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Product NameStar Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition) [VHS]
LanguageEnglish
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Price New4.79 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used1.44 US Dollars    (curriencies)
RatingPG - Parental Guidance Suggested
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TrailerWatch The Trailer
Run Time124 minutes
CastAnthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill
DirectorIrvin Kershner
GenreACTION,ADVENTURE,FANTASY
Run Time124 minutes
BindingVHS Tape
Release Year1980
FormatClosed-captioned, Color, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Special Edition, THX, NTSC
Published07/31/1997
Run Time124 minutes
FeaturesVHS, great new condition
Long DescriptionThe middle film in George Lucas's enormously popular Star Wars science fiction trilogy is a darker, more somber entry, considered by many fans as the best in the series. Gone is the jaunty swashbuckling of the first film; the rebellion led by Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) suffers before the superior forces of the Empire, young hero Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) faces his first defeats as he attempts to harness the Force under the tutelage of Jedi master Yoda (voiced by Frank Oz), and cocky Han Solo (Harrison Ford) is betrayed by former ally Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams). In the tradition of the great serials, this film is left with a hefty cliffhanger. The leap in special effects technology in the three years since Star Wars results in an amazing array of effects, including a breathtaking chase through an asteroid field and a dazzling, utopian Cloud City, where Luke faces the black-clad villain Darth Vader (David Prowse, voice of James Earl Jones) in a futuristic sword fight and learns the secret of his Jedi father. Veteran director Irvin Kershner ( The Eyes of Laura Mars , Never Say Never Again ) took the directorial reins from creator and producer Lucas and invested the light-speed adventure with deeper characters and a more emphatic sense of danger. The special edition expands Luke's encounter with the Abominable Snowman-esque wampa and establishes the creature as a tangibly more terrifying beast, in addition to refining many of the existing effects. The trilogy is concluded in The Return of the Jedi. --Sean Axmaker
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