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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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  • Carrie Fisher and Larry Ward in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • Carrie Fisher and Larry Ward in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • Mark Hamill and David Prowse in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The design of Luke's new light-saber is directly based on the one used by Obi-wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). In fact, one of Obi-wan's "stunt" saber props was re-used in this movie as Luke's.


Quotes

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


Goofs

When Boush is holding a thermal detonator there is a quick flash to Boba Fett raising his weapon. This shot is a mirror image as you can see that the weapon is being held left handed and his aiming device on his helmet is on his left side.


Crazy Credits

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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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Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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