As the bodies mount, the ancient Egyptian Talos regains his humanoid shape as he harvests the pieces required to fully return to life. Riley finds Sam bound hands and foot and they are intercepted by Talos who is fired upon by Riley but to no avail. Being a movie that includes a mummy and being a horror movie, I naturally found it interesting and immediately decided to give it a chance, without reading the synopsis or taking notice of who starred in it. But, shortly after the tomb's artifacts are transferred to a London museum, a strange series of murders begins to plague the city. Fifty years ago, Sir Richard Turkel met disaster while exploring the supposedly cursed tomb of the ancient Egyptian tyrant Talos. Tracking down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Russell Mulcahy-directed movie via subscription can be a challenge, so we here at Moviefone want to take the pressure off. Things return to London, where the bandages escape and begin to kill people, extracting various organs liver, heart, eyes from each of the victims - like we haven't seen that one before.
The track's weakest moment comes at the beginning where a din of screaming and chanting people hardly sounds as clear, distinct, and natural as one might expect. The visual effects aren't half bad for a rather low budget clunker, but that's little praise for a scrapheap movie with hardly a pulse running through its body. A typical kind of plot, but it's kept alive through the interesting supporting cast and the brave - yet not exactly realistic - special effects work. We've listed a number of streaming and cable services - including rental, purchase, and subscription alternatives - along with the availability of 'Tale of the Mummy' on each platform. After all, who needs to sit through eighty more minutes for that goofy final clichéd shot? For an Echo Bridge soundtrack, this one's pretty good. For more about Tale of the Mummy and the Tale of the Mummy Blu-ray release, see published by Martin Liebman on April 6, 2012 where this Blu-ray release scored 2.
Neither does the audience come to care whether the day is saved and the problem resolved. Worse, the movie's just never scary, never all that visually stimulating. Baffled local detectives enlist Samantha for help. On the other hand, Claire falls down and gravely injures her leg which then forces Riley to go forward without her. 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. Worse, the characters are so interchangeably generic that never does the audience become even the slightest bit attached to them.
Tale of the Mummy begins promisingly enough and it's so good, in fact, that the movie recaps everything that happened in its first eight minutes eight minutes into the movie , in large part because Christopher Lee manages to make the audience care about the story and his character more in five or six minutes than the rest of the cast combined in the rest of the runtime. Discovering the forbidden treasure, she recovers a sacred amulet and once again unleashes the savage power of the tomb. I thought it was very unique and it kept me going despite the fact I thought it would probably be crappo based on how its rated here. He was very good as a possessed maniac. Fifty years ago, Sir Richard Turkel Christopher Lee met disaster while exploring the supposedly cursed tomb of the ancient Egyptian tyrant Talos.
So what we have as the main plot structure is a series of gruesome deaths and a look at the police investigation into them. Turkel's daughter Samantha Louise Lombard is following in her father's footsteps, digging in the same spot and making use of advanced archaeological equipment, including biohazard suits, in an effort to stave off the unfortunate fate met by her father's team some years ago. The movie in whole doesn't really stand out and is not a particularly memorable addition to the mummy movie genre. Lombard herself is fine as the gorgeous archaeologist, but you get the feeling that somehow she's better than all this and doesn't deserve to be in it. No, this movie just lays a big old fat egg. Director: Starring: , , , , » Tale of the Mummy Blu-ray Review Attack of the killer bandages. Swirling bandages easily maneuver through the listening area, flying through the back channels as they attempt to ensnare a victim.
Richard manages to blow the tomb shut, killing himself in the process. Dialogue is generally well-balanced up the middle and satisfyingly clear and precise. Released 1998, 'Tale of the Mummy' stars , , , The R movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 27 min, and received a score of out of 100 on Metacritic, which compiled reviews from well-known critics. The story is unoriginal, the characters terribly bland, and the atmosphere hardly intoxicating. But at least that movie featured demons as an enemy; here's it's swirling and whirling and twirling bandages and, late in the movie, a halfway rejuvenated ancient Egyptian thing that looks like the faun from mated with a gray alien. It's like a good idea is hiding inside the film and struggling to get out. Jack Davenport - a familiar face to British television fans - is an investigating copper, and his death comes as one of the film's few real surprises.
After Riley steps out of the interrogating cell, Talos appears and kills Detective Bartone and Brad. 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. Which is a bit of a shame. Music enjoys suitable clarity, a wide soundstage, and some surround usage, whether score or heavy dance beats playing at a club. Neighboring factions of Egypt ordered the Pharaoh to kill Talos, as all who opposed him were struck with disease or tortured into believing his. Description 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.
Brad, after being arrested and having told this myth to Riley, surmises that the murder victims are of the pharaoh's followers and that killing Sam Nefriama's reincarnation is the only way to stop Talos, who plans to be reborn when the planets align. But, shortly after the tomb's artifacts are transferred to a London museum, a strange series of murders begins to plague the city. But hundreds of years later on a greedy search for treasure, a group of archaeologists break the curses seal of the tomb. Lysette Anthony looked so darn cute, that little vixen. It's a bad decision to kill off the best character in the opening minutes, particularly when the film is headed towards a bland police procedural with supernatural overtones, the same kind of thing that's been done before in movies like. Still, even after all this, it would appear that we lucky Europeans are better off than the Americans, who had half an hour chopped out of this before the film was released over there! The special effects were very good and quite unusual. Nine months later, a power cut occurs, during which the container holding Talos' sarcophagus is broken into and a guard is killed.