The Mummy 1959The 1959 Hammer classic The Mummy is to be seen once more on the big screen as well as released for the first time ever in HD on Blu-ray and on DVD double play.

Horror fans will also get the chance to see The Mummy on the big screen when it features as part of the Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film season at the BFI Southbank.

Taking place on August 31st at 8pm, the new digitally re-mastered film is one of three classic titles from the golden age of British Gothic horror, screened from the forecourt of The British Museum. The Monster Weekend also includes 1957’s Night of the Demon and Dracula from a year later.

Before that on the 14th of October The Mummy will be released  in HD on Blu-ray and DVD Double Play with the footage presented in its original UK theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. The release also has a host of brand new extras including commentary from Marcus Hearn and Jonathan Rigby, documentaries Unwrapping the Mummy: The Making of a Hammer Classic and The Hammer Rep Company and a photo gallery.

BFI LogoStarring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee in their iconic roles in this the 3rd of Hammer’s original Gothic classics, The Mummy was directed by the legendary Terence Fisher who previously helmed Dracula and The Curse of Frankenstein.

One by one the archaeologists who discover the 4,000-year-old tomb of Princess Anankaare brutally murdered. Kharis (Lee), high priest in Egypt 40 centuries ago, has been brought to life by the power of the ancient gods and his sole purpose is to destroy those responsible for the desecration of the sacred tomb. But Isobel Banning (Furneaux), wife of one of the explorers (Cushing), resembles the beautiful princess, forcing the speechless and tormented monster to defy commands and abduct Isobel to an unknown fate…

The Mummy RRP £24.99

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