Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970, USA) C-100m. SCOPE *** D: Joseph Sargent. Starring Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent, William Schallert, Leonid Rostoff, James Hong. Mature science-fiction, based on the novel by D.F. Jones. Braeden is a brilliant scientist, who has just finished working on a supercomputer, which will control all of the country's defense facilities. Immediately after introducing it to the public, the computer notices 'another system' (the Russians) and begins to get out of control. Chilling cold war relic, with fine widescreen photography and good score by Michel Colombier. Written by James Bridges, who wrote and directed THE CHINA SYNDROME (1979). Also known as THE FORBIN PROJECT, and THE DAY THE WORLD CHANGED HANDS.

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