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***NEW TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT***

'Phase IV' (1974) - Limited Edition Blu-ray pre-order available from 101 Films direct - £15.00

Release date: April 6th

"Title number 012 in the Black Label range. This Limited Edition version includes a slipcase and a booklet.

101 Films presents 1970s sci-fi classic Phase IV (1974), a gripping and philosophical cult classic that examines humanity’s place in the universe, releasing 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."


Special features:
Disc 1
* 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

Disc 2
* Saul Bass: Short Films
- 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)

Specs
* Cert: TBC
* Runtime: Disc 1 - 101' 45"
* Runtime: Disc 2 127' 27"
* Aspect ratio: 16:9 (1.85:1)
* Format: Blu-ray
* Region: B
* Sound: Stereo PCM
* Language: English
* Subtitles: English HOH
* Cat no.: 101BL012
* First 3,000 copies come with limited edition slipcase and booklet

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