I previously owned a copy of the MGM Midnight Movies DVD Double Feature "The Abominable Dr Phibes" and "Dr Phibes Rises Again". The side with "Dr Phibes Rises Again" on that DVD froze after the 11 second MGM Logo at the very beginning. I then ordered a new one from Amazon.ca, and BOTH sides of that disk had the same freeze on the opening MGM logo. Argh!!
So, since it was on sale (about $11) I ordered the "Vincent Price - MGM Scream Legends Collection" box set, hoping that the 2-sided disk would work in this set. Must be the same disk pressing in that package, because both Dr. Phibes movies have the exact same defect. I didn't even bother returning this one, as all the other disks work fine, and I'm now sure a replacement would be defective again.
I just ordered used copies of both movies in their original individual releases. I sure hope the older copies work, as I have not yet received them.
These are all great movies, but I gave this review 2 stars, only for the fact that two of the movies don't play.
BTW, have a look at the reviews in Amazon, com, and you'll see I'm not the only one with this problem with the Dr. Phibes movies.