PG | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
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
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
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The sound of Darth Vader's shuttle door opening is reportedly a recording of a whole block of Alcatraz cell doors slamming shut.
Echo Three to Echo Seven. Han, old buddy, do you read me?
Han Solo: Loud and clear, kid. What's up?
Luke: Well, I finished my circle. I don't pick up any life readings.
Han Solo: There isn't enough life on this ice cube to fill a space cruiser. Sensors are placed. I'm going ...
Chewbacca leaves their quarters on Cloud City with Han and Liea, leaving behind C3PO dismantled in a box. They are captured in the next scene and moved to a holding cell. The box of C3PO parts is now in the cell instead of the junk scrapheap where he was rescued from. It is entirely plausible that Lando arranged for this as he appears to be covertly helping his friends while pretending to go along with Vader's plans.
Opening crawl: "It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy. Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Luke Skywalker has established a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth. The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space..."
Yoda actually has no new dialogue for the Special Edition, except for the frightened scream when Luke points his gun at him. Other than that, all the seemingly new lines are lines that are louder in the soundtrack, which before had been obscured by other noises.
ITL 609,584,000 (Italy) (11 April 1997)
$290,475,067 (USA) (30 June 1997)
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