THX 1138 Blu-ray
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Directed by George Lucas
Produced in 1971
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - American film
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In a sterile, forbidding future world in which tranquilised humans have numbers not names, THX 1138 (Robert Duvall) meets LUH 3417 (Maggie McOmie) and the two begin a relationship and stop taking their drugs - both highly illegal activities. They are arrested and tortured, but THX 1138 is determined to escape the android-controlled prison. George Lucas's first feature - a remake of a sci-fi short he made as a student at UCLA - is more cerebral than his later blockbusters. It bombed at the box office, but is fascinating to watch now. Donald Pleasence stars.
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Length: 82 mins
Cat No: 1000158210
Format: Blu-ray Colour
- Director's Cut.
by Anon on 2nd August 2004
Written and directed by George Lucas several years before his era-defining Star Wars saga, THX 1138 is a peek into a dystopian future where a totalitarian state pump s... Read on
Written and directed by George Lucas several years before his era-defining Star Wars saga, THX 1138 is a peek into a dystopian future where a totalitarian state pump sedative drugs into the bald worker drone population. Robert Duvall plays THX 1138 who begins to sink secret stimulants and is finally jailed after making companion LUH 3417 pregnant. Aided by a typically creepy Donald Pleasence as SEN 5241 all three attempt to escape from the sterile police controlled confinement to a libertine new world. Adapted from a short film Lucas made at University and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, THX 1138 lacks the verve and pace of his later sci-fi efforts but the weighty atmosphere is lightened by the crystal stylishness of the setting. Whilst cooked up in the overheated frenzy of early 70’s Hollywood this intriguing slice of future-shock has a carefree 60’s vibe at its core. Hide
“Important info regarding THX 1138”
by Dean Broughton on 10th October 2010
I own the U.S Blu-ray edition, and this U.K edition will more or less be the same and require at least 230kbs of memory for it to load up properly (possibly due to the... Read on
I own the U.S Blu-ray edition, and this U.K edition will more or less be the same and require at least 230kbs of memory for it to load up properly (possibly due to the disc's elaborate menu). You will need an SD card or USB stick in order for this disc to play. Sony Playstation 3 consoles will have no problem playing the disc thanks to the internal HDD. Hide