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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
The copy was excellent. Delivery was great. The movie itself has many problems but was good to show where Lucas' head was back then.Published 11 days ago by Kit Carson
I'm not rating the film itself here. Just quality of the product and shipping.
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A very cool 70's sci-fi story. I'm not nearly as bothered by the changes Lucas made as some others are. Although not seamless they don't take away from the story for me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bradley Myers
I had a difficult time playing this disc on my Sony bluray player. It did not want to load properly.Published 1 month ago by Craig Tueller
Six years before Star Wars there was THX 1138, George Lucas' masterpiece about an apocalyptic future where an entire underground society is ruled by a central computer. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Asmodeus Mogart
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The way that Lucas has crapped all over it with CGI....they're doing you a favor.
You're better off finding an old VHS of it.
Nov 26, 2010 by Kathy | See all 2 posts
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