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THX 1138 (2 DVD Special Edition) - £2.99 delivered @ HMV !
THX 1138 (2 DVD Special Edition) - £2.99 delivered @ HMV !

THX 1138 (2 DVD Special Edition) - £2.99 delivered @ HMV !

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In George Lucas's fascinating feature debut (based on his short student film), the young director creates a futuristic, underground world in which bald, dronelike workers are forced to take drugs to regulate their moods and stifle their libidos. THX 1138 (Robert Duvall) and his mate, LUH 3417 (Maggie McOmie), are factory workers, building the robotic police that keep order in their stark world. The soundtrack to their lives is a news service that continually lists information about factory accidents, as well as sex and drug crimes, ala George Orwell's 1984. There are electronic confessionals for workers to admit to mistakes they've made, and THX uses these outlets to express his unhappiness with his life. When LUH decides she and THX should stop taking their medication, their sense of humanity--and their desire and love for each other as a couple--is unleashed. It's not long, however, before they are imprisoned for this crime, and LUH learns then that she is pregnant. Separated, THX embarks on a journey to find her with the help of rebel SEN (Donald Pleasence) and hologram SRT (Don Pedro Colley), eventually attempting escape to the outside world. Combining complex editing and sound techniques with brilliantly subtle performances, THX 1138 is a little-known and vastly underrated sci-fi masterpiece. In an eerily prophetic moment, Lucas also predicts what people will be watching on TV in this future--news, sexually explicit films, and vapid comedy shows.

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Got this when it first came out on DVD....good film and a great price!


Also the reason you get THX sound in Cinemas

The extras on this film are amazing! Better than the film perhaps. It tells you all about the beginning of indie cinema, the invention of "sound design", how many of the biggest names in cinema got their first break. A must see for fans of film.

Ordered & Heat added:thumbsup: thanks:-D It seems Quidco at HMV is now 5% was it not 8% at one time.

Geemac;4342117

Ordered & Heat added:thumbsup: thanks:-D It seems Quidco at HMV is now 5% … Ordered & Heat added:thumbsup: thanks:-D It seems Quidco at HMV is now 5% was it not 8% at one time.



Was 9% a while back, every tenner you spent got you £1 back for a while.

Loved it when GAME had it at 11% for games software too, only about 7% now

I'm a SciFi nut and I'll watch almost anything, but THX 1138 is truly, truly, awful. It's just so bad. The deal is good though, if you like this sort of thing. :whistling:

Futuristic? :-D

belovedmonster;4341175

The extras on this film are amazing! Better than the film perhaps. It … The extras on this film are amazing! Better than the film perhaps. It tells you all about the beginning of indie cinema, the invention of "sound design", how many of the biggest names in cinema got their first break. A must see for fans of film.



It was called 'New Hollywood', when the old masters were left behind with the 60's and for the first time film fans/students broke in and took over the dead system. It is dead again. The book of the same title it was based on is a good read too:
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also
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Reebok Ron;4342759

I'm a SciFi nut and I'll watch almost anything, but THX 1138 is truly, … I'm a SciFi nut and I'll watch almost anything, but THX 1138 is truly, truly, awful. It's just so bad. The deal is good though, if you like this sort of thing. :whistling:



I have to agree with you there. Awful film, good price.

Reebok Ron;4342759

I'm a SciFi nut and I'll watch almost anything, but THX 1138 is truly, … I'm a SciFi nut and I'll watch almost anything, but THX 1138 is truly, truly, awful. It's just so bad. The deal is good though, if you like this sort of thing. :whistling:



I totally agree I tried to watch this at the cinema many years ago and walked out, I have also tried to watch it on TV without success. I saw a new mini in Newcastle the other day with the reg plate THX113B, spooky. A good buy if you like it. voted hot.

After the failure with this film, he said in that case I'll give the public what they want and came back with Star Wars. Depressing yes but he is right to believe it's his best, though that's not saying much IMHO. A very good buy for his fans.

Have to say great price for an awesome film!

Nope, this film is fantastic and still looks great today. It was funny watching "The Island" a few months after this and seeing how much of it had been ripped off. Great deal, cheers.

I'm gonna go for it.

This is £3 in Fopp if you have one nearby
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