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A Tribute to Christopher Lee - The Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast

A Tribute to Christopher Lee – The Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast

No life is forever, not even that of the man who played immortal vampires, mouldering corpses, and psychotic satanists. Christopher Lee had so permanently placed his mark on the world of fantastic film that his death this past week sent a shock wave through film fandom, so assured were we that he’d always be around [...]

Sense of Wonder: Jason vs. the Mummy

Sense of Wonder: Jason vs. the Mummy

As you can see, it’s Jason Mania here at Cinefantastique Online. By clicking on the tag for Friday the 13th, you can check out reviews of the old films and of the disappointing reboot that opened this weekend. One interesting aspect of the new film is that it brings into focus the human tendency to [...]

Laserblast DVD & Blu-Ray: Mummy 3, Death Race, Grindhouse & Man Who Fell to Earth

Since the heady days of the laserdisc era, the Criterion branding had made cineastes everywhere breathe easier when forking out big bucks for their lauded special editions of classic films. After a shaky transition to DVD production (with more than a few non-anamorphic, recycled transfers) they regrouped rather masterfully, showing an amazing ability to come [...]

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) – Fantasy Film Review

After popular but uninspired THE MUMMY and THE MUMMY RETURNS, there was never much chance that THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR was going to turn out to be a great film, but a new setting, the introduction of a new villain, the recasting of the female lead, and the presence of Rob Cohen in [...]

Laserblast: The Ruins crumble, Batman Begins again, The Mummy returns

It’s summer, and that means summer movie blockbusters, and that means old titles arriving on DVD to cash in on the summer movie blockbusters. With THE DARK KNIGHT, THE MUMMY 3, and THE X-FILES looming on the theatrical horizon, we have a flood of related titles arriving on home video. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for something [...]

The Mummy returns (again)

Production is currently underway on THE MUMMY 3: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR. Brendan Fraser is back in the lead, along with co-star John Hannah. Maria Bello replaces Rachel Weiz, and Hong Kong action stars Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh have also been added to the cast. Rob Cohen (DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY) takes [...]