One of the earliest experiences I had with The Mummy was with The Mummy 1959, a Hammer film, distributed by Universal, and directed by Terence Fisher. Admittedly, I haven’t seen it in a while, but the classic horror film is coming back to theaters for two days this week. Unearth The Mummy 1959 at the IFC Center in New York City.
Starring Peter Cushing as the one who opens the Egyptian tomb and unleashes Kharis and the curse of the mummy; The Mummy is played by none other than the great Christopher Lee. Lee’s performances have been that of cinema legacy and his version of Kharis in many ways inspired Arnold Vosloo’s performance as Imhotep in 1999’s The Mummy.
Running 88 minutes and presented in a high-definition digital projection, the IFC Center in New York City will play The Mummy on Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th at 12:20 AM as part of their Christopher Lee series. Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for children and seniors.
High-definition digital projection
“One of the most fetching of Fisher’s early Hammer movies, the third in the trilogy which comprises The Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula. Its qualities are almost entirely abstract and visual, with colour essential to its muted, subtle imagery. Christopher Lee looks tremendous in the title role, smashing his way through doorways and erupting from green, dream-like quagmires in really awe-inspiring fashion. Yvonne Furneaux plays one of Fisher’s most crucial heroines, Isobel Banning, who has let her hair down (literally) and become sensual in order to free her husband (Cushing) from the curse he invokes by opening an Egyptian tomb.” – Time Out (London)
NR, 88 Minutes
You could visit movietickets.com to purchase your tickets for The Mummy, along with visiting the IFC Center for more information. And don’t forget you still have time to “Bark at the Moon” with Nitehawk Cinema’s month of wolf movies next month, including Universal’s The Wolf Man, starring Lon Chaney, Jr.