Today: February 23, 2024

Crossrail Meets An Ancient Evil

This week, guests were treated to an exclusive screening of Tom Cruise’s The Mummy, deep under London’s Oxford Street. 

Crossrail’s boring machines have been carving through the clay below the city’s streets for the last five years – and a major scene in The Mummy features one of the tunnellers discovering a hidden tomb, and some very nasty surprises…. So it seemed fitting to celebrate the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD release, with a very special event.

Starting in the as yet unfinished ticket halls, guests were led through down, down, and down, through a labyrinth of corridors, and walkways, into the platforms and tunnels that featured as the backdrop for some of the film’s jaw-dropping action scenes. A screening surrounded by some of the artefacts discovered during the dig, ended what was a truly memorable evening.

The Mummy is a spectacular saga that sees an ancient evil – unleashed after centuries of captivity. From the sands of the Middle East, to modern-day London, The Mummy resurrects one of Universal’s iconic monsters and gives it a 21st Century twist.

Coming to DVD on 23rd October 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, The Mummy stars Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible, Top GunSofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond, Kingsman: The Secret Service), Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World, New Girl), Annabelle Wallis (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Peaky Blinders), and Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, Terminator Genisys).

Photo: Vianney Le Caer/SilverHub

With more than an hour of never-before-seen bonus features, The Mummy 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD reveals the deepest secrets behind this sumptuous epic. In “Rooted in Reality” filmmakers and cast reveal how they broke away from old tropes and traditions to create a dynamic and realistic monster movie for the new millennia. “Life in Zero-G” looks at how they creating one of the most spectacualr scenes in the film – and the chance to watch Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, and the crew shoot the incredible plane crash sequence. “Cruise in Action” offers a behind-the-scenes look at Tom Cruise’s most memorable Mummy stunts. “Becoming Jekyll and Hyde”  reveals how the casting of Russell Crowe brought a bold new dimension to the roles of Jekyll and Hyde. A commentary with director and producer Alex Kurtzman, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis and Jake Johnson give views the chance to get to know the cast and crew.




Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email:

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