Midnite Movies Double Feature: The Abominable Dr. Phibes / Dr. Phibes Rises Again!
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- Original Theatrical Trailers for Both Films
- Languages: English, French and Spanish
- Subtitles in French and Spanish
- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 3 hours, 4 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 15, 2005
- Originally Released: 1971
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Mono - English, French, Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten & Peter Cushing|
|Performer:||Caroline Munro, Hugh Griffith, Robert Quarry, Beryl Reid & Peter Cushing|
|Directed by||Robert Fuest|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Dr. Phibes Rises Again! (1972; 89 minutes): Vincent Price breathes life back into "one of his most perfect horror villains (in a sequel that's) even better than the original" (The Hollywood Reporter)! The eminent Dr. Phibes awakens from a decade of suspended animation and heads to Egypt with the corpse of his dead wife...which he intends to resurrect by murdering people in strange and heinous ways to invoke a magical incantation!
DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN: Evil Doctor Phibes returns from a decade of suspended animation and is still looking for an elixir to revive his long dead wife. Sequel to THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 90 ratings.
"The Abominable Dr. Phibes" is the gem of this double feature. Inventive, campy, and great fun. Vincent Price stars as the title character, out to exact several pounds of flesh for the death of his beloved wife at the hands of a group of inept surgeons. His colorful, over-the-top performance as the avenging weirdo makes for great fun, and the many underlying touches of humor and horror elevate the film from being just another horror movie. "Dr. Phibes Rises Again" does not quite capture the feeling of the first film, but it does have its moments. Enjoy!
These movies are deliberately tongue-in-cheek over-acted by Price, who was known for his twinkle-in-the-eye sense of humour. Dr. Phibes has been wronged by society and takes his creative revenge on a number of victims who really do deserve their fates. So, we end up cheering for the hard-not-to-love murderous villain! His constant companion-in-crime, the ever-silent and lovely legendary goddess, Vulnavia. But Phibes never plays footsie with Vulnavia... he is totally dedicated to the love of his preserved dead wife. What's not to love about him...?