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Great film, poor DVD,
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This review is from: Dr. Phibes Rises Again [DVD] (DVD)
As many other reviewers attest,this film is great fun. I think I even prefer it to the first. It's very anti-realist and stylised, paying homage to the Valentino cult (circa 'The Sheikh'?) and chock-full of the high-end 1920s and 30s trappings that enjoyed a second vogue in this period. Very good looking and quite dreamy, in its way. It's also highly comical, despite the gore. So it's a shame that there's been no restoration on the film and the transfer to DVD appears to have been done from my half-speed VHS tape made from a showing on ITV in 1999 - this pearl deserves better.