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  • Widescreen 2.35:1
  • 16:9 Enhanced
  Languages
    The Mummy - Ultimate Edition
  • English: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • English: DTS 5.1 Surround
    The Mummy Returns
  • English: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • English: DTS 5.1 Surround
  Subtitles
    The Mummy - Ultimate Edition
    English, Hebrew, Czech, Greek, Polish, Hungarian, Dutch, Turkish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Bulgarian
    The Mummy Returns
    English
  Extras
    The Mummy - Ultimate Edition
  • 3 Deleted scenes
  • Theatrical trailer - The Mummy, The Mummy Returns & The Mummy PC Game
  • 3 Audio commentary - 1. Director and editor, 2. Brendan Fraser and 3. Kevin J. O'Connor, Oded Fehr and Arnold Vosloo
  • Cast/crew biographies
  • Featurette - Building a Better Mummy, Pharoah Lineage, Visual effects, Egyptology 101
  • Production notes
  • Photo gallery
  • Animated menus
  • DVD-ROM features - From Script to Scene, interactive Mummy game, screensavers, Mummy Returns premiere live webcast
  • Awards/Nominations - The Mummy Returns
  • Storyboards
    The Mummy Returns
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Audio commentary - Writer/director Stephen Sommers & editor/executive producer Bob Duscay
  • Cast/crew biographies
  • 5 Featurette - The Scorpion King, The Mummy Returns Chamber of Doom, A Special Message from Oded Fehr, Interactive Visual and Special Effects Formation, Egyptology 201
  • Production notes
  • Animated menus
  • Music video - Forever May Not Be Long Enough - Live
  • TV spot
  • DVD-ROM features
  • Interviews - with the Rock
  • Awards/Nominations - The Mummy Returns
  • Outtakes
The Mummy - Deluxe Collectors Pack
Universal/Sony Pictures Home Entertainment . R4 . COLOR . 0 mins . M15+ . PAL

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Contract

When the special effects laden adventure romp The Mummy quickly became an international success, due partly to the lack of another Indiana Jones installment?, it was inevitable that a sequel would be produced. Who would have thought that it would also go on to top the original in terms of Box Office clout, even with a decline in the storyline originality.

The stories are pretty straight forward and are explained within the reviews below but in a nutshell we follow Rick O'Connell and his band of merry men trying to find the lost city of Hamunaptra to rid the world of Imhotep who has been resurrected and is out to take over the world. The sequel sees our hero and his new wife and son do exactly the same thing on a grander scale. Once again the O'Connells find themselves stuck between a Rock, a Mummy and a hard place.

Individual titles reviews
REVIEW: The Mummy - Ultimate Edition
"It's not the new Indiana Jones but it sure feels like it at times ... this ULTIMATE edition is the way to go."
- Steve Koukoulas

REVIEW: The Mummy Returns
"More spills, thrills and chills but no real substance..."
- Steve Koukoulas

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  Extras
  Overall
Contract

Not only does this pack boast the Ultimate Edition of the Mummy and the "Might aswell call it an Ultimate Edition" of the Mummy Returns, we also get one or two little additions that make it all worth while for the collectors out there.

Firstly is the packaging itself. Whilst it doesn't feel as sturdy as many of the overseas product that some of us lay our hands on, the effort to make this pack different from what is already out there should be encouraged. The cardboard box is just that, with the same window opening on the front as seen in the Simpsons Season one Box with the guts sliding out from the right. The guts is made up in the same style as what is found with the Simpsons, Sopranos and X-Files Seasons Boxen in a gate-fold style where each unfold reveals 1 of the 4 discs in the collection. For some reason, the feel doesn't give me much confidence in the longevity of the pack but it does look damn cool to have these two popcorn flicks packaged together like this.

The second addition is a senitype (one film frame snippet from the movie) mounted within a hard carboard enclosure featuring a larger printed image of what is on the film cell itself. This one here was numbered 136141 and is off the fight scene involving Nefertiri and Anck-su-Namun. Other than that, we have a high gloss paper slip for the chapter stops of both movies tuck inside a lip on the left most portion of the box.

All in all, this is a nice looking box featuring two excellent presentations of the original and the sequel. Whether or not an upgrade from your current collections is for you or not is entirely up to you. Those who don't have either DVD may find this an interesting proposition but be warned, if the Mummy 3 gets announced before you purchase this pack, then you know what you're going to be faced with in the future. Murphys DVD law?

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      And I quote...
    "a nice looking box featuring two excellent presentations of the original and the sequel"
    - Steve Koukoulas
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          Philips DVDR-1000
    • TV:
          Hitachi CMT2979 68cm
    • Receiver:
          Onkyo TX-DS777 THX Select
    • Speakers:
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    • Centre Speaker:
          VAF Signature I-91
    • Surrounds:
          VAF Signature I-91
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    • Audio Cables:
          Standard Optical
    • Video Cables:
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