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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) &
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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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Cast

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Vincent Price ... Dr. Anton Phibes

Robert Quarry ... Darrus Biederbeck
Valli Kemp ... Vulnavia
Peter Jeffrey ... Inspecter Trout
Fiona Lewis ... Diana Trowbridge

Hugh Griffith ... Harry Ambrose

Peter Cushing ... Captain
Beryl Reid ... Miss 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:

Caroline Munro ... Victoria Regina Phibes (uncredited)

Gary Owens ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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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)
 
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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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:
To publicize the movie, AIP had Vincent Price appear on the televised "The Dating Game" (1965) to choose a date for Miss X (Janit Baldwin).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Trout and Waverley stop their car in the desert to consult a map, Waverley points left and states that Cairo lies in that direction, then points right and says that the Red Sea is in that direction. Cairo is west of the Red Sea, so logically he's just pointed west, then east. Waverley then looks forward and tells Trout that England lies that way. They are actually looking south, with their backs to the correct direction.See more »
Quotes:
Diana:Don't worry, darling, it's not the end of the world.
[Beiderbeck begins to age to death]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Animal Room (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
Over the RainbowSee more »

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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Dr Phibes' return isn't quite as good as it was first time round, 15 December 2004
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Dr Phibes Rises Again is the sequel to the magnificent 'The Abominable Dr Phibes'. The original film achieved cult classic status through a magnificent performance from Vincent Price as the vengeful doctor of the title, and an over the top, absurd, camp styling that set it apart from most other films in it's field. Both of these ingredients are present for the sequel, but it doesn't succeed like the first one did because there's just something missing. The sequel sees Dr Phibes 'rise again' upon the moon aligning itself in a certain way (or something) and travelling to Egypt to find a river that will grant him and his neither living, nor completely dead beloved, immortality. However, things aren't so simple because the scrolls that lead the way to the river have been stolen and Phibes has a contender; someone that needs to find the river just as much as he does out there in Egypt with him.

What's basically missing from this film is assurance. The first film obviously knew what it wanted to do and so was able to do it and not let anything get in the way; this one is very muddled, and it never completely gives the impression that it knows where it wants to go. Just like the first film, this one delivers some very imaginative and very grisly methods of dispatch for it's lesser characters. However, these death scenes almost appear superfluous to the plot, and appear to only be there to continue what the original started, as Phibes probably could have gotten where he wanted to go without them…but I'm not one to complain about a film that sees a man trapped in a giant gold scorpion while being eaten to death by live ones, and another man killed via a sharp spike shooting out of the telephone, so whether they're needed or not; they're nice. The film also features, like the original did, a lovely camp feeling; but it's never on the same level as it was in 'The Abominable'. Perhaps it's the move to Egypt and the low quality of the set's (as opposed to the grand and lavish ones of the original) what's done it.

As mentioned, Vincent Price returns to take up one of the roles that have helped cement him in the minds of his fans - Dr Phibes himself. This role, frankly, was made for Vincent Price; and he excels at playing it. It can be said that he doesn't do quite as good a job here, but then again; he didn't have as much good stuff to work with. Also making an appearance is fellow horror legend - Peter Cushing. Cushing only actually appears for all of about two minutes, but it's nice to see him nonetheless. Robert Fuest returns to the director's chair, as you'd probably expect; but the most notable performance in the film (other than Price) comes from Peter Jeffrey, in the role of the inept Scotland Yard inspector - Inspector Trout. Jeffrey delivers his lines with impeccable comic timing and steals every scene he's in. I'd even go as far as to say that Jeffrey is just as important a part of these two movies as Vincent Price is.

Overall, this film isn't nearly as good as 'The Abominable Dr Phibes', but fans of the original will find lots to like and despite the fact that it's a lesser film and has many flaws; I love this kind of stuff so it gets a big thumbs up from me.

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