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The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

As if he didn't dig up enough trouble in the last two Mummy movies, Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) is getting his hands dirty again! This time he's in China with his wife (Maria Bello) and son (Luke Ford), where a terra cotta army has been unearthed. When they accidentally awaken these clay warriors, their tyrannical Emperor (Jet Li) resumes his 2000 year-old quest to conquer the world. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 110
Theater Release: 31 Jul 2008
Video Release: 15 Dec 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Brendan Fraser also starred in the prequels to this film, The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. An archeologist turns into an adventurer in the Indian Jones franchise too. Check out Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (where the aging hero is paired with an younger sidekick).

Home Video Extra Features

Release Date: 16 December 2008

If you unearth The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor on DVD, you’ll find the following loot: an audio commentary with director Rob Cohen, deleted and extended scenes, and some making-of featurettes (From City to Desert, Legacy of the Terra Cotta, A Call to Action: The Casting Process, Preparing for Battle with Brendan Fraser and Jet Li, Crafting the Emperor Mummy and Creating New and Supernatural Worlds). As well, there is a digital copy of the movie. Audio tracks are available in DVS Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English) and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is releasing on Blu-ray too. This 2-disc set offers all of the above mentioned extras and a digital copy of the movie, plus some interactive features: My Scenes Sharing, Exclusive Content, Scene Explorer, Know Your Mummy, The Dragon Emperor’s Challenge, Picture in Picture and Visual Commentary with Director Rob Cohen. Audio tracks are available in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English) and DTS 5.1 Surround (French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

 

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