The Mummy Collector’s Set (1999) – DVD Review

The Mummy: Collectors Set DVD

Films (overall):
DVDs (overall):

The Mummy and The Mummy Returns
Written and Directed by Stephen Sommers
Starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Freddie Boath and Oded Fehr

The Mummy Features:

  • “Buildling a Better Mummy” Featurette
  • Running audio commentary with director Sommers and editor Bob Ducsay
  • Visual and special effects formation
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Egyptology 101

The Mummy Returns Features:

  • Running audio commentary with director Stephen Sommers and producer/editor Ducsay
  • Interview with The Rock
  • Featurette
  • Spotlight on Location
  • Visual and special effects formation
  • Outtakes
  • Egyptology 201
  • The Mummy Returns Chamber of Doom
  • A special message from Oded Fehr
  • The Mummy Returns PlayStation2 Video Game Preview

The Scorpion King
Written by Jonathan Hales, David Hayter, William Osborne & Stephen Sommers
Directed by Chuck Russell
Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Steven Brand, Michael Clarke Duncan and Kelly Hu

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27 Second Review: The Island (2005)

Written by: Caspian Treadwell-Owen
Directed by: Michael Bay
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Bean, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan

Review: Losing your virginity should be a special occasion. Especially if you’re losing it to Scarlett Johansson. Only trouble is, Ewan McGregor’s character is, for all intents and purposes, three years old. Man, life’s a bitch, ain’t it? Anyway, this movie has basically the same plot as this one that I first saw on MST3K all those years ago. But it also has kickass explosions, rocket bikes, and the bastard child of Cadillac and Lamborghini. It’s far from MST3K-worthy, actually not a bad film, but don’t expect the best.

Time: 23 seconds.

Daredevil (2003) – Movie Review

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Written by: Brian Helgeland & Mark Steven Johnson, based on characters created by Bill Everett, Stan Lee & Frank Miller
Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson
Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jon Favreau

My Advice: Wait for cable.

Matt Murdock (in the older version, played by Affleck) was a good kid. His dad, Jack (David Keith), is a mildly washed up boxer who doesn’t want it to be known to his son that he’s working for a local hood. When an accident blinds Matt, Jack decides to straighten up and start kicking ass again–a decision that ultimately leaves Matt alone. But he’s not really alone–and he’s not really blind, of a sort. You see, what blinded him was some biohazardous goop that also jacked up his other senses like you wouldn’t believe. He’s able to, with his other four senses, create a picture of the world around him that enables him to be even better than before. He decides to put on some tights (and a dog collar, apparently) and go out into the world and kick ass–as Daredevil.

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The Scorpion King (2002) – DVD Review

The Scorpion King

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Jonathan Hales, David Hayter, William Osborne & Stephen Sommers
Directed by: Chuck Russell
Starring: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Steven Brand, Michael Clarke Duncan and Kelly Hu

Features:

  • Alternate Version in Advanced Viewing Mode
  • Running audio (and sometimes video) commentary with The Rock
  • Running audio commentary with director Russell
  • Outtakes
  • Godsmack Music Video: “I Stand Alone”
  • Preparing the Fight: A look at the process of shooting a fight sequence
  • Making-of featurette
  • Special effects featurette
  • The Rock and Michael Clark Duncan featurette
  • Ancient World Production Design featurette
  • Working with Animals featurette
  • Scorpion King: Man or Myth? featurette
  • DVD-ROM Features including Total Axcess

Released by: Universal Pictures
Region: 1
Rating: PG-13
Anamorphic: 2.35:1

My Advice: Rent it

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