I’ve said it before and I will say it again and again; I love Paul Naschy. As is often his shtick; he plays multiple roles in The Mummy’s Revenge. Here he plays Amenhotep (both manly and moldy mummy form) and Assad Bey a wealthy modern-day descendant. I have no complaints about any of the cast; Jack Taylor is excellent as Professor Stern, María Silva is charming as Abigail, Helga Liné gives her usual solid and sexy performance and Rina Ottolina who plays both Helen and Amarna is empathetic and gorgeous. Carlos Aured (who directed one of my other all-time favourite Naschy flicks Curse of the Devil) directs with gusto. The sets are simply superb! I loved how they went to the trouble of draping the sacrificial maidens in the same gauzy fabric as the curtains that adorned the room. Nice touch! The costumes and makeup were also a real treat. There is a significant quantity of throat-cutting and head squishing adorned with nice bright red paint-like blood. This DVD was a lovely clean print and it was a real treat to see some Naschy subtitled! There is only one way to honor a film like The Mummy’s Revenge; a picture review.
Amenhotep rules his kingdom with a ruthless hand! Here he is with his favourite concubine Amarna enjoying some torture and death while they feast.
The blood is a sacrifice to their god.
Needless to say; the people are unsatisfied with Amenhotep’s rule.
Sure Mr. Amenhotep, I would be more than happy to fetch you a drink.
“They’ve poisoned me!”
“One day I will be free and I shall unleash my hatred upon the world.”
Amenhotep in his fancy sarcophagus.
Professor Nathan Stern and Abigail discovering Amenhotep’s sarcophagus.
These two might be up to no good.
Landsbury Foundation – Ancient Art Collection (they keep art there).
“This is one of the greatest archeological discoveries…”
Reading from the papyrus found in a box near Amenhotep’s body: “We will bury him alive so that his black spirit roams without peace or tranquility”.
“You’ll have to forgive me, my head hurts badly.” She thinks her head hurts now!
“…Then when the confluence of the stars is propitious…” I felt the need to include this partial sentence.
Three maidens walking alone at night; this one fell down. “Anne, Marie! Come here please!”
Back to sacrificing…must bring back Amenhotep!
“Horus, Favourite of Osiris…” Blah blah bring back Amenhotep!
“It’s horrible, horrible Mr. Commissioner, the three have disappeared.”
Now to give the blood to Amenhotep… Zanufer, you hold the incense.
I’m squishing your head!
“That’s absurd, incredible; a mummy can’t come back to life!”
“…to free me from my millennial immobility…” I can’t deny, millennial immobility would suck.
Holy shit! Is that a freaking mummy?!
After millennial immobility Amenhotep sure knows how to get around!
“There is something perverse about Assad Bey, disquieting.”
Cool peephole shot of Professor Stern and Helen as they drop by uninvited to the Assad Bey household.
Peephole shot from their perspective.
Helen (who bares a striking resemblance to Amenhotep’s favourite concubine Amarna) falls under the trance of the moldy mummy who wanders nearby.
The crippled Sir Douglas Carter alone.
The mummy approaches…
Assad Bey and Zanufer discuss double-crossing Amenhotep.
Professor Stern and Abigail surprised in the dark by Amenhotep.
The final scene…I will leave you guessing.
Dungeon Rating: 4/5
Directed By: Carlos Aured
Starring: Paul Naschy, Jack Taylor, María Silva, Helga Liné, Eduardo Calvo, Fernando Sánchez Polack, Luis Gaspar, José Yepes, Juan Antonio Soler