Monday, 8 April 2013

80's Flashback: Saturn 3 (1980)

Hot on the heels of Alien came Saturn 3. Scary weirdo Benson (Harvey Keitel) disrupts the solitude of Alex (the late Farah Fawcett) and Adam (Kirk Douglas) by taking a psychotic robot to a remote outpost.

A very insular tale of terror, with a rather disturbing undercurrent Saturn 3 was a big deal back in 1980, but rather amazingly was pretty much forgotten about by 1981. Relegated to late night television screenings and television channels few ever see Saturn 3 is massively overlooked. If you see Saturn 3 even today despite it's dated appearance it will still have the power to surprise and shock, from the very first moments.

Kirk Douglas pawing a youthful Farrah Fawcett can be at times uncomfortable to watch, but by the end it seems more normal. Keitel's wooden performance is by far more menacing than the killing machine he inflicts on Douglas and Fawcett.

You can buy Saturn 3 from Amazon by clicking the links below. 

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