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There are MANY movies starring the beloved Mummy. The following list is not exhaustive. Hopefully it's representative of GOOD movies featuring our bandaged friend! Please let us know if something is missing or you have a comment otherwise.




The Mummy (1932) The Mummy 1932-  It comes to life!

In 1921 a field expedition in Egypt discovers the mummy of ancient Egyptian prince Im-Ho-Tep, who was condemned and buried alive for sacrilege. Also found in the tomb is the Scroll of Thoth, which can bring the dead back to life. One night a young member of the expedition reads the Scroll out loud, and then goes insane, realizing that he has brought Im-Ho-Tep back to life. Ten years later, disguised as a modern Egyptian, the mummy attempts to reunite with his lost love, an ancient princess who has been reincarnated into a  beautiful young woman. Starring Boris Karloff as Im-Ho-Tep.   



The Mummy's Hand (1940)  The Mummy's Hand

The first sequel to the original Mummy of 1932. In this acclaimed follow-up to the popular original, an expedition of American archaeologists, headed by Steve Banning (Dick Foran) and Baby Jenson (Wallace Ford), travels to Egypt in search of the undiscovered tomb of the Princess Ananka. There they soon discover the clues that lead them to a 3000-year-old mummy, who is guarded by a sinister high priest (Eduardo Ciannelli). Reluctantly funded by a magician (Cecil Kellaway) and his beautiful daughter (Peggy Moran), the expedition has its hands full battling the mummy, who goes on a killing rampage during each full moon, in this frightening chiller masterpiece.





The Mummy's Tomb (1942) The Mummy's Tomb

The second sequel to the original Mummy of 1932. This time, the ancient Egypt Mummy, Kharis, is transported from his homeland with the high priest Mehemet to wreak vengeance on the family who has defiled the sacred tomb of his beloved Princess Ananka. Compassionately portrayed by Lon Chaney Jr., Kharis travels to the United States, with companion Mehemet, to seek archaeologist Stephen A. Banning. Systematically, the last surviving members of the original expedition are killed while Mehemet falls in love with Isobel Evans, Banning's beautiful fiancée. He futilely tries to use the Mummy to ensnare Isabel to be his high priestess, but is prevented by a fiery mob that destroys him and the mummy in this classic chiller.



The Mummy's Ghost (1944) The Mummy's Ghost

An ancient curse that has survived for 3,000 years is coming to America! In ancient Egypt, the princess Ananka and lowly commoner Kharis fell in love and pledged themselves eternally to each other. Although buried together, Kharis is given a sacred potion that grants him eternal life-and an eternity to search for his lost love. Lon Chaney, Jr. as Kharis and John Carradine as an Egyptian priest star in this engaging story of a couple's true love that survives the centuries and the unending curse that haunts them. The Mummy's Ghost unearths hope for romantics everywhere with its surprising finale!






The Mummy's Curse (1944) The Mummy's Curse

In his last appearance, Lon Chaney, Jr. stars as on of the screen's most memorable movie monsters; the mummy Kharis from ancient Egypt, who is tormented by his forbidden love for princess Ananka. The trouble begins when mummy Kharis is recovered and transported to Cajun country for study by a bunch of prodding archeologists. He begins a reign of terror and destruction over the local inhabitants as he renews his search for Ananka's reincarnation. But after the two unite and wreak havoc together, they face a greater threat to their ancient romance than they have ever known-museums!







The Mummy - The Legacy CollectionThe Mummy - The Legacy Collection

For the first time ever, the original The Mummy film comes to DVD in this extraordinary Legacy Collection. Included in the collection is the original classic, starring the renowned Boris Karloff, and four timeless sequels, featuring legendary action Lon Chaney, Jr. and others. These are the landmark films that inspired an entire genre of movies and continue to be major influences on motion pictures to this day. Included are the above classics: The Mummy, The Mummy's Hand, The Mummy's Tomb, The Mummy's Ghost and The Mummy's Curse.



The Mummy (1959) Hammer's The Mummy

Hammer Studios' greatest nemeses, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, once again square off in this reworking of Universal's The Mummy. Cushing stars as archeologist John Banning, whose dig for a lost tomb results in untold treasures but leaves his father a mumbling madman and marks the rest of the company for death. Lee is Kharis, a former high priest turned gauze-wrapped guardian of the tomb, a veritable Golem sent on a mission of vengeance by Mehemet Bey, a disciple of the ancient Egyptian god Osiris. The scenes at the archeological dig and the flashbacks to the ancient burial are stagebound and cheap looking, but Terence Fisher is back in familiar territory when the action relocates to the misty swamps and Victorian mansions of rural England. The film is still most famous for it's tongue-removal scene, discreetly hidden from the camera but nevertheless shiver inducing.




Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

A very funny comedy, with a dash of monster! Decked out in desert safari gear, Abbott and Costello go looking for a job with an Egyptologist and wind up in the middle of a conspiracy concerning the murdered professor, an ancient mummy, and a magical medallion that, true to form, bumbling Costello manages to eat for dinner. While not as clever or spirited as their original monster mash Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, the vaudeville veterans are still masters of the double take and fast-talk patter, and the picture climaxes with a screwball chase that involves not one, not two, but three mummies skittering through the phoniest looking pyramid this side of community theater.




The Mummy's Shroud (1967) The Mummy's Shroud

Produced by the Hammer Studios, this one is a bit less known than their other efforts. But worth a look.  In 1920 an archaeological expedition discovers the tomb of an ancient Egyptian child prince. Returning home with their discovery, the expedition members soon find themselves being killed off by a mummy, which can be revived by reading the words off the prince's burial shroud.






The Mummy (1999) The Mummy (1999)

If you're expecting bandaged-wrapped corpses and a lurching Boris Karloff-type villain, then you've come to the wrong movie. But if outrageous effects, a hunky hero, and some hearty laughs are what you're looking for, the 1999 version of The Mummy is spectacularly good fun.

The premise of the movie isn't that far off from the original. Egyptologist and general mess Evelyn discovers a map to the lost city of Hamunaptra, and so she hires rogue Rick O'Connell lead her there. Once there, Evelyn accidentally unlocks the tomb of Imhotep, a man who had been buried alive a couple of millennia ago with flesh-eating bugs as punishment for sleeping with the pharaoh's girlfriend. The ancient mummy is revived, and he is determined to bring his old love back to life, which of course means much mayhem (including the unleashing of the 10 plagues) and human sacrifice. Despite the rather gory premise, this movie is fairly tame in terms of violence; most of the magic and surprise come from the special effects, which are glorious to watch, although Imhotep, before being fully reconstituted, is, as one explorer puts it, rather "juicy." Keep in mind this film is as much comedy as it is adventure - those looking for a straightforward horror pic will be disappointed.




The Mummy Returns (2001) The Mummy Returns

Another legend. Another monster. Another quest for the world! The Scorpion King. A legendary warrior who sold his soul to Anubis was erased from record in the ancient kingdom. His existence was lost to the sands, preserved only in mythology. But there is truth to the myth. In the desert of Ahm Shere, in a golden pyramid, sleeps the Scorpion King. And he, or whomsoever may kill him, may command the demonic and undefeatable Army of Anubis! Ten years after the cursed high-priest Imhotep was resurrected and defeated by Rick O'Connell and Evelyn and Jonathon Carnahan, he is resurrected once again by a mysterious woman Meela armed with the knowledge of centuries! Together, Imhotep and Meela have one goal: Defeat the Scorpion King and use his army to destroy mankind! Meanwhile, Rick and his wife, Evelyn, are busy raising their son, Alex. On the Egyptian New Year, Evie begins having dreams about ancient Egypt, which lead her straight to the Bracelet of Anubis. Meela's henchmem come for it, but Ardeth Bey appears as well. Ardeth explains the legend, the mythos, and the problem. Now it becomes a race against time to get to Ahm Shere. Will Rick defeat the Scorpion King and send the Army back to the underworld? Or will Imhotep do so and rule the world? Or worse... Is the Scorpion King so powerful that he cannot be defeated, and he himself will raise the Army for global victory?




The Mummy: Hollywood's Golden Age (2000) The Mummy: Hollywood's Golden Age

This program takes an in-depth look at mummies, zombies, and the walking dead of Hollywood’s Golden Age. You’ll enjoy film clips from such classics of the genre as the original The Mummy, The Mummy's Hand, Curse of the Mummy, and many more. A special segment focuses attention on the original Universal "Mummy" films, as well as the Hammer Films’ treatment and featuring interviews with the stars, co-stars, and collaborators from this classic series. Also featured are interviews with Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and many other legends. Also included: The Walking Dead, which tells of zombies and other undead beings in the cinema. It’s a complete examination of 100 years of Mummies! Hosted by the legendary Christopher Lee.

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Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy? Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy?

Scooby-Doo and the Gang run for their mummies as ancient mysteries unravel. Archaelogist and super sleuth Velma is in Egypt for the unveiling ceremony of the restored Sphinx - a mysterious mythical creature with the head of a man and the body of a lion - only to discover a hidden tomb belonging to Cleopatra herself! But beward the ancient pharaoh's curse: "The Nile will fall, the desert shall rise and all who dare enter will be turned to stone!" Of course that won't stop Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. team from going inside and finding something even more mummifying...a cursed army of the undead! So sit down in the comfort of your own tomb and witness the most spectacular Scooby-Doo full-length movie adventure yet!




The Mummy - Quest for the Lost Scrolls The Mummy - Quest for the Lost Scrolls

Purple with rage, The Mummy roars his way through 60 minutes of cartoon adventure, straight from the Kids' WB television show's archives. Young Alex O'Connell and his archeologically inclined parents race to undo a few excavation faux pas: resurrecting the mummy Imhotep, unearthing the Book of the Dead, permanently clamping the Manacle of Osiris onto Alex's wrist. Only the Lost Scrolls can help. An exhaustive search exposes this glam family to skeleton warriors, hungry scarabs, and huge shark-toothed sand worms. It's a Jonny Quest- meets-Indiana Jones extravaganza in which kids endure, supernatural evil creatures happen, and corny jokes abound.  Cool effects, stimulating animation, and an engaging story that propels the O'Connells around the globe should thrill 8- to 13-year- olds. The DVD version includes episode 6 as a bonus. - Liane Thomas


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The History Channel Presents King Tutankhamun - The Mystery Unsealed The History Channel Presents King Tutankhamun - The Mystery Unsealed  

In November 1922, after decades of fruitless searching, Howard Carter made the archaeological find of the century. Sixteen steps down into a forgotten world lay the remains of a boy-king wrapped in linen, masked by a golden effigy, and unseen for over 3,000 years. From antechamber to burial chamber and beyond, King Tutanhkhamun: The Mystery Unsealed goes beyond Tut’s tomb filled with artifacts to investigate the drama and mystery surrounding his life and death. Hosted by award-winning actor Frank Langella (Good Night, and Good Luck), King Tutanhkhamun: The Mystery Unsealed features commentary from leading Egyptian scholars and computer technology that uncovers, explains, and illuminates this remarkable historical milestone. DVD Features: "The Curse of King Tut" Episode from the Acclaimed Investigating History Series; "Howard Carter: Triumph & Treasure" Episode from the Award-Winning A&E BIOGRAPHY Series; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection




NOVA: The Perfect CorpseNOVA: The Perfect Corpse

A documentary about the bog bodies. Central Ireland’s waterlogged landscape is no ordinary ground. Here, the moist earth halts decomposition, perfectly preserving stunning evidence of brutal ritualistic killings—corpses from the prehistoric Iron Age, over 2,000 years ago. Make no mistake, these are not skeletons or mummies, but the soft tissue and remains of people trapped in time. The perpetrators of this ancient violence are well beyond the reach of law, but there are still many fascinating secrets their victims will share if only modern science knows how to ask. NOVA is granted exclusive access to the investigation of two recently unearthed and exceedingly rare bog bodies. Enter the lab with the experts as they push archaeological forensics to its limits, aiming to enlighten how these people lived and establish how and why they died.




King Tut - The Face of TutankhamunKing Tut - The Face of Tutankhamun

The wondrous story of the curse and craze, fame and fortune surrounding the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. Series writer and creator Christopher Frayling retraces the footsteps of the legendary archeologist Howard Carter, in search of the facts behind the legend.







NNOVA: The Mummy Who Would Be KingOVA: The Mummy Who Would Be King

It is a tantalizing idea: a shriveled mummy that has lain neglected on a dusty museum shelf at Niagara Falls could be the remnants of a long-lost Egyptian pharaoh. While a trail of clues hints at how the looted mummy made its way to North America a century and a half ago, archaeologists go to Emory University to employ the latest imaging and DNA techniques in hopes of confirming the body’s hidden identity. Their results provide compelling evidence that the mummy may indeed be that of Ramesses I, founder of ancient Egypt’s most illustrious dynasty. This amazing story of historical intrigue and forensic science concludes as the mummy takes its rightful place alongside royal relatives in an Egyptian museum, a fitting solution to a 3,000 year-old puzzle.


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