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THX 1138 (THX-1138) (1971)

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Ian Wolfe Ian Wolfe
Sid Haig Sid Haig

Written by
George Lucas George Lucas
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Walter Murch Walter Murch
(screenplay by)


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5 years, 11 months ago at Sep 1 5:17
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Perhaps it’s simply because THX-1138 doesn’t reside in the cultural memory in quite the same way that Star Wars does, but I think that this movie mostly survived George Lucas’ meddling unscathed. I say “I think” and “mostly” because I’ve never seen the non-meddled with/original version. But if this is any indication, maybe Star Wars was one of those two-headed behemoths that altern... read more

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4 years, 1 month ago at Jul 18 13:16
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You might wonder if George Lucas will ever direct another movie again. The point is that the guy managed first to create one of the most popular franchises ever but then spent the last couple of decades basically trashing the legacy of these beloved movies. I mean, the situation became so bad, he simply handed over the rights to Disney, making sure that he wouldn’t be involved anymore in any fut... read more
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Description: The human race has been relocated to a underground city located beneath the Earth's surface. In the underground city, the population are entertained by holographic TV which broadcasts sex and violence and robotic police force enforces the law. In the underground city, society controls all life, all citizens are drugged to control their emotions and their behavior and sex is a crime. Factory worker THX-1138 stops taking the drugs and he breaks the law when he finds himself falling in love with his room-mate LUH 3417 and is imprisoned when LUH 3417 is pregnant. Escaping from jail with illegal programmer SEN 5241 and a hologram nam ... (more)
Release date: 11 March 1971
UPC: 012569450622
Tags: Sci-fi (16), 1970s (9), Drama (8), 1971 (7), Dystopia (7), Escape (5), Robots (4), Bizarre (4), Surveillance (4), Computer (4), Remake (4), Political (4), Totalitarianism (4), Hologram (4), Radiation (4), Underground City (4), Inner Earth (3), Based On Short Film (3), Futuristic (3), Usa (3)
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