The Aries Computer (1972)

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The Aries Computer (1972)

Unread post by Petra » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:15 pm

Hi!

Does someone know if this movie exists?

Some say yes and some say no. It's still listed on IMDB with alternative title Zodiac: The Aries Computer.

As a big admirer of Vincent Price I really would like to see it.

Thanks a lot for your help.

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Re: The Aries Computer (1972)

Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:28 am

Someone in the comments section of this Temple of Schlock post suggests that the film was proposed as part of a series to be made by Gold Key Entertainment (the same as the comic books, I wonder?) but was never actually made. It has a listing on IMDb, but aside from three cast members (Price, Stephanie Beacham and Andrew Kier), no director, writer or crew is listed.

Here's a list of Gold Key's "Zodiac Features":

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Curse of the Moonchild turns up in some old TV listings, but then the Oliver Reed title The Age of Pisces doesn't even show up on IMDb.
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Re: The Aries Computer (1972)

Unread post by Jay Salsberg » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:31 am

THE ARIES COMPUTER was never made. In 1972, Gold Key TV announced they were beginning production on a series of horror/sci-fi TV movies, each of which dealt with a sign of the zodiac. None of the films were made; but they still continue to pop up in filmographies, and some of them were ever offered in syndication for years, even though they didn't exist.

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Re: The Aries Computer (1972)

Unread post by Petra » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:23 pm

Thanks a lot for your replies. So I think my search for it is over. :D

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Re: The Aries Computer (1972)

Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:03 am

Weirdly, I just listened to a podcast about the career of Adam West yesterday (Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast) and they referred to another film he was supposed to have made in Italy, with Giancarlo Giannini, but it was never actually made either (I think someone doing research read an old Variety article announcing its production or something).
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