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Universal Announces Specs for The Mummy

Posted May 14, 2008 10:46 AM by Josh Dreuth

Universal StudiosUniversal Studios Home Entertainment has revealed the specs for the upcoming Blu-ray release of 'The Mummy', due to hit store shelves on July 22nd, a few weeks after the DVD re-release. The film, which has been digitally remastered, will be presented on a BD-50 with 2.35:1 1080p video and a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.

Extras include audio commentaries with the cast and crew, four featurettes ("Visual and Special Effects Formation", "An Army to Rule the World", "Building a Better Mummy", and "Unraveling the Legacy of the Mummy"), deleted scenes, and a storyboard comparison. Exclusive to the Blu-ray release will be Universal's "U-Control" in-movie experience and a picture-in-picture behind-the-scenes look into the making of 'The Mummy'.

Also included will be a sneak peak at the upcoming 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor' and movie ticket offer.


Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (58 comments)


nhaase
 - May 14, 2008

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Do we know the video codec? Just curious.

bkbluray
 - May 14, 2008

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Sounds good!

seigneur_rayden
 - May 14, 2008

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Sweet. Way to go. Can't wait to pick it up.

matthewrounds
 - May 14, 2008

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AVC or VC-1?

Caligula
 - May 14, 2008

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SWEET!

MacDaddyOJack
 - May 14, 2008

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Not a huge fan of the movie, but I may have to re-watch since they are using a BD-50 and DTS-MA. Good call Universal, good call!

lgans316
 - May 14, 2008

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Codec no bar, Universal seems to be on a roll by offering the intelligent and cool looking U-CONTROL feature and DTS-HD MA. Looks like they have learned the authoring tools quickly unlike Warner. I think Mummy will be transferred to Blu-ray from the newly created DI. Bravo UNIVERSAL.

Marine Mike
 - May 14, 2008

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Finally a release of a movie that I've been waiting to see on HD!

Good job Universal!

CptGreedle
 - May 14, 2008

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Cool. Finally, a real release from Universal. I might have to buy this just to buy it!

NoQuestion
 - May 14, 2008

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wouldn't be surprised if its a high bit rate vc-1 encode

beatboy77
 - May 14, 2008

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I should be getting a review copy of this release the first week of July. Upon receiving this, I will do a good comparison between this and the HD-DVD version.

tru blu
 - May 14, 2008

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Can't wait to pick this baby up. One of my favourite films. Also, paves the way for Gladiator & Jurassic Park with DTS-HD MA. Drool...

bajor27
 - May 14, 2008

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I'll be picking these up for sure from the looks of the specs. Very excited

Blu Titan
 - May 14, 2008

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Very, very nice!

ZMan
 - May 14, 2008

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Definite buy on this one!

lgans316
 - May 14, 2008

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It's pretty evident that Universal has created a new DI for the special edition release. So it should look better than the crappy and disappointing HD DVD release.

obriensg1
 - May 14, 2008

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Very sweet. If they include a movie ticket with Mummy Returns as well I'd buy both. I told my old
man I'd take him to number 3 cause he loved the other two. We'll just walk up in different lines like
we're not together so we could each use the free tickets from the discs. Done it before

Amel
 - May 14, 2008

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Good job Universal!

Soundwave420
 - May 14, 2008

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Some good news. Ill be looking forward to this and the mummy returns. The scorpion king was
absolute crap. Wonder how the new will shape up considering the amount of time thats passed since
the second.

Beta Man
 - May 14, 2008

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wasn't a huge fan of the movie itself, but I will watch this for sure, since I'm sure it will be a visual treat!!!!!

haushausman
 - May 14, 2008

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The PQ on this one is going to be outstanding.

nycomet
 - May 14, 2008

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Remastered. That sounds good to me.

flickdirect
 - May 14, 2008

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Finally! Now maybe I can pre-order!

Lucy Diamond
 - May 14, 2008

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Just in time for my new Receiver!!!

Scorxpion
 - May 14, 2008

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i can see we should have a better version than HD-DVD.

One of my favourite movies including Mummy Returns .

Finally UNIVERSAL is online again announcing titles gradually.

Universal gives us the power of BD dont forget this

Robert Siegel
 - May 14, 2008

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Exciting news, thanks Universal for the DTS MA...awesome!

Esox50
 - May 14, 2008

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Yes, it's clear Universal is taking its Blu-Ray releases seriously right out of the gate. This is all great. Let's hope they keep it up.

yspkrk
 - May 14, 2008

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A very entertaining film with DTS-HD MA --> Definite pick-up!!

supersix4
 - May 14, 2008

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awsome will be worth the rebuy!

DisneyLuver
 - May 14, 2008

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I'm definately going to buy this one and the Mummy Returns, but I can't believe in the new movie Evelyn is going to be played Maria Bello I don't like when they use different charecters for previous movies.

NoQuestion
 - May 14, 2008

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now where are the preorder listings?

shakeyspear
 - May 14, 2008

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This will be my first purchase from Universal, hopefully the first of many to come, and it looks like it'll be a good one!

DisneyLuver
 - May 14, 2008

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I hope Universal starts announcing more titles soon especially for the holidays.

G_PIG79
 - May 14, 2008

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Awesome, will buy this for sure.

SkullPhyre
 - May 14, 2008

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This is good news. I just watched this the other night on Starz HD. I was so excited. Then the movie started. WAAAAY too much film grain. You could see lines and specs of dust and fuzz all over the transfer. At one point there was a yellow line 1 inch wide down the middle of the whole screen. I am glad to hear they are remastering it my b-day is july 20th nice present for me :0

All things blu
 - May 14, 2008

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I'm all on this one .

chnandler_bong
 - May 14, 2008

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[QUOTE=tru blu]Also, paves the way for Gladiator & Jurassic Park with DTS-HD MA. Drool...[/QUOTE]

I'm afraid I'm going to have to really REALLY agree with you on this one!

jd13
 - May 14, 2008

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i will wait for the box set.
PAX
JD

Gaius
 - May 14, 2008

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I thought the film was good, lets hope they get the transfer done good , i hope the uk version will be the same, i cannot wait for a few more from uni being king kong, a belter of a film.

There is a big negative about blu ray!!!

its costing me an absolute fortune to swap over from dvd but wat the hell yea!!

crazyboyhayes
 - May 14, 2008

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This Is What I Like To Hear! I Canīt Wait For More Anouncements About The Other Mummy Movies.

Robert Siegel
 - May 14, 2008

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Ditto on that-I would LOVE to have King Kong with DTS MA!!! Bring it on Universal!

Polyh3dron
 - May 14, 2008

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Wow, they're offering U-Control right from the get go on their BDs? Well gosh-darnit, color me impressed.

EvolutionCherry
 - May 14, 2008

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Universal has redeemed itself with this.

larryj763
 - May 14, 2008

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Wonder why it isn't 7.1 (not that I'm not very pleased with this).

wnicholas76
 - May 14, 2008

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Damn good job right there, Universal! And adding that movie ticket offer for "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor"? Pure genius!

Rainman208
 - May 14, 2008

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Sounds good. Keep it up Universal. Now just give me Serenity by my B-Day in Sep and I'll be a very happy camper.

Polyh3dron
 - May 14, 2008

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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE no overlays on the box art!

adkinsse54
 - May 14, 2008

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It will be a VC-1 encode!

tvine2000
 - May 14, 2008

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wow! uni is going all out.
beatboy good to hear from you.

Minimejer05
 - May 14, 2008

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I will buy this for sure.

jurassic_pork
 - May 14, 2008

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nice addition to my collection...

Blu Haze
 - May 14, 2008

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Gladiator will be great to have in Blu ray also..

fdm
 - May 15, 2008

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Maybe my first triple dip...

PeterTHX
 - May 15, 2008

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Hopefully it will have all the special features of the HD DVD version (from the DVD).

Too bad they're using DTS-MA instead of TrueHD. Wonder if it will have the bombs like the recent issue of "Golden Compass" did.

Steve_Hun
 - May 15, 2008

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Any idea/news about region coding on the Universal Blu-ray discs? I'm living in Europe and I would REALLY like to have this BD...

mugen302005
 - May 15, 2008

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I will WELCOME uni purchasing practically five blues on release day, something I had done only for sony and perhaps the harry potter blues.

Macca 22
 - May 15, 2008

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Definitely purchasing this movie but i have only one question - will universal blu rays be region free, because i bloody hope they are.

PeterTHX
 - May 15, 2008

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Clayton the bombs happen in certain hardware configs (designed by DTS) not software, like the PS3.

Due to the nature of the encodings it happens, DTS has said they can modify the encoders, but "Golden Compass" still had them.


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