Phase IV is on Youtube

Der Youtube-User mit dem etwas albernen Nickname TheDr.HorrorShow hat – neben vielen anderen Klassikern, unter anderem den exzellenten Biotech-SciFi-Thriller „Andromeda Strain“ von Robert Wise, „The Abominable Dr. Phibes“ oder Roger Cormans Interpretation von Edgar Allan Poes „Pit and the Pendulum“ – vor ein paar Wochen Saul Bass' einzige Spielfilm-Regiearbeit „Phase IV“ hochgeladen. Der Film ist einer meiner liebsten Tierhorrorfilme und wahrscheinlich der beste Insektenfilm neben Cronenbergs „The Fly“.

„Phase IV“ ist ein minimalistischer, surrealer Trip, in dem intelligente Ameisen die Forschungsstation von zwei Wissenschaftlern auseinandernehmen. Absoluter Klassiker, Must Watch!

 Vimeo Direktants

Due to some unknown cosmic event, listed in "phases", ants have undergone rapid evolution and developed a hive mind. A scientific team begins investigating strange towers and geometrically perfect designs that the ants have started building in the desert. The ant colony and the scientific team, along with a rural family, make war with each other, with the ants being the more effective aggressors. The narrative uses the scientific team as the main protagonists, but also has an ant "heroine" going about her duties in the colony. The film concludes with the last of the cosmic "phases," Phase IV, which promises a new future for all life on Earth.

Despite the lurid tone of its poster art based on one of the shocking images from the film, Phase IV approaches its subject matter naturalistically, with relatively little melodrama. The film contains relatively little dialogue, mainly relaying the storyline visually. (Wikipedia)

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