Saturn 3 — Blu-Ray Trailer

source:   shoutfactory.com, youtube.com

added: Mon, Nov 25th '13

What do Kirk Douglas, Farrah Fawcett, Harvey Keitel and the legendary director of "Singin' in the Rain," Stanley Donen, have in common? One unbelievable blemish on their careers in the form of an obscure 1980 melodramatic space horror called "Saturn 3," which is now (for the first-time ever) receiving a Blu-Ray release, beginning next week Tuesday, December 3rd (via Shout! Factory).

In all fairness, this bargain-bin cult classic wasn't the worst science-fiction movie ever made, but it sure was a testament that great talents don't always equal great results. A critical and box-office flop, "Saturn 3" was clearly a shameless effort to cash in on the Alien and Star Wars craze -- which might have been the reason why the movie became a guilty pleasure to viewers who caught it during its early 80s late-night TV airings.

In it, Douglas and Fawcett played a swinging, mixed-age couple researching a scientific study in a small, distant space station on one of Saturn's moons. While Keitel (whose native Brooklyn tongue was dubbed over by British actor Roy Dotrice, donning a 'mid-Atlantic' accent) played an evil scientist who came to break up the couple's party with the assistance of his equally-evil partner: an eight-foot, creepy-looking, murderous robot named Hector.

As a way to promote next week's Blu-Ray release, Shout! Factory posted the film's original theatrical trailer online -- have a look, above.

synopsis:
Adam (Kirk Douglas) and Alex (Farrah Fawcett) are two scientists stationed deep beneath the barren surface of Saturn's third moon, Titan. They live together in idyllic isolation in a space-age Eden, seeking new forms of food for an exhausted planet Earth. Their perfect world is interrupted when Benson (Harvey Keitel) arrives as Saturn goes into eclipse and cuts off communication with the rest of the solar system. Aided by his "helper robot" Hector, James reduces life to one single purpose ... survival. The robot becomes violently unmanageable. For Adam and Alex, their only hope is to flee, but the homicidal robot stands in their way.

 

directed by   Stanley Donen

starring   Kirk Douglas, Farrah Fawcett, Harvey Keitel

release date   December 3, 2013 (Blu-Ray)

 
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