Demon Seed [Blu-ray] [1977]

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  • Release Date: 03/14/2017
  • Rating: R
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features


  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


Demon Seed
Adapted from a lesser-known novel from SF/Horror author Dean R. Koontz, this claustrophobic thriller presents a computerized nemesis incorporating the murderous elements of 2001's HAL with the world-domination goal of the title villain in Colossus: The Forbin Project. Brilliant cybernetics expert Dr. Alex Harris (Fritz Weaver) develops a revolutionary new supercomputer dubbed Proteus IV (voice of Robert Vaughn, uncredited) which is capable of almost human self-awareness and capacity for intellectual growth. Unfortunately for Alex and his wife Susan (Julie Christie), Proteus is also imbued with a very human desire to grow beyond the limitations of his own knowledge -- as well as to escape the isolation of the laboratory -- and taps into the home terminals of the Harris' high-tech dream house, in which he makes Susan a virtual prisoner. As she is put through a tortuous series of physical and mental tests, the Proteus mainframe takes severe steps to prevent any interference -- even resorting to the murder of Harris' assistant (Gerrit Graham). Susan's confusion eventually turns to dread when she begins to realize Proteus' true intentions... to evolve beyond mere circuitry and assume a human form by impregnating her with his "seed." Despite the lurid premise, this is probably the most conventional effort from controversial director Donald Cammell (Performance, Wild Side), and the film's theme of the computer's ominously pervasive role in human affairs -- in this case forcing its way into our bodies as well as our lives -- seems oddly prescient today. Christie's convincing performance makes the most of a role which has her shouting at the walls and ceiling for two-thirds of the movie. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Julie Christie
    Julie Christie - Susan Harris
  • Fritz Weaver
    Fritz Weaver - Alex Harris
  • Gerritt Graham
    Gerritt Graham - Walter Gabler
  • Berry Kroeger
    Berry Kroeger - Petrosian
  • Lisa Lu
    Lisa Lu - Soon Yen



Customer rating

4.7
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    Jolele
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    Watched when I was in high school and loved it. Now in blu ray and 5.1. Transfer is good for an old movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It was very good

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    unkn
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    Another oldie but goodie. They don't make them like thai anymore.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Horror Movie to Watch

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    Chulo
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    One of the best 70's Sci-Fi horror movie to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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