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
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Back to the Future
The Dark Knight
One of George Lucas' goals in doing a Star Wars sequel was to become financially independent from Hollywood, and he succeeded in this goal.
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 ...
As Lando, Leia, R2, Chewie, and 3PO start boarding the Falcon to escape Bespin, you can see a blaster mark on the chest of one of the Stormtroopers firing at them from the doorway. Seconds later, Leia shoots the Stormtrooper in the exact spot and he falls down.
In the alternate DVD version, the Emperor is still credited as being voiced by Clive Revill, despite his performance being replaced by Ian McDiarmid.
For the digital release (and presumably the post-2020 blu-ray and DVD), the Twentieth Century Fox logo and fanfare have been removed, since the film is now owned by the Walt Disney Company. In its place, the film begins with just the Lucasfilm logo, and the concluding music from the end credits.
ITL 609,584,000 (Italy) (11 April 1997)
$290,475,067 (USA) (30 June 1997)