Kevin's Review of The Stepford Wives
The Stepford Wives(1975)
Quite good all around although it doesn't deliver on it's potential near enough.
The reason behind the whole convoluted story seems to be the male's desire to play God and have a subservient worshipful wife who shouldn't have an original thought, or really any thought at all. Hell never mind thought, apparently the men in Stepford don't want emotions either, a basic dressed up machine is much preferable and if it malfunctions just have it taken to the shop.
In some ways it's better than the remake, in some ways it's not. They're about equal really although one is made to be a little more comedic.