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Dr. Phibes Rises Again -- This sequel to 'The Abominable Dr. Phibes' finds Vincent Price trying to revive his dead wife. His quest for the necessary elixir takes him to Egypt, to an ancient chamber buried deep in a mountainside, once used by the pharaohs.

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Director:
Writers:
Robert Fuest (written by) &
Robert Blees (written by) ...
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Release Date:
July 1972 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Flesh crawls! Blood curdles! Phibes lives! See more »
Plot:
The vengeful Doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Good to see more of Phibes and his magical/Gothic/Art Deco world. See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vincent Price ... Dr. Anton Phibes

Robert Quarry ... Darrus Biederbeck

Peter Cushing ... Captain
Beryl Reid ... Miss Ambrose
Valli Kemp ... Vulnavia
Peter Jeffrey ... Inspecter Trout
Fiona Lewis ... Diana Trowbridge

Hugh Griffith ... Harry Ambrose

Terry-Thomas ... Lombardo
John Cater ... Superintendent Waverley
Gerald Sim ... Hackett
Lewis Fiander ... Baker

John Thaw ... Shavers
Keith Buckley ... Stewart

Milton Reid ... Manservant - Cheng
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Comer ... Ship's Officer (uncredited)

Caroline Munro ... Victoria Regina Phibes (uncredited)

Gary Owens ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Fuest 
 
Writing credits
Robert Fuest (written by) &
Robert Blees (written by)

James Whiton (characters) &
William Goldstein (characters)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Louis M. Heyward .... producer
James H. Nicholson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Gale 
 
Cinematography by
Alex Thomson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tristam Cones 
 
Casting by
Sally Nicholl 
 
Makeup Department
Trevor Crole-Rees .... makeup artist
Bernadette Ibbetson .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Richard F. Dalton .... production manager (as Richard Dalton)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jake Wright .... assistant director
Terry Hodgkinson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Gary White .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Brian Eatwell .... set designer
Rex Hobbs .... properties
Harry Phipps .... construction manager
Peter Withers .... assistant art director
Michael Finlay .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Leslie Hammond .... sound recordist (as Les Hammond)
Peter Lennard .... dubbing editor
A.W. Lumkin .... recording director
Fred Tomlin .... sound assistant
Dennis Whitlock .... sound recordist
William Butler .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roy Bond .... supervisory electrician
Colin Corby .... camera operator
John Golding .... camera assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ivy Baker .... costume supervisor (as Ivy Baker Jones)
Brian Cox .... costumes: Vulnavia
 
Music Department
The Bach Singers .... music performers: choral music (uncredited)
John Gale .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jane Buck .... continuity
David Sheldon .... production executive (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
89 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1974) | France:-12 | UK:15 | USA:PG (Approved No. 23254) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Ambrose looks at Victoria in her glass coffin, she is visibly moving.See more »
Quotes:
Biederbeck:I gave specific orders that no expeditions were to occur without my leadership.
Baker:Is this your mountain, sir?
Biederbeck:I regard it as such.
Baker:Are we to take that literally, sir?
Biederbeck:You can take it any way you see fit.
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Soundtrack:
You Stepped Out of a DreamSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Good to see more of Phibes and his magical/Gothic/Art Deco world., 10 December 2004
Author: nitratestock35 from Portugal

Just saw the movie on DVD. I have never seen it before and I am glad I found it. Of course this is an almost unnecessary re-working of the first movie but it is great for those like myself who can't get enough of Vincent Price's Phibes.

The British cast is very stiff here and the almost chanting 'Harvard Univeristy drama teacher' voice of American actor Vincent Price (when he is thinking/transmitting to Vulnavia as opposed to the stark tone when he uses his electromechanical speaking apparatus) provides grandeur and menace. This is a very challenging role since the story is badly underwritten (everything just exists and appears, no explanations), the dialog is pompous and overwritten and Price must work with no facial expression (or better: with an absolute minimum). He did that with bravura in the first pic and he only slips during the opening close ups at the organ where his facial muscles move a little too much, but I still accept it.

I must admit that I had some difficulties watching such a low budget movie. First I didn's understand what happened. What? The house is in rubbles, torn apart by the villain who stole the papyrus? When? The house was there just a second ago. I thought it was meant to be some kind of theatrical language I didn't understand. To my embarrassment on second viewing I found out that Price says: 'Let's go upstairs' and the organ, like in the first movie acts as an elevator. I missed the visual explanation.

The shot which shows Phibes and the new Vulnavia (where the heck does the beautiful female servant come from? Is she a ghost? Sure not: the writers couldn't come up with any explanation.

Period) rising into the rubbles clearly is a camera moving downward and there is a pitch black background. I needed to re-learn to listen more to dialog. The visual overload of today is hazardous to these kind of films which of course have worked much better in their time.

I agree with most of the comments that state that the deaths are less imaginative than in the first movie but I like this fact that this sequel was made only two years after the original - the look and feel are similar even if some of the lushness is missing.

I like the two policemen acting as a semi working-class, people with a common sense and humor, counterbalance to the Gothic "Phantom of the Opera style" Phibes. I like the way they have given up trying to catch Phibes and these of course are the two we can identify with, yet there is too little material here and some of the scenes with the policemen look like a family gathering from the first movie and of course as in so many sequels: the acting becomes a little too self aware.

The villain, his hoping-to-be wife and his henchmen are all very dull characters so this is basically a Vincent Price/Peter Jeffrey movie with wasted but welcome guest appearances from Terry-Thomas and Peter Cushing. Both wonderful actors with careers mostly made of making the most of bad material.

The 1970s version of late 1920s British Art Deco (since the Paris-fair that introduced the Art Deco style was held in 1925, I'd say it should be rather early 1930s but the cars look more late 20s in both movies) plus the theatrical, magical, Gothic, deep menace of the price-less (pun not intended) Phibes as only Price could have played makes this very low budget film a little treasure, even if it's basically only for those, like me, who can't get enough of the magical world of the wonderfully abominable Dr. Phibes.

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