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"THX 1138: The George Lucas Director's Cut" to Street 09/14/04

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Galen_V, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. Galen_V

    Galen_V Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised no one picked up on this yet, but this comes from the Warner Brothers HV special advertising section in this week's NY Times Magazine:


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  2. Dane Marvin

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    Wow! Chalk up another title for the 2-disc SE series. That came from out of nowhere considering it's less than a month away. The extras sound great. [​IMG]
     
  3. Todd Hostettler

    Todd Hostettler Well-Known Member

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    Director's cut?


    Remember, Duvall shot first!

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  4. Kevin M

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    ...yeah..that's..original....anyway, it includes the student film? Right on! I'll be snapping this up immediately upon release.
     
  5. Seth Paxton

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    Great news, finally. I'm all for director cuts and whatnot, but GL does have an ugly record with such things lately. Hopefully we will still get basically the same film, perhaps with branching or something.

    It's an outstanding film and I would hate to think that he had any real reason to "fix" it.

    The package as a whole sounds very promising. [​IMG]
     
  6. John Alderson

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    Hmm, he's including his student film? Maybe he'll consider the '77 release of Star Wars to be a student film [​IMG]
     
  7. Kenny Goldin

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    [​IMG] Kind of nice to get a surprise like this! And so (relatively) close to the street!
     
  8. Adam_ME

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    I've never seen THX-1138 and was looking forward to getting the DVD. I just hope Lucas doesn't alter the movie too much from its original state. And definitely don't "upgrade" it with CGI!!!
     
  9. Matt Stone

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    I'll definitely be picking this up. Hopefully Lucas didn't change too much.
     
  10. Robert Anthony

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    The only reason this is being called a "Director's Cut" is because Warners took the film away from him after he finished it and cut it to their specifications, without his input. It's one of the reasons Coppola and Lucas ended up getting estranged through some of the 70's and 80's: Coppola produced it, and Lucas thought Coppola should have been able to prevent the studio taking away his movie and making cuts without his input. The famous quote of his was "It's like the doctors taking away your children and then cutting off a couple fingers here and there to make it look better." or something along those lines.

    This is a "Director's Cut" in that he's probably simply putting back the footage that was initially chopped by the execs at WB. The version we've all been watching was a studio edit without notes or input from either Coppola or Lucas. Although rumor is there WAS a video release, on VHS, that had Lucas original version intact.

    But that's not as fun or interesting or worrisome to speculate about as assuming he's going to Special Edition it with Jar jar and walkie talkies and people shooting first ha ha ha Where do I stick a dollar $ign in ha ha ha childhood rape. [​IMG]
     
  11. Herb Kane

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    A Sunday...?

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  12. Nils Luehrmann

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    Erased Post

    (Herb beat me to it and with much less verbosity) [​IMG]
     
  13. Kevin M

    Kevin M Well-Known Member

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    The topic of what "Director's Cut" actually means regarding this release was covered in THIS THREAD from not too long ago.
     
  14. Mark_TS

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    Oddly, MAY 4th is a Tuesday-which to my hazy brain, was roughly around the time I though it was going to come out...but im all for an early release if true. re: 4/6!
     
  15. Chris PC

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    Looking forward to this. Hopefully the version is a good one in that material is added and not so much removed or aftered. I can't recall seeing the entire film though anyways. Cool movie.
     
  16. Adam_S

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    this is probably the cut that was rereleased after American Grafitti (and or star wars) hit big (not sure which one created the impetus for it). basically Lucas was able to go back and restore the six minutes of studio excised footage, and I believe this is the cut released on home video previously.
     
  17. Robert Anthony

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    There it is. Thanks, Adam, I KNEW the original cut ended up making it to video somewhere, but I didn't know the specifics.

    and thanks, Kevin, for the link to the other thread. I knew as I was typing my response that I'd typed something similar here before [​IMG]
     
  18. Brandon Conway

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    That date has to be a mistake. I'm just glad it's coming, no matter when it really is.
     
  19. David_Blackwell

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    The date is a mistake. Someone printed the wrong date or they were sent the wrong date without anyone checking the details.

    Be Seeing you,
    david Blackwell
     
  20. Brandon Conway

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    by the way - I don't think this is the cut released on home video previously because it's been re-rated from PG to R.
     

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