Fun, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the original Dr. Phibes film. The antagonist is no fun whatsoever and generates zero sympathy. Even the Vulnavia character was replaced with a lesser and less attractive actress. Dr. Phibes seems more demented in this outing, which does not help the film. He eventually disappears with Victoria (his semi-living wife) on an underground river beneath a pyramid… for all the world looking as if there would be another installment, and apparently several films were scripted, but, sadly, only the original and this film were actually produced.
“The devil take me? Not for some considerable time, I trust.”
Dr. Phibes Rises Again 1972