HD Talk The place to discuss Blu-ray, 4K and all other forms and formats of HD and HDTV.

The Mummy BLU-RAY 7/22/08

Old 05-14-08, 05:19 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Mr. Cinema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 18,044
The Mummy BLU-RAY 7/22/08

Specs are in:

"Universal Studios Home Entertainment has revealed the specs for the upcoming Blu-ray release of 'The Mummy', due to hit store shelves on July 22nd, a few weeks after the DVD re-release. The film, which has been digitally remastered, will be presented on a BD-50 with 2.35:1 1080p video and a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.

Extras include audio commentaries with the cast and crew, four featurettes ("Visual and Special Effects Formation", "An Army to Rule the World", "Building a Better Mummy", and "Unraveling the Legacy of the Mummy"), deleted scenes, and a storyboard comparison. Exclusive to the Blu-ray release will be Universal's "U-Control" in-movie experience and a picture-in-picture behind-the-scenes look into the making of 'The Mummy'."

Also included will be a sneak peak at the upcoming 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor' and movie ticket offer.

www.blu-ray.com

Specs for The Mummy Returns:

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has revealed the specs for the upcoming Blu-ray release of 'The Mummy Returns', due to hit store shelves on July 22nd, a few weeks after the DVD re-release. The film, which has been digitally remastered, will be presented on a BD-50 with 2.35:1 1080p video and a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.

Extras include audio commentaries with the cast and crew, four featurettes ("Visual and Special Effects Formation", "An Army to Rule the World Part 2", "Spotlight and On Location of the Mummy", and "Unraveling the Legacy of the Mummy"), deleted scenes, and an interview with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Exclusive to the Blu-ray release will be Universal's "U-Control" in-movie experience and a picture-in-picture behind-the-scenes look into the making of 'The Mummy'.

Also included will be a sneak peak at the upcoming 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor' and movie ticket offer.

Images from Geonosis at blu-ray.com




Last edited by Mr. Cinema; 05-29-08 at 09:19 PM.
Mr. Cinema is offline  
Old 05-14-08, 07:58 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
tonymontana313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 2,746
Hmmm, this turns from a wait for it on sale purchase to a day one purchase for me. Now if Universal can go back and remaster their other titles, they will easily become my favorite BD studio.
tonymontana313 is offline  
Old 05-14-08, 09:23 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
PhantomStranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 20,816
With one release they've already passed Warner in their BD quality. Warner is now the only major studio that doesn't include lossless audio on every release.
PhantomStranger is offline  
Old 05-14-08, 09:46 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
mdc3000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Guelph, Ontario
Posts: 9,921
I didn't want to double dip but I'll give a buddy of mine my HD DVD's and grab these on Blu-ray.. sounds like Universal is doing it right!
mdc3000 is offline  
Old 05-14-08, 10:06 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Pa
Posts: 11,711
Damn them.

I have all three of the Mummy films on DVD, D-VHS, and HD-dvd. No idea how that happened.
DthRdrX is offline  
Old 05-14-08, 10:06 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 253
Sweet! Loved all three movies!
m0vi3fan is offline  
Old 05-14-08, 11:47 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Drexl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 15,963
I don't care for the Mummy movies, but that is really great news that they've remastered it. Hopefully this is a sign they'll remaster The Game and Field of Dreams when it comes time to put them out (assuming the issues are due to poor masters).
Drexl is offline  
Old 05-15-08, 12:38 AM
  #8  
Banned by request
 
Supermallet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Termite Terrace
Posts: 54,156
I wouldn't count on a remaster/lossless audio for all the catalogue re-releases. This is clearly being done to tie-in with the upcoming third Mummy film.
Supermallet is offline  
Old 05-15-08, 03:03 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Hero
 
PopcornTreeCt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 25,916
All these threads for these crappy movies and my There Will Be Blood thread gets merged with the Paramount thread. Ah well.
PopcornTreeCt is offline  
Old 05-15-08, 06:08 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Mr. Cinema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 18,044
Originally Posted by Suprmallet
I wouldn't count on a remaster/lossless audio for all the catalogue re-releases. This is clearly being done to tie-in with the upcoming third Mummy film.
They'll definitely re-do some of them, but I doubt we'll get "Scent of a Woman" with DTS HD MA. Bourne, King Kong, Hulk, Children of Men...I'd say so.
Mr. Cinema is offline  
Old 05-15-08, 06:15 AM
  #11  
Banned by request
 
Supermallet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Termite Terrace
Posts: 54,156
I presume they'll redo Hulk to tie in with The Incredible Hulk. I would hope they completely redo King Kong to include the extended cut and the missing special features.
Supermallet is offline  
Old 05-15-08, 07:15 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: USA
Posts: 12,201
Finally a disc that I actually want
Brian Shannon is offline  
Old 05-15-08, 07:19 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Columbia, MD, USA
Posts: 11,126
It would be cool if they really re-did the movies nice, but I remain skeptical. I'll see if the reviews think there's a real improvement of not. I guess the DTS-MA track is nice, but I'd look for more to upgrade.
Jericho is offline  
Old 05-15-08, 08:05 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Relocated to Bot-Hell
Posts: 10,201
This will be mine.
rexinnih is offline  
Old 05-15-08, 08:36 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
XavierMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 1,465
I still haven't upgraded from the DVD, so this seems like a great reason to.
XavierMike is offline  
Old 05-15-08, 05:42 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Mr. Cinema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 18,044
Originally Posted by Suprmallet
I would hope they completely redo King Kong to include the extended cut and the missing special features.
This has been hinted at on blu-ray.com from one of the insiders as a possible release for this year.
Mr. Cinema is offline  
Old 05-15-08, 05:46 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Mr. Cinema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 18,044
Specs for the Mummy Returns added to OP. Looks like both will have a free ticket for the third film. Nice.
Mr. Cinema is offline  
Old 05-15-08, 06:21 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
tonymontana313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 2,746
Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
Specs for the Mummy Returns added to OP. Looks like both will have a free ticket for the third film. Nice.
Yeah, looks like Universal is pulling out all the stops to make a good first impression on BD. Hopefully their work will be consistent throughout the year.
tonymontana313 is offline  
Old 05-29-08, 09:19 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Mr. Cinema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 18,044
Cover art for both films added to OP. Looks good.
Mr. Cinema is offline  
Old 05-29-08, 09:51 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Legend
 
darkside's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 19,847
I'll be interested in the reviews, but doubt I will upgrade my HD DVDs for the first two films. However, I am glad that Universal is improving their releases on BD. There are other films I like more that I definitely will upgrade for DTS Master Audio.
darkside is offline  
Old 05-29-08, 10:11 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
mdc3000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Guelph, Ontario
Posts: 9,921
I like those covers, looks classy. I can't wait for these! (I hope we get some more Uni announcements soon - for getting into the blu-ray biz, they sure haven't announced much yet)
mdc3000 is offline  
Old 05-29-08, 10:56 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Relocated to Bot-Hell
Posts: 10,201
I was already getting these but those covers are nice!
rexinnih is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 08:22 AM
  #23  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Scranton, Pa
Posts: 785
Everyone seems to like the covers. I guess I'm the only one who dislikes them. I don't like the small artwork in a box. If they made it take up the whole case, I'd like it. I'll still get it though!
mike2 is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 09:15 AM
  #24  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 253
I wonder if they will do a bundle like on sd with mummy, mummy returns and scorpian king.
m0vi3fan is offline  
Old 07-09-08, 04:43 PM
  #25  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 607
Amazon is listing these for $19.95 each. So each one includes a movies ticket? I wonder if BB, CC, Walmart, or Target might have a better price the debut week? I have to give props to Universal for remastering and including a DTS-MA soundtrack by picking these 2 up in the first week.
Jamers is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.