Mummy Returns

Mummy Returns

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Director: Stephen Sommers

Cast: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah

     
 

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This big-budget sequel from writer/director Stephen Sommers navigates much of the same cliffhanger territory as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones franchise. It is 1933, eight years after the events of The Mummy (1999). Legionnaire Rick O'Connell Brendan Fraser has married his Egyptologist girlfriend Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz) and theSee more details below

Overview

This big-budget sequel from writer/director Stephen Sommers navigates much of the same cliffhanger territory as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones franchise. It is 1933, eight years after the events of The Mummy (1999). Legionnaire Rick O'Connell Brendan Fraser has married his Egyptologist girlfriend Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz) and the couple has settled in London, where they're raising their young son Alex (Freddie Boath). The family's domestic tranquility is shattered when the 3,000-year-old mummified corpse of Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo), which has been shipped to the British Museum, is resurrected once again to resume his evil quest for immortality. In the meantime, another ancient threat emerges in the form of the Scorpion King (professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson, aka. the Rock), a mighty warrior frozen in time with his supernatural army. In order to save his family, Rick is forced to seek a mythical pyramid of gold, facing marauding bands of pygmy skeletons, among other hazards. The Mummy Returns co-stars John Hannah, Oded Fehr, and Patricia Velasquez.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
This opulent, exciting sequel to 1999's summer smash is even less a horror movie that its predecessor; instead, The Mummy Returns is a rousing adventure film with supernatural overtones, indebted more to Raiders of the Lost Ark than the 1932 Boris Karloff chiller that ostensibly inspired the first film. Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz are back as the adventurous Egyptologists, seen ten years after the events that unfolded in The Mummy. With their young son (Freddie Boath) in tow, the tomb-traipsing couple uncovers an ancient artifact capable of unleashing apocalyptic forces and demonic warriors led by the evil Scorpion King. Arnold Vosloo returns as the malevolent mummy Im-Ho-Tep, this time revived by his reincarnated lover (Patricia Velasquez), and together they plot to wrest control of the Scorpion King's power from its unwitting guardians. Returning writer-director Stephen Sommers gets the action going in reel one, and keeps it going with a succession of progressively elaborate fisticuffs, shootouts, and chases -- all reminiscent of the best Saturday-matinee serials of decades ago. The visual effects are stunning, and Sommers laces his thrilling set pieces with welcome humor, making The Mummy Returns a spirited romp that the whole family can enjoy. Pro wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson -- whose cameo as the Scorpion King has reportedly inspired a spinoff film -- appears in an exclusive interview shot for the DVD, which also includes a featurette on the film's location shooting, various outtakes, a "virtual tour" of the movie's Chamber of Doom, a brief crash course in Egyptology, a music video, production notes, and trailers.
Los Angeles Times
The Mummy Returns learns from the past to produce a film that is bigger, better and more tightly wound than the '99 original. Kenneth Turan
New York Post
Perfectly enjoyable swashbuckling, eye-catching entertainment. Jonathan Foreman

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/08/2008
UPC:
0025195018814
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:10:00
Sales rank:
37,291

Special Features

Disc 1:; Outtakes; Feature commentary with director/writer Stephen Sommers & executive producer/editor Bob Ducsay; Disc 2:; The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor sneak peek; Digital copy of the Mummy Returns; An Army to Rule the World - part 2; Unraveling the legacy of the Mummy; Visual and special effects formation; An exclusive conversation with the Rock; Storyboard to final film comparison

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brendan Fraser Rick O'Connell
Rachel Weisz Evelyn/Nefertiri
John Hannah Jonathan
Arnold Vosloo Imhotep
Oded Fehr Ardeth Bay
Patricia Velasquez Meela/Anck-Su-Namun
Freddie Boath Alex
Alun Armstrong Curator
Rock The Scorpion King
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Lock-Nah
Shaun Parkes Izzy

Technical Credits
Stephen Sommers Director,Screenwriter
Cameron Allan Production Designer
Adrian Biddle Cinematographer
John Bloomfield Costumes/Costume Designer
Allan Cameron Production Designer
Joanna Colbert Casting
Sean Daniel Producer
Kate Dowd Casting
Bob Ducsay Editor,Executive Producer
Nick Dudman Makeup Special Effects
Peter Glossop Sound/Sound Designer
Industrial Light & Magic Animator,Special Effects
James Jacks Producer
Cliff Lanning Asst. Director
Giles Masters Art Director
Kelly Matsumoto Editor
Megan Moran Associate Producer
Tony Reading Art Director
Leslie Shatz Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Peter Young Set Decoration/Design
Don Zepfel Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Mummy Returns
1. Legend of the Scorpion King [4:40]
2. The Family O'Connell [5:22]
3. Visions of the Past [3:33]
4. The Bracelet of Anubis [3:26]
5. The Unholy Treasure [6:16]
6. Alex's New Bracelet [2:56]
7. The Siege of O'Connell Manor [9:07]
8. Resurrection [6:35]
9. The Soldier Mummies [4:50]
10. Kidnapped [9:10]
11. Izzy's Magic Carpet [2:09]
12. Visions of Nefertiri [8:24]
13. The Wall of the Water [10:22]
14. The Pygymy Mummies [10:32]
15. A Death in the Family [7:53]
16. Face-to-Face [7:16]
17. The Scorpion King [4:59]
18. To Kill a Scorpion [3:37]
19. Return to the Underworld [2:05]
20. End Titles [8:22]

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