The Awakening R

Archaeologist Charlton Heston discovers an ancient tomb and uncovers its curse.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 14, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1980
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Original story by
Composition by
Cinematography by
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Entertainment Reviews:


User Ratings: 419
...Spooky, skillfully made....THE AWAKENING will give you a good scare...
New York Times
Oct 31, 1980
The Awakening doesn't create anything new. Its references to The Exorcist, among others, are obvious. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Aug 13, 2019
Rating: 1.5/5 -- Dry-as-dust "possession" fare.
Jul 26, 2002
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Twenty-four years after he freed the Israelites, Charlton Heston returned to Egypt to insult the ancient gods again in 'The Awakening.' Let my people go -- to their Netflix queues, to request the erratic but more enjoyable 'Blood from the Mummy's Tomb.' Full Review
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Jun 27, 2012
Rating: 1/5 -- Funnier than most comedies
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Jul 30, 2002

Description by

Charlton Heston stars as an Egyptologist with a passion that will trigger several mysterious deaths. He's obsessed with a sorceress whose return has been prophesied -- and whose tomb he opened at the exact moment his daughter was born. Can ancient evil reach forward in time to curse the present?

Product Description:

The story of a fearful Egyptian curse and the consequences which result when it is defied. Based on the novel "The Jewel of the Seven Stars," by Bram Stoker.

Plot Synopsis:

An archaeologist is intrigued by the story of an ancient Egyptian Princess. Legend has it that this princess was raped by her father, and in revenge, she killed him, and all of his associates in Egypt.
After her death, she was mummified in a tomb with a sign that read "Do Not Disturb!" But the archaeologist wants to penetrate the chamber and does so at the precise moment his wife gives birth to their new baby girl. In time, the evil princess, still intent on wreaking havoc on those around her, takes possession of the innocent child.


Production Notes:

  • This is the second film adaptation of an original source by Bram Stoker entitled "The Jewel of Seven Stars." The first film was called "Blood from the Mummy's Tomb" (1972).
  • Shot in Technicolor, sound recorded in Dolby.
  • A slightly different version was released in Europe. The American version was about five minutes shorter and had some added special visual and sound effects.
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  • UPC: 883316496961
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