Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy (1999)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy Photos

Movie Info

Best known for his Highlander series, Russell Mulcahy pays homage to the Hammer films of the 1960s with this all-star recreation of the Mummy story. Centuries ago, a sadistic prince named Talos was buried and his tomb was infinitely cursed so that no man would ever again suffer from his evil ways. But hundreds of years later, a group of archeologists break the seal of the tomb and are brutally massacred. The bandages of Talos are discovered years later by the head archeologist's daughter and brought back to London to be displayed in a museum. But the bandages go on a violent rampage. His evil threatens to spread around the world when the approaching alignment of the planets will raise the legendary Talos to a level of immortal power. The American detective in charge of the affair and the daughter of the archeologist race against time to defeat the malicious mummy. Russell Mulcahy has modern computer graphics techniques on his side in this remake of the classic Mummy monster story. At the same time, he has invited the legendary Christopher Lee to appear in the role of the ill-fated archeologist who discovers Talos. Shelley Duvall and Jason Scott Lee round out the main cast.
Action & Adventure , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:

Watch it now


Louise Lombard
as Samantha Turkel
Sean Pertwee
as Bradley Cortese
Jack Davenport
as Bartone
Honor Blackman
as Chief Inspector Shea
Christopher Lee
as Sir Richard Turkel
Shelley Duvall
as Edith Butros
Jon Polito
as Parsons
Cyril Nri
as Forensics
Bill Treacher
as Stuart
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy

All Critics (6)

Unless you find the idea of killer mummy wraps particularly frightening, chances are you'll find this direct-to-vid thriller as ridiculous as I did.

Full Review… | December 27, 2006

Not bad but poor CGI muffles the scares.

September 8, 2002
Your Movies (

Audience Reviews for Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy


Tale of The Mummy(1998) Starring: Jason Scott Lee, Louise Lombard, Sean Pertwee, Lysette Anthony, Michael Lerner, Jack Daveport, Honor Blackman, Shelly Duvall, and Christopher Lee Directed By: Russell Mulcahy Review The curse is legend. The terror is real. Hello Kiddies your pal the crypt-critic here and you know what monster I've never liked, The Mummy. Mummies have always bored me. This film is a triumph at boring me tonight. When an archaeological expedition opens an ancient Egyptian tomb, the unimaginable evil of a cursed pharaoh is unleashed. Dealing with the standard plot points of the mummified undead (curses, reincarnation, deadly linen), it manages to them so lame because the characters are boring but I will give the film two things, The Mummies wrapping in toil tree powers were cool and did a decent job at bringing the mummy to modern time. Apparently this is a straight to video horror film, well no wonder it wasn't that engaging and the CG was shit. But yet somehow it got Christopher Lee in this movie for it's opening. Tale of The Mummy doesn't help me like The Mummy monster but does let me see the potential with it's cool wrapping powers. I'm giving Tale of The Mummy a two and a half out of five.

Edward Cantillo
Edward Cantillo

Dull in every corner and every bit of the Movie.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

This really was a poor film , full of corny lines , bad acting and dull special effects. You could tell the director is not English as all the characters were because of some stupid steriotypical moments such as red phone boxes in ever street scene,lemon tea being drunk by bobby's and whats with everyone carrying a gun??? This was not Across 110th Street!.Apart from that the film was dull. Dont confuse this film with THE MUMMY because although the mummy wasnt a masterpiece it was far better than this fair. If you wanna be scared dont bother with this tripe

Cassandra Maples
Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy on our Movie forum!

News & Features