Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the brutest torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died ... See full summary »
The moon rises at a predestined angle and awakens the sleeping Dr. Phibes three years later. To his dismay, he finds his house has been demolished and his papyrus scrolls stolen, the scrolls he needs to find the Pharoah's Tomb in Egypt, where the River of Life flows. After identifying the source of the papyrus theft, he packs and leaves for Egypt with his assistant Vulnavia, still intent upon awakening his dead wife Victoria. The parties responsible for the theft of Phibes' scrolls suffer an attrition problem as Inspector Trout chases him across the world. Written by
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At one stage, American International Pictures planned to revive Count Yorga, from Count Yorga, Vampire (1970), as an adversary for Dr. Phibes. The plan was dropped, but Robert Quarry, who plays Count Yorga, appears in this film. See more »
When Hackett returns to his truck after being tricked into thinking soldiers are nearby, several members of the camera crew can be see reflected in the truck's bodywork on the left of the drivers cab. See more »
I gave specific orders that no expeditions were to occur without my leadership.
Is this your mountain, sir?
I regard it as such.
Are we to take that literally, sir?
You can take it any way you see fit.
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This time, Phibes laughs just before the last chord of the music after the credits. See more »
This is one of the best horror/musical/adventure/comedys ever made! It manages to mix horror (Doctor Phibes, Robert Quarry's character(Whose name I forgot)), adventure (The whole expedition in egypt was done before "Raiders Of The Lost Ark), comedy (Just look at Waverly, Trout and the cameo by Terry-Thomas), and Music (Vulnavia's entrance and exit, and more) to create a wonderful masterpiece. I don't know how it ever got a 6.9, it shouldv'e gotten at least 8! Everything works. The plot involves Vincent Price's character Dr. Phibes pursuing the elixir of life in Egypt, followed by an explorer with a secret as well as the bumbling police officers Trout and Waverly. The conclusion if wonderful as well.
Rated PG for violence and mature themes. For some reason rated AA(14+) in Canada for Horror Violence, and Mature Subject Matter.
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