The vengeful doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.

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Robert Fuest
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vincent Price ... Dr. Anton Phibes
Robert Quarry ... Darrus Biederbeck
Valli Kemp ... Vulnavia
Hugh Griffith ... Harry Ambrose
John Thaw ... Shavers
Keith Buckley ... Stewart
Lewis Fiander ... Baker
Gerald Sim ... Hackett
Milton Reid ... Manservant - Cheng
Peter Jeffrey ... Detective Inspecter Trout
John Cater ... Superintendent Waverley
Peter Cushing ... Captain
Beryl Reid ... Miss Ambrose
Terry-Thomas ... Lombardo
Fiona Lewis ... Diana Trowbridge
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Horror

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Trivia

It was originally intended to follow this film with a third in the series, tentatively titled "The Bride of Phibes". This was abandoned in the summer of 1972 due to personal arguments within AIP. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, set in 1928, Phibes sings 'Over The Rainbow', first recorded in 1938. See more »

Quotes

Trout: But you haven't got a chance!
Waverly: He'll chop you down like the rest of them!
Biederbeck: I'm not like the rest of them! Phibes may put the fear of God in you, but not me. Now stay out of my way!
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Crazy Credits

Once more the cast credits are split into several sections: the protagonists, the girl, the law, the victims and interested parties. See more »

Alternate Versions

The French language version features different music during the opening recap sequence. See more »

Connections

Featured in Svengoolie: Dr. Phibes Rises Again (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Sonata
(uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by John Gale
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more goofy, campy fun!
6 July 2005 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This movie is so similar to the original that I sometimes have trouble remembering which crazy diabolical way of murdering his enemies occurred in which movie. Dr. Phibes returns (even though we DISTINCTLY saw him kill himself in the last movie!) and this time he is a little less focused on revenge and devotes most of his energy to resurrecting his long dead wife. However, have no fear, this does NOT mean he won't be killing many people in the process of restoring her! Yep, once again he comes up with many wacky and twisted ways to kill. So, in essence, if you loved the first movie you'll be happy but if you hated it, it doesn't get any better! I liked both and admit they are a guilty pleasure---they are SO cheesy and silly but I really liked the movies a lot!

UPDATE: I just saw this movie again tonight just after seeing the first Phibes film. I sure had a different reaction this time. While Phibes' murders were once again quite interesting, the film had two major ways that made it very inferior to the original. In the first film, whether right or wrong, Phibes felt he had a legitimate reason to kill. Here in "Dr. Phibes Rises Again" he clearly kills completely innocent people and is much more of a jerk. Also, the plot is not nearly as coherent as the first film and seems like it could have used some re-writing. Still worth seeing but clearly not up to the standards of the first.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Phibes Rises Again See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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