Brendan Fraser stars as archaeologist Alex O'Connell, the son of famed mummy fighters Rick and Evy O'Connell. O' Connell sets out on a quest to unearth the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin.

The terrible events in Mumbai last week were a grim action movie playing in real time on our TV screens. I’m not sure how comfortable I’d feel just now watching a tale of derring-do set in Asia involving guns and explosions, but for those hankering after escapist entertainment The Mummy: Tale of the Dragon Emperor is released today on DVD.