#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Doctors are being murdered in a bizarre manner: bats, bees, killer frog masks, etc., which represent the nine Biblical plagues. The crimes are orchestrated by the organ-playing, demented Dr .Phibes – from his base; replete with a clockwork orchestra with the help of his mute assistant. The detective is stumped until he finds that all of the doctors being killed assisted a Dr. Vesalius on an unsuccessful operation involving the wife of Dr. Phibes, but he couldn’t be the culprit, could he? He was killed in a car crash upon learning of his wife’s death…
Plot: Famous organist Anton Phibes is horribly disfigured in an automobile accident while rushing to the side of his sick wife and presumed to be dead. Once Phibes learns that his wife died on the operating table, he is convinced the doctors are responsible and begins exacting his revenge on all those involved.
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Dr. Phibes = horror like it should be
There are several actors in cinema that give away terrific performances all the time…No matter what role their cast in, they’re always believable and impressive. But then, even beyond that, there are some actors who’re just BORN to play certain role!! And that’s the theory could be stated by Vincent Price in the Abominable Dr. Phibes. It’s impossible to imagine this mad murderer being played by anyone else. Price IS Dr. Phibes and he makes the most of his role here. A truly powerful and fascinating performance that yet has to find its equal. Even if you’re not into horror, I would recommend The Abominable Dr. Phibes if it were only for Price…it really is an acting job every self-respected fan of cinema should acknowledge.
But The Abominable Dr. Phibes is much more than just a ‘tour-de-force’ by Price. It stands as one of the most entertaining and original horror movies ever made. It’s an innovating movie in every way you look at it and – like none other – it passed the test of time. The film is over 30 years now and it still looks refreshing and extremely cool. To me personally, the single title also sums up several reasons to proof that horror is the most powerful genre in cinema. First and foremost, it brings together two types of cinema that are hard to amalgamate. Face it, the basic plot of Dr. Phibes is a love-story and a tale about how to deal with the loss of a loved one…Much more than a ravenous psychopath, Dr. Phibes is a hurt romanticist! Secondly – and most teachers will deny this – Dr. Phibes is an educational film!! I guess we’ve all learned about the Biblical Plagues that overcame the Pharaoh in school, but it’ll be much more easy to number and memorize them after you’ve seen this film. You might even say The Abominable Dr. Phibes is a valuable history lesson. And finally, this movie really proofs to me that horror is the “underdog”-genre in cinema. Do you remember how the plot of Se7en impressed the whole world when it came out in 1995? Both critics and audiences called it innovating, dared and highly original…but were the true horror fans impressed as much? I don’t think so because the basic principles the killer in Se7en uses are just a pale tribute to the methods Dr. Anton Phibes employed.
Anyway…I start to sound way too dedicated in my love towards the genre. Basically, what I mean is: The Abominable Dr. Phibes is a perfect horror film and perhaps even one of the most entertaining cinema experiences you’ll ever have. Especially when it’s your first viewing, Dr. Phibes will be a satisfying purchase. It’s a refreshing horror film with adorable British humor and solid acting and directing. The whole thing is just a chain of brilliant sequences. Almost impossible to determinate a few highlights…the entire movie is one HUGE highlight!!
Murder With Style
It’s almost harder to review a personal favorite – where do you start? Phibes is a gorgeous visual feast (the director, Robert Fuest, was the man responsible for the look of TV’s The Avengers), it features a commanding performance by Vincent Price as the title madman, the plot is over the top, yet never veers out of control, Peter Jeffrey (as Inspector Trout) provides wonderful comic relief, and Phibes racks up a body count that most Hollywood slashers would be envious of.
Price plays Dr. Phibes, a multidisciplinary genius (doctor, expert in acoustics, and clockwork-automaton maker, amongst other skills) who is horribly disfigured (or perhaps killed?) rushing back home to attend to his beloved wife during a dangerous operation. When she dies on the operating table, Phibes blames the surgical team, and begins picking them off one by one via complicated plots based around the biblical plagues of Egypt. Trout trips to the plan fairly early on, but is still unable to stop the killing, due to Phibes’ diabolical intelligence and unstoppable will. It all comes together in Phibes’ secret hideout where Phibes threatens the life of the chief surgeon’s son with a fiendish puzzle.
Speaking of Phibe’s secret hideout, I can say that it is the main visual joy of the film. Decorated in art-deco glory, filled with musical automatons, and graced with the presence of the ethereal, mute sidekick (robot?) Vulnavia (whose relationship to Phibes is never fully explained – he dances and dines with her as with a lover, but is devoted to his dead wife – but that inconsistency actually adds to the charm of the film instead of harming it).
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Genre Comedy, Horror
Director Robert Fuest
Writer James Whiton, William Goldstein
Actors Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Virginia North, Terry-Thomas
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company American International Pictures (AIP)
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Movielab, USA
Film Length 2,576 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm