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The Seduction (1982)

Morgan Fairchild , Michael Sarrazin , David Schmoeller  |  R |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Morgan Fairchild, Michael Sarrazin, Vince Edwards, Andrew Stevens, Colleen Camp
  • Directors: David Schmoeller
  • Writers: David Schmoeller
  • Producers: Bruce Cohn Curtis, Chuck Russell, Frank Capra Jr., Irwin Yablans, Joseph Wolf
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: November 7, 2006
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000HDRB52
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,001 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Seduction" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with Producer Irwin Yablans and writer/director David Schmoeller
  • Three Production Featurettes
  • Theatrical Trailer

Editorial Reviews

Synopsis L.A. anchorwoman Jamie Douglas (Morgan Fairchild in her delectable big screen debut) has it all: a glamorous career on a top-rated news show, a luxurious house in the hills, and a devoted young admirer named Derek (Andrew Stevens). But when Jamie rebuffs his romantic advances, Derek becomes an obsessed stalker who plays out an increasingly psychotic courtship with the frightened newswoman. Soon he is threatening every part of her life, secretly watching even her most intimate moments. Her tough-talking lover (Michael Sarrazin) can’t console her. A by-the-book cop (Vince Edwards) can’t protect her. Now Jamie is alone, trapped like an animal and fighting back with the only weapon she has left. Will she finally be forced to use her luscious body to fulfill THE SEDUCTION?

DVD Features: Widescreen Presentation enhanced for 16x9 TVs,Theatrical Trailer,Audio Commentary with Producer Irwin Yablans and Writer/Director David Schmoeller,Remembering The Locations And Production,Remembering THE SEDUCTION,THE SEDUCTION And The Law


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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Morgan-Hot Stuff November 25, 2003
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This is Morgan Fairchild's finest moment on film, and you see lots of her if you catch my drift.... The plot and supporting cast are better than passable, this isn't a totally bad flick. Fairchild is a TV news broadcaster who has a stalker, a much younger man who is obsessed with her. At first she humors him and doesn't think much of his bizarre behavior--until he butcher-knifes her boyfriend while she's "entertaining" him in her hottub. Mad Morgan realizes she has to take matters into her own hands, which she does, with a 12-guage rifle. Lots of nudity here, but tastefully done for a tasteful lady. The Seduction is for Morgan Fairchild fans only.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "If I can't have you, no one can." January 10, 2007
Format:DVD
(3.5/5 stars) Andrew Stevens, that handsome staple of `70s-`80s American television, plays Derek, a young photographer who is obsessed with the beautiful Jamie Douglas (Morgan Fairchild). When Derek begins sending Jamie presents and calling her, she assumes he watches her on the local TV news, where she is a newscaster. She has no idea he is her neighbor and that he photographs her swimming nude in her pool. His obsession evolves from voyeurism into an active pursuit when he begins to pay her surprise visits and invades her home with the intent of making her love him. Yet still he is only able to photograph her because his ingrained passivity prevents him from acting on his lustful urges. Only in his delusional fantasy is he capable of making love to her. I actually like this movie. No, it isn't Oscar material, but it is above average as far as B movies go. The acting is adequate, the story doesn't stray from the central plot and yes, Morgan Fairchild appears nude (looks fantastic too). Apparently Jef Films released a DVD of this film a couple years ago, though I did not buy it then because I know the quality of their DVDs is extremely poor. When I saw Anchor Bay had recently released a DVD of the film, I did not hesitate to purchase it (for a lower price, I might add) because I know they take great pride in the quality of their DVDs. I am very glad I waited to purchase this because the Anchor Bay transfer is outstanding. For a movie that is twenty-five years old, it looks great. There are also a couple documentaries on the disc, though I have not watched those yet. The only grievance I have about the disc is the lack of subtitles. I'm not sure what Anchor Bay has against them, but I have several DVDs from them and none has subtitles. They aren't imperative for this movie, though sometimes they help clarify the dialogue. I'd recommend this for fans of Andrew Stevens (if there are any), Morgan Fairchild, B movies or even anyone feeling nostalgic for the `70s and `80s.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank You Anchor Bay February 15, 2007
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I LOVE this movie, I was in high school when this came out and the theater was packed opening night due to the fact that Morgan 'bares all' and she did! But I loved the movie even though it was campy at the time it came out, and its even more camp now. Speaking of camp, I love Colleen Camp in this film, the wisecraking best friend was a perfect role for her I only wish that her character would have been expanded to the end of the film. I would like to have seen her come in and battle Derek at the end instead of his mousy assisant. My other compliant has always been Michael Sarrizan, who has to be the worst actor ever to grace the screen, in fact the roles should have been reversed, Michael should have played Derek and Andrew should have been Brandon, Those are my only two complaints about the story, but the campy long held camara shots of Morgan in various stages of fear and looking great are just to funny, this is early 80's camp at its best.... Now Finally a quality DVD of the film. Thanks Anchor Bay
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Must for Morgan Fans March 30, 2005
Format:VHS Tape
OK I'm probably being too generous with 3 stars for this "erotic" thriller. Make no mistake, this is a poorly acted, directed, written, and photographed thriller that is seriously lacking in thrills.

However, I'm being generous for the lovely Morgan Fairchild. While not an Oscar-caliber actress, she is a striking presence nonetheless, and anyone who enjoyed her vixenish charms on the TV show "Flamingo Road" will want to check this out.

Ironically, both Morgan Fairchild and Andrew Stevens teamed up again years later in another similiar thriller called "Body Chemistry III: Point of Seduction." Also, Anchor Bay is planning on releasing this film late in 2005 on DVD with special extras; hopefully they will get interviews and/or commentary from Morgan...if so, I'll be buying!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks Anchor Bay! January 23, 2007
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I was happy and surprised to see "The Seduction" finally released on DVD! I have the 1985 Media Video release of this movie, and this Anchor Bay DVD version blows it away! I didn't realize or remember this movie being filmed in cinemascope. Anchor Bay has cleaned up the picture quality, remastered the soundtrack, and brought it back to it's original glory, in it's original aspect ratio. VHS releases never did the film any justice. There was even an "EP cheapie" version of this movie released back in the '90s. One thing that I've noticed about this film is that the telephone is one of the leading stars of the plot. There is a lot of ringing and screen time devoted to focusing on the phone. The actors seem to be really slow on picking up the phone after it rings a few times too. This is one of the charms of this movie, along with it starring Morgan Fairchild. I think the director was using the phone to build suspence. Nothing like those old AT&T/Western Electric phones to do the trick! There are a variety of them too, from the classic 2500 Traditional, to the Princess phone! Another movie that used this technique was "When A Stranger Calls" from 1980. There are some added features, like a few interviews with the director/producer, and the original movie trailer. There is even a mini reproduction of the movie poster within the keepcase, for a nice added touch. This DVD will not disappoint for fans of Morgan Fairchild, and early '80s b-movie fare. It's been a long-standing fave of mine since 1981!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soft to the Core
Can't act. Can't emote. Can't do much at all but look knock down beautiful. She is Catherine Deneuve without any talent, except for turning you on.
Published 5 months ago by Michael Welikson
5.0 out of 5 stars Guilty Pleasure!
The story line is okay, and the acting is all right, but don't buy it for that. This is Morgan Fairchild looking her very best! She is beautiful in this movie.
Published 19 months ago by SGP
4.0 out of 5 stars Thin story but made with love
Film director David Schmoeller is known for "Tourist Trap", a creepy horror film about a psychopath with telekinetic powers. Read more
Published on July 23, 2012 by brooklyn_branch
3.0 out of 5 stars Chukee
This tape was good,but the quality could have been better. The speed of the delivery was good. Overall, I would rate this as good... Chukee...
Published on February 25, 2011 by Charles Keegan Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars The Seduction: Fantastic!
Fantastic movie! Morgan Fairchild delivered a great performance. No one else would've played this role more perfect.
Published on May 13, 2010 by Marcus Harmon
5.0 out of 5 stars Morgan at her Hottest
Typical stalker fair, but with Morgan Fairchild sans clothes in the pool and bathtub it becomes a must see.
Published on October 11, 2009 by Richard Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars Cinematic Cheez Whiz (spoilers)
No, this isn't a good movie. It's a bad mish-mash of "Vertigo", "Lipstick" and "Body Double" despite predating the last one by a good two years. Read more
Published on January 17, 2009 by tmp
5.0 out of 5 stars Anchorwoman In Distress
THE SEDUCTION was an awesome suspenseful flick that made Morgan Fairchild a star along with the fact that it had some twists & turns in it, since it had some interesting drama to... Read more
Published on November 24, 2008 by Taheen Lopez
4.0 out of 5 stars Very under-rated !
A fairly suspenseful, well written and well acted film. If you like steamy, sexy thrillers, The Seduction is for you. Read more
Published on October 21, 2008 by Robert T. Kennedy
5.0 out of 5 stars the seduction
Morgan Fairchild is a wonderful actress. This is a movie any woman can relate to. A must see movie.
Published on July 20, 2008 by Norma S. Wheeler
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