- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 20, 2011
- Originally Released: 1977
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2006
"Cammell's sci-fi chiller resembles a remake of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY by David Cronenberg."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Susan Harris is alone in the house when, suddenly, doors lock, windows slam shut and the phone stops working. Susan is trapped by an intruder - but this is no ordinary thug. Instead, the intruder is a computer named Proteus, an artificial brain that has learned to reason. And to terrorize.
Julie Christie plays Susan in this taut techno-thriller based on the Dean Koontz novel. Packed with suspense, surprise and special effects, Demon Seed follows Susan's desperate attempts to outmaneuver and outthink her captor. Then Susan learns what Proteus wants: its own child, conceived in her womb and destined for domination.
A brilliant scientist of the future creates a computer with almost limitless intelligence. The super-machine gets out of hand, however, when it decides that it wants to produce offspring and stalks the scientist's wife.
A woman, depressed over the recent death of her child and estranged from her scientist husband, finds herself stuck in her home with an incredibly sophisticated computer. Unfortunately this machine, called the Proteus IV and developed by her husband, has become virtually a sentient being with human desires -- including the desire to reproduce. And it has decided that the scientist's wife would make the perfect mother for its offspring...