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December 8, 2015

Episode 248: Phase IV (1974)

Special Guests: Michael Murphy, Mayo Simon, Brian Gascoigne
Guest Co-Hosts: Robert Hubbard & Josh Hadley

In a decade lousy with "nature strikes back" films (Grizzly, Night of the Lepus, Kingdom of the Spiders), visual designer turned filmmaker Saul Bass's Phase IV stands out as a hybrid of solid science fiction, nature documentary, and personal drama.

This episode features interviews with the writer of Phase IV, , along with actor Michael Murphy and composer Brian Gascoigne. Mike's joined in the discussion by writers Robert Hubbard and Josh Hadley.

You can now buy the original ending as an extra when you buy the movie on iTunes.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy Phase IV on DVD
Let Olive Films know they need to improve their releases
Buy the Phase IV soundtrack
Buy the Phase IV novelization by Barry N. Maltzberg
Buy Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design by Jennifer Bass and Pat Kirkham
Read more about Saul Bass's work
Read Robert Hubbard's reviews at 366 Weird Movies

Phase IV Original Soundtrack - Brian Gascoigne
"Ant" - They Might Be Giants
"Ant Music" - Adam & The Ants



  1. Interesting show. You should have asked Brian Gascoigne about working with Scott Walker!

    1. I guess I should have consulted with you before I set that interview up.

  2. This was a really great show Mike - the in-depth interviews were wonderful!