The Complete Dr Phibes | A double diabolical dose of macabre thrills, black comedy and Vincent Price on Blu-ray

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From Arrow Video comes the limited edition release of The Complete Dr Phibes, which includes both The Abominable Dr Phibes and its sequel Dr Phibes Rises Again starring horror icon Vincent Price.

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‘What more could a horror freak desire?’ asked Motion Picture Guide of The Abominable Dr Phibes back in 1971, in which Vincent Price in one of his signature roles, played the wealthy and mysterious Dr Anton Phibes, a disfigured genius who elects to wreak revenge on nine doctors who failed to save his wife Victoria with a murderous campaign inspired by the Ten Plagues of Egypt, including death by bats, boils, blood and more.

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Filled with wonderful Art Deco sets, dark humour and a legendary performance by Price, The Abominable Dr Phibes and its sequel Dr Phibes Rises Again have since gone on to become classics, and also prefigure the Saw movies with their increasingly fiendish set of murder devices…

Dr Phibes Rises Again (1972)

Here’s what you get in the limited edition (3000) Arrow Video set:
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of The Abominable Dr Phibes and Dr Phibes Rises Again, transferred from original film elements by MGM, and both presented in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio, region B/2.
• Original uncompressed 1.0 mono PCM audio.
• Optional English SDH subtitles.
• Audio commentary on The Abominable Dr Phibes by director Robert Fuest.
• Audio commentary on The Abominable Dr Phibes by the creator of Dr Phibes, William Goldstein.
• Audio commentary on Dr Phibes Rises Again by Video Watchdog‘s Tim Lucas.
Dr Phibes and the Gentlemen: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson recall the horror classics.
Daughter of Phibes: Victoria Price discusses her father’s career.
The Doctor Will See You Now: Interview with David Del Valle.
• Trailers
•100-page booklet featuring new writing on the films by Julian Upton, Martin Jones, Little Shoppe of Horrors‘ Justin Humphreys and Trunk Records‘ Jonny Trunk, the on-set recollections of Caroline Munro, plus interviews with Tim Burton and American International Picture’s publicist Milton Moritz, illustrated with original archive stills.

 

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About Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller is an award-winning print, radio and television journalist and producer, with over 30 years experience covering film and television, with a special interest in world cinema and popular culture. He is a leading expert on the life and career of Vincent Price and actively promotes the actor's legacy through publications, websites and special events.

Posted on June 15, 2014, in Cult classic, Horror, Must See, Must-See, The Vincent Price Collection and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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