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Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

PG | | Comedy, Horror | July 1972 (USA)
The vengeful doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.

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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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Flesh crawls! Blood curdles! Phibes lives! See more »

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Trivia

Vulnavia was originally going to be a new character, but the studios insisted on keeping her name. That explains why the character returns despite being killed in The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971). See more »

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

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[last lines]
Phibes: [singing] Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly / Birds fly over the rainbow, why, oh, why can't I?
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Crazy Credits

This time, Phibes laughs just before the last chord of the music after the credits. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Tayside
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Music by Robert Murphy
Published by Studio G
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Excellent Musical/Horror/Comedy/Adventure
21 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the best horror/musical/adventure/comedys ever made! It manages to mix horror (Doctor Phibes, Robert Quarry's character(Whose name I forgot)), adventure (The whole expedition in egypt was done before "Raiders Of The Lost Ark), comedy (Just look at Waverly, Trout and the cameo by Terry-Thomas), and Music (Vulnavia's entrance and exit, and more) to create a wonderful masterpiece. I don't know how it ever got a 6.9, it shouldv'e gotten at least 8! Everything works. The plot involves Vincent Price's character Dr. Phibes pursuing the elixir of life in Egypt, followed by an explorer with a secret as well as the bumbling police officers Trout and Waverly. The conclusion if wonderful as well.

Rated PG for violence and mature themes. For some reason rated AA(14+) in Canada for Horror Violence, and Mature Subject Matter.


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