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Thursday, June 26, 2008

DVD Contest: "Win" The Mummy DVDs.

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 2:15 PM

So sometimes DVDs come to me in the mail. If I think they're halfway interesting to anybody else, I'll usually review them on Blogtown (tomorrow: reviews of the new Futurama DVD and the 11th volume of The Journal of Short Film). If they look particularly terrible, I'll throw it onto Ezra's desk and insist that he watch it. (Enjoy Toxic, asshole!) And sometimes, if no one gives a shit about them except for me, I'll take them home, where they pile up on my already too-big stack of DVDs that nobody else gives a shit about. (Director's cut of Jet Li's Fearless, anyone? Anyone?)

Today, though, we got two DVDs I don't know what the fuck to do with: The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, both of 'em two-disc, "deluxe editions," featuring entirely too many special features--you know, just in case you want to go into fantastically minute detail about just how shitty a director Stephen Sommers is. As if that's not lousy enough, these DVDs also boast digital copies of each film, so you can keep The Mummy Returns on your iPod forever, secure in the knowledge that, whenever the mood strikes, you can watch classic scenes like this:

Damn. Here's where I was going to put a video of some crappy Mummy scene, but all I could find on YouTube were creepy fan videos. Who the fuck loves The Mummy enough to make something like this?

I guess I answered my own question. Congrats, BlackCat18Bdg.

ANYWAY. I DO NOT WANT THESE DVDS ON MY DESK. So: Contest! Whoever can post a link to the absolute worst Mummy-related fan video on YouTube will "win" these DVDs. The contest ends either at 5 pm on Monday or whenever I can't take watching them anymore, at which point I will likely throw my computer off the Mercury's roof.

In related news, Brendan Fraser is a dick.

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