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Sid Haig Sid Haig

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George Lucas George Lucas
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5 years, 2 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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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), Computer (4), Remake (4), Political (4), Totalitarianism (4), Hologram (4), Radiation (4), Underground City (4), Robots (4), Bizarre (4), Surveillance (4), Inner Earth (3), Based On Short Film (3), Futuristic (3), Usa (3)
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" George Lucas' film debut show originality as he tells his take on the George Orwell "1984" story but here sex is evil and violence perfect for prime-time TV (sounds familiar America?). Even with a minimalist budget Lucas managed to give his film a visual palette that higher budget movies lacks. His new special edition adds some new effects that actually enhance the experience but in a different way than his "Star Wars" movies that added too much and didn't need the enhancements in the first pla"

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" THX 1138 Oliver. Total Score: 9 points. "

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"August 9 "What's wrong?" "I need something stronger." "Take four red capsules. In 10 minutes, take two more. Help is on the way." ... Wow... this movie left me speechless. This is quite possibly the weirdest and most bizarre films that I've seen in quite some time. Did I like this movie? For the most part, yes I did. Most of the time I really liked it a lot, but there were also some instances where I wasn't quite sure what to make of it. I will say that it is a very unique film and it surp"

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"An early Sci-Fi movie of George Lucas. But sooo boooring! I liked few elements in this movie, e.g. the automatic confessional box (the automatic answers were funny) or the flute music that played when THX1138 and LUH where together. I especially didn't like the long scene in the white room (I fell asleep)."

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