PG | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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 evil Darth Vader.
Princess Leia's consular ship and Darth Vader's Imperial Star Destroyer are not actually referred to by their proper names -- the Tantive IV and Devastator -- in the film itself. These names did not appear until 1981, when they were used in the NPR ... ...
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
When 3PO explains how the tractor beam is powered (in later versions like the Special Edition only), his voice is of a higher pitch than in the rest of the film, indicating an obvious dub.
When first released theatrically, prior to the film, a generic screen reading in green letters "A Lucasfilm Limited Production" appeared. In all versions from the Special Edition onward, this is replaced with a more elaborate Lucasfilm logo that shines and glows.
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