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Dawn of the Mummy (1981)

Unrated | | Horror | 11 December 1981 (USA)
A group of fashion models disturb the tomb of a mummy and revive an ancient curse. Along with the mummy rising, slaves who were buried in the desert thousands of years before, also rise, with a craving for human flesh.

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Frank Agrama

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Daria Price (screenplay), Ronald Dobrin (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Brenda Siemer Scheider ... Lisa (as Brenda King)
Barry Sattels Barry Sattels ... Bill
George Peck George Peck ... Rick
John Salvo John Salvo ... Gary
Ibrahim Khan Ibrahim Khan ... Karib
Joan Levy Joan Levy ... Jenny
Ellen Faison Ellen Faison ... Melinda (as Ellene Faison)
Diane Beatty Diane Beatty ... June
Ali Gohar Ali Gohar ... Tarak
Ahmed Rateb Ahmed Rateb ... Omar (as Ahmed Ratib)
Baher Saied Baher Saied ... Egyptian
Ali Azab Ali Azab ... Egyptian
Ahmed Laban Ahmed Laban ... Egyptian
Laila Nasr ... High Priestess / Xena
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A group of fashion models disturb the tomb of a mummy and revive an ancient curse. Along with the mummy rising, slaves who were buried in the desert thousands of years before, also rise, with a craving for human flesh.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They came from the dead ... to feast on the living... [video cover] See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Mumie des Pharao See more »

Filming Locations:

The Nile Studio, Cairo, Egypt See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Harmony Gold See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 27 secs by the BBFC and the same print was released on the Videospace label before the introduction of the VRA (Video Recordings Act). When the film was officially released on video in 1987 it received 1 min 43 secs of censor cuts with edits to all flesh eating scenes, an eye gouging, the stabbing of a man's head with a meat cleaver, and a woman being bitten in the neck and dragged under the sand. The cuts were waived in 2003 and the film was released unedited on the Anchor Bay label. See more »

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To hell with the movie, just fast forward to the end credits!
21 March 2002 | by uds3See all my reviews

Unremittingly amateurish home-movie but with one kick-ass aoundtrack over the closing credits!

A quartet of foxy US models hightail it to a forgotten village on the edge of the Sahara for a major fashion-shoot. They stumble across the violated tomb of one King Safirman (presumably he after whom the Safir hotel in Cairo itself is named?) and......well, talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Cardboard sets, Z-Grade actors, $50 fx abound BUT, come that final scene as the mummy raises its hand in triumph, is heralded one of the most unexpectedly stirring film themes you will ever hear. "Dawn of The Mummy" from musical director Shuki Y. Levi (and allegedly still available on the soundtrack album - if they ever printed more than half a dozen!) is one rousing egyptian-flavored full blown orchestral masterpiece that single-handedly drags the film up from a 1 to a 4. Its THAT good! I'm amazed no other critique mentioned it. More than likely I'm the first person ever to have sat through the entire film and no one but me therefore has ever heard it!


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