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Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

PG | | Comedy, Horror | July 1972 (USA)
The vengeful doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.

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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 Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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In the original script, Beiderbeck's first name was Jonathan. Diana Trowbridge (Fiona Lewis) reveals his first name to be Darrus. See more »

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Dr. Phibes speaks without being hooked up to his vocal apparatus in several scenes, suggesting that dialogue was added later. It's especially noticeable when he addresses his late wife while moving her coffin into the tomb in Egypt. See more »

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Dr. Phibes: So once more I have been forced to kill for you, Victoria. Only that you may live again, my noble wife.
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This time, Phibes laughs just before the last chord of the music after the credits. See more »

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Moonlight Sonata
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by John Gale
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Comedic Horror and Vincent Price
26 January 2004 | by (Malltown) – See all my reviews

The juxtapositioning of lame one-liners and overused sight gags with some rather memorable and disturbing murders are what this film is all about. Its all of a rather low quality in virtually all respects, yet with Vincent Price as a diabolical lead, the many foibles are easily overlooked. Phibes has risen from suspended animation and once more has a bee in his bonnet for those who killed his wife and took away his face. He's not content with simply killing them. Oh no, each murder is creative, elaborate and basically nonsensical in their conception. But still horrific somehow. There's no sport in criticizing the plot, questions like why Phibes conjures these nasty deaths for the lackeys of his enemy who are all actually ignorant and innocent of any wrongdoing. Then he chooses to reason with the one man who is actually trying to destroy him. Very EC comic inspired, and if you like that sort of thing, you will like this film. Keep this away formt he impressionable kids though. I saw this when I was really young, and the images were emblazened on my brain for all time. Beware!!!


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