The Abominable Dr. Phibes/Dr. Phibes Rises Again/Comments
The Abominable Dr. Phibes has been released on DVD through MGM Home Entertainment. The film has been presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and has been enhanced for 16x9 televisions. There are no extras on the disc save for a theatrical trailer (which shows a kiss between the scarred Phibes and possibly his mute assistant Vulnavia that never appears in the film), but the transfer of the film is stunning. I'm not sure whether or not there is a wealth of extras that could be unearthed for this film (and I hope, for MGM's sake, that they hold off on a re-release for a while, if so), but I am just happy to have this entertaining film with the best transfer it has ever been given.