The computer instead of following its program, grows more powerful and threatens to destroy the world. Written by A multi-image large-format film retelling of the Greek myth of Theseus and symbolizing the life of a modern man; each one in a personal labyrinth that must find their own path to triumph. Here at, we are committed to protecting your privacy. Great Gift Ideas: Imported DVDs and Blu-rays, Great Gift Ideas: Entertainment Collectibles. A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. Enter Colossus: the Forbin Project. An idyllic science fiction future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of thirty. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. "[5] Dave Kehr, film critic for the Chicago Reader, liked the film. reigns as the super-computer Colossus is brought online, becomes self-aware, joins its Russian counterpart, and demands the world's obedience or nuclear winter is unleashed.

I won't review the film itself - I've always liked it for what it is, Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2017, Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2018. Working for the government, a top computer scientist builds a huge computer complex to autonomously control the U.S. missile defenses. [13] No further details have emerged regarding this remake. Jason Rothenberg has been set to write the screenplay for a movie to be called Colossus. Located deep within a mountain and powered by its own nuclear reactor, Colossus is impervious to any attack. Colossus creates a voice synthesizer and uses it to announce that it has fused with Guardian. Sorry I didn't read the fine print. Unable to add item to List. Colossus is a computer thriller set during the Cold War(1970). The attempted system overload during routine maintenance fails, however, and the responsible programmers are killed. Colossus begins to give its plans for the management of the world under its guidance.

IBM's "Big Blue"), and this movie becomes mandatory viewing. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 23, 2016. Forbin responds, "Never!". Stanley Chase insisted on a relative unknown. This is a beautiful looking and sounding Blu-ray - the colors and video quality are excellent, as is the sound. Colossus is able to shoot down the Soviet missile, but the US missile obliterates the Soviet oil field and a nearby town. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Even more surprising, the two systems' communications quickly evolve to complex mathematics far beyond human comprehension and speed, whereupon the two machine complexes become synchronized using a communication protocol which no human can interpret. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent, William Schallert star. So, to see the technology of the future play out in front of you was still a marvelous unknown. Variety also reported in July 2011 that Universal replaced Rothenberg with Blake Masters to do a new draft of the script. Colossus is activated, discovers that another, similar, Russian machine called "Guardian" has been secretly constructed by the Soviet Union and asks for communication to be established with it so that, ostensibly, it can learn about what it's counterpart is like as a threat. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 30, 2019. With a title character which was the inspiration for "The Terminator" movies' Skynet, this film, made during the height of the cold war and it's associated arms race, posits the idea of an artificially intelligent machine being given ultimate control of America's nuclear arsenal--a machine built far better than it's builders knew of (or which had ever been intended by them). Add to that the hacking, as well as the artificial intelligence advancements that have been made (i.e. One of the programmers comes up with a plan to feed in an "ordinary" test program that will hopefully overload and disable Colossus.

This is one of the greatest Sci-Fi films of the 20th Century--extremely under appreciated.

Email Address "[10], In October 2010, the project moved forward with the announcement that Will Smith would star in the lead role, with the script being written by James Rothenberg. A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. The script, by James Bridges (who went on to write and direct The China Syndrome and Urban Cowboy), is literate and discreet but lacks an effective ending. Prod 65 Warning required. Dr. Charles A. Forbin is the chief designer of a secret project, "Colossus", an advanced supercomputer built to control the United States and Allied nuclear weapon systems. Lone survivor, doctor Robert Neville, struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race while fighting The Family, a savage luddite death cult formed by the zombie-like infected to erase the past. The US has built and activated Colossus with the belief that it would be an all-knowing protector. See it. A team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped. Vincent Canby, critic for The New York Times, gave the film a positive review, "The film ... is no Dr. Strangelove, but it's full of surprising moments of humor and intelligence [...] an unpretentious science fiction film with a satiric point of view [...] a practically perfect movie to see when you want to go to a movie and have nothing special in mind."

The Soviets also agree to the experiment. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed.

The US has built and activated Colossus with the belief that it would be an all-knowing protector. Colossus: The Forbin Project Colossus later tells Forbin that the world, now freed from war, will create a new human millennium that will raise mankind to new heights, but only under its absolute rule. Desk top computers hadn't been invented yet; the concept of cell phones was an article in Popular Science, and the 'pocket' calculator did everything--as long as you only wanted to add, subtract, multiply and divide. [Note 1], In some countries (such as the U.K.), the film was originally titled simply as The Forbin Project, though the U.K. DVD release is titled Colossus: The Forbin Project. The press materials is a nice extra and it keeps the commentary by Sargent. When electronics genius Charles Forbin creates a massive computer complex that is capable of independently regulating the national defense of the United States, it appears that no enemy will ever be able to penetrate its sovereign borders. COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT was not a big hit at the box office for various reasons. The computer instead of following its program, grows more powerful and threatens to destroy the world. Unfortunately I don't believe the film was ever made available on DVD, Blu-Ray, or streaming digital domestically...I believe this 1080p WS version linked to is probably ripped from a foreign source. release. Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the inhabitants. The disarming process begins and seems to go undetected by Colossus. It's so good to finally have this movie available in it's original wide screen aspect ratio instead of the horrible pan and scan TV cut. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. Concluding that Colossus's only real power resides in its control of nuclear missiles, Forbin suggests covertly disarming.

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suppliers and others provide what you see here, It deals intelligently with complex scientific issues and does so without dumbing down the concepts, nor making any painful errors in trying to keep up with its own topic.