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The Mummy (1999)

NOTE: These commentaries are only available on the Ultimate Edition, which can be bought separately or as a 4-disc pack with "The Mummy Returns".

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Audio commentary by actors Oded Fehr, Kevin J. O'Connor and Arnold Vosloo Rating:8.0/10 (7 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on January 1st, 2013:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
Pretty good actually.

They talk about filming in Morocco and how everyone got sick, Arnold says he doesn't like the design of Imhotep's corpse when we first see it. He says it looks "too cartoony". He also mentions how he likes Sheperton better than Pinewood and says that wearing a loincloth in your 40's is just embarrassing.

The trio play off each other very well and have a good time.
Reviewed by TylerMirage on May 2nd, 2016:Find all reviews by TylerMirage
Between the two actor-based commentaries for this movie, I do recommend this one. Oded, Arnold and Kevin all seem to have a great time together and genuinely have chemistry off-screen. They talk a lot about where scenes were filmed and funny stories about behind-the-scenes.
Commentary 2: Audio commentary by actor Brendan Fraser Rating:4.9/10 (10 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on January 1st, 2013:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
Oh dear, an actor doing a commentary on his own is never a good sign.

Plenty of silence with Brendan saying "I'm still with you, folks. I'm just captivated by these performances."

Brendan does funny voices and makes fun of his character just to pass the time but really this commentary is a waste of time.
Reviewed by TylerMirage on May 2nd, 2016:Find all reviews by TylerMirage
No offense to whoever's idea it was (I have an inkling that it was a stipulation of the super hot up and coming lead action hero's contract) to have a solo Brendan Fraser commentary or to Brendan himself, but yes, I'd summarize this commentary as a waste of time.

The commentary is 50% Brendan making silly comments (his favourite seems to be saying "Ouch" or "That looked like it hurt" whenever a character got hurt), 25% dead air and 25% narrating what's on screen. Any interesting bits of information can either be heard in the other commentaries, Googled or inferred by basic filmmaking know-how. The only thing I took away from his commentary was that he was actually nearly strangled and collapsed on set after they filmed his hanging scene.

I mean, all things considered, it wasn't as bad as I feared. But then again, saying that a solo Brendan Fraser commentary was better than expected is like saying that "when my house burnt down it was better than expected". So yeah, the other two commentaries on this movie are where it's at.