The mummy : complete legacy collection / Universal Pictures.
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|Altoona Area Public Library||DVD MUM (Text)||33240005248425||Adult 7 Day DVD||Available||-|
- Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (407 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Fullscreen.
- Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, ©2014.
|General Note:|| Videodisc release of the 1932 (c1933) motion picture and five sequels released from 1940-1955.
Special features: includes Mummy Dearest: a horror tradition unearthed documentary ; He who made monsters: the Life and Art of Jack Pierce ; Unraveling the legacy of The Mummy ; The Mummy archives ; 2 feature commentaries ; Theatrical trailers.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| disc 1. The mummy (1932) -- disc 2. The mummy's hand (1940) ; The mummy's tomb (1942) -- disc 3. The mummy's ghost (1944) ; The mummy's curse (1944) ; Abbott and Costello meet the mummy (1955).
|Creation/Production Credits Note:|| The mummy (1932): Producer, Carl Laemmle ; director, Karl Freund ; story, Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer ; screenplay, John L. Balderston ; cinematography, Charles J. Stumar ; editing, Milton Carruth ; original music, James Dietrich (uncredited).
The mummy's hand (1940): Producer, Ben Pivar ; director, Christy Cabanne ; screenplay, Griffin Jay, Maxwell Shane ; original story, Griffin Jay ; cinematography, Elwood Bredell ; editing, Philip Cahn ; original music, Hans J. Salter (uncredited) and Frank Skinner (uncredited).
The mummy's tomb (1942): Producer, Ben Pivar ; director, Harold Young ; screenplay, Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher ; original story, Neil P. Varnick ; cinematography, George Robinson ; editing, Milton Carruth ; music, Hans J. Salter.
The mummy's ghost (1944): Producer, Ben Pivar ; director, Reginald Le Borg ; screenplay, Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher, Brenda Weisberg ; original story, Griffin Jay and Henry Sucher ; cinematography, William A. Sickner ; editing, Saul A. Goodkind ; original music, Frank Skinner (uncredited).
The mummy's curse (1944): Executive producer, Ben Pivar ; director, Leslie Goodwins ; screenplay by Bernard Schubert ; original story and adaptation by Leon Abrams and Dwight V. Babcock ; cinematography, Virgil Miller ; editing, Fred R. Feitshans, Jr. ; original music, William Lava (uncredited) and Paul Sawtell (uncredited).
Abbott and Costello meet the mummy (1955): Directed by Charles Lamont ; screenplay by John Grant ; produced by Howard Christie.
|Participant or Performer Note:|| The mummy (1932): Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners.
The mummy's hand (1940): Dick Foran, Peggy Moran, Wallace Ford, Tom Tyler.
The mummy's tomb (1942): Dick Foran, John Hubbard, Elyse Knox, George Zucco, Turhan Bey, Lon Chaney, Jr.
The mummy's ghost (1944): Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine, Robert Lowery, Ramsay Ames, George Zucco, Barton MacLane.
The mummy's curse (1944): Lon Chaney, Jr., Peter Coe, Virginia Christine, Kay Harding, Dennis Moore, Martin Kosleck.
Abbott and Costello meet the mummy (1955): Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara, Peggy King.
|Summary, etc.:|| The mummy (1932): "In 1921 a field expedition in Egypt discovers the mummy of ancient Egyptian prince Im-Ho-Tep, who was condemned and buried alive for sacrilege. Also found in the tomb is the Scroll of Thoth, which can bring the dead back to life. One night a young member of the expedition reads the Scroll out loud, and then goes insane, realizing that he has brought Im-Ho-Tep back to life. Ten years later, disguised as a modern Egyptian, the mummy attempts to reunite with his lost love, an ancient princess who has been reincarnated into a beautiful young woman."--IMDB website.
The mummy's hand (1940): "An ancient mummy is revived to destroy those that would invade the 3,000 year old tomb of an Egyptian princess."--IMDb website.
The mummy's tomb (1942): "A high priest travels to America with the living mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.) to kill all those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka thirty years earlier."--IMDb website.
The mummy's ghost (1944): "An Egyptian high priest travels to America to reclaim the bodies of ancient Egyptian princess Ananka and her living guardian mummy Kharis. Learning that Ananka's spirit has been reincarnated into another body, he kidnaps a young woman of Egyptian descent with a mysterious resemblance to the princess. However, the high priest's greedy desires cause him to loose control of the mummy."--IMDb website.
The mummy's curse (1944): "An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths Kharis the living mummy (Lon Chaney Jr.), who was buried in quicksand 25 years earlier."--IMDb website.
Abbott and Costello meet the mummy (1955): "Decked out in desert safari gear, the boys go looking for a job with an Egyptologist and wind up in the middle of a conspiracy concerning the murdered professor, an ancient mummy, and a magical medallion that, true to form, bumbling Costello manages to eat for dinner. Marie Windsor, the boss lady of a gang of treasure hunting crooks, dresses in a harem outfit to vamp for our chubby little hero, and the eternally stiff Richard Deacon hilariously plays the leader of an Egyptian mummy cult like a high school principal decked out for Halloween."--Amazon.com.
|Target Audience Note:|| Not rated.
|System Details Note:|| DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono.
|Language Note:|| In English with English, Spanish or French subtitles.
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