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101 Films presents 1970s sci-fi classic Phase IV (1974), a gripping and philosophical cult classic that examines humanity's place in the universe. Title 012 on the 101 Films Black Label and a UK Blu-ray debut, Phase IV is the only feature film directed by designer and filmmaker Saul Bass, this release includes his original ending, among a host of additional extras, including a bonus disc featuring the finest of the director's short films.

In a sealed lab in the Arizona desert, scientists James Lesko (Michael Murphy, Manhattan) and Dr. Ernest Hubbs (Nigel Davenport, A Man for All Seasons) search for answers to an evolutionary shift in the ant population; the development of a collective intelligence and cross-species hive mentality. With humanity under threat, the scientists are faced with the choice of either communicating with or eradicating their antagonists.

Extras/Episodes:

  • New HD restoration
  • The Original Saul Bass ending (plus optional commentary)
  • An Ant's Life: Contextualising Phase IV Commentary with film historians Allan Bryce and Richard Holliss
  • Theatrical trailer

Saul Bass: Short Films (Disc 2)

  • The Searching Eye (1964)
  • Why Man Creates (1968)
  • Bass on Titles (1977)
  • Notes on the Popular Arts (1978)
  • The Solar Film (1980)
  • Quest (1984) (new HD restoration)
studio:
101 Films
Run Time:
209 mins approx
Director:
Saul Bass
Certificate:
12
Actor:
Nigel Davenport

Michael Murphy

Lynne Frederick
Theatrical Release Year:
1974
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
2

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101 Films presents 1970s sci-fi classic Phase IV (1974), a gripping and philosophical cult classic that examines humanity's place in the universe. Title 012 on the 101 Films Black Label and a UK Blu-ray debut, Phase IV is the only feature film directed by designer and filmmaker Saul Bass, this release includes his original ending, among a host of additional extras, including a bonus disc featuring the finest of the director's short films.

In a sealed lab in the Arizona desert, scientists James Lesko (Michael Murphy, Manhattan) and Dr. Ernest Hubbs (Nigel Davenport, A Man for All Seasons) search for answers to an evolutionary shift in the ant population; the development of a collective intelligence and cross-species hive mentality. With humanity under threat, the scientists are faced with the choice of either communicating with or eradicating their antagonists.

Extras/Episodes:

  • New HD restoration
  • The Original Saul Bass ending (plus optional commentary)
  • An Ant's Life: Contextualising Phase IV Commentary with film historians Allan Bryce and Richard Holliss
  • Theatrical trailer

Saul Bass: Short Films (Disc 2)

  • The Searching Eye (1964)
  • Why Man Creates (1968)
  • Bass on Titles (1977)
  • Notes on the Popular Arts (1978)
  • The Solar Film (1980)
  • Quest (1984) (new HD restoration)
studio:
101 Films
Run Time:
209 mins approx
Director:
Saul Bass
Certificate:
12
Actor:
Nigel Davenport

Michael Murphy

Lynne Frederick
Theatrical Release Year:
1974
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
2
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