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Tale of the Mummy (1998)

R  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Horror  |  13 February 1999 (Japan)
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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 »


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Louise Lombard was a late casting choice replacing another actress who had to drop out because she had been bitten by a dog with Rabies. See more »

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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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Not Bad, and a realistic ending too
18 March 2000 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

When most films today just give you happy endings, Russell Mulcahy comes through like a champion with "creepy" special effects for the mummy and a very different ending. Not super good acting, but it puts a different spin on the Mummy story. Also paying homage to a horror legend by putting Christopher Lee in the movie is a big plus.


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