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Mummy, The

1999/Ultimate Edition
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 49 (June 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Kevin J. O

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: 5+
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 21258
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Rated PG-13 for pervasive adventure violence and some partial nudity.
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): DVD-9 x 2
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 125
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1999
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/24/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Stephen Sommers
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Reviving the 1932 classic horror tale with wild visual effects and a heart-pounding Jerry Goldsmith score, "The Mummy" stars Brendan Fraser as fortune-hunter Rick O

DVD Picture:
Like the previously released DVD, the anamorphically enhanced 2.30:1 DVD exhibits impressive image quality. Images are sharp and finely detailed throughout. The picture is often dark, but shadow delineation is exceptional, with a natural gradation of visual information in the darkness. Colors are rich and well balanced, with deep, pure blacks. Though the picture appears slightly hard-edged at times, and occasional edge enhancement is noticed, the darker scenes appear quite smooth. (Suzanne Hodges)

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DVD-ROM Review:
In the newest DVD release of the film The Mummy, we are given even more DVD-ROM goodies then its predecessor (reviewed in Issue 34). This version includes all of the features from before, as well as some new Features, and a Mummy Game. Links to the special features found on the DVD-Video portion of the disc can be found in the Features section. Each of the two discs has different features, so make sure to check them both out. I really enjoyed Building A Better Mummy, where you can watch a