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Lionsgate to Release Terence Fisher's The Mummy
Posted July 29, 2013 05:02 PM by Webmaster
Lionsgate Films UK will release a Double Play edition of director Terence Fisher's The Mummy (1959), starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Willoughby Gray, and John Stuart. The preliminary release date set by the studio is October 14th.
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 (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...
Original UK theatrical aspect ratio: 1.66:1 (the film has never before been released at this aspect ratio)
Alternate aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Unwrapping The Mummy – New 25 min. HD documentary about the film's creation and history
Hammer's Rep Company – New 20 min. HD documentary about Hammer's informal repertory company of actors
Audio Commentary – New expert commentary from Marcus Hearn & Jonathan Rigby
"The film has never before been released at this [1.66] aspect ratio" -- however, the domestic 01' WB dvd was a widescreen (1.66?) presentation. No mention of a new or recent restoration, but the extras sound mighty enticing ...
I pre ordered this morning. Keep those Hammer Films comming Lionsgate !!!! I just keep on upgrading my Hammer collection. 2 more on August 26 th Brides, and Evil. Universal Hammer Greats !!! Great bluray year for Hammer fans. To bad about studio canals Hammer blurays. I wanted Frank creat woman !! It was cancelled !!