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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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Cuando profanaron la tumba, el espíritu de la momia resurgió 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)  »

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Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jason Scott Lee and Sean Pertwee appeared together again in Soldier, also in 1998. See more »


Bradley Cortese: He's waiting in purgatory for the day of his rebirth -- which happens to be this Thursday!
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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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