Mummy’s Kiss

January 28, 2012 6 Min Read

Review by: Fusion3600

Plot: What’s it about?

In the ancient era of Egyptian lore, a sorceress Hor-Shep-Sut was sentenced to death for violating the laws of carnal pleasures. She was buried alive for her sin, which involved getting intimate with the Pharoah’s gorgeous daughter. After 3,000 years beneath the surface, her mummified remains have been excavated and shipped to Los Angeles. She is to become an exhibit in a museum, but when the golden Osiris death mask is removed from her face, it sends into motion a horrific chain of events. After the mask is taken off, Hor-Shep-Sut is brought back to life and of course, she seeks to find some nubile female flesh. With the help of a zombified servant, she embarks on a journey to find the reincarnation of her forbidden lover. The spirit of that woman resides in Ana, a beautiful young archaeology student. As Hor-Shep-Sut makes her way toward her former lover, she encounters and seduces a line of young female students, none of whom could resist her seductive ways. Even Ana is attracted to her and finds herself drawn toward Hor-Shep-Sut, though she has no idea of just who she is. As the time nears when Ana and Hor-Shep-Sut will rekindle their love affair, will Ana be able to resist the charms of her once forbidden lover, or will this evil plan unfold as planned?

The realm of erotic (i.e. non-pornographic erotica) cinema has really taken off on home video, but a lot of it is lame or worthless. But sometimes a gem is uncovered and while Mummy’s Kiss is no masterpiece, it is a cut above most erotic cinema. This erotic epic from director Donald F. Glut (Dinosaur Valley Girls, The Erotic Rites of Countess Dracula) is loaded with small touches that tribute classic horror movies. Of course, Glut has a lot of history with classic horror & sci/fi, so it makes sense for him to tinker with his own pictures, in order to give props to those timeless, top tier horror movies. In Mummy’s Kiss, we have a decent storyline, nice special effects by John Carl Buechler (Friday the 13th Part VII), and of course, more than a few naked ladies. The featured babes include Sasha Peralta, Ava Niche, Aysia Lee, and perhaps the most memorable girlie, Playboy Playmate Katie Lohman. As expected, ample nudity is on display in Mummy’s Kiss, with almost constant toplessness and even some lesbian sequences. You can tell this was shot on a low budget, but the filmmakers have done some solid work in masking their limitations. So for a low budget erotic movie, Mummy’s Kiss has some great production values and since Seduction Cinema has put together a terrific disc, this one is highly recommended.

Video: How does it look?

Mummy’s Kiss is presented in 1.85:1 non-anamorphic widescreen. This is a solid visual effort in all respects, though of course, anamorphic enhancement would have most welcome. Even so, we have a clean and sharp image throughout here, with no real problems to report, aside from some light shimmering at times. The colors are bold and free from error, while flesh tones appear natural and warm at all times. No troubles with contrast to be mentioned either, as black levels seem on target and detail never suffers. Aside from the lack of anamorphic enhancement, I can’t find much to complain about here, terrific work all around.

Audio: How does it sound?

The audio here might not be a deluxe DTS option, but it sounds good and is a much more solid effort than expected. The music is quite good and a few notches above the usual erotic cinema output, to be sure. On the same line, it just seems as though a lot of attention was given the film’s audio by the filmmakers, as sound effects, music, and dialogue are all well recorded and mixed in this soundtrack. You often have low dialogue and lame sound effects in these erotic pictures, but Mummy’s Kiss is a cut above the crowd. A nice presentation for a soundtrack that sounds expensive, even if it wasn’t.

Supplements: What are the extras?

You can listen to comments from director Donald F. Glut and producer Kevin M. Glover here, via an insightful audio commentary track. Glut discusses his production techniques and also talks about his little tributes to classic horror, while Glover works in comments on how they were able to overcome budget limitations and he even cracks some bad jokes. The complete Isis opening sequence is also presented here, as is the full dancing handmaiden scenes, both presented in raw, unfinished form. This disc also includes ten minutes of behind the scenes footage, a reel of outtakes & bloopers, and the film’s trailer.

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