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THX 1138 [Director's Cut] [Blu-ray] [Eng/Fre/Spa] [1971]

  • SKU: 1171219
  • Release Date: 09/07/2010
  • Rating: PG
  • 4.1 (14)
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.1
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 14)

Special Features

  • Commentary by George Lucas and Walter Murch
  • Theatre of Noise Experience: Isolated Sound Effects Track
  • Master Sessions: Docupod Gallery Showcasing Murch's Pioneering Work
  • 2 Documentaries: A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope and Artifact from the Future: The Making of THX 1138
  • Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB: Luca's Original Student Film
  • Vintage Production Featurette Bald
  • Theatrical Trailers

Synopsis

THX 1138
Based on his award-winning student short, George Lucas's debut feature cerebrally celebrates the possibility for individual freedom against all odds. In a 1984-esque white-washed future underground dystopia where sexuality is banned, all humans sport shaved heads and the same shapeless outfits as they go about their work in a mandated state of sedation, listening to exhortations to "Buy and Be Happy." Black-clad robot cops chant a mantra to their victims that "everything will be all right" and automated confessional booths emit soothing therapeutic bromides. But unbeknownst to THX 1138 (Robert Duvall), his roommate LUH 3417 (Maggie McOmie) has been reducing their meds, resulting in their mutual discovery of love and THX's subsequent imprisonment for drug evasion and sexual misconduct. Determined to find the pregnant LUH, THX breaks out of prison with the help of his cellmate SEN 5241 (Donald Pleasence) and an escaped TV hologram (Don Pedro Colley). With fugitive pursuits strictly budgeted, THX only has to evade the robocops until the funds run out, but surveillance is omnipresent and THX's vehicle keeps overheating. Making the only film produced through the first incarnation of Francis Ford Coppola's independent studio American Zoetrope, Lucas and his small crew, including co-writer and sound editor Walter Murch, shot THX 1138 in northern California with no interference from distributor Warner Bros. When Warners saw the austere result, however, they recut the film before its release. Neither the studio's nor Lucas's cut was a popular success, but THX 1138's coolly minimalist style and story-telling gained fans on the college screening circuit, just as Stanley Kubrick's poetic 2001: A Space Odyssey had attracted a large youth audience in 1968. When Lucas returned to sci-fi after American Graffiti, he traded restraint for nostalgic fun in the film that guaranteed his creative freedom in Hollywood: Star Wars. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Robert Duvall
    Robert Duvall - THX 1138
  • Donald Pleasence
    Donald Pleasence - SEN 5421
  • Don Pedro Colley
    Don Pedro Colley - SRT
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    Maggie McOmie - LUH
  • Ian Wolfe
    Ian Wolfe - PTO

Overall Customer Rating

4.1 (14 Reviews)
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