Thx 1138?

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  1. Chris PC

    Chris PC Producer

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    I guess if I want to see this movie properly I'll have to get the LD? What about this?:

    (Admin note - Active Ebay links are not allowed here.)

    Is it crapola or what?
     
  2. Jay E

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    Most people would rather see the Star Wars trilogy out on DVD before THX1138. But I never swim in the mainstream, I'd rather see this come out on DVD first.
    I have the letterboxed Laser and I don't remember being upset by the quality when viewing it(it's been over a year). I'm not sure about Warner right now, a year ago I would say definitely pick this up. But Warner has gotten somewhat better in releasing catalog titles. They might pull a surprise and release this on DVD. It doesn't take a marketing genuis to know that this would be popular on DVD.
     
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    Great film. Could make a great SE DVD. If Warner worked with Lucasfilm they could get THX-1138: Electronic Labrynth, get George and his chums to record a commentary and - hey presto, you've got a neat DVD of one of the Seventies' great sci-fi oddities! This one would look great on DVD in 2.35:1 anamorphic and with 5.1 sound.

    But I've got a feeling that we won't be seeing it for a few years to come...


    Gordy
     
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    I wonder if anyone bothered to even bring up the possibility of a DVD release for THX-1138 at the Episode II unveiling this past week...
     
  6. Jeff Kleist

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    Warner owns the rights
    Wouldn't it be funny if THX 1138 came out and it wasn't THX cert? [​IMG]
     
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    yeah, and lets hope we get the uncut version too. It was about 2 hours and some odd minutes originally.
     
  8. Chris PC

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    But my original question about the "bootleg"(?) or region 0 THX 1138 DVD on eBay that I linked too????? Is that DVD likely at least as good as the LD? I want the LD but can't find it.
     
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    No and it's a bootleg

    You can't like to Ebay auctions on this forum, nor to bootleg material so that's a double whammy
     
  10. oscar_merkx

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    this is an awesome film, very bleak though and a great performance from Robert Duvall as well
    [​IMG]
     
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    I would like to have this as well.
     
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    I was beginning to think I was the only one that liked this film. Truly great stuff from the young Robert Duvall.
     
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    I think the movie is divided up between Zoetrope, WB, and Lucasfilm.

    The film was shot in 2 perf Techniscope, so I suspect restoration MAY be needed. The print I see on TV looks pretty good, but is plagued with specks and discoloration.
     

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