummy (1932 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boris Karloff as Ardath Bey AKA Prince Imhotep in The Mummy.
A 1959 British film entitled "The Mummy", starring Christopher Lee in the title role, was actually a remake of two later Universal horror films about a different living mummy, Kharis, entitled The Mummy's Hand and The Mummy's Tomb.
The Mummy very closely parallels the studio's classic from the year before, Dracula, with almost identical scenes, some of the same cast members in extremely similar roles (David Manners and Edward Van Sloan), and Dracula cinematographer Karl Freund as director.
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 The Mummy (1999 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mummy is a film written and directed in 1999 by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, with Arnold Vosloo as the reanimated mummy of the title.
It is a loose remake of The Mummy (1932), which starred Boris Karloff as the mummy.
Despite depictions in the movie, the Scarab beetle worshipped in Ancient Egypt was not a flesh eater.
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 The Mummy (1932)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The new mummy was christened Kharis--who had been put to death for much the same reason as Imhotep (a convenient choice, since it allowed them to use the aforementioned flashback footage)--and started a new mythology around him that would grow (and become sillier) through three sequels.
The Mummy's Tomb is probably one of the poorest excuses for a sequel to ever grace a series, beginning with the unbelievably inept explanations of how the supposedly dead characters survived.
Once again the mummy is revived to try to retrieve the princess, who despite her lack of memory has gone to work for a group of archeologists who are examining the building site before work can continue.
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 The Mummy (1932)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The mummy is a film that is rich in elements of the contemporary and the ancient of Egypt as the main background of the film.
The Mummy, produced by Universal Studios in 1932, reflects the fascination of the West to the ancient Egyptian culture and its mysteries.
Though it was repeatedly mentioned through the movie that the purpose of their mission was the service of science and scientific discovery, Frank’s father was the only character consistently supporting that discourse in the movie.
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 The Mummy (1932)
I came to The Mummy late in life, after a childhood spent watching Universal's second generation of Mummy movies (with poor, doomed Prince Kharis condemned to walk the earth searching for his re-incarnated princess).
The second generation left The Mummy in his bandages and robbed him of speech and made him into an automaton at the beck and call of whoever had a supply of Tana leaves.
The movie he inhabited was different from the blood and thunder horror movies that Universal specialized in.
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 The Mummy (1932)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Not only is the photography of “The Mummy” breathtaking and the element that creates the most scares throughout the film, the way Freund unfolds the story and decides not to show certain things is what makes “The Mummy” a genre highlight.
It is obvious that Karl Freund’s background as a cameraman has led to many of the film’s creative decisions and as a result, “The Mummy” is clearly the most visual and poetic of all the classic monster movies, and also the least horrific one.
It is hardly surprising, as “The Mummy” is not as widely regarded as “Frankenstein” or “Dracula”, despite the fact that it is actually the better film.
www.dvdreview.com /html/the_mummy__1932_.shtml   (1624 words)

 The Terror Trap: The Mummy (1932)
When most people think of mummy films, they might first picture a bandaged zombie limping about on a killing spree.
Once out of his sarcophagus, it becomes evident that killing is not this mummy's first priority.
Van Sloan is his lovable, monster-slaying self, but is reduced to an onlooker as a frantic Zita Johann brings down the hammer.
www.terrortrap.com /reviews/mummy1932   (379 words)

 CollectingChannel.com Movie Posters Can Cost a Fistful of Dollars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Though television and newspaper ads are the most common way to sell a film nowadays, movie posters have been a staple of the trade since the 1920s, and many posters command very high prices on the collectibles market.
Posters for forgotten movies filled with unknowns who failed to make an impression later in their careers are not nearly as valuable as those from box-office hits with a bunch of big names.
Promotional movie posters are great collectibles because they can tie-in to a collector’s favorite film or star, they are authentic and nostalgic, and they can be displayed with nothing but some free wall space.
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 DVDFILE.COM: The Mummy (1931) review
In 1921, and archeological expedition unearths the mummy of Im-ho-tep, an Egyptian who was buried alive for the sacrilege of trying to bring his beloved princess Ancksenemen back to life by reading the spell from the scroll of Toth.
Ten years later Im-ho-tep, no calling himself Ardath Bey, shows up at another dig and leads the archeologists (one of whom is Frank Whemple, the son of the leader of the first expedition) to the tomb of the princess, in hopes that once she's been unearthed, he can bring her back to life.
The Mummy is more than just a brooding, atmospheric horror movie, filled with moody mysticism: it's a story of love that not only spans the centuries, it reaches out beyond the grave.
www.dvdfile.com /software/review/dvd-video/mummy_1931.htm   (705 words)

 The Mummy Movie Review at Hollywood Video
Seeking to reunite with his princess, Bay calls forth all the powers of his dark magic to keep Helen in his thrall, and her suitor, archaeologist Frank Whemple (David Manners) at bay.
German Expressionist cinematographer Karl Freund made his directorial debut with The Mummy and he infuses the proceedings with a moody romanticism that belies its horror underpinnings.
The stills are arranged chronologically after the posters, to form a condensed version in pantomime of the movie's story.
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 THE MUMMY (1932)
While those elements are present here, the effects in 1932 were not as advanced and therefore the filmmakers had to rely more on acting and plot for scares.
Imhotep, a cursed prince buried alive thousands of years before, is raised from the dead, in 1921, by a group of archaeologists unaware of the evil they are unleashing.
Though horrified at the situation, she cannot resist the mummy's call and is forced to rely on her friends to physically prevent her from answering.
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 DVD Breakdown | The Mummy (1932)
Ancient Egyptian king Imhotep is awakened after centuries of slumber as a mummy and sets out to pursue the more recent incarnation of his age-old love.
Anyone would expect the movie to feature Boris Karloff playing a terrible, bandage-clad mummy lumbering about the shadows and generally scaring people out of their wits.
The eight movies that were selected as Universal's 'Classic Monster Collection' were released on Region 1 DVD some years ago, but have since gone out of print and have been put on moratorium by Universal, awaiting a re-release.
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 Universal Horrors - The Mummy [1932]
By 1932, Universal had established themselves as the leading studio in the horror genre, due to the success of their 1931 films Dracula and Frankenstein.
Karloff's character was now to be a reanimated mummy (called Imhotep, after an ancient Egyptian architect who was believed to have overseen the construction of the first pyramid).
However, the success of this movie resulted in a number of other 'Abbot and Costello Meet...' films, with the comedy duo starring in Abbot and Costello Meet The Mummy in 1955.
www.btinternet.com /~james.reader/themummy   (1903 words)

 Classic-Horror Review of The Mummy (1932)
While of the big four classic Universal monster movies, (including Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man) this may be the least fondly remembered, but it was one of the most important films the studio would make in the thirties.
Along with the mummy and scroll is a written warning of dire consequence to whosoever disturbs the tomb.
The Mummy was directed by Karl Freund, the genius cinematographer who filmed Metropolis and Der Golem in Germany before filming Dracula and Murders in the Rue Morgue for Universal.
classic-horror.com /reviews/mummy.shtml   (1253 words)

 Classic-Horror Review of The Mummy (1932)
To have to review this movie with a cast and crew this good is preposterous, but Nate told me I better or I’ll only be reviewing episodes of "Alf" (oh, the horror!).
While the original Mummy film (starring the unsurpassable Boris Karloff) was haunting, chilling, and downright creepy, this film adds a little more “oomph” to that concept.
I believe of all The Mummy films, this movie is the most fright-inducing.
classic-horror.com /reviews/mummy59.shtml   (470 words)

 Scifilm -- Musings, THE MUMMY (1932)
This fine movie did not establish the basic mummy mythology that survives; credit for that goes to THE MUMMY'S HAND, which, though it borrows footage from this movie, is not a sequel.
In this movie, the mummy is only seen as such at the very beginning (in a great scene); it contains the classic line, "He went for a little walk!" The rest of the movie is quieter and more poetic.
Incidentally, when I started watching movies on my local Creature Feature, this was the first one I encountered; unfortunately, I found myself bored after the first scene and found myself wondering where the mummy had gone to, and I failed to watch the movie in its entirety.
www.scifilm.org /musings/musing101.html   (275 words)

 The Mummy (1932 b 73') En: 7 Ed: 7
A 1921 British archaeological expedition discovers a mummy, who was buried alive, and a casket with a curse on anyone who opens it.
In 1932 Joseph's son Frank (David Manners) has returned and is told where to dig by Egyptian Ardath Bey (Karloff), finding a tomb sealed in 1730 BC.
Helen's reincarnation is more believable than a mummy reviving; but this enables the audience to experience fear of supernatural powers and their eventual defeat by the heroic young archaeologist.
www.san.beck.org /MM/1932/Mummy.html   (461 words)

 DVDFILE.COM: Camp Corner - The Mummy (1932)
I think it's a tribute to director Karl Freund that The Mummy manages to remain atmospheric and scary despite some bizarre lapses in logic and truly loopy dialogue that keep threatening to push the movie into the realm of high camp.
Hearing the voice of Ardath Bey, the resurrected mummy, calling to her mind ("Anck-es-en-Amon..Anck-es-en-Amon..."), she stops in mid step and walks of the dance floor in a heavy, hypnotic trance, leaving her bewildered dance partner behind.
We're told in a broody flashback (and the movie goes REALLY broody in flashback) that the whole thing got started when Karloff made the mistake of trying to revive his beloved Anck-es-en-Amon by reading the spell to revive the dead from the Scroll of Toth.
www.dvdfile.com /news/viewpoints/camp_corner/mummy_1932.htm   (829 words)

 DVD Review - The Mummy (1932)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The filmmakers were instinctively aware of the fact however that with "The Mummy" they could not use the same recipe, but instead had to create a different kind of suspense than the one created in "Frankenstein".
It is his remarkably restrained direction that puts the film in a league of its own and it only makes you wonder how good a film "Dracula" could have been with him as the director instead of only lensing it.
"The Mummy" is a phenomenally atmospheric film, and this DVD gave me the chance to see the movie in a quality that is better than any presentation I had seen before, despite its technical problems.
www.dvdreview.com /fullreviews/the_mummy__1932_.shtml   (1672 words)

 The Mummy
The Mummy is a rousing, humorous, suspenseful and horrifying epic about an expedition of treasure-seeking explorers in the Sahara Desert in 1925.
Stumbling upon an ancient tomb, the hunters unwittingly set loose a 3,000-year-old legacy of terror, which is embodied in the vengeful reincarnation of an Egyptian priest who had been sentenced to an eternity as one of the living dead.
The special effects-laden update of the 1932 Boris Karloff horror classic earned about $44.7 million for the Friday-to-Sunday period, said the film's distributor, Universal Pictures.
www.movie-page.com /1999/TheMummy.htm   (331 words)

 The Mummy Returns - Movie Preview
True, the story was loosely based on the 1932 Boris Karloff classic.
Two years on from megahit The Mummy, the dashing legionnaire and the feisty Egyptologist have a whole horde of new problems to deal with.
Which, fortunately, he did - fortunately because all the principals in the original movie had sworn they would never do a second film unless the script was up to snuff.
www.preview-online.com /may_june2001/feature_articles/mummy_returns   (436 words)

 Reel Horror Forum - The Mummy (1932)
Boris Karloff is the famous Mummy here and to this day, with all of the CGI or even latex, is in some of the best make-up ever presented.
It's a definitive classic that was followed by The Mummy's Hand, The Mummy's Tomb, The Mummy's Ghost and The Mummy's Curse.
Anyway I have only remember seeing the THE MUMMY once, and it was fantastic, it was probably 1979 or 1980 when I saw it, i was really young and my brother was around.
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 THE MUMMY (1932)
A solid entry in the Universal monster movie sweepstakes, The Mummy has fallen victim over the years to countless misconceptions from the wave of fake sequels and remakes.
Not really a traditional monster film, The Mummy is more of a dark supernatural romance in which one of the characters happens to be a few thousand years old.
Interestingly, though few seem to notice, it is also one of the most sexually suggestive and perverse films of its era, with Manners' bizarre seduction of Helen prefiguring an even more open-ended flashback in which viewers are allowed to see why high priest Karloff was punished for doing "unspeakable" things in his love's tomb.
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 Laramie Movie Scope: The Mummy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
May 9, 1999 -- "The Mummy" is probably the kind of movie that the makers of "Godzilla" wished they had made, a big, sprawling adventure-horror with some comedy to go with all the special effects and stunts.
"The Mummy," is sort of a cross between the old Mummy films which date back to 1932 and a movie like "Raiders of the Lost Ark," where there are elements of horror, adventure and comedy, along with a very high body count.
Unlike Boris Karloff's old mummy, this one is not slow and it has supernatural powers, such as the ability to turn into sand and become a whirlwind or a sandstorm.
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 JoBlo reviews the movie "The Mummy"
This is the perfect movie to go see if you want to escape to a place of the past, with breath-taking images of the desert, damsels in distress, swash-buckling and gun-toting heroes and a gallery of mummies ready to skin you to the bone, in hopes of regaining their own livelihood.
The cast is also very good, with Fraser leading the way as the man who likes to kick mummy ass, John Hannah as the always amusing brother of the leading lady, and Kevin O'Connor as the quirky weasel who gets into cahoots with the bandaged corpse himself.
All in all, a fun time at the movies, with plenty of action, comedy, adventure and romance to satisfy everyone waiting impatiently for THE PHANTOM MENACE (8/10), and some of the coolest special effects this side of THE MATRIX (8/10).
www.joblo.com /mummy.htm   (1892 words)

 DVD Savant Review: The Mummy: The Legacy Collection
The Mummy captures a sepulchral tone by using stasis as a metaphor for death.
All four of the Universal Mummy sequels are here on two sides of a single disc; superior encoding and their brief average length keep them looking sharp, better than the pricey old laserdisc set from the 1990s.
The Mummy's Ghost came on one day and I was excited to be enough "in the know" to predict what the Tana leaves were about, etc. The heroine Amina is put through the ceremony to make her one of the living dead.
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 DVD REVIEW (R1) THE MUMMY 1932 Boris Karloff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The print of the 1932 original is in degenerated condition.
The DVD is presented with a 60 Minute documentary that explores the background of THE MUMMY as a picture and put the working conditions at Universal as well as the era this picture was made in and the intentions of Universal into context.
A good presentation from Universal, who had previously already shown on Laserdisc that they could bring these old gems which have been discarded for such a long time (in terms of preservation, most of these classics were copied endlessly from the negative until it would fall apart) back to life in a decent form.
www.dvdscan.com /mummy32.htm   (437 words)

 The Flick Filosopher | The Mummy (1932)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Okay, we could have done without Stargate, but my point is this: 1932's The Mummy was the spark that ignited moviegoers' love of shifting desert sands, adventurous archeology, and the mysteries of the past, a love that inspired some of the greatest films of all time and way too many movies not worth remembering.
The casket has an "unbroken seal," so the archeologists proceed to break it, and within they discover an ancient scroll, which, unbeknownst to them, is the Scroll of Thoth, which Isis used to raise Osiris from the dead, all those years ago.
But the things that endure in moviedom from The Mummy are the pith helmets and fezzes, the ancient curses, the protective amulets, and the rational disdain for the supernatural that invariably comes back to haunt our heroes.
www.flickfilosopher.com /flickfilos/archive/004q/mummy.shtml   (533 words)

 Mummy Movies: The Mummy (1932)
This is the original mummy movie, made in 1932 and starring Boris Karloff.
It is one scary movie (I should know, I was scared many times in my childhood watching it late on a Saturday night)--though much more is left to the imagination than in any horror movie these days.
It tells the story of Imhotep, an Egyptian mummy (disturbed in his unmarked grave by dastardly archaeologists, of course), who awakens and wishes to be reunited with his ancient love (named Anck-es-en-Amon, after King Tut's wife--though the movie character has no relation to King Tut at all).
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