Phase IV (Limited Edition 101 Films UK) (Blu-Ray Region B)

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101 Films presents 1970s iconic sci-fi horror Phase IV (1974), a gripping and philosophical cult classic that examines humanity’s place in the universe, available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. Phase IV is the only feature film directed by legendary 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. This limited edition version features special packaging, and a booklet with newly-commissioned writing on the history of ‘killer bug’ movies and the career of Saul Bass.

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101 Films presents 1970s iconic sci-fi horror Phase IV (1974), a gripping and philosophical cult classic that examines humanity’s place in the universe, available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. Phase IV is the only feature film directed by legendary 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. This limited edition version features special packaging, and a booklet with newly-commissioned writing on the history of ‘killer bug’ movies and the career of Saul Bass.

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.

Brand new extras 

New HD restoration

The Original Saul Bass ending (plus optional commentary)

An Ant’s Life: Contextualising Phase IV, a documentary on the film’s influences

Commentary with film historians Allan Bryce and Richard Holliss

Limited Edition Booklet: includes Phase IV by Deborah Allison, and Adapt or Die: Killer Bug Cinema and Phase IV by Liam Hathaway

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)

Specifications

Cert: TBC

Runtime: 101′ 45″ (Disc 1) 127′ 27″ (Disc 2)

Aspect ratio: 16:9 (1.85:1) (Disc 2: various)

Format: Blu-ray

Region: B

Sound: Stereo PCM (Disc 2: various)

Language: English

Subtitles: English HOH

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Additional information

Weight 9 oz