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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy


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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 mysterious Darth Vader.

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26 November 2018 | jmmustchin
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| You can't help but love it!
I've only seen the first half of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (or Star Wars as it was originally called, which my Mum still calls it), as the second half wasn't on YouTube at the time (drat!). But what I saw was more than enough to thrill and entertain me! It's a fun-to-watch sci-fi/fantasy movie. The special effects are incredible. In short, I was thoroughly enthralled!

However, I do have one bone to pick with the movie: the New Age themes. Particularly when Obi-Wan Kenobi uses mind control (which I staunchly oppose - it's unjustifiable). Still, it's overall a fun and enjoyable science fiction adventure.

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Trivia

16mm anamorphic prints were made of this movie, which featured an especially wide aspect ratio of 2.74:1 (which is twice 1.37:1, the standard ratio of 16mm). In these prints, the lower portion of the frame was cropped away, in order to preserve the actors' headroom.


Quotes

C-3PO: Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.


Goofs

When Luke and his uncle are talking at supper he takes the cup of blue milk away from his face and in the next shot when he asks, "He knew my father?" the cup is at his mouth again and he is again taking it away. Also, the cup continually switches from Luke's right hand to his left and back throughout the scene.


Crazy Credits

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.


Alternate Versions

In the video version of the original, when the stormtroopers are chasing Han down the hall, you can hear one of them say "Open the blast door. Open the blast door" as Han and Chewbacca pass through it and leave the troopers on the other side. In the special edition, you can hear one of the stormtroopers say "Close the blast door" before it closes. The scene is actually a little funnier because it's his own fault that the door closed. The extra dialogue was "lost" on the home video release but the line did exists in earlier theatrical versions, as evidenced by the 1977 audio recording of the film entitled "The Story of Star Wars." This LP/audio cassette includes that line, in the exact same voice and reading as it appears in the special edition. Also note that foreign language versions of the film did have the translation of that line. The "close the blast doors" line is also seen in a Star Wars clip in the 1993 special "George Lucas: Heroes, Myth and Magic" on the PBS series _"American Masters" (1983)_.

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