The Abominable Dr. Phibes
MGM / UA (1971)
Horror, Mystery
In Collection
Seen ItYes
IMDB   7.2
94 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   PG
Vincent Price Dr. Anton Phibes
Joseph Cotten Dr. Vesalius
Virginia North Vulnavia
Terry-Thomas Dr. Longstreet
Sean Bury Lem Vesalius
Susan Travers Nurse Allen
David Hutcheson Dr. Hedgepath
Edward Burnham Dr. Dunwoody
Alex Scott Dr. Hargreaves
Peter Gilmore Dr. Kitaj
Maurice Kaufmann Dr. Whitcombe
Peter Jeffrey Inspector Trout
Derek Godfrey Crow
Norman Jones Sgt. Schenley
John Cater Waverley
Robert Fuest
Producer Ronald Dunas
Samuel Z. Arkoff
Louis M. Heyward
Writer James Whiton
William Goldstein
Cinematography Norman Warwick
Musician Basil Kirchin

This unusually beautiful horror classic features Vincent Price in the title role of Dr. Anton Phibes, a genius who specializes in organ music, theology, and concocting bizarre deaths for anyone who wrongs him. Discovering why is half the fun, so for now let's just say that Phibes is a little mad and very, very angry. With his assistant, the lovely, silent Vulnavia, Phibes begins cutting a gory swath through London's medical community, with the dogged Inspector Trout hot on his tail. Phibes contains many pleasures--exquisite art direction and a dark sense of humor among them--but the real treat is in watching an old pro like Price at work. Whether he's playing his organ, staring down a victim, or drinking through his neck, Price is at the top of his game. He mixes dark menace with wry comic touches, revealing both Phibes's maniacal obsession and offhanded confidence in his own genius. Settle in for an evening of elegant gore and if an attractive, mute deliverywoman comes to the door, whatever you do--don't answer! --Ali Davis
Edition Details
Edition Midnite Movies
Distributor MGM Home Entertainment
Release Date 2/20/2001
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Subtitles French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Purchase Date 12/22/2013
Owner Thomas Eisenmann
Store Best Buy
Purchase Price $9.99
Condition Excellent
Current Value $2.50
Links IMDB
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Includes the theatrical trailer.
User Defined
Anamophic Yes
Reviewed Not Reviewed
Bit Rate 192 KB
Digital UV Not eligable
Digital Copy Claimed No
VUDU Purchase Price 0
Disk Type DVD
VUDU Export No

High-Def Review
Story Synopsis:
Dr. Anton Phibes (Price), hasn’t been heard from in years; he is presumed dead. But the sinister figure is actually kicking it in his cobwebby crib with gal-pal Vulnavia (North) while plotting vengeance on the surgeons he blames for his wife’s “death.” Make no mistake, “The Abominable Dr. Phibes” has some very interesting plans for these nine men. He’s decided to use the Bible as his guide and plague the men with his own brand of heavenly revenge. Creepy sets, gruesome make-up, and cool costumes give this chiller added pizzazz. During the movie, swing to the song stylings of Dr. Phibes’ Clockwork Wizards. (Laurie Sevano)

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