Movie review – THX1138

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In this episode of The Channel I’m taking a look at a movie that was first released in 1971.

It was the first major motion picture from George Lucas, and it bombed at the cinema. In fact, it was all the executives at Warner Brothers could do to release it at all, they were so unhappy with it. So unhappy, that they insisted Lucas hand over the negatives for their own people to re cut it.

In the event, four minutes were taken out for its first theatrical release. Years later, George Lucas put the four minutes back in for film’s – DVD release.

The film is THX 1138…

Steve Hart

Steve Hart

Steve Hart is a journalist and editor based in Melbourne.