Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.
After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader and a bounty hunter named Boba Fett all over the galaxy.
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.
The Imperial Forces, under orders from cruel Darth Vader, hold Princess Leia hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy.Written by
70 mm 6-Track
(70 mm prints)|Dolby
(as Dolby System) (35 mm prints) (1977 print)|DTS-Stereo
(as DTS Stereo® in selected theatres) (1997 print)|Dolby Digital
(as Dolby® Digital in selected theatres) (1997 print)|Dolby Atmos|SDDS
(as Sony Dynamic Digital SoundTM in selected theatres) (1997 print)|Mono
(some 35 mm prints) (other 16 mm prints)
This movie was re-released theatrically in the U.S. on July 21, 1978 (although this was more of an extended first run, as some theaters had never stopped showing the movie since its original release), August 15, 1979 (for three weeks only, with a preview of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)), April 10, 1981 (for two weeks only, now subtitled as "Episode IV: A New Hope"), and August 13, 1982 (for three weeks only, with a preview for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)). It was also shown on a triple-bill with Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) for a single performance in nine U.S. cities on March 28, 1985. See more »
Luke's sleeve and the position of his head and arms when he is lying unconscious after the Sandpeople attack. See more »
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
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To compensate for the new special edition credits inserted in versions 1997 and beyond, a longer instrumental suite plays during the credits roll, integrating various themes from throughout the film. See more »
The voice of the actress who played Aunt Beru, Shelagh Fraser, was dubbed over in all but the original prints. See more »
One of my all time favorite movies comes with lots of baggage and unappreciative friends. The fairytale wrapped up as SciFi rewrote the cinema handbook for this type of movie. > The sequels lived up to the promise but will the prequels still catch the imagination 20 years later?
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