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Day Of The Mummy DVD Review

Day of the Mummy DVD

“Day of the Mummy” is DOA.

After being contacted by a rich businessman (Carl) to find the valuable Codex Stone diamond, Archeology Professor Jack Wells tags along with a 5 person expedition group that is looking for the Tomb of King Neferu (where the diamond is said to be located). As one might expect, this trip turns out to be a disaster as they encounter a perilous cave and, as the title suggests, a mummy.

If you’re looking at the front and back cover art, do not be fooled by what you see. There is no CGI mummy nor is there a swarm of CGI mummies. All you get here is a dude in a mummy costume that is barely on screen at all. Most of the screentime is filled with endless scenes of characters wandering around sand and a cave to kill time until the inevitable climax involving the titular mummy.

One should also not be fooled by the fact that Danny Glover stars in this film. The actor is essentially doing a Skype performance here as he sits in a chair and pops on a computer screen and a video feed inside the camcorder glasses (don’t ask). He does appear in a tagged on end credit scene, but it’s clear the filmmakers were trying to get as much Glover in this film as possible. Sadly, not even Glover can make ‘Mummy’ watchable.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1. How does it look? This is a cheap, cheap, cheap looking indie film. The glasses framing gimmick makes it look like a bad first person shooter video game.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? Categorically awful.

The only extras include trailers for Image Entertainment films.

Overall Thoughts: “Day of the Mummy” is clearly trying to capitalize on “The Mummy” and “Indiana Jones,” but why now of all times? This movie does nothing more than make you wish you were watching a film from those two franchises. Don’t be fooled by the false advertising with this clunker.

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December 1, 2014 - Posted by | DVD review | ,

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