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Format: DVD
Sku: 202636528
UPC: 024543263739
UPC 14: 00024543263739
Rating: Game Rating Code
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"THX Digitally Mastered, For Superior Sound & Picture Quality."
A reluctant captain teams up with a determined young hero on a mission to rescue a kidnapped princess and save the galaxy.

"A thrilling experience.  Bob Stephens, San Francisco Examiner
"A pop-culture landmark!  Mike Clark, USA Today
"Candy for the eyes and the heart!  Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun
"A thrilling experience.  "Bob Stephens, San Francisco Examiner"
"A pop-culture landmark!  "Mike Clark, USA Today"
"Candy for the eyes and the heart!  "Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun"

Editor's Note
STAR WARS, George Lucas's stunning sci-fi masterpiece, is arguably one of the most inventive and entertaining films ever made, garnering generations of loyal fans who are forever imprinted with the memory of its characters and dialogue. As the adventure begins, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), an impulsive but goodhearted young man who lives on the dusty planet of Tatooine with his aunt and uncle, longs for the exciting life of a Rebel soldier. The Rebels, led by the headstrong Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), are fighting against the evil Empire, which has set about destroying planets inhabited by innocent citizens with the Death Star, a fearsome planetlike craft commanded by Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing) and the eternally frightful Darth Vader (David Prowse, with the voice of James Earl Jones). When Luke's aunt and uncle are murdered by the Empire's imperial stormtroopers and he mysteriously finds a distress message from Princess Leia in one of his androids, R2-D2 (Kenny Baker), he must set out to find Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness), a mysterious old hermit with incredible powers. On his journey, Luke is aided by the roguish, sarcastic mercenary Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his towering furry sidekick Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) as they run into a host of perilous situations while trying to rescue the princess--and the entire galaxy.

Magnificently referencing everything from Akira Kurosawa's SEVEN SAMURAI and THE HIDDEN FORTRESS to THE WIZARD OF OZ to John Ford Westerns and Joseph Campbell philosophies, STAR WARS revolutionized the cinematic world with its epic storytelling and amazing special effects. In addition to film veterans Guinness and Cushing, the movie also features an unforgettable performance from the young Ford, who would, of course, go on to become one of the biggest stars of the silver screen. Even today, Lucas's astonishing film leaves viewers wanting to see it again and again.

Features
Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, French, Subtitled, Dubbed
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 12/8/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 127 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1977
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2236373
Video UPC UPC: 00024543263739
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Carrie Fisher
Video Cast Info Harrison Ford
Video Cast Info James Earl Jones
Video Cast Info Mark Hamill
Video Cast Info Gary Kurtz, et. al. - Producer
Video Cast Info George Lucas - Director
Video Cast Info George Lucas - Writer
Video Cast Info Gilbert Taylor - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info John Williams - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Richard Chew, et. al. - Editor
Video Cast Info "Gary Kurtz, et. al." - Producer
Video Cast Info "Richard Chew, et. al." - Editor

Awards


Winner (1978)
   Video Award Name Oscar, John Barry, et. al., Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
   Video Award Name Oscar, John Mollo, Best Costume Design
   Video Award Name Oscar, John Stears, et. al., Best Effects, Visual Effects
   Video Award Name Oscar, Paul Hirsch, et. al., Best Film Editing
   Video Award Name Oscar, John Williams, Best Music, Original Score
   Video Award Name Oscar, Don MacDougall, et. al., Best Sound

Memorable Quotes

"But I was going into Tashee station today to pick up some power convertors!"----Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to his uncle Owen

"Help me, Obi--Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."----Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) in a recorded message

"It's not wise to upset a wookie."----Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to C--3PO (Anthony Daniels)

"Look, Your Worshipfulness, let's get one thing straight. I take orders from just one person----me!"----Han Solo to Princess Leia

"May the force be with you."----Obi--Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) to Luke Skywalker

"Your powers are weak, old man."----Darth Vader (the voice of James Earl Jones)|"You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine."----Obi--Wan Kenobi

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
Rating: A 08/26/1994 p.120

New York Times
"...The most elaborate, most expensive, most beautiful movie serial ever made....STAR WARS is good enough to convince the most skeptical 8-year-old sci-fi buff, who is the toughest critic." 05/26/1977 p.C18

New York Times
Included in the New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1977" 12/25/1977 p.II:1

Entertainment Weekly
"...Revolutionary....A miracle of editing and special effects, it remains an elating action spectacle..." 01/31/1997 p.33-4

Chicago Sun-Times
"...It's a good-hearted film in every single frame, and shining through is the gift of a man who knew how to link state of the art technology with a deceptively simple, really very powerful, story..." 01/31/1997 p.35

San Francisco Chronicle 9 of 10
"Star Wars'' still has the old blockbuster magic. One minute into it and it's, like, a no-brainer -- the thing is undeniably awesome, a visual splendor with scuffed-up intergalactic realism. That's the way audiences originally saw it, and the way most critics (except for a few eggheads who don't even like Disneyland) saw it, too...Star Wars'' looks so new in its oldness that it prompts a double Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford as Luke, Leia and Han Solo cope with the Death Star in ""Star Wars, Special Edition"" take." - Peter Stack

Chicago Sun-Times 10 of 10
"The most fascinating single scene, for me, was the one set in the bizarre saloon on the planet Tatooine. As that incredible collection of extraterrestrial alcoholics and bug-eyed martini drinkers lined up at the bar, and as Lucas so slyly let them exhibit characteristics that were universally human, I found myself feeling a combination of admiration and delight. ""Star Wars"" had placed me in the presence of really magical movie invention: Here, all mixed together, were whimsy and fantasy, simple wonderment and quietly sophisticated storytelling." - Roger Ebert

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Product attributeActor:   Star Wars
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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