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 mysterious Darth Vader.
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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According to sound designer Ben Burtt, the buzzing sound heard when Luke activates the droid calling device to bring C-3PO out of hiding was actually made by an old toy ray gun Burtt loved as a child.
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
In the Death Star conference, the back of Tarkin's chair is higher in the wide shots than it is in the close-ups.
To compensate for the new special edition credits inserted in versions 1997 and beyond, a longer instrumental suite plays during the credits roll, integrating various themes from throughout the film.
The 1981 re-issue contains three dialogue differences from the original. First is the appearance of the "close the blast doors" line that was silenced in the 1981 version. The 1977 version has Aunt Beru's line "All his friends have gone" places emphasis on "friends" rather than "gone" in the 1981 version. Finally, Luke shouts "Blast it, Wedge, where are you?" rather than "Blast it, Biggs, where are you?" Because Luke's head is turned to the side, it's impossible to tell which is the on-set name used. The redubbing makes Wedge's rescue of Luke more unexpected.
$35,906,661 (USA) (2 February 1997)
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