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The Mummy's Shroud
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"The Mummy's Shroud" takes place primarily in Cairo, Egypt in 1920. An archaeological team has found the mummified remains of a child who was an Egyptian prince in 2000 B.C. Naturally, there is a curse that begins killing everyone who entered the sacred tomb. What distinguishes this mummy feature from all the others? It is the prince's mummified servant who is brought to life and kills. Some of the deaths are quite gruesome, especially that of the man who is thrown onto his bed, wrapped up in his sheets, and tossed out the window - quite heart pounding. The shroud that was stolen from the mummified prince must be found; only it can stop the violence.
"The Plague of the Zombies" is set in the English countryside of the 1800s. It is action packed from beginning to end and has a high body count. At least twelve villagers have died under mysterious circumstances when a doctor arrives to investigate a plague. Upon further investigation, it is learned that their graves are empty. How and why have the dead risen? There is a conspiracy involving a rich man who controls the village and the evil young men who are living with him. Blood sacrifices, voodoo rituals, and an abandoned mine play important roles in this creepy, atmospheric gothic horror. I only wish Hammer Production had made more zombie features as they did with the vampire, mummy, and Frankenstein monster.
This DVD is highly recommended for fans of gothic horror, Hammer films, and the living dead. "The Mummy's Shroud" and "The Plague of the Zombies" are perfect together, especially since they were both produced by Anthony Nelson-Keys and directed by John Gilling.
As the film begins, we're in ancient Egypt, as a tale of a greed and deception unfolds, one that leads to the untimely death of a young pharaoh named Kah-to-Bey, and also of his sworn protector/slave named Prem. Fast-forward to the 1920's, and we now bare witness to a British archeological team, led by Sir Basil Walden (Morell) seeking to locate the tomb of Kah-to-Bey. Also included in the group is Paul Preston (Buck), whose father is financing the entire affair, Claire, assistant to Sir Basil, and a photographer who's name isn't really important as it soon becomes apparent through lack of character development he'll probably meet his maker in the not too distant future (and he does). The search has yet to bear fruit, and things go from bad to worse as the team doesn't return and is thought lost in the expansive deserts of Egypt.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hammer made only a few mummy movies the best being Curse of the Mummy's Tomb and The Mummy with Cushing and Lee. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bela
A wonderful Hammer double feature. Video and audio quality has improved with this DVD. Hammer remains the premier goth studio. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Pen Slinger
In this movie, the son of an overthrown pharoah escapes into the desert with a few followers. He dies before he can raise a new army and his servant Prem creates a tomb for him and... Read morePublished 21 months ago by James D. Crabtree
Well you can't really rate a movie when you receive it is broken. The thing that stood out the most in the movie was the Mummy's eyes, they were baby blue eyes and he was the first... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Fred. Page Jr
This item was received. I am very satisfied with it. It plays very sharp and clear. Thank you very much. Respectfully; Edward ShaynePublished on April 12, 2014 by Edward W. Shayne
Hammer movies always bring back good memories . The fortune teller is the best character in the movie. The movie should have been called "The Fortune Teller".Published on January 15, 2014 by T. S. Wong
"The Mummy's Shroud" (1967) movie is the third mummy entry from the Hammer Studios. This one suffers from poor sets but the first-rate cast and more violence carries it above... Read morePublished on May 28, 2013 by Jaime Contreras