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Old 02-16-04, 12:49 AM
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A really terrific film (and this is from someone who is a pretty harsh Lucas critic). Saw it again the other night on TCM and it's just as fascinating and memorable as when I saw it on a network run (CBS, I think, but don't hold me to that) in @ 1973, when I was 6 years old.
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I'm sure we're see more variations of THX-1138 in time.
No, Lucas has made no changes to this film other than making WB put it back to the way he originally filmed it. There have been no other changes and won't be.

So no, he hasn't tinkered with it.
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sounds like fun
Old 02-18-04, 01:03 AM
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Old 02-18-04, 04:42 AM
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is that the DVD cover?

when?
Old 02-18-04, 04:46 AM
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Christ, not another edition of T2!
Old 02-18-04, 06:37 AM
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Originally posted by Terrell
No, Lucas has made no changes to this film other than making WB put it back to the way he originally filmed it. There have been no other changes and won't be.
Wasn't thx a remake of a college project though, I seem to recall some really poor quality footage in a documentary.
Old 02-18-04, 08:41 AM
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Originally posted by aam1
Wasn't thx a remake of a college project though, I seem to recall some really poor quality footage in a documentary.
The college version of THX was a 15 min. short.
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You can get that on this disc:

Short 10 - Chaos
Old 02-18-04, 10:42 AM
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I can't wait to watch this film again. I was into NIN when I was a freshman in college and I never knew where the opening sounds of the first track of the downward spiral came from. Imagine my delight when I saw THX 1138 for the first time that year.
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I've never seen THX1138 and am very excited to own it on DVD from what I've read about the movie. I'm a Lucas whore though
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Originally posted by planet_jake
Christ, not another edition of T2!

Old 02-19-04, 04:44 AM
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Wasn't thx a remake of a college project though, I seem to recall some really poor quality footage in a documentary.
The very first THX1138 was a student film by Lucas when he was at USC film school. It was a short film. He also did another heralded student film called "Look At Life"!

Lucas' first film as a director was a feature length version of his student film. That is the THX1138 everyone is talking about here.
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so is it coming to DVD? When?
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Originally posted by Terrell
No, Lucas has made no changes to this film other than making WB put it back to the way he originally filmed it. There have been no other changes and won't be.

So no, he hasn't tinkered with it.
I'd like to believe that but:

From TheDigitalBits Rumor Mill

Here's a bit of info from industry sources that's likely to get the undies of some fans all in a bunch. Word is that George Lucas' THX-1138, which is currently being prepared for DVD release later in 2004 by Lucasfilm and Warner Bros, is going to feature more than 100 new visual effects shots. Look for digitally-enhanced skylines and other additions and alterations.
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From TheDigitalBits Rumor Mill

Here's a bit of info from industry sources that's likely to get the undies of some fans all in a bunch. Word is that George Lucas' THX-1138, which is currently being prepared for DVD release later in 2004 by Lucasfilm and Warner Bros, is going to feature more than 100 new visual effects shots. Look for digitally-enhanced skylines and other additions and alterations.
Uhg, I hope this doesn't end up like the Star Wars SE fiasco
Old 03-15-04, 12:29 PM
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From DavisDVD.com Rumor Mill wayyyy back on 2/18/04:

"As you may well be aware, Warner Home Video will release a special edition disc of George Lucas's futuristic classic THX-1138 later in the year. Now comes word that the film has been handed an "R" rating by the Motion Picture Association of America and has also been re-titled THX - 1138: The George Lucas Director's Cut.

"Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB," the 1967 USC student film that inspired the feature film, is already available on the Short 10: Chaos DVD series. The disc includes the film, an interview with Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola on the history of "THX" and bonus interviews with USC professors on Lucas' life as a student filmmaker."
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If the film is changed any, it'll most likely be subtle fixes (like the kind seen on the DVD editions of the Indiana Jones films).

Only one shot in the entire film features sky, so that makes it seem like TDB.com's rumor is likely not 100% true.
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I don't buy that rumor. I'll believe it when I see it. Sounds like a practical joke.
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I'm only buying this movie if its released in THX.

THX The Audience is Listening.
Old 05-21-04, 09:59 AM
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posted today to starwars.com

THX 1138 on DVD and in Theaters
May 21, 2004


Before there was Star Wars, there was THX 1138.
In 1971, a visionary filmmaker named George Lucas created a chillingly prescient look at a disturbing future world as his feature film debut. Years ahead of its time, THX 1138 has since attracted a strong following, with its cutting edge visual and sound experience, and provocative and resounding messages.

"We wanted to make a different kind of film, and I hope when audiences see it today, they will find it to be as intriguing as we envisioned," says Lucas. The film stars Robert Duvall, and is produced by Francis Ford Coppola and his revolutionary American Zoetrope studios.

This fall, this debut film will return as THX 1138: The George Lucas Director's Cut. It will come to theaters as a special limited engagement, and then to DVD.

On September 14, Warner Home Video and American Zoetrope will make available The George Lucas Director's Cut DVD release. The Two-Disc Collector's Set features the film meticulously restored and a second disc filled with new and classic bonus material. For Star Wars fans, it's the perfect prelude to the Star Wars Trilogy DVD set due out on September 21.

Preceding the DVD release, on September 10, a 20-city theatrical release of the film is planned, including Ann Arbor, MI; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA: Seattle, WA; Portland, OR, and others.

The DVD includes the hour-long documentary, A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope. It examines the independent film movement of the 1970s -- the world in which THX 1138 was born. It features new interviews with Lucas, Murch, Coppola, Duvall, Martin Scorsese, John Milius, Matthew Robbins, Caleb Deschanel and others who helped build American Zoetrope. The new 30-minute documentary Artifact of the Future goes behind the scenes on the making of THX 1138.

Classic material includes the original production featurette, Bald, George Lucas' award-winning USC student film Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB, and the original theatrical trailer for the feature film.

The DVD set includes an audio commentary track by George Lucas and Co-Writer and Sound Designer Walter Murch. There is also the "Theater of Noise," an audio-only track, which explores the incredibly rich sound world provided by Murch, with branching video showing the development of the sound design.

THX 1138: The George Lucas Director's Cut is presented in widescreen format, with Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound.
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Hmmm...it calls it "The George Lucas Director's Cut" but it still doesn't specifically say what if anything has been changed.
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The George Lucas Director's Cut
Whose else's would it be? Did the film have other directors?

I think, if they were actually doing further changes, instead of just releasing the full restoration of Lucas's original version (which, I believe, has already been available, just never before on DVD), they'd specify it. But maybe that's just me.
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Lucas has been at it again. This is indeed a new version of the film with numerous added effects shots. Just check out this trailer:

http://www.thx1138movie.com/trailers/1/thx480dd3a.mov

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Well, now that Star Wars and THX-1138 is out, only King Kong is left.

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