Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy


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After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

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10 June 2010 | deepthinker566
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| Spectacular finish to the Star Wars saga.
After watching A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, it's time to watch the final chapter of the Star Wars film franchise, The Return of the Jedi.

It stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, David Prowse, Frank Oz, Anthony Daniels, etc.

The Empire is more than halfway through construction of a new Death Star - almost twice as big, but more than twice as powerful. When completed, it will spell certain doom for Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and the Rebels. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) is a prisoner of crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) soon finds herself in the gangster's hands. Luke Skywalker, aided by C-3PO and R2-D2, makes his way into Jabba's palace, hoping to secure his friends' freedom. But the Hutt has no intention of doing so and tries to kill them all. After escaping from Jabba and the sands of Tatooine, they regroup with the Rebel fleet, which is massing for an attack against the new satellite battle station at Endor. Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) is pressed into action to lead the Rebel fighter attack, while Han is put in charge of a group of soldiers to take out the shield generator protecting the Death Star. Luke, however, surrenders to Vader's soldiers on Endor, and is taken in front of Vader's boss - the Galactic Emperor - on the Death Star for final corruption to the Dark Side of the Force. The fleet of Imperial Star Destroyers ambushes the Rebels, cutting them off. Worse, the new Death Star begins turning its giant laser on the Rebel carriers. It appears that nothing will stop the Empire's triumph - unless things start to change quickly.

I thought it was a great end to the Star Wars series.

But in 1999, the story took itself back into the beginning with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and ended with Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

So far, I'm finished with the Star Wars original trilogies, and there will be more reviews in the summer.

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi gets 10 stars.

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Trivia

The Ewok language was based on Tibetan.


Quotes

Shuttle captain: Command station, this is ST321, code clearance blue. We're starting our approach; deactivate the security shield.


Goofs

When the AT-STs (chicken-walkers) fire their main weapons, each red bolt is usually preceded by a green muzzle flash. In several instances, the muzzle flash comes after or between shots. It most noticeably occurs just after the Ewok in a hang glider drops a rock on a AT-STs roof, its subsequent firing pattern is inconsistent.


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Alternate Versions

A Special Edition was released on 14 March 1997 (USA). It contains a variety of new special effects shots including:

  • A new dance number for Jabba's palace, with new band members and dancers/backup singers.
  • New shots of Boba Fett flirting with one of the dancers at Jabba's palace.
  • The Sarlacc Pit is now more a Sarlacc Beast, with more flailing tentacles and a protruding mouth.
  • The lightsabers in all 3 movies are less beam-of-light-like and more sword-like.
  • A brand new ending shows celebrations on Endor, Bespin, Tatooine, and Coruscant, the Imperial Homeworld.
  • A new shot of a computer generated Bantha herd seen crossing the desert as Jabba's barge sails by in the distance.
  • When Han Solo is trying to shoot the Sarlacc to help Lando, he says "I can see a lot better now" instead of "Its all right. Trust me."
  • A new Death Star explosion (similar to the one in the Star Wars Special Edition)
  • New music in several sections, most noticeable in the end celebration.
  • One of the little known Special Edition additions was a digital re-mix of the Emperor's death scene. When Darth Vader / Anakin Skywalker betrays the Emperor, he now lets out a tortured scream as he picks up the Emperor. This was re-mixed with James Earl Jones's scream, Mark Hamill's screams and a sound of a screeching tire.
  • A short moment at the end when Luke winks at the Jedi ghosts was removed.
  • The audio track for the very last scene of the film, with all of the actors gathered, was corrected to have music continue to play. In the original release, the actors' voices and laughter could be heard in this scene.


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The Return of the Jedi
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