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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 »
Genre:
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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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Not quite as good... 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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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:
The Scottish Fusiliers were originally meant to have an on-screen role.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: (at around 47 mins) Biederbeck says, "Understand that I will give the orders," but his lips do not move.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Phibes:Dear girl, man the machine.See more »
Soundtrack:
Toccat and Fugue in D MinorSee more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Not quite as good..., 9 July 1999
Author: Gislef from Iowa City, IA

...as the original. Yes, the design is impressive. Yes, Phibes is nearly as good. The Biederbeck sub-plot (Robert Quarry's best performance by far: check his IMDB credits list to see how many turkeys he's been in) is interesting, and makes him a suitable rival for Phibes. Sort of.

And that's kind of where I'm stuck at. Everything in this movie is "sort of." Biederbeck is "sort of" Phibes' rival, but the two never meet until the end. The movie "sort of" carries on the theme of the original. But without a driving force or motivation of vengeance, or a theme like the Plagues, here it's just a matter of seeing how many nifty ways Phibes can (rather implausibly) knock someone off. And some of those (a raven?) aren't even that interesting.

The humor here is also a lot broader, which wasn't really to my taste, either. Watching Phibes chow down on grapes through his neck hole and almost choking struck me as parodying the character itself, which tends to rob Phibes of much of his menace.

Overall, this sequel is enjoyable, but to me, it ultimately fails to rise to level of its predecessor.

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