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Demon Seed (Bilingual) [Import]
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Government think-tank scientist Fritz Weaver is the mastermind behind the creation of the first genuine artificial intelligence, Proteus IV. Proteus is so intelligent, he refuses to comply with assignments to strip-mine Earth's oceans, since that would create an environmental instability ultimately threatening to man. Seeking an answer to the riddle of man's "isometric body and his glass-jaw mind," Proteus decides to conduct a clandestine experiment of his own on the human species. Proteus' lab subject is Weaver's wife, Julie Christie. His ultimate aim: to synthetically create life in Christie's womb, and see it through to term...whether she cooperates, or not.
This is a great flick, suffering only from a rather bland 1970s look and the decidedly unappealing subjects of abduction and rape. Christie largely performs a one-woman show as the subject of Proteus' unwanted attentions, though the other performers are equally good. Gerrit Graham does a nice minor support turn as Christie's unlucky would-be rescuer, and Robert Vaughn voices Proteus with chilling detachment. The effects are generally pretty good, though the computer-generated stuff is terribly primitive by today's standards.
Despite the unpleasantness of its subject matter, Demon Seed turns out to be a fascinating and strangely uplifting film by the time it's over. It's very suspenseful, and holds your attention throughout. It's also refreshingly adult.
The original novel, if you can find it, is different in some regards but is an excellent read - Koontz's recent rewrite of it is nowhere near as good as either the original or this movie.
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The 1977 horror/sci-fi film "The Demon Seed" has all the trappings of those deliciously entertaining gloom/doom productions of this era. Read morePublished on Dec 17 2003 by Chris K. Wilson
I personally didn't find 2001 either a very good story or very scary. Now this movie was scary - talk about malevolence! Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2002 by Mark Guzowski
A mind altering and disturbing story of a smarty pants computer that stops at nothing in it's quest to become human. Read morePublished on March 18 2002 by KSG
" It's all about a big bad computer [well-named Proteus, after the shape-changing mythological god] wanting to mate with a human? Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2001
Mankind allways turn off it's machines and will never stop doing it. But thecnology evolves and our programs will reach the thinking status. Will it be slaves? Read morePublished on March 19 2001
Timely, intelligent, and scary story about a brilliant, liquid intelligence, created to solve all of mankind's problems. Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2000 by Regent St. Claire
Just the idea and concept of this movie is so disturbing. Computer rape, a rather new idea and rather disturbing which is what makes this movie so scary. Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2000
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