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THX 1138
Director's Cut
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 90 (Nov 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

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

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
The tri-fold packaging includes a forward written by George Lucas in September 2004, as well as the movie and a few features on Disc One and supplements on Disc Two. Disc One also includes audio commentary [with (co-writers) director George Lucas and sound designer Walter Murch], a music-and-effects track, and a Master Sessions With Walter Murch pop-up icon branching feature. Disc Two offers the 64-minute A Legacy Of Filmmakers: The Early Years Of American Zoetrope documentary; a 31-minute making-of documentary (Artifact From The Future); George Lucas

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 11162
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Some Sexuality/Nudity
(Retail Price): $26.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 88
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1970
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/14/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): George Lucas
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In a future world humans are completely controlled by the government when it comes to their thoughts, their dreams, and their actions. They just basically exist. But when THX 1138 (Duvall) makes a shocking discovery involving the feeling of love, he decides that it's time to escape from those who imprison him and pursue his newly awakened feelings. This he will do at any cost. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture looks quite good, with satisfying sharpness and detail throughout. With much of the film set against sterile white backgrounds, fleshtones remain natural and blacks are quite deep and solid. The picture often has a striking appearance, with clean, solid images. While film grain is inherent in the source element, it does not appear excessive or distracting. The picture is also devoid of overenhanced edges and distracting pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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