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Plot: 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. Runtime: 96 mins Release Date: 15 Feb 1980
I saw this in the theater on the day it was released in 1980. This was a Grindhouse movie shown in little theatres, not in huge complexes. I went to see it not expecting much Not expecting, but got: This film had the coolest robot I had ever seen in my life. Back then I was not familiar with Harvey Keitel, I did not know that Roy Dotrice had overdubbed his voice, all I knew is this creepy guy, opens an airlock on a space station and lets his Captain fall through, shattering him into a million pieces of gore, and that was disturbing, and it was shown within the first 5 minutes of this film - <more>
And Keitel, who at the time was hidden by a black space helmet, giggling about killing this guy in that horrible way, what kind of film is this with a beginning like that.Not the best Stanley Donen film, but Donen clearly had a talent for doing the best he could with very low budgets, it could have used a few more dollars in the effects budget. It is highly Likely that John Barry directed a lot of this, and his design handiwork is evident.After seeing Space done so beautifully and economically by Ridley Scott in Aliens, this film for me was a return to my roots of Low Budget Science Fiction, which I grew up on, so I enjoyed the cheesy view of Saturn's Rings, I even loved the 2-D effect of the space station, and Donen's directing of the initial scene where you think is this going to be a musical in space? But there were some good effects despite the Apparent lack of dollars to make them really good. And I first saw this in the theater, and things always look better on that huge screen, until you see it on TV and it looks Cheap.So now, 32 years after I sat in that theater and was creeped out by Harvey Keitel and his robot "Hector" - I found a fairly good transfer of that film online and got it - And I watched it last night, for the first time in 3 decades. And I still liked it, the interactions between Kirk Douglass, Farah Fawcett and Harvey Keitel were subtle and the dialog was understandable although a "future slang" was being used, we can get the gist of the conversations... "No Taction Contact!" IE, "Do Not Touch!" - Kirk Douglas was far from being a decrepit old man in this film, he plays the lead role in his usual way, although toned down from his gritting teeth roles like Spartacus. In fact, this was the first film I had seen Douglas in where he was very subdued in manner but held his authority, when usually he acts with a lot more force behind his words and actions. I think this was probably the biggest Movie role for Farah , not counting several made for TV movies like "The Burning Bed".The Saturn 3 set is convincing as a space habitat, except of course the gravity would be less than earth's, there is no mention of artificial gravity, so we have to take all that for granted in the film.The Hector concept, was the first time I had seen in a movie, that a robot had to be programmed from a human brain, and if that brain has problems: "I'm not malfunctioning, You are" as Hector tells "Benson"- So this film makes clear that a guy who giggles over murdering his captain in cold blood, if this guy is the template for Hector's Programming, then watch out - The film made this concept very clear. This was also the first time in a movie where we see a socket at the base of a man's skull, this has been used in Science Fiction movies up to The Matrix.The design of some of the space-ships came from earlier science fiction movies, and we can blame veteran effects man Wally Veevers for some of the opticals in this film... The three-winged craft that comes to check on Saturn 3 is very familiar- I like that this was done that way, it connected this film which was at the time, a modern science fiction film, to its predecessors from the late 50's and early 60's. Most of the spaceships look like they came from the covers of "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction" or "Analog Science Fiction" or "Galaxy" or any number of those pulps where these stories came from...And of course, the writer of this story was Martin Amis, the son of author Kingsley Amis, who wrote several science fiction stories with slants like used in this film.So basically, this was a B Movie that got some attention because of the then use of Kirk Douglas and Farah Fawcett, it could have been a great film, but as it is, it is not horrible, the science is believable, the effects typical but not great, the resolution not perfect but satisfying. The story could have been fleshed out a bit more, but as it is, the robot Hector, I remembered that Robot, when I saw Terminator I thought of Hector, when I saw Aliens I thought of Hector, there were a lot of possibilities for that character, this was not just an "Evil Robot" but a robot that became evil because of the way it was "taught" - Much like people in that respect. And that cylinder that held "Hectors Brain" - was creepy, any brain that is 4 times the size of a human brain, well you just have to say "Why is that a BAD IDEA?"
This is one of my most favourite films. This film scared me out of my mind when I was little. I have always loved Kirk Douglas but to put him in a sci-fi is just fabulous. This is a great fear film, it has everything. Big scary robot, implants in the back of your neck and big vats of acid in the floor. Everyone should watch this film once to see how films should be made.
Too much weirdness to ignore (by rudyyuly-43646)
Farrah Fawcett, Harvey Keitel, and today 101 year old Kirk Douglas together? If nothing else, the casting makes it worth the brief runtime of this dark, bizarre campfest. People freaking out about 63-year-old Douglas' naked butt? You'd better hope you look that good when you get there...which is part of the whole point of this flick. Douglas is holding it together, basically a superman for his age...but it doesn't matter. Age is winning. He's failing. And a fucking giant robot wants his gal. There's pathos here, real pathos under all the shitty acting, and the only <more>
disappointment, for me, was that Elmer Bernstein, the great, underrated Elmer, didn't step up and add something to the score. And Keitel's dubbed dialog is weird...but wow, that young Keitel sure does look compelling as hell. There are about a million worse ways to spend 1.5 hours.
It's scary out there. And it's not an alien. (by GOWBTW)
Before there was "The Terminator", and after "Alien" a year earlier, there's "Saturn 3". Saturn is the 6th planet in the Solar System. The second biggest planet. And has a lot of moons there. On Saturn 3, two scientists Adam Kirk Douglas and his lover and partner Alex Farrah Fawcett, 1947-2009 are living there because Earth is very much overcrowded over the years. Their bliss is interrupted by the presence of Captain Benson Harvey Keitel who appeared at the station with a replacement robot named Hector. Unbeknownst to the two, but Captain Benson has <more>
murdered a colleague at a station. So when he used a neural link, Hector sensed his tendency to kill. So when Hector tried to kill Alex, he was dismantled. However, he was able to control the other robots to have him reassembled. Then more chaos comes in. I liked it when Alex had that lab accident, and Hector was able to remove the particle from her eye. I know that Farrah was known for her hair. She was also known for her eyes. It was a decent sci-fi/horror film. And that Hector was a very menacing character. It was a fine film. 3 out of 5 stars
This is one of my all time favorite sci-fi films. It has a realistic depiction of future and a thought provoking story. I have read Roger Eberts review which is a total embarrassment and seemed to be written by a 10 year old boy rather than a famed critic. He criticizes the film for being unrealistic, i.e. the gravity being almost the same on Earth.. Come on! Almost every major film from Star Wars to Alien depicts gravity even in spaceships. This film takes place in a moon of Saturn which has similar size to earth, so naturally gravity is close to the one on earth. Inhabitants wear oxygen <more>
helmets when outside the station, they pass through decontamination chambers and all other details are very finely handled. This is no cartoon fantasy with lightsabers and wampa-dampa monsters. This is serious stuff which even inspired some future films like The Terminator and The Matrix. OK, the film may not offer too much action and fun but it has a clever script. I liked how the chess game scene standed as a metaphor of the machine vs man battle and forecasted the films ending by adam making a sacrificial move to win the game. The only shortcomings of the film may be some poor special effects such as the landing of the spacecraft on the moons surface and some very obvious miniatures. May be with a higher budget this could have been turned into an all time classic. I would be pleased also to see an extended version. All in all this is a great film which never received the praise it deserves.
Murderous robot on the rampage on a distant planet ! (by esmorr)
I first saw this film on TV a few years ago and taped it. Just found the DVD in a $2 shop last week, so I grabbed it. I liked the movie previously, and I like it even more now. The colours and scenery really come alive so much more on disc! I have been a fan of Farrah for several years, ever since Charlie's Angels in the 70's, and Kirk Douglas too, so to have them in a space movie together is a great thing for me. Good space scenes, and the spaceships aren't bad either, but how the small shuttle gets through the asteroid belt of Saturn without being pulverised into small bits of <more>
space-junk is a mystery to me. Saturn 3 is also quite a dark movie, falling more into the genre of sci-fi horror than just a straight up space movie. Harvey Keitel's character is murderous and nasty, which we see early in the movie, while his robot creation is pure evil. Mr Keitel tries to introduce Farrah's character to hallucinogenic drugs and steal her innocence, while attempting the whole time to compete with Kirk Douglas for her affections. However, a good movie, good sci-fi plot, and very enjoyable each time I watch it; a pity the dog had to die though.
In 1980, Saturn 3 was released. Since then it's been mocked, laughed at, even ripped-off by so-called "Classic" Some actually deserved it, though. . Although it's rough on the edges, and suffers from some editing problems, effects, and a low budget, Saturn 3 is light-years better than any of the sci-fi crap that's churned out today Not counting Revenge Of The Sith, which was good. , along with another underrated sci-fi cult hit Galaxy Of Terror. Unlike Galaxy, Saturn 3 was directed by producer And best known for Singing In The Rain Stanley Donen, who took over from <more>
original director And special effects/set designer specialist John Barry. His directing is fine, but along with him are Kirk Douglas Who's often criticized for being too old to be stripped down in wearing nothing in some parts of the film, but this was made before he ACTUALLY became a decrepit, feeble old man, no offense Kirk. , Harvey Keitel Who was unfairly dubbed by a stereotypical British dude i'm not familiar with , and Farrah Fawcet Who's the weakest link of this film .It opens with Keitel Dressed in a awesome space suit taking the job to take Hector The key robot of the film. to Saturn 3, a sanctionary of sorts to keep Earth plenished with food. Of course, he kills the real men meant for the job, and goes in the spaceship unnoticed. The opening is full of surreal, trippy, but awesome details, and gives us viewers some view of possible space life in the future. Keitel Who's character is called Benson, and is referred as the Captain arrives at Saturn 3, and is greeted by Adam & Alex Douglas & Fawcet, which their characters' names are a nod to Adam & Eve. . Alex says Benson is weird, and Adam outright distrusts him. Alex has also never been to Earth. We then see Benson construct Hector, a big robot with the tinniest head in the world. He has a synthetic brain, and is programmed by taking information from Benson via a head plug A concept stolen by The Matrix. Benson gains a weird obsession towards Alex, said obsession is transferred to Hector, which leads to Hector going mad, killing a dog, then Benson later on. Then, it leads Adam to sacrifice his life to save Alex.Saturn 3 contains some great designs, an interesting concept, a well-done execution, and some flaws. The flaws come from different places, mainly the casting of Fawcet. Some say this was vehicle for her showing off her skin, but due to the film's long history Dating back to the early 70s, before Star Wars , it ain't. She makes her character a tad annoying, and seems to have not much to do except being fluff. She adds nothing, only causing a distraction from the real stars of the film, Keitel, Douglas, Hector, and the set design. Douglas & Keitel Despite the awful decision to dub Keitel are excellent, Hector is a creation of mystery to behold, the sets are great, and the score Although brief is cool and unforgettable. The effects work well, except for some really awful ones Notably the one scene where Hector extends his arms after Adam tosses a crate at him, the riding through the rocks scenes, and, ugh, that one effect where Hector looks like a automated reject from Disneyworld's Epcot Center after getting pushed into the trap Adam and Alex made, although he was smart enough to avoid it first. . Despite these flaws, Saturn 3 is a great, forgotten sci-fi flick that needs to be seen and treated better, especially in the days of dreadful crap like "You Got Served", "Hustle & Flow", "Waist Deep", "Stargate The Series", "The Matrix Revolutions", and "Cars" Which I haven't seen, nor I want to see it, due to my fear that it will be inferior to the CGI Animated masterpiece "The Incredibles" . See it, respect the effects Which are still better than CGI , and don't laugh, you'll understand me better. If you see, or seen it, then go to www.PetitionOnline.Com/Saturn3/petition.html to support my petition to release a special edition, anamorphic widescreen, Uncut, remastered DVD. If you sign it, you will be thanked in the future. Trust me.
Saturn 3 is an often over-looked minor sci-fi gem. It's by no means perfect, but there's a lot to enjoy. In many ways, it initially comes over as a robotic take on Alien. This is not inaccurate, but it's a small part of it. What we have in Saturn 3 is a wide selection of themes. Love hidden away in a far-flung corner of a permissive, hedonistic society. The evils of simple lust, jealousy and envy. How man's creations can turn on him, totally dependant on how we create them, and what parts of ourselves we allow them to emulate. It's not just about the <more>
'robot-gone-bad' scenario. Hector is a villain, only because of the worst parts of humanity that he becomes imbued with. On top of that, we have a solid, dark adventure. In fact, you'll see some scenes that look to have directly influenced James' Cameron's 'Aliens', notably the hiding-under-the-floor scene, amongst others.Saturn 3 has some wonderful production design for the interior sets and props. Hector is a fantastic fusion of ideas. Hulking body, twisted and exposed muscle and vein-like wiring, and a set of eyes that perfectly undermine your expectations to create something rather more menacing. You expect a large, threatening head on that body. Instead you get only two searching eyes. The interior of the outpost is excellently realised. It doesn't go for the obvious route, emulating either Alien or 2001, but is somewhere between. It's own take on those. There are occasionally some obvious 70s influences, making it less timeless than a film like Alien, but they're not detrimental to the over-all film.Unfortunately, it is badly let down by some fairly dreadful model effects, for which there was little excuse in the wake of Star Wars and Alien. Though you do get the impression this is due to budget cuts at the end of production. The design of the ships, etc, is excellent. It is simply the effects themselves that clearly lacked time and money.To top it all off, Saturn 3 has an outstanding score by Elmer Bernstein. It is full of atmosphere, sometimes full of awe and grandeur, while at others almost demonic in its themes for Hector.Kirk Douglas delivers a solid performance, while Farrah Fawcett is functional, and a suitably attractive damsel in distress. Harvey Keitel does a fair performance as Benson, and ironically I feel he is more menacing with his voice dubbed by Roy Dotrice Done well enough, that if you didn't know Keitel, you couldn't tell .There's a lot to enjoy in Saturn 3. It's full of ideas and stands up surprisingly well Excluding some model effects . It's one of those films where you feel, with just a little more effort, really could have been a sci-fi classic. As it stands, it's still an under-rated and excellent film.
I love this film. It scared me rigid when I was a child and when I saw it again on the BBC last night about 20 years on I was almost as scared at the sight of HECTOR.To me this film has a great deal going for it: the overall atmosphere and silence emphasise the claustrophobia of the situation beautifully.The play on how much HECTOR learns from Benson, the possibility or otherwise of total self-control and the commentary on how man's creations cannot actually transcend some of his most basic limitations are interesting aspects of the film.The alien quality of the robot as he shows <more>
independence from the control Benson tries to exert on him is also quite eerie: the typed conversation in which HECTOR accuses Benson of murder is really scary.All-in-all it's an odd film with many flaws but on the whole it does a few things very well indeed.