George Lucas’s first film, sci-fi drama “THX 1138”, is getting a new Steelbook release from Zavvi in March

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On March 8th, Zavvi are bringing us the next in their ‘Sci-fi Destination’ releases.

This release is Blu-ray only, but we understand that the series will include 4K titles, presumably where a 4K disc already exists.

Pre-orders will live around 12 noon UK time on Thursday January 21st for Red Carpet subscribers, and around 6pm for everyone else, so ignore any ‘sold out’ notices until then.

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Pre-order: Zavvi

THX 1138 is the second release in the Sci-fi Destination SteelBook range. Each release includes a replica A3-sized theatrical poster.

The visionary first film from George Lucas in a director’s cut. A chilling exploration of the future is also a compelling examination of the present in George Lucas’s THX 1138, starring Robert Duvall as a man whose mind and body are controlled by the government.

THX makes a harrowing attempt to escape from a world where thoughts are controlled, freedom is an impossibility and love is the ultimate crime. “The real excitement of THX 1138 is not really the message but the medium – the use of film not to tell a story so much as to convey an experience. Stunning… dazzling… chilling and terribly powerful” (Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times).

Special Features:

  • Commentary by George Lucas and Walter Murch
  • Theatre of Noise Experience: Isolated Sound Effects Track
  • Master Sessions: Docupod Gallery Showcasing Murch’s Pioneering Work
  • 2 Documentaries: A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope and Artifact from the Future: The Making of THX 1138
  • Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB: Lucas’ Original Student Film
  • Vintage Production Featurette Bald
  • Theatrical Trailers

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