WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Abominable Dr. Phibes, The/Dr. Phibes Rises Again

Reviewed In Issue 17 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Vincent Price, Joseph Cotton, Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas & Virginia North

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 2
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Orion Home Video
(Catalog Number): ID3077OR
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $$59.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 95/89
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1971
(LD Release Date): 1/10/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Robert Fuest
(Screenplay/Written By): James Whiton & William Goldstein
(Story): NA
(Music): Basil Kirchin
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): NA
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(Editor): Tristam Cones
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(Executive Producers): Samuel Z. Arkoff & James H. Nicholson
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Louis M. Heyward & Ronald S. Dunas

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.75:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.75:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Optical Mono
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Horror master Price stars in a tour-de-force performance as the obsessed and diabolically avengeful Dr. Anton Phibes. Both films are real cinematic horror genre classics and are very entertaining—even a little blood-curdling at times.

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