- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 4, 2009
- Originally Released: 1974
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
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Sight and Sound - 12/01/2010
"Hodges creates a disturbingly antiseptic, morally ambiguous world..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Mind Control. Advances of modern science have removed it from the realm of the mystical into the all-too-probable. What happens when science loses control is the subject of The Terminal Man, based on a novel by Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain) and written for the screen and directed by Mike Hodges (Get Carter, Croupier).
Computer scientist Harry Benson (George Segal) has experimental brain surgery to end his potentially dangerous seizures. Electrodes are attached to 40 terminals of his brain to counteract his violent impulses. But there's no escaping his own mind. The experiment has backfired and the seizures return... with a terminal vengeance. Hooking into this visionary tale will unnerve you. But the truth behind its hallucinatory horrors will fascinate and stimulate you."
A computer scientist has an electrode implanted in his brain to control his violent impulses. But when something goes awry he goes on a killing spree in the streets of Los Angeles. From a novel by "Jurassic Park" author, Michael Crichton.