Date: 24th May 2004

Lucas revamps THX-1138

George Lucas is releasing a new cut of his sci-fi fantasy THX-1138.

The 1971 film, which starred Robert Duvall, has been digitally remastered with new footage, improved audio and all new computer-aided backgrounds of crowds and cityscapes.

The new version will premiere at New York's Guggenheim Museum ahead of a limited US cinema release.

"THX-1138 is how I saw 1970," Lucas told Variety.

"It was designed as a metaphor for the way we were living at the time. The world has taken a strange twist from there, but I think the ideas are still valid in the 21st century."

Source: Press Release