Director: George Lucas Run Time: 86 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 1971
Starring: Don Pedro Colley, Donald Pleasence, Maggie McOmie, Robert Duvall
The future is here.
George Lucas’ THX 1138 depicts a dystopian future light-years from the far-flung, heroic mythologies that the young director would later explore in Star Wars. Stark and austere, the striking visual wasteland of Lucas’ faceless future floundered in its original release at the box office – but later gained traction among cult audiences and critics. The chilling exploration of a soulless future remains a compelling examination of the present, as it follows one man’s harrowing attempt to escape a world where thoughts are controlled, freedom is forbidden and love is the ultimate crime.
Part of Nitehawk’s September FUTURE COPS midnite series.