The Empire Strikes Back (2-DVD Limited Edition, Widescreen)

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The Empire Strikes Back (2-DVD Limited Edition,
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DVD Features:

    Disc 1: Star Wars: Episode V: Empire Strikes Back Digitally Remastered
  • Commentary by George Lucas and others
  • Widescreen
  • Audio: English & Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Closed-Captioned (CC)

    Disc 2:

  • Original theatrical (1980) version
  • LEGO video game Xbox demo and trailer
  • Letterbox
  • Audio: English & Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Closed-Captioned (CC)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1980
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Note: Disc Set - Keep Case
  • Note: This release features both the original theatrical version and the enhanced version released later.
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish, French - Optional

Disc 1: STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Widescreen; Enhanced Trilogy

  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - Spanish, French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 EX - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: George Lucas - Executive Producer; Irvin Kershner - Director; Ben Burtt - Sound Designer (Enhanced Trilogy); Lawrence Kasdan - Screenwriter; Dennis Muren - Special Effects (Miniatures); Carrie Fisher - Star
  • Interactive Features:
    • Hidden Features: Easter Egg

Disc 2: STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Widescreen; Original Theatrical

  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English, Spanish, French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Product Trailer - Lego Game Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Games: XBox Playable Game Demo

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Story by
Produced by
Executive Production by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Beware of the Dark Side."
  - Yoda (Frank Oz) to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill)
"The Force is with you, but you are not yet a Jedi Knight."
  - Darth Vader (played by David Prowse, voiced by James Earl Jones) to Luke

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1980 - Best Sound
Academy Awards 1980 - Best Visual Effects

Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 05/14/1980
"...From the first burst of John Williams' powerful score and the receding opening title crawl, we are back in pleasant surroundings..."
New York Times - 05/21/1980
"...As polished and technically proficient as [STAR WARS]....Ford's Han Solo steals the show..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/07/1997
"...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
Chicago Sun-Times - 02/21/1997
"...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..."

Description by OLDIES.com:

It is a dark time for the Rebellion. After a devastating attack on their ice base on the frozen planet of Hoth, the Rebels are scattered by Imperial pursuit. Luke Skywalker seeks out the mysterious Jedi Master Yoda in the swamps of Dogobah, while Han Solo and Princess Leia outrun the Imperial fleet to the beautiful Cloud City of Bespin. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, the evil Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap.

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

In this stirring sequel to STAR WARS, the forces of the Rebel Alliance are under constant attack from the Galactic Empire as Luke travels to the planet Dagobah to learn the secrets of the Force from the last great Jedi Master, Yoda. Han and Leia must evade the forces of the Empire while Luke draws ever closer to Darth Vader and his destiny. Academy Award Nominations: 4. Academy Awards: 2, Best Sound, Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Adventure | Big Battles | Blockbuster | Classic | Epic | Fantasy | Good Vs. Evil | Recommended | Science-Fiction | Space Opera | Swashbuckler | Theatrical Release

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