PG | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
Originally, the color of Luke's new light-saber was blue, the same as the one he lost in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Luke can even be seen wielding a blue light-saber in early movie trailers. However, when a scene of Luke assembling and activating his new light-saber, (still blue), was cut, George Lucas thought the audience might not understand that Luke's new light-saber was not the same one he lost on Cloud City. To avoid confusion, Lucas decided to change the color from blue to green, making it clear that Luke was using a new light-saber. (As part of the Expanded Universe, Legends, Luke's original light-saber, used by his father and given to him by Obi-wan, was recovered (along with his severed hand) from Cloud City and was later wielded by a Luke clone. Luke later recaptured this light-saber and presented it to Mara Jade, his love.) (The cover art for this movie shows Luke wielding a blue light-saber though.)
Command station, this is ST321, code clearance blue. We're starting our approach; deactivate the security shield.
When Chewie is presented to Jabba in Jabba's palace, C-3PO has slime from Jabba on his chest, face and shoulder. The slime on his chest increases between shots, and shortly after all the slime disappears. (Slime still on C-3PO on Special Edition version.)
To compensate for the longer credits, later versions of the film like the special edition and DVD release extend the piece of musical score that plays over the credits.
In the original version, when Han is hanging over the edge of the skiff, trying to save Lando, he is hanging on apparently by just his toes. For the special edition, ropes were added to support his weight.
$23,019,618 29 May 1983