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Saturn 3 (1980)

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Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent 8-ft robot. Remember, in space no ... See full summary »

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Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent 8-ft robot. Remember, in space no one can hear you scream... Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Elmer Bernstein wrote an hour of music for the film, much of it progressive and experimental, but most of it was unused after the opening sequences until the film's last half hour. Bernstein removed some of the cues himself after the film was extensively re-edited because they did not work in truncated form while others appear to have been removed by producer and replacement director Stanley Donen. The full score was released as a very limited edition CD in 2008 that is now deleted. See more »

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(at around 5 mins) Very visible wires that lift Captain James off the floor when Benson murders him. See more »

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Announcement: Captain James, your presence on pad 73, immediate, urgent.
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Uneven but fairly enjoyable sci fi horror.
3 January 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

There's no point whining about what 'Saturn 3' COULD have been with a script by Martin Amis, direction by Stanley Donen ('Bedazzled'), and the star power of Kirk Douglas and Harvey Keitel. It is what it is, and that is, despite the impressive production values, basically a throw back to a fifties b-grade monster movie. Hector is still one of the scariest movie robots of all time, even if the idea of a sex-crazed machine is a trifle ludicrous and reminiscent of all those horny BEMs on pulp magazine covers and silly flicks like 'The Brain From Planet Arous'. Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas ('Spartacus') must have been in his early 60s when this was made but still exudes charisma and virility. 1970s sex symbol Farrah Fawcett ('Logan's Run') is less convincing as his love interest and is, let's face it, little more than eye candy. Keitel must have been wondering just how he ended up in this silliness so soon after his excellent work in 'Blue Collar' and 'Fingers', but he is creepy enough, though apparently dubbed. I also got a kick out of the very brief cameo by Ed Bishop, star of 1970s cult classic SF series 'UFO'. All in all, an unambitious but generally effective thriller, which has a few dull spots but enough scares to make it some cheesy fun. Just don't expect too much and you will enjoy it all the more.


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