Phase IV – 4K 03/26/24

Vinegar Syndrome
4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray

The celebrated filmic designer Saul Bass took on a tall cinematic challenge, directing a cerebral sci-fi thriller designed to rely heavily on his graphic communication techniques. He lost the faith of a studio along the way, and perhaps his own sense of ‘directorial imperative.’ What’s left of his unique, post-2001 mindblower barely holds together, even as we recognize the genius in its conception. The 4K Ultra HD encoding of Ken Middleham’s insect macrocinematography still amazes; a second, longer HD of Saul Bass’s Preview Version restores the legendary, lost end montage. With Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport and Lynne Frederick. On 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome.