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aschen
September 17th, 2004, 09:49 AM
THX 1138 has FINALLY be released to DVD. This is one of my favorite movies, and started bouncing up and down like a manic when I found out!!

The feature film is an extention of George Lucas's college movie with the same name. It's an amazing film. It has Robert Duvall and a few other familiar faces. It's a little slow to the "ray guns and violence" scifi fan because it deals with mind control, conspiracies and things of that sort of nature.

I recommend it!!! http://userpic.livejournal.com/19216364/384418



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Xenan
September 17th, 2004, 12:15 PM
Never heard of it, I'll have to check it out someday

Madeleine
September 17th, 2004, 08:24 PM
I've heard good things about it. Something for my Christmas list then.

1138
September 25th, 2004, 08:20 AM
Oh, hello.

The DVD also includes the original student version of the film.

If you watch this movie carefully, you'll see a lot of stuff that's been reused in the various Star Wars movies.

D.C.
September 25th, 2004, 05:29 PM
What's it about?

Uncle Dick
September 27th, 2004, 09:39 PM
THX-1138 came in the mail today, and I had enough time to watch it for the first time in several years. First of all, I think Lucas went a little overboard on the CGI, although I suppose that comes as no surprise to anyone who saw the Star Wars Special Editions. Many of the less obvious alterations (the kind you have to do a scene by scene comparison on) are very nice, and it's clear that they were previously limited by budget/technology constraints.

The R-rating only makes sense in the context of Lucas' family friendly image. A couple scenes of nudity and some violence could easily skate by with a PG or PG-13 rating, tops, but I think Lucas probably requested the R rating to prevent unwary families from accidentally picking it up to show to the Star Wars loving kiddies who would promptly fall asleep during the first 10 minutes or so.

Anyone who loves hard sci-fi with a darkly humorous edge should definitely check it out.

LordAnubis
September 30th, 2004, 07:37 PM
THX 1138 has FINALLY be released to DVD. This is one of my favorite movies, and started bouncing up and down like a manic when I found out!!

The feature film is an extention of George Lucas's college movie with the same name. It's an amazing film. It has Robert Duvall and a few other familiar faces. It's a little slow to the "ray guns and violence" scifi fan because it deals with mind control, conspiracies and things of that sort of nature.

I recommend it!!! http://userpic.livejournal.com/19216364/384418



http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002CHIKG.01._PE30_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg
Never heard of it. imdb.com says it's from 1972 and was Lucas' first real film. I gotta check it out! Thanks!

Ramne
September 30th, 2004, 09:30 PM
Yes, definately check it out. It's not a film for everyone's tastes, but I loved it. (of course I haven't seen it in many years, I am going to check out the new DVD myself.)

If I recall correctly, when Lucas was in film school, he made a short called 'Electric Labrynth', and used that as his basis for THX 1138, the first film he ever made. It's like 500 years in the future, where everyone are drug-enduced drones, with numbers for names, losing all individuality. Not wanting to give anything away (and the fact that I haven't seen it in like 15 years!), I will leave it at that ;)

Also, it inspired the name for the THX sound and such you see at your local movie theatres, a company founded by Lucas.