Over the last few months a number of Hammer films have been released by labels such as Indicator (Powerhouse Films) and Studiocanal. So I’ll be reviewing all of these recent releases and letting you know just how well they have been restored. The film I’m looking at today is from Indicator’s Hammer boxset titled Hammer Volume One: Fear Warning, so without further ado here’s my The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb Blu-ray Review.
- The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964)
- UK Rating 12
- Released By Indicator (Powerhouse Films)
- Blu-ray Released: 30 October 2017 (Part of the Hammer Volume One: Fear Warning boxset)
During a dig in Egypt in the year 1900 a Mummy is found by three Egyptologists. Following their discovery several deaths occur.
Style / Direction
The film begins in Egypt before the expedition packs up the artefacts and heads for London. The sets are pretty good whilst the pacing is more of a slow build. This actually works very well in this type of film.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is excellent giving the sense of all things from ancient Egypt.
Acting / Characters
Everyone does a good enough job allowing the film to build the tension extremely well. Fred Clark as the American promoter of The Mummy exhibit is particularly good and the pick of the actors adding some much needed humour against an otherwise serious in tone film.
Conclusion: The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964) Film Review
The Mummy films are not my favourite of all of the Hammer films, having said that I did thoroughly enjoy watching this remastered version. I had not seen the film for a number of years and it was far better than I remembered.
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Conclusion: The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb Blu-ray Review
The picture quality is perfect, it’s sharp and clear with the colours looking spot on. I’m also pleased to say there are no speckles anywhere to be found, make no mistake this is an excellent Blu-ray releases from Indicator.
On to the extras and Hammer fans will be very pleased as there’s plenty to enjoy here. The pick of the extras has to be documentary Blood and Bandages in which Hammer expert Jonathan Rigby shares some interesting facts surrounding the film’s production.
- Blood and Bandages: Inside “The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb” (2017) (13 mins)
- Hammer’s Women: Jeanne Roland (2017) (11 mins)
- Actor Michael McStay Interview (2017) (6 mins)
- Interview with Composer Carlo Martelli (2017) (4 mins)
- Super 8 Version
- Original Trailer
- Image Gallery
- Limited Edition 32 Page Booklet
Popcorn Cinema Rating:
The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964)
MOVIE RATING: WELL WORTH WATCHING
BLU-RAY RATING: EXCELLENT
POPCORN CINEMA: RECOMMENDED
The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964) is available now on blu-ray as part of the Hammer Volume One: Fear Warning boxset from Amazon.
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The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964) Trailer
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may not be representative of the blu-ray version
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Summary: The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)
Movie description: Part of Powerhouse's bluray boxset: Hammer Volume One: Fear Warning
Duration: 80 mins
Director(s): Michael Carreras
Actor(s): Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark, Jeanne Roland
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Not the best of Hammer’s Mummy films but still an entertaining enough one. The picture quality on this new Blu-ray version is simply perfect!