Rarely when watching Hammer horror do you feel like the film is veering dangerously close to comedy but here it almost goes over the edge. An expedition led by Ronald Howard and Jack Gwillim locate the tomb while a P. Everyone who was involved in the dig seems to be his target. All the artifacts are brought back to by the project's backer, American showman Alexander King , who plans to recoup his investment by staging luridly sensational public exhibits of the Egyptian treasures. The Terror From Beyond Space.
Plot In 1900, an archaeological expedition to Egypt uncovers the tomb of the pharaoh Ra-Antef, killed 3000 years before by his brother Be, a sorcerer. The boxed set that this is featured in does include other gems like The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll, , and Stop Me Before I Kill Again! The pedestrian plot is buoyed somewhat by the usual plush Hammer production values even though we see nothing of the supposed expedition to Egypt , but this only shows that a Hammer period film without the florid stylism of a Terence Fisher can be deadly static. Once there, someone with murderous intent has discovered the means of waking the centuries dead prince. He has good reason to be wary though, as Adam soon takes a deeper interest in Annette who laughably falls head over heels in love with him almost instantly. Another little gem he appeared in for Hammer. Hammer have gone to the well a total of four times to bring a Mummy film to the screen, but the first one with Cushing and Lee is the only one that is outstanding. The Faceless Man is made of stone as opposed to wrapped in bandages.
The mummy has escaped to fulfill the dreadful prophesy and exact a violent and bloody revenge on all those who defiled his final resting place. An American businessman named Alexander King lays claim to the find and has the remains transported back to where he seeks to profit from putting them on display. Fred Clark as the American promoter of The Mummy exhibit is particularly good and the pick of the actors adding some much needed humour against an otherwise serious in tone film. This Hammer film is really for completists only. . Arguably something of a misfire from the Hammer House of Horror… Directed and produced by. Inscribed upon it are the sacred words that will breathe life into our Mummy.
The cast are a singularly dull bunch — heroine Jeanne Roland hardly displays any emotion at all. It lacks dramatic moments, something Hammer always seemed to get right. The solid thud of a mantel piece as it connects repeatedly with a victims skull. By buying through the links we may receive a commission for the sale. There are some sequences that look very much like modern zombie films….
The collection was released by on ,. This has no effect on the price you pay. Curious to know what the movie's about? The American showman who paid for the expedition, Alexander King, insists in taking the precious artifacts to London for an exhibition even though he could have left them for the local authorities who were prepared to pay a hefty price for them. If Pastell looks familiar, he should. But they eventually run into Adam Beauchamp Terence Morgan , an accursed man with a long family history of hauntings. Might she be a reincarnated princess from the doomed island of Pompeii? The tomb gets desecrated, the curse of the tomb is invoked, the mummy eventually comes to life and wreaks revenge on those that did the raiding, and the mummy is destroyed. Attractive Jeanne Roland is our featured love interest.
This is of course a sacrilege in the eyes of an Egyptian curator played by George Pastell. This is a mixture made on the cheap. Like a Hitchcock plot, I think it might play better if we know all along. When British archaeologists disturb the tomb of Ra, they have to deal with a curse that condemns anyone involved to death. Annette is happy to oblige but John is suspicious but polite…as only British people can be. When King finally has his first public showing, he finds that the sarcophagus is empty, the mummy having been taken or -more ominously- come to life to seek revenge.
A word I rarely hear used in my everyday life but one that is thrown about freely in any script that deals with the Mummies of Ancient Egypt. It then reappears to slaughter the members of the expedition one by one. Richard Anderson whom many might recognize from his featured role on The Six Million Dollar Man stars here as a young archaeologist who along with a few other men of science will attempt to prove that the people who die mysteriously while in the company of the petrified man have indeed been killed by the stiff, centuries old figure. This actually works very well in this type of film. As a result they not only have to face the curse but the wrath of Egyptians who have vowed have the precious find returned. There are few horror films that seem automatically destined to B-programmer status simply by their themes — the werewolf film fairly much so, the mummy film however without any doubt.
The sets are pretty good whilst the pacing is more of a slow build. Ah, Hammer Horror…such a British institution for so many years. While she appears to be headed towards a marriage with archaeologist Howard, she will come into contact with a smooth and wealthy Terence Morgan. Adam's mere presence is enough to awaken mummy Ra-Antef Dickie Owen , putting the entire expedition in grave danger. Pero la primera noche del espectáculo, King rompe los sellos de la momia Ra Antef y hace un asombroso descubrimiento. The surviving brother will be cursed for all eternity awaiting a death which can only be dealt by the hand of his mummified brother.
When King finally has his first public showing, he finds that the sarcophagus is empty, the mummy having. Finding a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Michael Carreras-directed movie via subscription can be challenging, so we here at Moviefone want to help you out. Alexander King, the vulgar American showman who financed the expedition, announces to the disgust of the archaeologists that he is going to take the artifacts on tour around the world. Also a big fan of Clint Eastwood films be they westerns or more of the Dirty Harry Kind. It may be a shadow of its former self nowadays but the films from its heyday are still revered as classic horror movies.