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.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Back to the Future
This is the last time we see Darth Vader kill anyone via light-saber (although it could be argued that Obi-wan Kenobi sacrificed himself). All other kills by Darth in the following movies occur by means other than light-saber, mainly force choking, until Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
In the 2004 edition, in the duel between Vader and Ben, Vader's bright red lightsaber is not reflected on his mask.
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.
In the 2004 DVD edition, Vader's lines are lowered very slightly in pitch so his voice sounds more like it does in the next two films.
$35,906,661 (USA) (2 February 1997)
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