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 and a bounty hunter named Boba Fett all over the galaxy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.
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.
Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi Master's help will Luke survive when the Dark Side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader.Written by
Luke's ability to call to Leia through the Force also foreshadows an important reveal in the next movie. Also, this dialogue between Obi-Wan and Yoda as Luke flies away from Dagobah: Yoda: Told you, I did. Reckless is he. Now, matters are worse. Obi-Wan: That boy was our last hope. Yoda: No. There is another. See more »
Just before Vader amputates Luke's hand, piece of shiny tape around the end of a recently cut pole changes to burn marks. See more »
Echo Three to Echo Seven. Han, old buddy, do you read me?
Loud and clear, kid. What's up?
Well, I finished my circle. I don't pick up any life readings.
There isn't enough life on this ice cube to fill a space cruiser. Sensors are placed. I'm going back.
Right. I'll see you shortly. There's a meteorite that hit the ground near here. I want to check it out. It won't take long.
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In the alternate DVD version, the Emperor is still credited as being voiced by Clive Revill, despite his performance being replaced by Ian McDiarmid. See more »
The film was dubbed into Hungarian three times:
The original 1982 dub was the country's first dub created for any Star Wars media (unless one counts a Star Wars crossover episode of The Muppet Show, which was dubbed prior to this), and defined many terms and name pronunciations that later became staples of Hungarian translations. The dialogue was also simplified to a degree, references to various planets namedropped by Han were removed. Certain jokes were rewritten: Leia calls Han "hairy-soled" (an old derogatory slur for poor Romanian people) and "Earthstruck" (as opposed to moonstruck), to which Han replies "How did you know my foot sole is hairy?" Mild profanity was also added: Lando calls Han a "lowly bastard pimp". Since Yoda's characteristic manner of speech is already close to the Hungarian word order, he talks normally. Another unique dubbing choice was giving Darth Vader an emotionless, almost monotone and robotic voice. Both C-3PO and Yoda were given very high-pitched voices, and Luke talked with a heavy rural "farm boy" accent. The dub also contained a few flubs, like Luke mispronouncing the word droid as "dorid", Boba Fett's first line being absent and Vader and the Emperor briefly talking over each other during their conversation.
The second dub was made for the 1995 VHS release, with mostly consistent voices across all three films of the trilogy. According to the dubbing supervisor, Luke's new voice actor András Stohl gave such a good performance that he was asked to deliberately "act bad" to match Mark Hamill's on-screen acting.
The third dub, created for 1997's Special Edition kept most of the "standardized" voice cast, but recast Vader. This dub is notorious for omitting Vader's breathing noise throughout the entire film due to an audio mixing flub. Post-production was done in a high tech London studio under strict scrutiny by Lucasfilm, yet no one caught the error. This was not fixed for later releases either, not even for the 2011 Blu-ray. Yoda was given an exaggerated, comical laugh in the scene where he "plays dumb".
The redone Emperor scene created for the 2011 Blu-ray release featured Vader's 1995 voice, as his 1997 voice actor had passed away in 2005. This results in Vader talking in two different voices during the course of the movie. This is the only scene that restored Vader's breathing sound.
A worthy second (or 5th??) Star Wars installment, might be the best of the bunch.
My five children were all pre-teens when 'The Empire Strikes Back' came to the theater. While there had been other Sci-Fi movies with a theme of conflict in outer space, the 'Star Wars' trilogy filled our imaginations like no other movies before them. The fantastic, strange worlds were presented almost like we were there too. Aliens sitting around a tavern, enjoying drinks and speaking in all sorts of languages. Nothing before had approached the sheer size of the space ships depicted here, huge cities traveling all over the galaxy. And how about the jump to hyper speed, then disappearing from the screen as the speed exceeds light speed! And the light sabres of the Jedi Knights. The Jedi Knights, a striking parallel to the Japanese Samurai.
It is fruitless trying to argue 'which is best' in a trilogy, because the first one, in this case 'Star Wars', starts it all and has to be the 'father'. However, an argument can be made that 'The Empire Strikes Back' (now on DVD called Episode V) is overall a better-made movie which has more excitement, and grabs your imagination,than the other two original installments (now called parts IV and VI). The DVDs finally came out last month, and they are near perfect, as we should expect from Lucas Films and THX. The bit rate is high, and the picture is nothing short of superb. As is the Dolby EX surround track.
My wife and I watched all three of the movies on DVD this week -- Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi -- compliments of our local public library. It was an appropriate reminder how good these movies are, and still ahead of their time. Nothing else has been made to compare to them.
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