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  • Published: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2004.
  • Year Published: 2004
  • Edition: The George Lucas director's cut.
  • Description: 2 videodiscs (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0790765268 :
  • 085391116226

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Thx 1138

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Call number: DVD Science-Fiction THX

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Videodisc release of a 1970 motion picture.

Bonus features: Disc 1: commentary by George Lucas and Walter Murch, Theatre of noise experience. Disc 2: A legacy of filmmakers : the early years of American Zoetrope, Artifact from the future : the making of THX 1138, Electronic labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (Lucas's original student film), vintage production featurette Bald, original and re-release trailers.

Donald Pleasence, Robert Duvall, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie, Ian Wolfe, Sid Haig, Marshall Efron, John Pearce, Johnny Weissmuller, Jr., Robert Feero, Irene Forrest, Claudette Bessing.

"A man whose mind and body are controlled by the government ... makes a harrowing attempt to escape from a world where thoughts are controlled, freedom is an impossibility and love is the ultimate crime"--Container.

DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby surround 5.1; dual-layer format.

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Seminal work of sci-fi

In this film you can see the source of ideas that continue to echo in the sci-fi genre. Look for source material that led to: the green text computer code of "The Matrix", the android C3PO, the empty white netherworld of "The Matrix", and the first use of the word "wookie". There are many others. The film moves slowly but delivers an enveloping view of a possible future of techno-enhanced fascism. Check out the interview with the sound engineer on the DVD extras.

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