Sci-fi dystopia meets animal horror shocker Legendary cult classic celebrates long overdue home cinema comeback — cinema news

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Saul Bass was already considered a dazzling Hollywood great in the 50s and 60s, who always worked in the background and yet made a significant contribution to legendary cinema milestones such as «West Side Story», «Vertigo», «Psycho» and «The Invisible Third». and later also «GoodFellas» and «Casino» grabbed their audience from the first second. Because as a graphic designer, Bass has worked with some of the greatest filmmakers ever to launch their stories with the perfect title sequence. He himself, on the other hand, only directed three short films and even directed only one feature film, which has always been celebrated as a cult by science fiction enthusiasts: » Phase IV «.

Nevertheless: Even after almost 50 years, the mix of sci-fi dystopia and animal horror film has never been given the honor that genre fans generally give it. With the upcoming new edition in home cinema, the film should not only receive more attention for the first time in a long time, but also possibly win over one or the other fan — because it has it all:

» «Phase IV» Limited Collector’s Edition at Amazon *
» » Phase IV» Limited Collector’s Edition at Capelight *

From July 22, 2022, «Phase IV» will be available on Blu-ray for the very first time. Known for their carefully curated catalog of genre films, distributor Capelight Pictures once again puts an extra dose of love into the reinterpretation of a classic and treats Saul Bass’ only screen adventure to a Limited Collector’s Edition including Blu-ray, DVD and bonus disc, which premieres in the extensively restored new version , in which the film shines in the original Technicolo colors in new, old splendor. Thanks to the drawn old-school cover motif, the edition is also a real eye-catcher on the shelf.

This is «Phase IV»

dr Ernest Hubbs ( Nigel Davenport ) and James Lesko ( Michael Murphy ) are investigating the ants that live there in their laboratory in the middle of the Arizona desert landscape and come across a discovery that is as puzzling as it is devastating: the crawling animals seem to have developed new intelligence as a result of a cosmic event .

The six-legged form entirely new structures and attack their natural enemies with unusual aggressiveness. When even the first humans fell victim to the desert ants, the scientists finally realized: If they don’t quickly find a way to get rid of the murderous insects, the end of the world as we know it could be imminent…

Phase IV Trailer OV
Phase IV Trailer OV



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