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New Editions of The Mummy (1932 & 1999) & The Mummy Returns in July

Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of four new Deluxe and Special Edition DVD releases timed around the theatrical debut of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

Priced at $19.98 SRP each and arriving on 8th July 2008 are new 2-Disc Deluxe Editions of Stephen Sommers’ The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, and at $26.98 SRP is a 2-Disc Special Edition of the 1932 original, The Mummy. Also released at $19.98 SRP is a 2-Disc Collector’s Edition of Sommers’ Van Helsing.

The Deluxe Editions of The Mummy and The Mummy Returns appear to feature all the content from the previous Ultimate Edition releases plus a Digital Copy of the films, a new two-part featurette, an additional featurette on the legacy of The Mummy and of course a preview of the new film. The Mummy (1932) offers a new commentary with effects wizard Rick Baker and friends plus a second disc with the Universal Monsters feature-length documentary. Van Helsing offers nothing new, but is available as a 2-Disc set for the first time on R1.

The Mummy 2-Disc Deluxe Edition

Disc 1: Main Feature

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English, French and Spanish DD5.1 Surround
  • English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Feature Commentary with Director / Writer Stephen Sommers and Editor Bob Ducsay
  • Feature Commentary with Actor Brendan Fraser
  • Feature Commentary with Actors Oded Fehr, Kevin J. O'Connor and Arnold Vosloo
Disc 2: Extra Features
  • Digital Copy of The Mummy
  • The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor Sneak Peek
  • An Army To Rule The World, Part 1
  • Unraveling The Legacy Of The Mummy
  • Visual And Special Effects Formation
  • Building A Better Mummy
  • Storyboard To Final Film Comparison
  • Photograph Montage
  • Egyptology 101: Pharaoh Lineage
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Mummy Returns 2-Disc Deluxe Edition

Disc 1: Main Feature
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English, French and Spanish DD5.1 Surround
  • English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Outtakes
  • Feature Commentary with Director/Writer Stephen Sommers and Executive Producer/Editor Bob Ducsay
Disc 2: Extra Features
  • Digital Copy of the Mummy Returns
  • The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor Sneak Peek
  • An Army To Rule The World Part 2
  • Unraveling The Legacy Of The Mummy
  • Visual And Special Effects Formation
  • An Exclusive Conversation With The Rock
  • Spotlight on Location
  • Storyboard to Final Film Comparison
  • Egyptology 201
  • Live "Forever May Not Be Long Enough" Music Video
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Mummy (1932) (Special Edition)

Disc 1: Main Feature
  • 1.33:1 Full Frame
  • English DD2.0 Mono
  • English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed
  • Feature Commentary by Film Historian Paul M. Jenson
  • Feature Commentary by Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Bob Burns, and Brent Armstrong
  • Posters & Stills
  • Trailer Gallery
Disc 2: Extra Features
  • He Who Made Monsters: Life and Legacy of Jack Pierce
  • Unraveling the Legacy of The Mummy
  • Universal Horror Documentary

Van Helsing Collector’s Edition - Content on this release appears to be identical to the international 2-Disc DVD releases, which is also the same as the content found on the first two-discs of the now OOP 3-Disc CE originally released on R1 (the third disc contained 3 original classics, Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man).

Disc 1: Main Feature
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • French and Spanish DD2.0 Stereo
  • English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Explore Dracula's Castle
  • Bloopers
  • Bringing the Monster to Life
  • You are in the Movie!
  • The Legend of Van Helsing
  • Feature Commentary with Director Stephen Sommers & Editor/Producer Bob Ducsay
  • Feature Commentary with Richard Roxburgh, Shuler Hensley & Will Kemp
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Super Bowl Spot
  • Van Helsing X-Box Game Preview
Disc 2: Extra Features
  • Track the Adventure: Van Helsing's Map
  • Explore Frankenstein's Lab
  • Dracula's Lair is Transformed
  • The Music of Van Helsing
  • Dracula
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • The Werewolves
  • The Women of Van Helsing: Anna & Dracula's Brides


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