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


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.

Dr Phibes Rises Again

“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.

The Abominable Dr Phibes

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…

The Abominable Dr Phibes

Featuring a bumper crop of fantastic extras, Arrow Video’s box set includes Dr Phibes and the Gentlemen, an all-new discussion with the The League of Gentlemen (Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Jeremy Dyson), in which they fondly recall these two British horror classics; the featurette Daughter of Phibes, in which Victoria Price discusses her father Vincent Price’s career; and The Doctor Will See You Now, an interview with film reviewer, David Del Valle.

Alongside this, the Blu-ray extras include two audio commentaries on The Abominable Dr Phibes, the first with the late director Robert Fuest and the second with Dr Phibes author William Goldstein, while Dr Phibes Rises Again includes an audio commentary with Video Watchdog‘s Tim Lucas.

The limited edition box-set also features original trailers for both films, plus a 100-page booklet featuring new writing, on-set recollections from actress Caroline Munro, and an interview with Tim Burton.

The Complete Dr Phibes is out on Monday 16 June

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