FF:NZ THX 1138

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  1. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    Who's seen this film?

    I've been meaning to see it for a long time but have never done it. I see they are releasing the DVD in September so I thougt i'd check it out. Just watched the trailer and it looks really good. Pretty wacked out website too, Takes a bit to work your way around.

    THX 1138 Website


    Trailer
  2. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I forced myself to watch it back when I started modding the "LucasFilm Projects" forum. It took me about a week to get through it.

    I guess it's all clever and arty and stuff. But God it's boring.



    I'll probably hire the new touched-up DVD and try again. I'm most interested it the original Film School version. I get the feeling that will be snappier and better paced, with the theatrical version having been padded out a fair bit to fill in the minutes.
  3. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    Yeah I heard it was a piece of work to get through. Probably similar in vein to Space Odyssey, I had to give up on that one. Drove crazy with boredom.
  4. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    I love 2001: A Space Odyssey :) <- (yea, spot the film student) We have one of those old 1980s read along book and cassette versions of it, and it used to scare me, heh heh. I caught it on tv once, and I also saw it at the St James theater on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. Keeping in mind that it was made before the 1969 moon landing, I think it really captures the wonders and fears about space travel at the time.

    I also really like Hal ... the parts where he comes in are probably the most fast-paced, lol. He's got such a disarming voice for a murderous computer. 'Everything is fine, Dave.' //shudders.

    I haven't seen THX ... I don't really like the whole 'distopia sci-fi' genre. I didn't enjoy Blade Runner. I might give it a look sometime. I have seen American Graffiti.
  5. -Winter- Jedi Knight

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    I liked 2001 too, can't remember if I read the book or seen the movie first, but the movie is pretty confusing. I think they showed it on tv on new years day three years ago.
  6. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    i have tried on a number of occasions to watch it but keep falling asleep.
  7. solo77 Force Ghost

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    I remeber watching THX-1138 about 3 years ago just to see what all the hype was about. Can't say that i was that impressed, it was a nice concept but pretty much it was just boring and uneventful.

    As for 2001 - i love that movie. Especially the music, hal and most of all the monkeys at the start...who doesn't like monkeys [face_monkey] [face_monkey] :D
  8. TheEmperorsProtege Jedi Grand Master

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    This movie is really hard to watch. socially critical - as you'd expect. has a huge orwellian touch and is rather good, but very very lengthy.....

    -Mel
  9. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    I like monkeys, especially the Rhesus variety.

    how long is it? (the movie i mean)
  10. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    About an hour longer than it should be.
  11. TheEmperorsProtege Jedi Grand Master

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    About an hour longer than it should be.

    the new version (does anyone know what's different??) or the old one??
    I definitely know what you mean when you talked about the old one...very very lengthy film....

    -Mel
  12. isbagent1 Jedi Master

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    Trailer 2

    Looks like 3 more trailers will be added to the site...

    does anyone know what's different?

    New special effects, lighting, maybe dialogue. Like the Special Edition SW films.
  13. NZPoe Jedi Master

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    Saw it 3 years ago after finally finding a copy ofit on VHS. Bored me to tears - the story was really great but the arty low-budget visuals were just too distracting. I'm looking forward to seeing it all CGed up in widescreen. :D
  14. THX1138-4EB Jedi Padawan

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    I read a while ago, shortly before George Lucas started making the prequel trilogy, that he was planning to re-make THX1138 as a TV mini-series. I don't know if he's still planning to do that
  15. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    There was an interview with George Lucas about THX today in the Sunday-Star Times. Interesting stuff, and it seemed like it was actual local interview too, because the New Zealand situation was talked about. It should show up online at some stage.
  16. YouAgain Force Ghost

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  17. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    What "New Zealand situation"?
  18. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    The interview was about independent film, so the New Zealand industry was mentioned at one point ... can't recall the exact quote. If I find the paper again, I'll take another look.
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