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5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another release of the 1932 classic horror film, May 3, 2008
This review is from: The Mummy (Special Edition) (DVD)
If you prefer your horror the old-fashioned way with atmosphere, implication, and imagination versus explicit special effects, this is your kind of movie. Everyone already knows the tale, and everyone has already seen the movie. It is worth ownng though. It was made in the precode era when horror movies could still have a dash of the shocking. Plus movies were still learning to talk, so much experimentation could go on. The director of "The Mummy", Karl Freund, had worked with Fritz Lang and so hints of German expressionism can be seen in this film as well. The year before, "Frankenstein" had made Boris Karloff a star at age 44. It is here Karloff gets to use the power of speech to add to his presence in horror films.

DISC 1:
Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed
Feature Commentary by Film Historian Paul M. Jenson
Feature Commentary by Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Bob Burns, and Brent Armstrong**
Posters & Stills**
Trailer Gallery
DISC 2
He Who Made Monsters: Life and Legacy of Jack Pierce**
Unraveling the Legacy of The Mummy**
Universal Horror Documentary**

**New Bonus Features not on previous releases.
Note that "Production Notes" and "Cast and Filmmakers" were bonus Features in the 2007 single disc release. "The Mummy Archives" was in the 2004 release "The Mummy: The Legacy Collection". These may or may not be encompassed in the new release. Thus is the chaos that is the Universal Classic DVD department.
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Initial post: Oct 6, 2009 9:53:50 AM PDT
Looks like I will be getting this DVD after all. I wrongly bought a new 2 Disc UK pal special edition version of The Mummy In the belief it had the same features and new commentary of the new legacy series. I was Wrong. Whilst disc 2 is Identical, the first disc was just the old single disc version with just the Paul M. Jenson commentary. Thus I cant agree more with your views regarding the chaos of the universal classic dvd department.
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