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#1116539
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THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED
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SilverWook said:

In the U.S. or overseas? We know a Video CD exists.

From what I understand “Beyond Vision/Cult Classics” released a VHS version of THX and then a DVD (possibly overseas), based on Worldcat database and a few other sources. Additionally, there is a 1998 Warner Home Video Spain, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment, DVD.

Again, I’ve read various databases which list THX as having been released on DVD before the bastardized special edition. Some of these sources incorrectly list the special edition as the original, which is easy to take off the list. But it doesn’t explain these other anomalies. However, I would take these sources with a grain of salt because I’ve never seen any DVD for sale, no pictures, etc. The only thing I’ve ever come across was an Asian VCD.

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#1115628
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THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED
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SilverWook said:

The optimist in me recalls how sometimes TMC inexplicably airs a pan and scan version of Close Encounters once in a while, or the 1.85 version of Brigadoon, which Warner’s is too cheap to include on the Blu Ray it seems.

Maddening to think an untouched HD version of THX possibly sits on tape shelf somewhere.

Yeah, it’s crazy because I specifically remember checking out archival showtimes of channels back then and seeing THX listed. I figured they’d air it again so I could cap it; I literally wore out my VHS copy.

Here’s the frustrating thing, I know THX was released on DVD before the director’s cut as there are records showing various releases. But I’ve never been able to confirm these exist.

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#1115584
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THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED
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SilverWook said:

THX is going to be on Turner Classic Movies on Oct. 26th at 9:15pm PST. Probably the buggered version again, but maybe someone could DVR it just in case?

Good idea, but you are probably right about which version will be aired. I think there was only one time THX was aired in HD or on an HD channel, the original version, and that was back in ~2000-02. I think it was Showtime?

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#1102768
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THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED
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pleasehello said:

Does anyone have a higher bitrate version of this release?

I don’t mind the 720p resolution, but this encode really suffers from macro-blocking during dark scenes and scenes with a lot of motion.

Do you mean the Hybrid Edition? AFAIK, this 35mm Tech IB preservation hasn’t been released yet; with the exception of a grind-house version, and the aforementioned hybrid.

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#1039966
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THX-1138 (1st Director’s Cut) 35mm Grindhouse Edition.
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Mavimao said:

No, they are slightly different: in the middle, the trial scenes are rearranged and there is an extended scene with SEN talking to the young boys… but that’s it.

Nothing like the “scandal” that George Lucas has alluded to in interviews.

Correct, and better worded than my post. Lucas made such a stink about it being drastically different.

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#1023254
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THX Italian 35mm - Feedback thread
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poita said:

I’ll be looking for people that can help identify segments that need work so I can prioritise my time.

Some samples once the render is done.

Looking forward to it. Thank you again for all your efforts!

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#1018230
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Westworld / Futureworld / Beyond Westworld preservation?
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I have a copy of Westworld in 1080p. Not sure where I got it from; it may be the previously mentioned HDTV rip. It’s 13gb with DTS 5.1.

I also have the Beyond Westworld, seemingly the same quality as detailed by SKot.

Finally, my copy of Futureworld is 720p, not sure the source. Would be glad to help preserving these any way I can.

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#944286
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THX 1138 "preservations"
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I’ve been trying to find obscure and rare articles/reviews regarding THX 1138. I just came across this one from Castle of Frankenstein issue #17 :


Besides misspelling Lucas’ name, it’s a cool little piece celebrating the film.

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#942714
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THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED
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Quick question. What thread should we post in for THX-1138, generally speaking? This one or the original, longer one? I realize that we got different preservations going on at the same time, and it makes sense to post in each one respectively, but I was thinking maybe they should be consolidated at this point? This one with: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THX-1138-preservations/id/11741

I feel like this thread was created for donations, and now that it’s been successful, we can go back to posting in the other one?

Thoughts?

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#924809
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THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED
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poita,

I just wanted to squeeze in a “thank you” for all the hard work you are doing for this project. I know it eats up a lot of your personal, free time and that isn’t something any of us are taking for granted. The community at large thanks you, and we appreciate the effort of keeping us up-to-date. I’ve already donated, but I am trying to save up a bit more funds to send your way as a way of showing my gratitude. Cheers!

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#919835
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THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED
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Because there is still money needed for this preservation, is there a deadline in which we are working with(besides the onset of the vinegar syndrome to the film itself)? In other words, is there a date that you need the money by to get the 2nd half scanned?

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#918348
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THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED
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thxita said:

Yes… and no. They need to be internal 4TB sata hard drives of reliable brands (we went with the Caviar Blue ones). To keep the costs down they would also need to be sent from Europe and not needing returned. All things considered, buying them directly from Amazon with the donated money ends up being the cheaper option.

Okay, just checking. I figured there might be some users in Europe who might have some to donate and/or have a connection to getting cheap HDDs.

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#917455
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THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED
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Just donated to the cause. This is such an important project, as others have noted, that we really need all the help we can get; we need this film preserved, especially after what Lucas has done to it like he did Star Wars. Please donate anything, it will go a long way!

The community thanks you. OMM thanks you.

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#793702
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THX 1138 "preservations"
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The food in the script/shooting script is referred to as "foam rubber food" or "multi-colored foam rubber." There are other references but that's how it's described, without really telling what the food is. I think the audience is expected to assume it's some sort of dehydrated supplement or something—you know, future food, where edible rubber is the highlight. I imagine this is some kind of commentary on food quality in the 60s and 70s, where food was really becoming processed and manufactured.

Here is a interesting scene that describes its qualities:

               16.   MAIN ROOM, THX'S QUARTERS

               THX is laughing hysterically.  As soon as he starts to 
               gain control of himself, he breaks out laughing again.

               LUH has taken a spherical piece of food from her tray and 
               is bouncing it on the table.  She is laughing, herself, 
               but still trying to keep control of the ball.

                                     THX
                              (laughing very hard)
                         Violation...violation...You're 
                         bouncing in...violation..

               This makes them laugh even harder and LUH loses the ball.  
               They both dive for it and wind up face to face under the 
               table.

               Eventually, they stop laughing.

                                     THX
                         I've never been under the table 
                         before.

                                     LUH
                              (pointing at the 
                              underside of the 
                              table)
                         Look,dirt!

                                     THX
                              (mocking)
                         That's not dirt...Can't be dirt..
                         Dirt is a violation.

                                     LUH
                         Looks like dirt.

               THX picks up the red food ball and holds it up at LUH.

                                     THX
                         Look, food!

                                     LUH
                         That's not food.  Can't be food.

                                     THX
                         Looks like food.

               THX takes a bite out of it and grimaces.

                                     THX
                         Tastes like food.

               He scrambles out from underneath the table and tosses it 
               in the product consumer.  It disappears instantly.

                                     THX
                         Produced to be consumed!

               LUH goes over to the table and scoops up the rest of the 
               food.

               She begins tossing it into the product consumer.

                                     THX
                         Hey!  Wait a minute.  Not all of 
                         it.  I'm hungry.

               She begins to break out laughing, throwing the food into 
               the consumer as fast as she can.  THX starts for her and 
               she begins throwing the food at him.

               THX catches her by the foot and pulls her to the floor.  
               They roll around playfully, laughing hysterically all the 
               time.

               Slowly and subtly, their play becomes more violent and 
               sadistic, although they keep on laughing.

                                     LUH
                              (laughing)
                         The pain, no...the pain, I can't 
                         stand it.

               LUH turns on THX, pinning him to the floor.  She sits 
               astride him, holding his arms.

               They are both out of breath and panting heavily, confused 
               by a slowly increasing awareness of each others sexuality.

               LUH slowly releases THX's arms and sits up.  She gives a 
               last, embarrassed giggle and then falls silent.  They stare 
               at each other.



What is interesting is the removal of this scene, particularly because it builds tension and explains their sudden romance with each other. While it is a good segway, removing it doesn't hurt the scene or the transition from roommates to lovers. And the humor itself feels ackward and out of place with the rest of the theme; however, I do like it and would have like to seen it as an outtake/deleted scene.

You can search for more references here: http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/thx1138.html

Just search for the keyword: food

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