The Mummy (1959) | The Hammer horror classic casts its aura of menace in HD

Catch the classic Hammer horror The Mummy tonight on BBC4 at 10pm in HD

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The Mummy 1959 Blu-ray cover

In 19th-century Egypt, a team of British archaeologists locate the tomb of Princess Ananka, but disregard local custom and plunder it. The men soon regret their arrogance when, back in England, they are tracked down by Kharis (Christopher Lee), a mummy who has been brought back to life by religious zealot Mehemet Bey (George Patell) to avenge the desecration of the tomb. After his father and uncle succumb to Kharis, John Banning (Peter Cushing) prepares to do battle with the mummy. However, he hasn’t counted on his wife Isobel (Yvonne Furneaux)’s resemblance to the Princess, which threatens to confuse the vengeful Kharis…

Yvonne Furneaux in The Mummy

Having injected new blood into Universal’s Frankenstein and Dracula in the late-1950s, Hammer were given the remake rights to their library of classic horrors. First up was The Mummy, in which screenwriter Jimmy…

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About Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller is an award-winning print, radio and television journalist and producer, with over 30 years experience covering film and television, with a special interest in world cinema and popular culture. He is a leading expert on the life and career of Vincent Price and actively promotes the actor's legacy through publications, websites and special events.

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