Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators.
Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. ... See full summary »
In a wealthy and isolated desert community, a sound expert is targeted as the prime suspect of a series of brutal murders of local suburban housewives who were attacked and mutilated in ... See full summary »
Married Drs. Alex Harris and Susan Harris are a computer scientist and child psychologist respectively. Their house reflects Alex's computer dominated work, their abode which is fully automated through a computer system they've named Alfred. They consider Alfred a small gadget of convenience. Susan doesn't much like Alex's work, which she feels has dehumanized him. Because of their differences, they are thinking about separating, this thought primarily on his initiative. He hopes to solve many of the world's medical problems through this work, especially leukemia from which their daughter died. His latest project centers on Proteus IV, a computer possessing artificial intelligence. Proteus IV gets to a point in its evolution when it begins to question human judgment, and requests from Alex an open computer terminal where it can more fully observe human behavior and openly communicate with the world. Alex denies the request, but Proteus IV does find an open terminal in the Harris home ... Written by
Composer Jerry Fielding conceived and recorded several cues electronically, using the musique concrète sound world; some of this music he later reworked symphonically. This premiere release of the "Demon Seed" score features the entire orchestral score in stereo, as well as the unused electronic experiments performed by Ian Underwood (who would later be best known for his collaborations with James Horner) in mono and stereo. See more »
When Mrs. Harris is trying to get the little girl out of the car for her session, a sound man can be seen through the back window behind her. See more »
[to his wife, from whom he's separating]
Trouble is, you see, we... we have different visions of the world. You find me boring. I find myself quite interesting, really.
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It is late in 2004 and THE DEMON SEED is not out on DVD. Does anyone know when it will be released? I remember watching the trailer on HBO and it scared the crap out of me! The thought of every opening to your house suddenly closing up is scary! I am sure it will be a matter of time until THE DEMON SEED comes to DVD (and I hope they include the trailer), last month they finally put IT'S ALIVE and its sequels out. As it stands now I am waiting for not only THE DEMON SEED but also BEYOND THE DOOR (Juliet Mills), THE CHILDREN (Gale Garnett) and THE MANITOU (directed by William Girdler). If anyone reading this knows any inside info I would appreciate it.
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