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.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
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The "TIE" in TIE Fighter is an acronym, standing for "Twin Ion Engines." Modelmaker Joe Johnston came up with this acronym. In "The Making of Star Wars" book, he mentions another possibility had been "Third Intergalactic Empire."
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
In the Special Edition, as a figure passes in front of Luke and Biggs in the rebel hangar, R2D2's position jumps as he is being lifted up to the top of the X-Wing fighter (right side of the frame). This is a result of editing out a section of the scene where Red Leader mentions having known Luke's father. The passing figure is intended to mask the edit, but the jump in R2's position reveals the edit. This is mainly evident in the widescreen format.
The Star Wars main theme leads in from the 20th Century Fox fanfare.
For the initial Australian Cinema release of Star Wars (1977) distributor cuts were made to get the censorship classification the distributor wanted to guarantee an audience. To obtain the classification rating of (NRC) NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN - the Australia Film Censorship Board ordered the elimination of "the frightening and extremely disturbing brief shots of the two burned and still smoking, charred skeletons" i.e. Australia Film Censorship Board insisted that the full length scene was not allowed to be seen "Luke's home is destroyed and he finds two charred bodies at his burnt-out home on Tatooine (his aunt and uncle)" all shown in a close-in shot of the homestead "Igloo" and nearby are the charred bodies (skeletons) of Owen and Beru Lars. - - - In 1977 the part of the scene at Luke's burnt-out home on Tatooine, which demonstrated the ruthless and quite horrible tactics used by the Empire, with an extremely shocking and very lingering scene showing his aunt and uncle's burnt and still smoking, charred skeletons, was removed from all 1977 Australian Cinema film prints, so Australian audiences were not permitted see all of the tactics used by the Empire . . .
$35,906,661 (USA) (2 February 1997)
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