The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of Star Wars is a Video Documentary included in the 2004 DVD of the Star Wars Original Trilogy. It explained the impact of "Star Wars" on various directors and actors.
Ever wonder how they ever made Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi? Well this documentary explains it all as we're taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of the making of the ... See full summary »
This documentary chronicles the making of the original Star Wars trilogy from start to finish. We get some background on George Lucas' start in the business and then continue with the making of Star Wars (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). The visual/special effects and financial problems are explained as well as casting, editing, scoring and releasing the films with tons of archival footage and interviews with plenty of cast & crew members.Written by
This feature-length documentary is featured on the 4-Disc Star Wars Trilogy DVD set, released in September of 2004. See more »
During a segment on merchandising for the original Star Wars, pictures of Princess Leia dolls wearing 'space fashions' are shown. However, this clothing line never made it into production. See more »
Just one day into filming, the Sahara was pelted with its first major rainfall in fifty years.
We were going out there to shoot. I came out in the morning and the rain was going horizontally down the street this way. I thought, "My God!" I just called a rest day on the crew and told them to go back to bed, because there was no way we were going to shoot on that.
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After the credits there is a final outake of General Dodonna (Alex McCrindle) saying "and may the force go with you". See more »
A shorter, 90-minute version of this documentary aired on the A&E Channel September 12th 2004. See more »
This was a great combination of fresh commentary and new behind the scenes footage.
It was entertaining to hear some of the set and production stories from both cast and crew. Especially the extended look and discussion of casting selection. I had seen some of the early casting scenes before but not this much.
I had heard about the scope that was necessary to create the Star Wars films and could imagine it through watching the movies. However, a new light was shed seeing the awe-inspiring scope of construction and development from behind the scenes footage.
You will spend the first half of the documentary on Star Wars or A New Hope. Then you will spend the last two quarters hearing about The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. It was a little long winded but it has several great moments that one could pause at and come back later to finish.
This documentary is a must for any Star Wars fan.
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