THX 1138 (1971) Special teaser poster


Vintage original 24 x 38″ (61 x 99 cm.) special teaser poster, USA. Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie, dir: George Lucas; American Zoetrope / Warner Brothers.  Silver foil on heavy paper. Folded, very good.

George Lucas’ first feature film, adapted from his own university short film. His USC short garnered so much attention that Francis Ford Coppola, under his then newly-formed American Zoetrope company, gave Lucas the chance to make a feature.

The story is of a futuristic society located beneath the earth’s surface where people are named in codes and controlled by drugs, and where sex is forbidden. When two members go off the drugs and one becomes pregnant, they are in big trouble, thrown in jail and must escape.

With its bleak outlook, political commentary and moral story, Lucas started his career in a vein different from the more escapist road it has taken.

Very rare and unusual poster.

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