The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (2006 film)
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|The Curse of King Tut's Tomb|
|Distributed by||Echo Bridge Home Entertainment|
|Directed by||Russell Mulcahy|
|Produced by||Mitch Engel|
|Written by||David Titcher|
|Starring||Casper Van Dien
|Music by||Nathan Furst|
|Editing by||Colleen Halsey|
|Production company||Hallmark Entertainment|
|Original channel||Hallmark Channel
Sci Fi Channel
|Running time||170 minutes|
The story begins mentioning that King Tut, the boy king who is thought to have died young, had not in fact ever died, as he was sent by Horus to protect the people of Egypt from being killed by the evil Seth, who manages to escape from the underworld and cause chaos in the region. Asking Horus to give him strength, he manages to fight Seth, but not without injuring himself. In order to keep Seth from returning, Tut had to stay in the underworld. To help control Seth he destroyed a magical tablet and sent the 4 pieces to the corners of the planet.
The movie is then set in Cairo, in 1922, the film starts with the archaeologist Danny Freemont (played by Casper Van Dien) who is desperately trying to enter the tomb of Tutankhamun. It has the last of four pieces of an ancient emerald tablet which is said to possess great occult powers. Though he has managed to find all four pieces of the emerald, they have all been stolen in the process..
His rival is the academic Morgan Sinclair (played by Jonathan Hyde), who stole the first three parts of the emerald for the committee of the Hellfire Council, a secret committee of powerful men. They intend to use the tablet in order to maintain and extend their world domination.
Freemont has only his determination, his intuition and a band of adventurers, including the brilliant, skeptical Egyptologist Dr. Azelia Barakat (played by Leonor Varela) to help him find the last tablet.
Shootings, prophecies, kidnappings, murders and betrayals are obstacles in the path of their research.
In the film, neither side realises that when the pieces of the emerald tablet are assembled, the coffin will open a portal to Hell, therefore unleashing the demons of the underworld.
Among the demons is the terrible Seth, who is able to control the sand, much to his advantage during the immortal fight for good vs. evil. As demons flock the Earth—bringing out the truly terrible side to human beings, who are plagued by hellish nightmares—Freemont is armed with a beautiful archeologist, several close friends, guns, a man who can really use dynamite to the advantage, a portal to Hell, and Tutankhamun's help.
But can they all get out alive?
- The main actors and actresses are
- Casper Van Dien as Professor Daniel 'Danny' Freemont
- Leonor Varela as Dr. Azelia Barakat
- Jonathan Hyde as Professor Morgan Sinclair
- Niko Nicotera as Andrew Walker
- Patrick Toomey as Jacques Belmond
- Tat Whalley as Rembrandt
- Brendan Patricks as Lord Brian Eastcliff
- Robin Das as Mahmoud
- Parvin Dabas as Police Captain Yunan Heikal
- David Schofield as Harry Axelrod
- Suvarchala Narayanan as Margaretha Zelle
- Francisco Bosch as King Tutankhamen
- Steven Waddington as Jason McGreevy
- Simon Callow as George Russell
- Malcolm McDowell as Hellfire Council Chairman Nathan Cairns
- Rajesh Balwani as Mr. Prakesh
It was filmed on location in India.
The film premiered on Hallmark Channel on May 27, 2006.
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