Blu-ray Review “Saturn 3”

saturn3Actors: Farrah Fawcett, Kirk Douglas, Harvey Keitel
Directors: Stanley Donen
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Shout! Factory
Release Date: December 3, 2013
Run Time: 88 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars

When it comes to sci-fi and horror, I always have a sore spot…especially 80’s sci-fi/horror. “Saturn 3” is directed by Stanley Donen and stars Farrah Fawcett, Kirk Douglas, and Harvey Keitel. We have an A-list cast from 1980 in relavitely a  B-movie yet it still works for what it is worth. The film is fun, entertaining and packs some great visual effects. This is what you might call a bad movie that many people love! In fact, this has developed quite the cult following over the year. If you are a fan growing up with this life like myself then you are going to want to swoop this Blu-ray up ASAP!

Official Premise: Adam (Douglas) and Alex (Fawcett) are scientists seeking new forms of food deep beneath the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan. Their laboratory is a space-age Eden and their life is idyllic until the arrival of Captain James (Keitel), a murderous psychopath, and his “helper” robot Hector. As Saturn goes into eclipse and cuts the station off from the rest of the universe, Captain James and Hector terrorize Adam and Alex. When the homicidal robot turns on its creator, James is torn apart trying to disassemble it and the scientists are forced to battle it out for themselves. With hector plugged into the station’s control system, Adam and Alex must attempt to destroy everything they have built in order to save themselves.

Shout! Factory has delivered a super cool Blu-ray + DVD combo pack. “Saturn 3” also boasts an all-new 1080p high-definition transfer of the film. The DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track also sounds tight and delivers that sci-fi feel, especially with that amazing score by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In terms of special features, the release doesn’t disappoint again. There is an audio commentary track by Greg Moss (from the “Saturn 3” Fan site) and film critic David Bradley. There are interviews with Academy Award winning Special Effects artist Colin Chilvers and actor Roy Dotrice. There is a Deleted Scene including as well as additional scenes from the network television version. Lastly, there is a Theatrical Trailer, TV Spots and Stills Gallery included.

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