THX 1138: The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)

THX 1138

On DVD: 
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Running Time: 
88 Minutes

Take a journey into a dark future. The human race is forced to stay sedated and kept under mind control by the government.  The movie is only about an hour and half but feels like three hours as the first part drags along in a confusing mundane way. By the end you have caught on and it is finally getting a little interesting only to end suddenly. But I’m sure many of you have heard that this movie is bad by now. So I’m a little confused why they would spend so much time making this 2 disc release. There is a making of, the trailers, Lucas’s original student film of THX 1138, commentary, and isolated music and sound effect tracks. The one feature that did keep my attention was the Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope documentary which takes a look at the beginnings of many influential filmmakers. As far a THX goes if you haven’t seen it the cinematography is unique and beautiful and the idea is interesting. However, the story is slow, confusing at times, rushes character development, and misses its mark due to lack of storyline in many spots.

Review by Pandora
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