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The first three Star Wars films reworked as creator George Lucas intended.

Using state-of-the-art technology, Lucas and his team cleaned up the prints, updated the special effects and added new footage. Originally released before 'Episode I - The Phantom Menace' (1999) the films have been renamed to fit in with Lucas's original vision.

The story follows the adventures of a band of fearless rebels who try to take on the might of the awesome Empire, led by the evil Emperor and Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader (Dave Prowse).

Throughout their quest, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) meet terrifying foes, new allies and bizarre creatures.

In 'Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope' (1977), on discovering a secret hidden inside a droid that his family have bought, young farmhand Luke Skywalker becomes involved in a battle between the forces of light and the evil Empire.

Along the way he meets up with a Jedi Knight (Alec Guinness), a roguish space pilot, a beautiful princess and an evil tyrant.

In 'Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back' (1980), after the destruction of the Death Star, the rebels led by Luke and Leia are on the run from the vengeful Empire.

Holed up on an inhospitable ice planet, they are soon discovered and must flee across the galaxy.

Luke decides to visit an old Jedi Knight while Han and Leia become involved in a game of cat and mouse with Vader and a host of bounty hunters led by Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch).

In 'Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi' (1983), with Han being held captive by Jabba the Hutt (voice of Larry Ward), his friends Luke, Leia, Lando (Billy Dee Williams), Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO plan a rescue mission.

Then the intrepid group must make another assault on the new, more powerful Death Star and Luke must face his destiny in the shape of Darth Vader and the Emperor.

Product Details

Barcode
5039036046695
Department
Movies & TV
Released
12 Sep 2011
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Science Fiction
Franchise
Star Wars
Language
English
Number of Discs
3
Age Restriction
U
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Star Wars
Release Year
1977
Language
English
Alternate Title
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Categories
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Adventure / Big Battles / Blockbuster / Classic / Epic / Essential Cinema / Fantasy / Good Vs. Evil / Recommended / Science-Fiction / Space Opera / Swashbuckler / Theatrical Release
Official Website
http://www.starwars.com/episode-iv/
Ratings
IMDb
8.6
Rotten Tomatoes®
93% 96%
Metacritic
90
Synopsis
STAR WARS, George Lucas's stunning sci-fi masterpiece, is arguably one of the most inventive and entertaining films ever made, garnering generations of loyal fans who are forever imprinted with the memory of its characters and dialogue. As the adventure begins, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), an impulsive but goodhearted young man who lives on the dusty planet of Tatooine with his aunt and uncle, longs for the exciting life of a Rebel soldier. The Rebels, led by the headstrong Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), are fighting against the evil Empire, which has set about destroying planets inhabited by innocent citizens with the Death Star, a fearsome planetlike craft commanded by Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing) and the eternally frightful Darth Vader (David Prowse, with the voice of James Earl Jones). When Luke's aunt and uncle are murdered by the Empire's imperial stormtroopers and he mysteriously finds a distress message from Princess Leia in one of his androids, R2-D2 (Kenny Baker), he must set out to find Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness), a mysterious old hermit with incredible powers. On his journey, Luke is aided by the roguish, sarcastic mercenary Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his towering furry sidekick Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) as they run into a host of perilous situations while trying to rescue the princess--and the entire galaxy.

Magnificently referencing everything from Akira Kurosawa's SEVEN SAMURAI and THE HIDDEN FORTRESS to THE WIZARD OF OZ to John Ford Westerns and Joseph Campbell philosophies, STAR WARS revolutionized the cinematic world with its epic storytelling and amazing special effects. In addition to film veterans Guinness and Cushing, the movie also features an unforgettable performance from the young Ford, who would, of course, go on to become one of the biggest stars of the silver screen. Even today, Lucas's astonishing film leaves viewers wanting to see it again and again.
Notes
Theatrical release: May 25, 1977.

Estimated budget: $8.5 million.

STAR WARS was passed up by a number of studios before 20th Century Fox finally providing a $10 million budget for the film.

The subtitle EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE didn't appear in the original title sequence for STAR WARS. It first appeared in the remastered version which Lucas produced in 1997.

David Prowse, who plays Darth Vader, allegedly had no idea during filming that his vocal parts would be replaced in post-production by the voice of James Earl Jones.

Jabba The Hutt was portrayed by a human actor whose dialogue was in English in the original version of STAR WARS, but the scene was cut from the final print of the film. George Lucas restored it, and replaced the actor with a CGI version of Jabba in the 1997 remastered edition of the film.

STAR WARS was an original selection to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1989.
Poster
Poster for Star Wars
Cast & Crew
Director
George Lucas
Star
Harrison Ford / Graham Ashley / Kenny Baker / Phil Brown / Eddie Byrne / Peter Cushing / Anthony Daniels / Carrie Fisher / Shelagh Fraser / Alec Guinness / Garrick Hagon / Mark Hamill / Don Henderson / Drewe Henley / William Hootkins / Jack Klaff / Denis Lawson / Richard LeParmentier / Angus MacInnes / Peter Mayhew / Alex McCrindle / David Prowse / Jack Purvis / Leslie Schofield / Jeremy Sinden
Voice
James Earl Jones
Screenwriter
George Lucas
Composer
John Williams
Producer
Gary Kurtz
Special Effects
Rick Baker / John Dykstra
Director of Photography
Gilbert Taylor
Editor
Richard Chew / Paul Hirsch / Marcia Lucas
Production Designer
John Barry / Leslie Dilley / Norman Reynolds
Costume Designer
Ron Beck / John Mollo
Director of Animation
Adam Beckett
Sound Design
Ben Burtt
Movie Critics
Chicago Sun-Times
"...It's a good-hearted film in every single frame, and shining through is the gift of a man who knew how to link state of the art technology with a deceptively simple, really very powerful, story..."
Roger Ebert (31 Jan 1997, p.35)
Entertainment Weekly
Rating: A
Steve Daly (26 Aug 1994, p.120)
New York Times
"...The most elaborate, most expensive, most beautiful movie serial ever made....STAR WARS is good enough to convince the most skeptical 8-year-old sci-fi buff, who is the toughest critic."
Vincent Canby (26 May 1977, p.C18)

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Art Direction - Set Decoration
Winner: 1977
Best Art Direction - Set Decoration
Winner: 1977 - Roger Christian
Best Art Direction - Set Decoration
Winner: 1977 - Leslie Dilley
Best Art Direction - Set Decoration
Winner: 1977 - Norman Reynolds
Best Costume Design
Winner: 1977 - John Mollo
Best Film Editing
Winner: 1977 - Richard Chew
Best Film Editing
Winner: 1977 - Paul Hirsch
Best Film Editing
Winner: 1977 - Marcia Lucas
Best Original Score
Winner: 1977 - John Williams
Best Sound
Winner: 1977
Best Sound Effects
Winner: 1977
Best Visual Effects
Winner: 1977
Best Visual Effects
Winner: 1977 - John Dykstra

Movie

Title
Empire Strikes Back
Release Year
1980
Language
English
Alternate Title
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Categories
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Action / Adventure / Big Battles / Blockbuster / Classic / Epic / Fantasy / Good Vs. Evil / Recommended / Science-Fiction / Space Opera / Swashbuckler / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$4.0 million
Official Website
http://www.starwars.com/episode-v/
Ratings
IMDb
8.7
Rotten Tomatoes®
95% 97%
Metacritic
82
Synopsis
Considered the most morally and emotionally complex of the original Star Wars trilogy, THE EMPIRE STRIKE BACK continues creator George Lucas's epic saga where STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE left off. The Rebel Forces--which include young adventurer Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), rogue pilot Han Solo (Harrison Ford), and the beautiful but seemingly humorless Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher)--have been successful in destroying the Evil Empire's Death Star. However, the Empire's top commander, the terrifying Lord Darth Vader (played by David Prowse, voiced by James Earl Jones), is scanning the galaxy for the Rebels' secret location. After a visually stunning showdown on the ice planet Hoth, the Rebels are forced to flee, and Luke separates from Han and Leia. Masterful storytelling weaves multiple, archetypal plotlines that pit Vader against Han and Leia as he desperately attempts to capture Luke for political--and, secretly, personal--reasons. Luke, meanwhile, finds himself under the tutelage of the tiny but powerful old Jedi Master Yoda, who teaches him the ways of the Force and warns the impatient but talented student against the threat of the Dark Side. Greek tragedy meets a philosophical hero's journey in EMPIRE, a remarkable sci-fi epic in which the performances are as powerful as the spectacular special effects.

In 1997 a special edition of the film was digitally remastered with enhanced visual and sound effects. Several scenes--including the one in which Luke Skywalker encounters a deadly Wampa on Hoth--were reedited with more detail while other scenes--such as the one on Cloud City--were added for the rerelease.
Poster
Poster for Empire Strikes Back
Cast & Crew
Director
Irvin Kershner
Star
Harrison Ford / Kenny Baker / Anthony Daniels / Carrie Fisher / Mark Hamill / Peter Mayhew / Frank Oz / David Prowse / Billy Dee Williams
Screenwriter
Leigh Brackett / Lawrence Kasdan
Composer
John Williams
Executive Producer
George Lucas
Producer
Gary Kurtz
Special Effects
Industrial Light and Magic
Story
George Lucas
Sound Design
Ben Burtt
Movie Critics
Chicago Sun-Times
"...THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is the best of the three Star Wars films, and the most thought-provoking....This one plunges into darkness and even despair, and surrenders more completely to the underlying mystery of the story..."
Roger Ebert (21 Feb 1997, p.35)
Entertainment Weekly
"...The storytelling is the series' best....The boffo action sequences are more gracefully integrated into the whole than they are in STAR WARS..." -- Rating: A
Lisa Schwarzbaum (7 Mar 1997, p.47)
New York Times
"...As polished and technically proficient as [STAR WARS]....Ford's Han Solo steals the show..."
Janet Maslin (21 May 1980, p.C25)
Variety
"...From the first burst of John Williams' powerful score and the receding opening title crawl, we are back in pleasant surroundings..."
Har. (14 May 1980, )

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Sound
Winner: 1980
Best Visual Effects
Winner: 1980

Movie

Title
Return of the Jedi
Release Year
1983
Language
English
Working Title
Revenge of the Jedi
Alternate Title
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Categories
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Adventure / Big Battles / Blockbuster / Classic / Epic / Fantasy / Good Vs. Evil / Recommended / Science-Fiction / Space Opera / Swashbuckler / Theatrical Release
Official Website
http://www.starwars.com/episode-vi/
Ratings
IMDb
8.3
Rotten Tomatoes®
81% 94%
Metacritic
58
Synopsis
The third and final chapter in the wondrous STAR WARS saga is RETURN OF THE JEDI. Luke (Mark Hamill) must save Han Solo (Harrison Ford) from the clutches of the monstrous Jabba the Hut, and bring down the newly reconstructed--and even more powerful--Death Star. With Solo imprisoned, Luke accompanies his faithful droids R2D2 (Kenny Baker) and C3PO (Anthony Daniels) in a rescue bid, with Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) also lending a hand. After they valiantly disentangle their friends from Jabba's clutches, Luke returns to his Jedi Knight training with Yoda. Meanwhile, the Rebel Troops amass in an attempt to see off the impending threat from Darth Vader (played by David Prowse, voiced by James Earl Jones) and his new Death Star, with the operation being lead by Han Solo. But Luke must face Vader himself if he is to become a true Jedi Knight, and as he enters into a spirited battle with his light saber-wielding enemy, some surprising revelations await the young warrior.
Notes
Color by Rank.

Rated BBFC U by the British Board Film Censors.

Estimated budget of $32.5 million.

Released in the USA May 25, 1983.

Additional distribution company: MH Medien Handels (Germany/Austria/Switzerland -- TV)

Additional credits: Arthur Repola, visual effects editor supervisor; Kim Knowlton, animation effects supervisor; Michael Pangrazio, matte artist supervisor; James C. Keefer, animation supervisor; Joe Johnston, animation effects art director; Kit West, mechanical effects supervisor; and Stuart Freeborn, makeup and creature design.

The third installment in George Lucas' enormously successful space opera which began in 1977 with "Star Wars" and was followed in 1980 by "The Empire Strikes Back." Intended as a nine-part series, the next installment will reportedly be a prequel to "Star Wars." Like Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones" series (for which Lucas wrote the story), "Stars Wars" was inspired by the Saturday matinee serials that Lucas enjoyed as a boy.
The "Star Wars" series ushered in a whole new era of high-tech special effects in film, as well as a sci-fi movie craze that spawned countless "Star Wars" imitations. With the billions he raked in from the "Star Wars" films ("Star Wars" was the highest grossing films of all time until the release of "E.T."), George Lucas started the state-of-the-art special effects company Industrial Light & Magic, which produces the effects for numerous films and TV shows, including "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

Though directed by Richard Marquand, the director of the television epic "Search for the Nile," George Lucas was constantly present on the set during the making of "Return of the Jedi." Marquand said it was "like directing 'King Lear' with Shakespeare in the next room."

Working titles for the film were "Star Wars: Episode 6: Return of the Jedi" and "Star Wars: Episode 6: Revenge of the Jedi."
Poster
Poster for Return of the Jedi
Cast & Crew
Director
Richard Marquand
Star
Harrison Ford / Kenny Baker / Anthony Daniels / Carrie Fisher / Mark Hamill / Peter Mayhew / Ian McDiarmid / Frank Oz / Billy Dee Williams
Composer
John Williams
Executive Producer
George Lucas
Sound Design
Ben Burtt
Movie Critics
Chicago Sun-Times
"...The film has a tone of its own....RETURN OF THE JEDI is a riot of character invention..."
Roger Ebert (14 Mar 1997, p.33)
Variety
"...George Lucas & Co. have perfected the technical magic to a point where almost anything and everything -- no matter how bizarre -- is believable..."
Har. (18 May 1983, )

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Visual Effects
Winner: 1983