Phase IV (Phase Four)
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Saul Bass had a fascinating career as an animator and as designer of title sequences for a number of notable films, including Psycho, Vertigo, Anatomy Of A Murder and Seconds. However, Phase IV was his only credit as director of a feature film. A visually inventive science-fiction story, Phase IV concerns a group of research scientists working in the Arizona desert who find themselves confronted by an Army of super-intelligent mutant ants. The results are more intelligent than the description would lead you to believe, and Nigel Davenport and Michael Murphy turn in good performances as the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"Should forever dispel anyone's image of ants as little black dots"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"A killer bug flick upgraded for the downbeat 70s, a small scale B-picture reworked for the post-2001 hard sci-fi set."
‑ David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com
"With its amazing bug footage, and psychobabble scripting, it's The Hellstrom Chronicle (an obvious influence) taken into Twilight Zone territory"
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
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