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John Hannah: List of Movies, Films and TV Shows

  • Another Mother's Son [DVD] Another Mother's Son | DVD | (17/07/2017) from £3.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Another Mother's Son is the extraordinary true story of Louisa Gould. A tale of defiance, bravery and betrayal set against against the backdrop of Nazi occupation on the Channel Islands during the Second World War. When a Russian soldier escapes the labour camps, seeking shelter, Louisa (Jenny Seagrove: Local Hero, A Shocking Accident) decides to offer her help, and by doing so, risking the lives of her friends and family who are in on the secret and facing the prospect of capture and deportation to Germany. Also starring, John Hannah (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Mummy), Ronan Keating and Amanda Abbingdon (Sherlock, Mr Selfridge).

  • Four Weddings And A Funeral [1994] Four Weddings And A Funeral | DVD | (29/11/2004) from £4.19  |  Saving you £15.80 (79.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • Sliding Doors [1998] Sliding Doors | DVD | (06/08/2001) from £4.85  |  Saving you £10.74 (67.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Nice concept, shaky execution--that about sums up the mixed blessings of British actor Peter Howitt's intelligent but forgivably flawed debut as a writer-director. It's got more emotional depth than most frothy romantic comedies and its central idea--the parallel tracking of two possible destinies for a young London professional played by Gwyneth Paltrow--is full of involving possibilities. It's essentially a what-if scenario with Helen (Paltrow) at the centre of two slightly but significantly different romantic trajectories, one involving her two-timing boyfriend (John Lynch)and the other with an amiable chap (John Hannah) who represents a happier outcome. That's the film's basic problem, however: the two scenarios are so romantically unbalanced (one guy's a total cad, the other charmingly sincere) that Helen inadvertently comes off looking foolish and needlessly confused. Still, this remains a pleasant experiment and Howitt's dialogue is witty enough to keep things entertaining. It's also a treat for Paltrow fans; not only does the svelte actress handle a British accent without embarrassing herself but she gets to play two subtle variations of the same character, sporting different wardrobes and hairstyles in a role that plays into her glamorous off-screen persona. --Jeff Shannon

  • The Mummy Trilogy [Blu-ray + UV Copy] The Mummy Trilogy | Blu Ray | (05/11/2013) from £9.50  |  Saving you £-0.30 (-3.30%)  |  RRP £9.2

    Rediscover all three adrenaline filled feature films from The Mummy Franchise in this newly packaged trilogy now with UV. The MummyIn 1925 in the Sahara Desert a group of treasure hunters stumble on a 3 000 year old tomb and the mummified incarnation of an Egyptian priest out for revenge: As punishment for killing Pharaoh Seti and sleeping with his mistress Egyptian priest Imhotep was mummified alive and cursed. But in 1923 he is inadvertently resurrected by treasure hunters and must be stopped before he can wreak his final vengeance on the world. The Mummy ReturnsThe mummified body of Imhotep is transported to a museum in London. Once again he wakes and so begins a new campaign of rage and terror. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor:Taking off the wraps once more but this time the action moves to China for round three of the Mummy adventure. For 2 000 years the ruthless Chinese Dragon Emperor (Jet Li) and his vast army of warriors have been frozen in time cast in clay waiting for their moment to rise again. When young archaeologist Alex O'Connell (Luke Ford) is duped into bringing the ancient warlord back to life he soon realises he has to call in the only people he knows with experience and knowledge of how to battle the undead - his parents father Rick (Brendan Fraser) and mother Evelyn (Maria Bello). As the emperor attempts to re-unite with his massed warriors and finally fulfil his dream of world domination Alex and his family along with mystical high-kicking sorceress Zi Juan (Michelle Yeoh) and a rival cast of undead have to pull out all the stops to keep the evil tyrant from achieving his ends. Special Features: Disc 1 Feature Commentaries: With Director Stephen Sommers and Editor Bob Ducsay With Actor Brendan Fraser With Cctors Oded Fehr Kevin J O'Connor and Arnold Vosloo Building a Better Mummy Visual and Special Effects Formation Deleted Scenes Theatrical Trailer Storyboad to Final Film Comparison Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Sneak Peek) An Army to Rule the World Part 1 Unraveling the Leagcy of the Mummy Photo Montage Picture in Picture Disc 2 Outtakes Feature Commentary With Director/Writer Stephen Sommers And Executive Producer/Editor Bob Ducsay Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor Sneak Peek An Army To Rule The World Part 2 Unraveling The Legacy of The Mummy Exclusive Conversation With The Rock Spotlight On Location The Making Of Storyboard to Final Film Comparison Live 'Forever May Not Be Long Enough' Music Video Disc 3 Feature Commentary Picture in Picture Scene Explorer: Angle A Angle B Angle C Angle D Angle E (4 angles) Visual Commentary Know Your Mummy Creating New and Supernatural Worlds Preparing For Battle With Brendan Fraser and Jet Li A Call To Action: The Casting Process Legacy Of The Terra Cotta Jet Li: Crafting The Emperor From City To Desert The Making Of The Mummy 3 Deleted and Extended Scenes The Dragon Emperor's

  • The Mummy Trilogy [Blu-ray] [2017] The Mummy Trilogy | Blu Ray | (12/06/2017) from £33.99  |  Saving you £6.00 (15.00%)  |  RRP £39.99

    The MummyIf you're expecting bandaged-wrapped corpses and a lurching Boris Karloff-type villain, then you've come to the wrong movie. But if outrageous effects, a hunky hero, and some hearty laughs are what you're looking for, the 1999 version of The Mummy is spectacularly good fun. Yes, the critics called it "hokey," "cheesy," and "pallid." Well, the critics are unjust. Granted, the plot tends to stray, the acting is a bit of a stretch, and the characters occasionally slip into cliché, but who cares? When that action gets going, hold tight--those two hours just fly by. The premise of the movie isn't that far off from the original. Egyptologist and general mess Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) discovers a map to the lost city of Hamunaptra, and so she hires rogue Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) to lead her there. Once there, Evelyn accidentally unlocks the tomb of Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo), a man who had been buried alive a couple of millennia ago with flesh-eating bugs as punishment for sleeping with the pharaoh's girlfriend. The ancient mummy is revived, and he is determined to bring his old love back to life, which of course means much mayhem (including the unleashing of the 10 plagues) and human sacrifice. Despite the rather gory premise, this movie is fairly tame in terms of violence; most of the magic and surprise come from the special effects, which are glorious to watch, although Imhotep, before being fully reconstituted, is, as one explorer puts it, rather "juicy." Keep in mind this film is as much comedy as it is adventure--those looking for a straightforward horror pic will be disappointed. But for those who want good old-fashioned eye-candy kind of fun, The Mummy ranks as one of choicest flicks of 1999. --Jenny BrownThe Mummy Returns Proving that bigger is rarely better, The Mummy Returns serves up so much action and so many computer-generated effects that it quickly grows exhausting. In his zeal to establish a lucrative franchise, writer-director Stephen Sommers dispenses with such trivial matters as character development and plot logic, and charges headlong into an almost random buffet of minimum story and maximum mayhem, beginning with a prologue establishing the ominous fate of the Scorpion King (played by World Wrestling Federation star the Rock, in a cameo teaser for his later starring role in--you guessed it--The Scorpion King). Dormant for 5,000 years, under control of the Egyptian god Anubis, the Scorpion King will rise again in 1933, which is where we find The Mummy's returning heroes Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, now married and scouring Egyptian ruins with their 8-year-old son, Alex (Freddie Boath). John Hannah (as Weisz's brother) and Oded Fehr (as mystical warrior Ardeth Bay) also return from The Mummy, and trouble begins when Alex dons the Scorpion King's ancient bracelet, coveted by the evil mummy Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo), who's been revived by... oh, but does any of this matter? With a plot so disposable that it's impossible to care about anything that happens, The Mummy Returns is best enjoyed as an intermittently amusing and physically impressive monument of Hollywood machinery, with gorgeous sets that scream for a better showcase, and digital trickery that tops its predecessor in ambition, if not in payoff. By the time our heroes encounter a hoard of ravenous pygmy mummies, you'll probably enjoy this movie in spite of itself. --Jeff ShannonThe Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor The third film in the The Mummy series freshens the franchise up by setting the action in China. There, the discovery of an ancient emperor's elaborate tomb proves a feather in the cap of Alex O'Connell (Luke Ford), a young archaeologist and son of Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) and his wife Evelyn (Maria Bello, taking over the role from Rachel Weisz). Unfortunately, a curse that turned the emperor (Jet Li) and his army into terra cotta warriors buried for centuries is lifted, and the old guy prepares for world domination by seeking immortality at Shangri La. The O'Connells barely stay a step ahead of him (climbing through the Himalaya mountains with apparent ease), but the action inevitably leads to a showdown between two armies of mummies in a Chinese desert. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor has a lot to offer: a supporting cast that includes the elegant Michelle Yeoh, Russell Wong, and Liam Cunningham, the unexpected appearance of several Yeti, and a climactic battle sequence that is nightmarishly weird but compelling. On the downside, the charm so desperately sought in romantic relationships, as well as comic turns by John Hannah (as Evelyn's rascal brother), is not only absent but often annoying. Rarely have witty asides in the thick of battle been more unwelcome in a movie. Rob Cohen's direction is largely crisp if sometimes curious (a fight between Fraser and Jet Li keeps varying in speed for some reason), but his vision of Shangri La, in the Hollywood tradition, is certainly attractive. --Tom Keogh

  • Before You Go [2002] Before You Go | DVD | (21/04/2003) from £3.89  |  Saving you £16.10 (80.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Three sisters return to their family home after their mother passes away. In the days leading up to the funeral the sisters struggle to come to terms with their conflicting childhood memories and the trials and disappointments of their adult lives.

  • A Touch of Cloth Series 1-3 Box Set [DVD] A Touch of Cloth Series 1-3 Box Set | DVD | (01/09/2014) from £10.59  |  Saving you £9.40 (47.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The fantastic award-winning comedy A Touch of Cloth is an all-encompassing parody of every police procedural ever written packing in as many jokes as humanly possible along the way. John Hannah plays DCI Jack Cloth - a maverick heavy drinking loner who has thrown himself into his work following the mysterious death of his wife. The damaged haunted Cloth is teamed with plucky no-nonsense sidekick DC Anne Oldman played by Suranne Jones. Through the cases the pair investigates a grisly serial killer a vicious gang of armed robbers and even the murder of Cloth's own brother Terry Cloth. With a hilarious array of jokes and non-stop tongue-in-cheek humour this box set should not be missed. Also stars Julian Rhind-Tutt Adrian Bower Navin Chowdhry Stephen Dillane Todd Carty Daisy Beaumont Anna Chancellor and Karen Gillen. This 3 disc box set includes all three cases of A Touch of Cloth.

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream [DVD] A Midsummer Night's Dream | DVD | (06/06/2016) from £6.64  |  Saving you £13.35 (66.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In the tyrannical court of Athens, the pitiless dictator Theseus plans his wedding to Hippolyta, a prisoner of war, and young Hermia is sentenced to death by her own father. Meanwhile, in the rickety township on the hillside, amateur theatre group the Mechanicals rehearse, with all their comic rivalries. And beyond Athens, in the wild wood, dark forces are stirring Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare, Russell T Davies' full-blooded adaptation has more attitude and invention than anything that's gone before. This is a production for everyone, brought to life by an award-winning cast of established stars and exciting newcomers. It's a dream that will never be forgotten.

  • Spartacus: The Complete Collection (Slim Edition) [DVD] Spartacus: The Complete Collection (Slim Edition) | DVD | (05/10/2015) from £12.59  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The first three series plus the prequel spin-off of the US drama which follows life in and around the brutal environs of Ancient Rome's gladiatorial arenas. 'Spartacus - Blood and Sand' (2010) follows Spartacus (Andy Whitfield) as he is torn from his wife and thrust into the bloody and merciless world of the arena. 'Spartacus - Gods of the Arena' (2011) acts as the prequel to the first series and focuses on the gladiatorial hero who preceded Spartacus, Gannicus (Dustin Clare), and his ambitious owner, Batiatus (John Hannah). 'Spartacus - Vengeance' (2012) follows on from the events of the initial series and stars Liam McIntyre as Spartacus, who is now the leader of an armed slave rebellion that threatens the very fabric of the Roman Empire. 'Spartacus - War of the Damned' (2013) finds Spartacus (McIntyre) at the head of a rebel army comprised of thousands of freed slaves. With their very right to rule at stake, the Roman Senate assigns Marcus Crassus (Simon Merrells) and a promising young leader named Julius Caesar (Todd Lasance) the task of crushing Spartacus and his troops.Technical Specs: Languages(s): EnglishInteractive Menu

  • Spartacus - Gods Of The Arena [DVD] Spartacus - Gods Of The Arena | DVD | (03/10/2011) from £3.69  |  Saving you £21.30 (85.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The House of Batiatus is on the rise, basking in the glow of its infamous champion Gannicus, whose skill with a sword is matched only by his thirst for wine and women. These are the times a young Batiatus has been waiting for. Poised to overthrow his father and take control, he’ll freely betray anyone to ensure his gladiators are in the highest demand. And he’ll have his loyal and calculating wife Lucretia by his side for every underhanded scheme, drawing on the brazen talents of her seductive friend Gaia when it counts. Together, they will stop at nothing to deceive the masses, seize power, and bleed Capua dry in this audacious prequel to “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

  • Spartacus: The Complete Collection [DVD] Spartacus: The Complete Collection | DVD | (29/04/2013) from £13.99  |  Saving you £66.00 (82.50%)  |  RRP £79.99

    Own all of the epic action with the Spartacus Complete Collection! Blood and Sand Betrayed by his country. Beaten into slavery. Reborn as a warrior. Spartacus: Blood and Sand' is a graphic and visceral account of Rome's most famous gladiator. When he's separated from the love of his life, Spartacus is forced into the gruesome and bloodthirsty arena, where a grisly death is primetime entertainment. Gods of the Arena The House of Batiatus is on the rise, basking in the glow of its infamous champion Gannicus, whose skill with a sword is matched only by his thirst for wine and women. These are the times a young Batiatus has been waiting for. Poised to overthrow his father and take control, he'll freely betray anyone to ensure his gladiators are in the highest demand. And he'll have his loyal and calculating wife Lucretia by his side for every underhanded scheme. Vengeance On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand', the gladiator rebellion continues and begins to strike fear into the heart of the Roman Republic. Containing all of the blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, villainy and heroism that has come to distinguish the series, the tale of Spartacus resumes in epic fashion. War of the Damned Gaius Claudius Glaber is dead. The rebellion has swelled to thousands of freed slaves, and Spartacus, alongside his generals Crixus, Gannicus and Agron, prepares for war with Rome. The epic conclusion of a legendary journey, Spartacus: War of the Damned unleashes a battle unlike anything ever seen before.

  • Four Weddings And A Funeral [1994] Four Weddings And A Funeral | DVD | (29/07/2005) from £3.99  |  Saving you £11.80 (73.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    When it was released in 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral quickly became a huge international success, pulling in the kind of audiences most British films only dream of. It's proof that sometimes the simplest ideas are the best: in terms of plot, the title pretty much says it all. Revolving around, well, four weddings and a funeral (though not in that order), the film follows Hugh Grant's confirmed bachelor Charles as he falls for visiting American Carrie (Andy McDowell), whom he keeps bumping into at the various functions. But with this most basic of premises, screenwriter Richard Curtis has crafted a moving and thoughtful comedy about the perils of singledom and that ever-elusive search for true love. In the wrong hands, it could have been a horribly schmaltzy affair, but Curtis' script--crammed with great one-liners and beautifully judged characterisations--keeps things sharp and snappy, harking back to the sparkling Hollywood romantic comedies of the 30s and 40s. The supporting cast, including Kristin Scott Thomas, Simon Callow and Rowan Atkinson (who starred in the Curtis-scripted television show Blackadder) is first rate, at times almost too good: John Hannah's rendition of WH Auden's poem "Funeral Blues" over the coffin of his lover is so moving you think the film will struggle to re-establish its ineffably buoyant mood. But it does, thanks in no small part to Hugh Grant as the bumbling Charles (whose star-making performance compensates for a less-than-dazzling Andie MacDowell). Though it's hardly the fault of Curtis and his team, the success of the Four Weddings did have its downside, triggering a rash of far inferior British romantic comedies. In fact, we had to wait until 1999's Notting Hill for another UK film to match its winning charm--scripted, yet again, by Curtis and starring Grant. --Edward Lawrenson

  • New Girl Season 4 DVD New Girl Season 4 DVD | DVD | (16/11/2015) from £11.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (40.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In the hilarious fourth season of New Girl love is funny and elusive as the newly single Jess tries to avoid then hang onto a sexy British teacher with an adorable accent. Schmidt gets schmid-tten with an ambitious councilwoman while Nick wants to find a woman who’s just like him. The gang takes on tasks proven to be pretty difficult: the new cop on the block Winston tries to prove he’s a badass and Coach searches for a woman he hasn’t already dated. Plus Jess’s middle name and the goofy reason for it are revealed! The whole lovable ensemble walks the line between acting mature and slightly nuts. And speaking of nuts will Cece ever admit her feelings for Schmidt?

  • Angel [DVD] Angel | DVD | (27/07/2015) from £2.93  |  Saving you £12.06 (80.50%)  |  RRP £14.99

    John Hannah (The Mummy, Sliding Doors, The Wee Man) stars in Angel, a gripping thriller that tells the disturbing story of a woman suffering from split personality disorder, and one man's pursuit to put an end to her murderous rampage. Angel was horribly abused by her grandmother as a little girl and institutionalised after killing her. Though sentenced for the rest of her life to an insane asylum, Angel was released due to inside governmental pressure while being pronounced dead in order to avoid public outcry. Now, Angel's on the loose again, and a government agent is ordered to kill her in order to cover up the blunder But soon they realise that Hell hath no fury Like a scorned Angel.

  • The Christmas Candle [DVD] The Christmas Candle | DVD | (03/11/2014) from £5.39  |  Saving you £7.60 (58.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Hans Matheson and Samantha Barks star in this Christmas family movie set in 1890, adapted from the novel by Max Lucado. According to legend, every 25 years an angel arrives in the English village of Gladbury and blesses one of the candlemaker Edward Haddington (Sylvester McCoy)'s candles, meaning that whoever lights it will be granted a miracle. When foward-thinking minister David Richmond (Matheson) comes to the village, a rivalry strikes up between him and the old-fashioned Edward, especially when he tries to bring electric light to the church. As he promotes the acts of good deeds and kindness throughout the village, however, David finds himself a friend in Emily Barstow (Barks). When the special candle goes missing the villagers experience a Christmas they will never forget. The film also stars Lesley Manville, James Cosmo, Barbara Flynn and Susan Boyle in her feature debut.

  • The Mummy Returns [Blu-ray] [2001] The Mummy Returns | Blu Ray | (01/12/2008) from £6.39  |  Saving you £13.60 (68.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Set in 1933 ten years after the events in the first film Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) is married to Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) and the couple has settled in London raising their 9-year-old son Alex (Freddie Boath). When a chain of events finds the corpse of Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) resurrected in the British Museum Imhotep walks the earth determined to fulfill his quest for immortality. But another force has also been set loose one born of the darkest rituals of ancient Egyptian mysticism and even more powerful than Imhotep. When these forces clash the fate of the world will hang in the balance sending the O'Connell's on a mission to save the world and their son before it is too late...

  • Rosamunde Pilcher's The Other Wife [DVD] Rosamunde Pilcher's The Other Wife | DVD | (27/10/2014) from £7.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (55.60%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Rebecca Kendall a beautiful ex-ballerina has it all; a stunning house; two wonderful daughters; and a handsome loving husband Richard. Richard’s time is divided between England and Canada where without Rebecca’s knowledge he has invested everything they have in a gold mine one which is yet to yield gold. When Richard is killed in a plane crash Rebecca slowly learns the full extent of her husband’s lies and deceit. Battling with her grief she discovers that not only has Richard left her family penniless but he also has a second family on the other side of the Atlantic a wife Natalie and five year old son Jared. Confused she reluctantly turns to her brother in law Martin whose help and kindness masks an ulterior motive. It is only war veteran Harry who gives the selfless support Rebecca needs and when Natalie claims part of Richard’s estate he encourages them to talk. When the two women meet they discover that they have more in common than they could have imagined and both have been equally wronged; they are both The Other Wife.

  • Taggart - Vol. 3 Taggart - Vol. 3 | DVD | (01/01/2008) from £15.99  |  Saving you £3.64 (12.10%)  |  RRP £29.99

    'Taggart' is the longest running police drama on TV. Thanks to its explosive storylines and tough-talking Glasgow detective Jim Taggart (Mark McManus) it has become a national institution with these next six feature length editions averaging nearly thirteen million viewers. Set Comprises: Evil Eye: A gypsy is found murdered in her caravan and Taggart and Jardine suspect a connection with a London jewel raid in which a young policeman was murdered. Rogues' Gallery: A body is found in a car that has just been put through a car crusher: Taggart and Jardine investigate a case that seems to link the world of drug pushers with the world of art and artists. Violent Delights: A sixth former Philip Dempster has a crush on his French Teacher the beautiful Francoise Campbell. When spying on her through his telescope he sees what looks like a murder take place in her bedroom. Taggart investigates the death of a young undertaker in a blazing car. Fatal Inheritance: When the verdict of ""Not Proven"" is returned in a murder trial Taggart decides to stay at the scene of the crime - a fashionable health farm. When another murder occurs there Taggart gets involved though officially he is not on the case. Death Benefits: Julia Fraser wife of a police sergeant is brutally murdered whilst he is on duty. During a search of their house a list of names is found. It appears that the people on the list are rapidly meeting with a series of accidents - and yet there is no connection between them except that they are on the list. Taggart is facing a race against time to find the connection. Gingerbread: The murder of his father sets Simon Barrow on a journey which moves from fairy-tale to nightmare. Taggart Jardine and Reid discover the bitter behind the sweet.

  • Spartacus: Blood And Sand Series 1 [DVD] Spartacus: Blood And Sand Series 1 | DVD | (16/05/2011) from £4.39  |  Saving you £35.60 (89.00%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Betrayed by his country. Beaten into slavery. Reborn as a warrior. Spartacus: Blood and Sand is a graphic and visceral account of Rome's most famous gladiator. When he's separated from the love of his life Spartacus is forced into the gruesome and bloodthirsty arena where a grisly death is primetime entertainment. Spartacus must fight for survival befriend his enemies and play politics in this new world of corruption violence sex and fame. He'll be seduced by power and tormented by vengeance. But his passion will give him the strength to prevail over every obstacle in this modern and uninhibited tale of death honour and endurance.

  • The Mummy Returns (Two Disc Special Edition) [2001] The Mummy Returns (Two Disc Special Edition) | DVD | (01/12/2001) from £2.89  |  Saving you £10.99 (55.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    We don't have time for subtle," says Brendan Fraser, the star of The Mummy Returns, neatly encapsulating the relentless pace and hammerheaded tone of the film. As is the way of sequels here we have more, more, more of the same formula: more explosions, more action and more mind-numbingly endless CGI effects. Once again borrowing shamelessly from the Indiana Jones series, The Mummy Returns, like its predecessor, has boundless energy but lacks the stylish verve and charm of Spielberg's trilogy. All the original cast are reunited, this time joined by WWF star the Rock in a cameo role designed to plug his spin-off vehicle, The Scorpion King, and young actor Freddie Boath who plays an English eight-year-old in the 1930s whose dialogue borrows from Bart Simpson ("Get a room" and "My dad's gonna kick your arse" are two of his choice phrases). Other cinematic thefts include a Jurassic Park-style creatures-in-the-long-grass sequence and a lengthy triple-threat finale along the lines of Return of the Jedi. Still, despite the wearying relentlessness of its computer-generated effects, endless chases and fights, this is undeniably fun popcorn fodder and provides some memorable scenes along the way, notably Rachel Weisz and Patricia Velasquez battling it out for the affections of nasty old Imhotep.On the DVD: This two-disc "Special Edition" is a treat for fans of the franchise. The first disc has an anamorphic widescreen print of the movie in its 2.35:1 CinemaScope ratio, and a choice of Dolby 5.1 or DTS for the headache-inducing soundtrack. There's a decent commentary from the director and producer, plus a couple of DVD-ROM features. Disc 2 has all the usual stuff, including a 20-minute "making-of" documentary, a five-minute interview with the Rock about The Scorpion King, plus an exclusive trailer for it that is unsurprisingly reminiscent of Conan the Barbarian. There are also some detailed special effects breakdowns of key sequences, a blooper reel of outtakes and a virtual tour of the Universal theme park attraction "The Mummy Returns Chamber of Doom". Sundry trailers, production notes, a music video and an "Egyptology 201" text feature round out a well-loaded second disc. --Mark Walker

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