Universal Unearths ‘The Mummy’ Blu-ray Specs

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released the full disc specs for The Mummy, part of the first wave of Blu-ray Disc titles from the studio due to arrive on July 22.

The Mummy on Blu-ray will be presented in a widescreen 2.35:1 remastered 1080p transfer and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. In comparison, the previous HD DVD version offered lossy Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio.

The full suite of supplemental features from the collector’s edition DVD have made their way to Blu-ray Disc, along with a few new ones and the return of an old friend: U-Control. Universal will continue to use this interactive picture-in-picture feature on Blu-ray after utilizing it on several high profile HD DVD titles.

Also new to this release and available on the companion DVD version is a preview for the upcoming The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor film. The complete list of features are as follows.

  • U-Control: This uniquely-immersive, in-movie experience from Universal allows you to customize your own high-definition experience with spectacular interactive features ” all without stopping the movie. Includes picture-in-picture (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Visual and Effects Formation featurette ” Visual effects supervisor John Berton walks the audience through the step-by-step process of creating the visual effects for the film.
  • An Army to Rule the World featurette ” A recap of the villainous armies and the special effects behind The Mummy
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Building a Better Mummy featurette ” An in-depth look into the creative and technical processes that brought us the heart-stopping visual effects of the film.
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Sneak Peek
  • Commentary Tracks with Director/Writer Stephen Sommers, Executive Producer/Editor Bob Ducsay, and actors Brendan Fraser, Oded Fehr, Kevin J. O’Conner and Arnold Vosloo.
  • Unraveling the Legacy of the Mummy featurette ” A look back at the evolution of one of the most enduring franchises of all time.
  • Storyboard to final film comparison

The Mummy on Blu-ray will carry an SRP of $29.98. Check back regularly for the first look at high resolution cover art and pre-order information.

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