THX 1138 DVD / trailer / new Web site

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  1. Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master

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    will it be out in australia? that is my only question
  2. tDR Jedi Padawan

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    Woah! just saw the trailer, and saw thx footage for the very first time!

    It looks NUTS!! Amazing! George has a brilliant vision! I cannot wait for this now.

    Too bad it wont carry the LFltd logo intro :(
  3. Palpateen Jedi Padawan

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    I think it's cool that George and Francis, who started out all those years ago together, are re-releasing this vintage sci-fi classic. That's the great thing about film, it's preserved for the future.
  4. Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master

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    This is great!
    The Trailer was amazing
    I cannot wait to see it for the first time.

    I just hope I can get my hands on the DVD.
    They will be selling them everywhere right?
    I don't want them to just be in a few stores for a few days.
    It is the DVD everwhere? right, I think it is.

    I will be sure to watch this.
    It looked great!
  5. JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Master

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    This release is exciting. THX-1138 was ahead of it's time. As with ANH and American Graffiti, George did a lot with a small budget. Though some call him a hack nowadays, I believe he is a true film artist now, and THX certainly shows that even at 25, he was an amazing filmmaking talent.

    Can't wait for September. :)
  6. Dark--Helmet Jedi Youngling

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    I wonder if the media will ignore the THX release in preference to the OT release on DVD?

    Why wouldn't they? Finally the legendary star wars movies are on dvd.2 of the biggest movies of all time are included in the set.Or some nothing movie that lots of people have never heard of.
  7. Palpateen Jedi Padawan

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    yes, but that box art for THX is incredible, and just with Lucas's name on it, it's gonna have a lot of interest. I think the THX release will get some play, but obviously not as much as Star Wars.
  8. waheennay Jedi Padawan

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    The box art is so cool! Avant-garde while showing what the film is essentially about.
  9. THX--1138 Jedi Youngling

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    This film wasn't given the respect it deserved the first time around. George was new to the film industry, and the film didn't recieve much attention. It was still realized, however, that the film was ahead of its time. With its re-release, I hope the film recieves more attention and recognition.

    THX--1138
  10. yodaboy Jedi Master

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    where can you find out which cities it is playing in?
  11. Palpateen Jedi Padawan

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    I think the official star wars site had a partial listing of the cities in it's official announcement of the THX release. Check the archives of that site and I'll bet you can find it.
  12. MaxVeers TFN FanFilms Staff, Manager Emeritus

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    I think it's funny that all of the parts I liked best in the trailer are new additions. I haven't seen the film yet.
  13. malducin Jedi Padawan

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    Well then it's funny that I think all the worst part are thew new enhancements ;-). And I did see the original.
  14. KaaShamau Jedi Padawan

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    The original holograms just look like double exposures. The new holograms look....like holograms.
    I think this is why I prefer the originals, hard to explain, but I wish he'd just left it alone.

    I'm not at all bothered about Greedo shooting first, but this THX:SE just feels, inappropriate somehow.
  15. JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Master

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    As excited as I am about the release of Episode III and the Classic Trilogy DVD, I am pretty interested in THX1138. It's gonna surprise a lot of people who've never paid much attention.
  16. WitchKing73 Jedi Youngling

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    [smartass]Yeah . . . . especially the people who were too poor to pay attention.[/smartass]
  17. Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master

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    I wonder when those other THX trailers will come on.
    I go over to that site every now and then and it always says "pending" I would be excited to see the other trailers.

    They should be coming soon I would think.

    -Seldon
  18. darthtenbiscuits Jedi Grand Master

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    I love THX 1138 even more than I do STAR WARS. Too bad they haven't updated the site since it went online.
  19. solojones Force Ghost

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    I have to admit I've never been able to see THX and have always wanted to. When the trailers for the new version came out, I just about wet myself. It looks so sodding cool. I'm not sure if it's going to be playing in theatres around here, though, and I really want to see it in theatres.

    Does anyone know if there will be a wider release of it or where we can find out if it's coming to our city?

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  20. darthtenbiscuits Jedi Grand Master

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    Does anyone know if there will be a wider release of it or where we can find out if it's coming to our city?

    From what I can tell, it looks like it'll be just a limited theatrical release with the DVDs coming out shortly thereafter.

    The second trailer is up now. :D
  21. WitchKing73 Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks for the "heads up" on the new (late-July) trailer. Kenny Baker, Warwick Davis and I will be having nightmares now.

    A comment about the 2nd trailer;

    It's true, it appears like the wide angle fx-shots and explanative nature of the first trailer have given way to a more intimate, almost claustophobic feeling one. But by no means is it any less of a mind #%*ker.

    Between the 0.14 & 0.17 second marks, what in the #@*k are those vile crawly things next to our familiar, wild, bearded, dirty, little person mutant? Zoinks!!! I 'bout dropped my pipe. Though I did not believe it humanly possible, THX-1138 is getting freakier and cooler by each passing advert. I mean, really now! Did Lucasfilm think they could just sneak this past everyone with all of the Revenge of the Sith and Original Trilogy DVD hoopla these past few days? Man, that is some strange, exorcist-looking #@*t!

    Attack of the Furry Gollum Clones, or maybe they're just pet Kowakian monkey-lizards . . . :)

  22. darthtenbiscuits Jedi Grand Master

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    Between the 0.14 & 0.17 second marks, what in the #@*k are those vile crawly things next to our familiar, wild, bearded, dirty, little person mutant?

    I noticed that as well. I was reminded of something from the Resident Evil movie.

    The second trailer seems to be lacking the bombast of the first one which had the rousing chourus of Bach's St Matthew's Passion (my personal favorite piece of music ever written), but it has it's own appeal as well.

    How many people out there have seen the original student film version of THX-1138? I remember seeing it on the Scifi Channel a couple years back.
  23. Jon Jedi Youngling

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    That thing is certainly Gollumesque?

    I've only seen [link=http://cinema-tv.usc.edu/Archives/lucas/mov/laby.mov]a little bit[/link] of the short, looking forward to seeing the whole thing soon!
  24. Clear_Water Jedi Youngling

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    Could someone please post a screen-cap of ""those vile crawly things"?? I wanna see!

    I have trouble uploading the site so I can't view the trailer :(
  25. Jon Jedi Youngling

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    Hope this works...

    [image=http://img65.exs.cx/img65/8448/thxfreak01.jpg][image=http://img60.exs.cx/img60/5323/thxfreak02.jpg]
    [image=http://img60.exs.cx/img60/775/thxfreak03.jpg][image=http://img60.exs.cx/img60/9698/thxfreak04.jpg]
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