Review of the 1965 movie the satan bug, based on the alistair maclean novel. And the sidelines are populated by a group of flustered scientists richard basehart, simon oakland, harold gould and administrators john larkin, john. The satan bug concerns the theft of a synthetic plague codenamed the satan bug from the mordon microbiological research establishment, a topsecret british research. The satan bug soundtrack cd details and availability. With george maharis, richard basehart, anne francis, dana andrews. The satan bug is a very competent treatment of a cbw chemical and biological warfare nightmare scenario. It is interesting as a early run on robert wises the andromeda strain which it resembles more than a little. The satan bug 1965 the movie title stills collection. The price for uncovering the secret of the satan bug comes high your life the satan bug 1965 is a science fiction film in which a us government germ warfare lab has had an accident. The satan bug 1965 cast and crew special agent lee barrett george maharis joins forces with ann williams anne francis, a generals daughter, to recover a biological weapon stolen from a. Download the satan bug soundtrack by jerry goldsmith genre. The satan bug is a 1962 science fictionmystery novel by alistair maclean, he of the guns of navarone and where eagles dare fame. To ask other readers questions about the satan bug, please sign up.
Watch the satan bug movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, named the satan bug because all life can be killed off by it should it escape, may have been stolen. The satan bug 1965 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The satan bug 1965 is a science fiction film in which a us government germ warfare lab has had an accident. It was originally published in 1962 under the pseudonym ian stuart. At long last the satan bug 1965, director john sturgess film of ian stuarts a pseudonym used twice by alistair maclean 1962 novel, adapted by james clavell, can at last be appreciated as the aboveaverage science fiction thriller it is. The main flaw of the satan bug is that it strains so hard for subtlety in its storytelling that it ultimately offers too little to occupy an audience. For all the talented people who worked on or in the satan bug, a. The satan bug 1965 is one of the first science fiction scores in jerry goldsmiths career, the predecessor of such landmarks as planet of the apes, the illustrated man, the mephisto waltz, capricorn one and alien it is also a recording long thought to be lost, and that is in some ways still trueplease see below. The satan bug 1965 stream and watch online moviefone. Before kino lorbers new highdef bluray, home video audiences were stuck with mgms poor manufacturedupondemand dvd, enhanced for widescreen but up. A germ that could destroy life on earth is stolen from a. Display as images display as list make and model make and year year category importancerole date added new ones first episode appearance ep.
Released 1965, the satan bug stars georgemaharis, richardbasehart, annefrancis, danaandrews the movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 54 min, and received a score of out of 100 on metacritic. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The satan bug is a firstperson narrative thriller novel written by scottish author alistair maclean. The satan bug brings a talented cast the new york times. Star george maharis is a colorless leading man but vets richard. John sturges 1965 film flaunts cold war thrills and strangelovian plot turns worthy of an alistair maclean novel which is just where the story came from. The similarities may be coincidental, but even ian fleming graded such things in steps. Voyage to the bottom of the sea was a bit of a megalomaniac, at least in the first season. Maclean wrote it under the pseudonym ian stuart, but subsequent publications give his real name. View cd page at fsm site more details archival edition containing sound effectsplease read carefully. Alarms start flashing all the way from california to washington when station 3, a topsecret, ultrahighsecurity research facility, is broken into and a group of flasks containing two deadly. Movie typography from the satan bug 1965, directed by john sturges, starring george maharis, richard basehart, anne francis, dana andrews, john larkin home 19201924.
Not one of director sturges better efforts, this science fiction thriller has maharis as a former government agent called in to investigate. The satan bug soundtrack 1965 the moviemusic store. The first theory is that one of the nasty germs has gotten free and killed several scientists. The satan bug is a 1965 american science fiction suspense film from united artists, produced and directed by john sturges, that stars george maharis, richard basehart, anne francis, and dana andrews. Total number of members who have this title in their. I had read the book when i saw this, and i think i transferred much of the tension of the book to the screen subconsciously.
It was also one of the first espionage films to follow the lead of the wildly popular james bond films that set the tone for actionadventure films of the 60s and early 70s. The satan bug 1965 changes the movie database tmdb. A germ that could destroy life on earth is stolen from a biological warfare lab and the thief threatens to release it into the open, prompting a security officer to act. The satan bug 1965 movies based on alistair macleans novels tend to be either rare hits e. George maharis is there to try to track down the baddies, as is anne forbidden planet francis. Despite the looming threat of worldwide extinction, the storyline never takes off because it is so limited in scope that the grandeur of.
The nature of the threat involved and the way media and communications work feels almost alien in this modern age of 24hour news channels and social networks. John sturgess science fiction suspense thriller the satan bug, previously available on home video in laserdisc, vhs, and mediocrequality mod dvd editions, finally makes its welcome debut on the bluray format in a beautiful, newly remastered transfer from kino lorber as part of their studio classics line. The satan bug 1965 is one of the first science fiction scores in jerry goldsmiths career, the predecessor of such landmarks as planet of the apes, the illustrated man, the mephisto waltz, capricorn one and alien it is also a recording long thought to be lost, and that is in some ways. Somebody steals from a defense fortress a flask of the deadliest bugs ever developed. Guns of navarone or far more frequent misses nearly all others ive watched. The satan bug is set set in the middle of the last century, so you have to come in to the read with that in mind.
See the article in its original context from april 15, 1965. But most of all dont miss the film version 1965 loosely based on this novel by mr. The satan bug is a 1965 american crime science fiction suspense film from united artists, produced and directed by john sturges, that stars george maharis. The satan bug does indeed appear to lift the basic premise and more from the littleseen germ warfare thriller counterblast, a british film from 1948. Picture is razorsharp for the most part and the bright, vivid color scheme is nicely represented. The first theory is that one of the germs has been released and killed several scientists. This film was released in 1965 and the bluray dvd restores the color and sound to original. The screenplay by james clavell and edward anhalt was loosely based on the 1962 novel of the same name by alistair maclean, written under the pseudonym ian stuart. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, named the. Its a typically solid sturges production with prime work from cinematographer robert surtees and composer jerry goldsmith. One such killer bacteria, dubbed the satan bug by its creators, is so deadly that just a few drops in.1554 1287 641 153 775 918 907 635 1512 1500 845 343 1460 336 376 604 904 932 1355 1512 159 470 1300 1031 1001 123 1409 1232 1102 95 801 707 1222 1179 804 913 1170 455 471 290 714 59 831 941 191 1168