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The Mummy (BLU-RAY)

The Mummy

Movie
Studio(s): 
On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Grade:
C+
Running Time: 
125 minutes

This franchise is one of the few that count itself as a “remake” while completely changing the plot, characters and overall feel of the movie, and still remains entertaining.  Brendan Fraser’s decidedly “dull” performance actually fits somehow into the high-energy movie.

QUALITY:
The quality is unimpressive.  I’m not sure if it was a conscious decision because of the film’s inspiration, but it looks more like a 50s movie that was re-formatted into high definition rather than a newer movie that doesn’t need as much work.  The sound is, however, pretty convincing and sounds great in 7.1 or 5.1.

BONUS FEATURES:
Commentaries, Deleted Scenes, Featurettes

The movie surprised everyone by actually being good but the transfer quality is pretty disappointing.  The special features (including a new one featuring footage of The Mummy 3) look so bad that you feel as if you are watching a VHS, which isn’t a big deal to those among us that don’t care for special features too much.

Peter Oberth
Review by Peter Oberth
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