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Tale of the Mummy (1998)

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Centuries ago, under the sands of ancient Egypt, a prince was buried and his tomb eternally curses so that no man would ever again suffer from his evil ways. But hundreds of years later on ... See full summary »



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Centuries ago, under the sands of ancient Egypt, a prince was buried and his tomb eternally curses so that no man would ever again suffer from his evil ways. But hundreds of years later on a greedy search for treasure, a group of archaeologists break the curses seal of the tomb. Every man vanishes without a trace, leaving behind only a log book - and a deadly warning of the legend of the bloodthursty TALOS. Fifty years later the log book ends up in the hands of the granddaughter of the head archaeologist, and she defiantly sets out to retrace his steps. Discovering the forbidden treasure, she recovers a sacred amulet and once again unleashes the savage power of the tomb. Racing through the streets of London, and against the force of a rare interplanetary lineup, she, along with the help of her original dig team and an American detective, desperately try to turn back the inhuman curse and to keep Talos from destroying all in his path in an attempt to gain immortal power. Written by Spanner <Spanner@Aol.com>

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The curse is legend. The terror is real. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and gore, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 February 1999 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy  »

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Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


There are two versions of this film: a 115 min International version and an 88 min US version. The 88 min edit came about due to the 115 min version testing badly due to poor pacing and ill placed humour. See more »


Bradley Cortese: What sort of respectable mummy snuffs it without leaving a mothercurse on her tomb?
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References The Mummy (1959) See more »

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User Reviews

very unique mummy movie!
12 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this is a very good and unique mummy movie. why so many put it down is beyond me. the thing that makes this so good is that the mummy is mainly his wrappings that come and kill people etc. i find that very different and refreshing from all the other mummy films that are basically the same. its time for a change from the old mummy moving sludgishly about and in reality could never catch anyone, more or less kill them. ohhh thats so scary! lol. anyway i rate this an 8 for the originality and the movie in general is good and not to mention Lysette Anthony. she is one piece of eye candy! for those who have not seen it do not go by most of the reviews here. give it a try. i have seen tons of movies in my life and i am 60 years old and i know my movies. :-)

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