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Terror and twisted love on an isolated outpost in the vastness of deep space. Adam and Alex are two scientists stationed deep beneath the barren surface of Saturn's moon, Titan. They live in a space-age Eden, seeking new forms of food for an exhausted planet Earth. Captain James, a murderous psychopath, reaches Titan and cuts off communication with the rest of the solar system. Aided by his 'helper robot' Hector, James reduces life at the space station to one of survival. The robot becomes violently unmanageable and tears James apart. For Adam and Alex their only hope is to flee the planet. But the homicidal robot stands in their way...
I fondly remeber watching this movie in 1980
I bought it from itunes and was not dissapointed in the movie, but I was dissapointed in the format.
Fullscreen! You've got to bee kidding me.
Come on let's get this released in HD already
A fun and enjoyable movie despite many flaws
Farrah Fawcett, Kirk Douglas and Harvey Keitel are outshined by the robot star in this 1980 science fiction film that doesn't begin live up to its potential -- but it is very enjoyable nonetheless.
Fawcett is incredibly youthful and sweet in this movie and pairs surprisingly well with Douglas in their May-December relationship. This film is an important way to remember Fawcett, especially as her role as Alex was perhaps her largest dramatic part at that point in her career.
All of the acting is generally terrible: Probably because of the outlandish script -- the dialogue is simply atrocious and sometimes outright funny. But that doesn't for a moment lessen one's enjoyment in looking back at Fawcett, Douglas and Keitel 30 years ago.
Of course, the real star of the film is Hector, the giant robot. The concept for the robot's physical form and function remains unique in cinema even now, nearly 30 years later.
Many of the outer space special effects are adorably cute, colorful, quaint -- and thus enjoyable. The sets are cool and stylish, adorned with a satisfying array of blinking and flashing lights. Another enjoyable aspect of the film was the dystopian late-70s-ish sub-theme about how awful will be humanity's inhuman, hungry, selfish and overcrowded future.
In 1980 this movie was probably dreadful, but in 2009 it's quite entertaining and worth the time and money. I do sincerely recommend it -- so long as you know what you're getting into. And if you're an SF completist, a fan of the robot-gone-bad sub-genre, or a Farrah Fawcett film collector, obviously it is simply necessary to add this movie to your collection.
I will bump this to four stars when you release it widescreen hd.
Good movie, well worth the effort to release a decent version.