Demon Seed

1977

Horror / Sci-Fi

15
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 69%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 45%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 6868

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Robert Vaughn as Proteus IV
Julie Christie as Susan Harris
Felix Silla as Baby
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1hr 34 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 34 min
P/S 7 / 16

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Reviewed by Thy Davideth 9 / 10

Artificial Insemination

Demon Seed is about a self aware A.I. computer who sexually terrorises a woman and wants to breed with her. Wow! This movie was great. The very conception of technological terror is what stimulates my wee-wee with movies like this. I love the dialogue of the computer, the way it articulates its desires to become a physical being away from its hollow existence. Added is the horror elements which gives it more "spunk". Duh hut! Other things, the acting was good, the cyber-punk elements were good even by late 70s standards and all that $#!+. The pacing was a little slow but it doesn't ruin the movie one bit. Highest recommendation.

Reviewed by Claudio Carvalho 7 / 10

Dated, but Still Fascinating

Dr. Alex Harris (Fritz Weaver) has developed a computer called Proteus IV with organic artificial intelligence and lives with his estranged wife Susan (Julie Christie) in a fully automated house administrated by the computer Alfred. When Alex decides to separate from Susan to work harder In Proteus IV, the computer asks for an open terminal to study the human behavior to increase his knowledge. Alex refuses to give a terminal to Proteus IV, but he forgets that there is one at his home. Proteus IV uses the terminal to take over Alfred and trap Susan at home. He also decides to have a son with the wife of his creator to become immortal.

Forty years after its release, "Demon Seed" is a dated, but still fascinating sci-fi horror film. In the 60's and 70's, Julie Christie was sort of muse with magnificent cinematography including "Dr. Jivago", "Fahrenheit 451", "Don't Look Now" and has another wonderful performance. "Demon Seed" shows a scary view of artificial intelligence and has a great open conclusion. The character Walter Gabler is forgotten in the story. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Geração Proteus" ("Proteus Generation")

Reviewed by a_chinn 7 / 10

Flawed but interesting and prescient sci-fi/horror tale of modern technology

Sci-fi/horror film about an automated house that becomes obsessed with and controlling the house matron, Julie Christie, is more timely than ever with the rise of more and more "Smart Home" products coming online. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not at all fearful that my Echo Dot is going to hold my wife hostage, but this film certainly does pose interesting questions of how much we are allowing technology to insinuate itself into our daily lives. Dramatically, the film is flawed, with a some gaping plot holes, a not always believable performance by Christie, and some very dated futuristic special effects. However, "Demon Seed" works both as an entertaining thriller, but more importantly works on an intellectual level, posing many prescient questions, which is why this film has endured. "Demon Seed" is one of only a handful of films directed by Donald Cammell (the others were the brilliant "Performance" that he co-directed with Nicolas Roeg, the suspenseful thriller "White of the Eye," and one other film that was re-cut by producers that he took his name off of, along with some U2 music videos). Definitely worth watching for fans of 1970s science fiction or fans of Julie Christie. Even if it's not her best performance, it's basically a one-woman- show.

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