Dodgy 70s US TV movie reviews continue here with this thread. When 4 students decide to set up a fake ID using their university's super computer, they think they're quids in with an endless amount of credit assigned to a fake ID.
However, it isn't long before the group becomes targeted - each one starts to die but who is it that wants them dead? Is the fake ID they set up enjoying its own existence too much? Why is the computer printing the word DEATH moments before a murder takes place? Is the system fighting back and using artificial intelligence to forge a life for itself outside those who created it? The key suspect is a talented young student with a suspicious background, but can the police really understand what is going on?
8/10 - I really like this one, old school computing thriller created long before the words 'hacker' and 'identity theft were out there. Some great names in this, including Dean Stockwell, James Stacy and a certain mouth wateringly gorgeous young Stefanie Powers.
Clearly this is a hugely dated with the 1971 mainframes and teletype machines but this one kept me guessing throughout and is a real twisty turner thriller where you're never really certain who might be programming the computer or whether it is programming itself! Whacky stuff from the beginning which improves a lot when the big money winners start to become the losers as 1971 computer algorithms take over their lives.
Not sure if this is out officially but the US Amazon site has a region free DVD listed, and it is (at time of writing) on a certain popular video sharing site.