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Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) Poster

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Jump to: Anachronisms (1) | Character error (1) | Continuity (2) | Crew or equipment visible (1) | Plot holes (1) | Revealing mistakes (1) | Spoilers (2)

Anachronisms 

At the end of the movie, set in 1928, Phibes sings 'Over The Rainbow', first recorded in 1938.
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Character error 

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.
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Continuity 

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.
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As Phibes waits to take the barge down the river, a large circular window frames his head in closeups. In long shots, there is no window anywhere in the wall behind him.
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Crew or equipment visible 

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.
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Plot holes 

When and how did Phibes bury the body beneath Diana's tent, in the middle of a busy camp?
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Revealing mistakes 

When Ambrose looks at Victoria in her glass coffin, she is visibly moving.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

The spike that shoots out of the telephone is much longer than the receiver that supposedly concealed it.
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Revealing mistakes 

The opening scene, where Dr. Phibes' blood is pumped back into his body, is clearly reversed footage from the end of the first film. The "blood" jumps from the bottom of the jars to the ends of the tubes at the top, and flows against gravity.
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