WHV Press Release: THX 1138 Director's Cut (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    [​IMG] SIX SCI-FI ACTION FAVORITES DEBUT ON BLU-RAY DISC™ FOR THE FIRST TIME · FORBIDDEN PLANET · MARS ATTACKS! · THX 1138 DIRECTOR’S CUT · LOST IN SPACE · A SCANNER DARKLY · MATRIX RELOADED AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 7, 2010 Burbank, Calif., May 10, 2010 – A wave of six science fiction action favorites are blasting onto Blu-ray Disc for the first time on September 7, 2010. Presented by Warner Home Video, each film has been selected to showcase the stunning technical brilliance of Blu-ray™. With its crisp sound and spectacularly vibrant colors, there is simply no better way to watch movies at home. Each title is individually priced at $24.98 SRP. Orders are due August, 3, 2010. The upcoming wave of sci-fi titles includes the much anticipated release of Forbidden Planet on Blu-ray, one of the most influential science fiction films in cinematic history. The grandfather of sci-fi movies, Forbidden Planet features a number of Oscar®-nominated special effects, groundbreaking use of an all-electronic music score and the first screen appearance of both Robby the Robot and the C-57D flying saucer starship (this was the first film in which humans are depicted traveling in flying saucers of their own construction). A 50th anniversary version of the film was restored by the Warner Bros.-MGM reconstruction crew before its HD DVD release in 2006, and since then there has been an enormous consumer demand for its Blu-ray debut. Another title making its long-awaited Blu-ray debut is Mars Attacks! the comic science fiction hit directed by Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland) and based on the cult trading card series of the same name. Mars Attacks! features a huge ensemble cast which includes Jack Nicholson, Lukas Haas, Annette Bening, Jim Brown, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Glenn Close, Martin Short, Michael J. Fox, Jack Black, Natalie Portman, Rod Steiger, Tom Jones, Danny DeVito and more. With their mind boggling special effects and futuristic themes, sci-fi movies are some of the most sought after Blu-ray titles in the marketplace. Other titles being released on Blu-ray as part of Warner Home Video’s science fiction action promotion include THX 1138Director’s Cut, Lost in Space, A Scanner Darkly and Matrix Reloaded *. According to DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, with input from all major motion picture studios, Blu-ray software continued to see significant growth in the first quarter of 2010, with sell-through up 61 percent and rental up 36 percent, compared to the same period last year. The DEG also announced that Blu-ray hardware sales experienced remarkable growth, with set-tops up an astounding 125 percent versus first quarter 2009, indicating a strong consumer demand for Blu-ray. About The Films THX 1138 Director’s Cut Master filmmaker George Lucas (Indiana Jones, Star Wars trilogies) makes his directorial debut in this futuristic sci-fi thriller. Academy Award® and Golden Globe®-winner Robert Duvall (Falling Down, A Civil Action) stars in this story of a computerized subterranean world, where sex is forbidden and emotions have been eradicated. When one computer-matched couple discovers love, this perfectly controlled world is turned upside down. Co-starring Tarzan’s Johnny Weismuller. Director: George Lucas Starring: Robert Duvall Donald Pleasence [​IMG] Special Features Include: 1. Commentary with George Lucas and Walter Murch 2. Theater of Noise (Sound Effects Only Track) 3. Master Sessions with Walter Murch 4. A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope 5. Artifact from the Future: The Making of THX 1138 6. Electronic Labyrinth TXH 1138 4EB 7. BALD 8. Theatrical and Re-Release Trailer THX 1138 DIRECTOR’S CUT (BLU-RAY) TRT: 100 minutes MPAA Rating: R Language: English U.S. Street Date: September 7, 2010 Order Date: August 3, 2010 Catalog / UPC: 1000152002 / 883929130931 $24.98 SRP Academy Awards® is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences GOLDEN GLOBE(S)® is the registered trademark and service mark of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
     
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    September is going to be an expensive month for me.
     
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    Can't wait to get this one as well. Glad they went with the 2-disc art work.
     
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    Robert Duvall at his best
     
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    Hmm, is the listed running time of 100 minutes a typo? The "George Lucas Director's Cut" released a few years back (which I own) runs 88 minutes. Probably just a typo; I can't imagine George Lucas doing another cut so soon.
     
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    I agree that the running time discrepancy is probably just a typo. But it's been 6 years since the previous director's cut, which is only one year less than passed between the Special Edition and DVD versions of the Star Wars trilogy.
     
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    Seems like WHV need to wake up their copy editors - there was a running time discrepancy on the Lost in Space press release, too.
     
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    Huh? Is this a mistaken reference to to Chrome Robot #1 being played by Johnny Weissmuller Jr? BTW, is Johnny Weissmuller Jr. any relation to Johnny Sr. of Tarzan fame? The Tarzan yodel would certainly add a little pizazz to the film.
     
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    Don't give George any ideas! He's tortured people enough using it twice in the Star Wars films.


    And Weissmuller Jr. is the son of the most famous screen Tarzan. Besides THX, he pops up in small roles in American Graffiti and even one of the Ewok tv movies.
     

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