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Old 05-15-2008, 02:29 PM
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Relive one of the most intense action-adventure movies ever with "The Mummy Returns Deluxe Edition" DVD. Now, experience the pulse-pounding action and spectacular special effects like never before from director Stephen Sommers. Digitally restored for optimum picture quality, this deluxe edition is loaded with thrilling bonus features including behind-the-scenes footage, commentaries and a sneak peek and a ticket offer for one of the summer's most anticipated movies "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor." "The Mummy Returns Two-Disc Deluxe Edition" DVD also features an exclusive downloadable digital copy of the film!

BONUS FEATURES (DVD AND BLU-RAY(TM)):
-- VISUAL AND SPECIAL EFFECTS FORMATION -- Visual effects supervisor John
Berton walks the audience through the step-by-step process of creating
the visual effects for the film.
-- AN ARMY TO RULE THE WORLD PART 2 -- A recap of the villainous armies
and the special effects behind "The Mummy" and "The Mummy Returns."
-- "THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR" SNEAK PEEK
-- FEATURE COMMENTARIES: With director/writer Stephen Sommers and
executive producer/editor Bob Ducsay
-- UNRAVELING THE LEGACY OF THE MUMMY- A look back at the evolution of one
of the most enduring franchises of all time.
-- AN EXCLUSIVE CONVERSATION WITH DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON
-- SPOTLIGHT ON LOCATION AND THE MAKING OF
-- STORYBOARD TO FINAL FILM COMPARISON
... and much more!

BONUS FEATURES -- EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY(TM):
-- U-CONTROL -- This uniquely-immersive, in-movie experience from
Universal allows you to customize your own high definition experience
with spectacular interactive features -- all without stopping the
movie!
-- PICTURE IN PICTURE -- Enjoy a behind the scenes look at the making of
the film while watching the feature.
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION -- BLU-RAY(TM):
Street Date: July 22, 2008
Selection Number: Widescreen 61104868
Price: $29.98 SRP
Running Time: 2 Hours 10 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layers
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1
Rating: PG-13 for adventure, action, and violence
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Official press release.

Per Kris Deering, both "The Mummy" and this sequel are receiving new transfers for the Blu-ray in addition to the new lossless soundtrack and Bonus View/U-Control features.
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:00 PM
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New transfers too? Paramount should be ashamed. I am really excited aout Universal now.
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The Mummy Returns looked pretty good on HD DVD. I don't know how much better it will be improved.

I know The Mummy looked average/terrible IMHO. However, Returns looked great.

Nice to see additional material being added.

Box Set = Purchase

Until then...I'll hold onto my HD DVD's.
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The Mummy Returns looked pretty good on HD DVD. I don't know how much better it will be improved.

I know The Mummy looked average/terrible IMHO. However, Returns looked great.

Nice to see additional material being added.

Box Set = Purchase

Until then...I'll hold onto my HD DVD's.
you forgot about the lossless added.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:39 PM
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I never bought the HD-DVD editions - bring on the DTS-MA Blurays!!! Hooray!
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you forgot about the lossless added.
I like lossless...however, it's not enough to "replace" said editions.

I'll wait for a boxset. If I didn't own them already...I'd jump on it.

This is sort of where I'm at with the HP Series. Though, I find the HD DVD's superior...but I will replace them once the big boxset comes out.
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I like lossless...however, it's not enough to "replace" said editions.

I'll wait for a boxset. If I didn't own them already...I'd jump on it.

This is sort of where I'm at with the HP Series. Though, I find the HD DVD's superior...but I will replace them once the big boxset comes out.
it's enough for me! at least for the first! remastered PQ and lossless along with new features is reason enough for me! # 2 did look great though and I'll wait to see how improved it is.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:27 PM
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wow universal really is embracing blu these versions sound much improved over the hd dvd versions which i thought were pretty good. definately picking these up. iam anxious to see the cover art now.
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If this bluray version really does include the movie ticket then I'll probably pick it up because I will be seeing the sequel anyways. So why not.
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Nah, I'll skip this.


Awful films--the both of them.
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