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THX 1138 - The George Lucas Director's Cut 2 Disc Special Edition (1971)

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THX 1138 - The George Lucas Director's Cut 2 Disc Special Edition (1971)

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Parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.

NOTE: Contains adult themes

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An interesting fantasy regarding the future of life on earth – not a pleasant outcome but maybe a distinct possibility

Description

'THX 1138' is a chilling look at a 25th-century totalitarian state where mankind is stripped of any individuality. People are numbered drones, and a government-enforced program of sedating drugs controls the populace. The story's title character, THX, is a factory worker whose life is irrevocably changed when he stops taking his mind-numbing drugs.

Review

"George Lucas's enigmatic feature film debut expands on a student film he made at USC. Created under the wing of producer Francis Ford Coppola, this movie is a bleak vision of a world in which technology, not man, is the ultimate dictator. Efficiency overrides every other aspect of human life, as people are reduced to code names and their lives are contained, monitored, and manipulated for the sake of the system. Featuring unsettling performances by Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasance, and Maggie McOmie, THX 1138 does not attempt to explain how things became this way; rather, it utilizes the alienation of its characters, the stifling white-on-white imagery of its sterilized society, and the claustrophobic, droning sound design to emphasize the dangers of a world reliant on soulless technology. Even though this is not a film one will want to take in repeatedly, THX 1138 merits attention because it is that rare film that uses images and sounds--rather than relying heavily on dialogue--to communicate its dark prophecy." --Bryan Reesman

Special Features:

Director's commentary
"A Legacy of Filmmakers" 60-min. documentary
Theatrical trailers
"The making of" featurette
"Bald" original production featurette
"Electric Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB" -- George Lucas's original student film
Re-released on
October 8th, 2008
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Special Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Director
Language
English, French, Spanish
Length (Minutes)
88
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Genres
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi
UPC
9325336020050
Product ID
1468847

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