The Mummy’s Tomb appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.37:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. Though not the best-looking of the Universal monster Blu-rays, Tomb held up well.
Honestly, Tomb fell below “A”-level solely due to the recycled footage from the first film. These shots didn’t seem unappealing, but they came across as less rich and concise than they should have, and since these scenes made up a substantial portion of the film’s brief running time, they made a negative impact.
Otherwise, Tomb looked solid, with consistently appealing sharpness. A handful of interiors came across as slightly soft, but most of the movie seemed accurate and concise.
No issues with jagged edges or moiré effects appeared, and I witnessed no edge haloes. Grain seemed natural, and I witnessed no print flaws.
Blacks stood out as deep and dark, and contrast brought out a nice silvery impression. Shadows became smooth and clear as well. Other than the slightly subpar footage taken from Mummy’s Hand, this turned into a strong presentation.
As expected, the movie’s DTS-HD MA monaural soundtrack didn’t dazzle, but it held up fine given its age. Music and effects delivered material without great range. Nonetheless, those elements appeared accurate and distinctive, without distortion or obvious problems.
Speech showed some age-related thinness but the lines remained intelligible and free from edginess. The track failed to suffer from any noise or hiss. More than 75 years down the road, the audio seemed more than satisfactory.
How did the Blu-ray compare to the original DVD from 2001? Audio appeared more natural and clearer, while visuals seemed better defined, smoother and much cleaner. This developed into a substantial upgrade.
Only one extra appears here: the movie’s trailer.
Though its immediate predecessor offered some fun, The Mummy’s Tomb lacks much excitement or drama. Short and perfunctory, it feels like a cash grab. The Blu-ray boasts appealing picture and audio along with negligible supplements. Tomb doesn’t offer the worst Universal monster sequel, but it disappoints and lacks much to make it compelling.
As of fall 2018, Mummy’s Tomb can’t be purchased on its own. It can be found as part of a six-film “Mummy Complete Legacy Collection”. In addition to Tomb, we find The Mummy, The Mummy’s Hand, The Mummy’s Ghost, The Mummy’s Curse, and Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy.
In addition, Tomb comes in the “Universal Monsters Complete 30-Film Collection”. It actually packages the Mummy set mentioned above with similar compilations for six other Universal Monsters.