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This topic contains 5 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  meedja 13 years, 2 months ago.

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  • #3276

    Pete
    Participant

    I think I mentioned before that this Lucas classic is getting revamped and remastered Star Wars style. Heres a glimpse of what to expect, the original scenes compared to their new CGI counterparts. See ’em here

  • #12879

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Is THX-1138 any good?

  • #12880

    Pete
    Participant

    Its so good, they named a quality-control criterion to assure consistent and optimal audio and visual performance in cinemas after it!!!
    Its a long time since I saw it but it was pretty good from what I remember, I’ll be checking it out again on its release.

  • #12883

    boadle
    Participant

    In my humble opinion it’s well worth a view. It’s a little film-schooly in places, and not an easy-going Sunday evening family flick. It’s slightly pretentious (arguably), very Orwellian, more sinister than the directors subsequent space operas and kinda dated, but you can see hints of what was too come.

    Worth looking out for.

  • #12884

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Its so good, they named a quality-control criterion to assure consistent and optimal audio and visual performance in cinemas after it!!!
    Its a long time since I saw it but it was pretty good from what I remember, I’ll be checking it out again on its release. [/quote:38c7e577c7]

    Well it was an Lucas ego trip to name the sound system thingy after it, no?

    …..it wasn’t an independent commission that said “oh THX is the best ever film lets name this sound thingy after it

    or was it….makes ya think…..

  • #12885

    meedja
    Participant

    Yes, THX was originally (and still is, I believe) a LucasFilm initiatve to standardise excellence in audiovisual playback in theaters and, later, in home playback.

    It had a degree of cache in the past but has since sold out to the likes of Creative so now every tinny speaker can get THX certification of some description.

    Arguably, of most use, is the re-equalisation feature of THX certified av amplifiers. This is designed to compensate for frequency emphasis (or de-emphasis) on theatrical soundtrack mixes. Increasingly, however, DVDs are re-mixed to take this into account.

    Many audiophiles would argue that THX certification is essentially meaningless and that better value can be had in non-THX branded components, (since manufacturers must pay significant amounts to LucasFilm for the testing and certification).

    If I remember correctly, THX, in the context of the original arty movie, stood for something like “Thomas Holson Experiment” – quite meaningless in the context of a/v quality certification and an example of Mr. Lucas’ ego application. But than again, if you have the money and the luck, why not!

    Peter

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