Blu-ray, DVD Release: Phase IV

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 27, 2015
Price: DVD $14.95, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Olive Films


The gripping 1974 cult film Phase IV is a part science fiction, part philosophical musing on man’s place in the universe, has gained cult status.

PhaseIV-1_optMichael Murphy (Salvador) stars as James Lesko with Nigel Davenport (A Man For All Seasons) as Dr. Ernest Hubbs, scientists in search of answers to an evolutionary shift in the ant population that’s adopted a hive mentality allowing the ants to team with others of their species to create a super colony. In an effort to better understand the intelligent and powerful new life form, Lesko and Hubbs are faced with the choice of either communicating with, or eradicating their ant-agonists.

The only feature film directed by the legendary Saul Bass, the graphic designer responsible for some of cinema’s most iconic movie poster images (Vertigo, The Man With The Golden Arm, The Shining) and credit sequences (Psycho, The Facts of Life, North By Northwest), Phase IV makes its Blu-ray debut with this Olive release.

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.