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Star wars. [videorecording] / Episode IV, A new hope

by Lucas, George; Hamill, Mark; Ford, Harrison; Fisher, Carrie; Cushing, Peter; Guinness, Alec; Jones, James Earl; Taylor, Gilbert; Williams, John; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation; Lucasfilm, Ltd; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2006Edition: Limited ed.Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English subtitles. Closed-captioned on some features.Title notes: $19.99 11/22/2008 (si)Other title: New hope.Uniform titles: Star wars (Motion picture).Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Skywalker, Luke (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Solo, Han (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Leia, Princess (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Kenobi, Obi-Wan (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Vader, Darth (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Life on other planets -- Drama | Human-alien encounters -- Drama | Space warfare -- Drama | Adventure and adventurers -- Drama | Rescues -- Drama | Extraterrectres -- Teatro | Expacio exterior -- Teatro | Operaciones de salvamento -- Teatro | Films for the hearing impaired | Star Wars films | Feature films | Science fiction films | Adventure films | Fantasy films | Science fiction -- Feature | Adventure -- Feature | Fantasy -- Feature | Science fiction films | Adventure films | Fantasy filmsWinner of seven Academy Awards in 1977--Best art direction, John Barry, Norman Reynolds & Leslie Dilley, Set decoration, Roger Christian; Best costume design, John Mollo; Best sound, Don MacDougall, Ray West, Boy Minkler & Derek Ball; Best editing, Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas & Richard Chew; Best music score, John Williams; Best visual effects, John Stears, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Grant McCune & Robert Blalack. Special award to Benjamin Burtt for creating the alien, creature & robot voices. (Hollywood Gold)Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness.Voice of Darth Vader: James Earl Jones.Summary: A rebel ship is being boarded by the tyrannical Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker, with his new allies, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2, attempt to rescue rebel leader, Princess Leia, from the clutches of the Empire. The conclusion is culminated as the Rebels, including Skywalker and flying ace Wedge Antilles make an attack on the Empires most powerful and ominous weapon, the Death Star.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

George Lucas' mythological popcorn movie is a two-hour roller-coaster ride that has passed into movie legend. The story, for the tiny number of people not familiar with it, concerns a farm boy named Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) who discovers that the used robot recently purchased by his family plays back a message from one Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), begging for help from Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke asks his father's friend Ben Kenobi (Alec Guinness) about this, and he discovers that Ben and Obi-Wan are one and the same. Kenobi tells Luke of the battle of the rebels against the ruling Empire and the spiritual energy called "The Force." Soon Luke, Kenobi, and a mercenary named Han Solo (Harrison Ford) join forces to rescue Princess Leia from the Empire's mammoth warship, the Death Star , controlled by evil genius Darth Vader (David Prowse, with the voice of James Earl Jones). George Lucas has frequently cited the influence of several films on Star Wars, particularly Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress and Yojimbo and John Ford's The Searchers, as well as the original Flash Gordon serials. After Star Wars became a success, Lucas announced his intention to turn the film into a series, originally totalling nine films (later pared back to six). Consequently, most reissue prints now feature the title Star Wars: Episode IV -- A New Hope, with The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983) serving as Episodes Five and Six in the serial, and Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace (1999) going back to the myth's beginnings. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

$19.99 11/22/2008 (si)

DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX and 2.0 Dolby surround.

English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English subtitles. Closed-captioned on some features.

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness.

Voice of Darth Vader: James Earl Jones.

Director of photography, Gilbert Taylor ; editors, Richard Chew ... [et al.] ; music, John Williams ; costume designer, John Mollo ; production designer, John Barry.

Edition statement from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1977. Digitally remastered "limited edition" with new scenes and enhanced special effects originally released in 1997.

MPAA rating: PG; for sci-fi violence and brief mild language.

A rebel ship is being boarded by the tyrannical Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker, with his new allies, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2, attempt to rescue rebel leader, Princess Leia, from the clutches of the Empire. The conclusion is culminated as the Rebels, including Skywalker and flying ace Wedge Antilles make an attack on the Empires most powerful and ominous weapon, the Death Star.

Special features: Disc 1: Enhanced version; Commentary by George Lucas, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren and Carrie Fisher; Disc 2: Original theatrical movie version; XBox playable game demo; Lego game trailer.

Winner of seven Academy Awards in 1977--Best art direction, John Barry, Norman Reynolds & Leslie Dilley, Set decoration, Roger Christian; Best costume design, John Mollo; Best sound, Don MacDougall, Ray West, Boy Minkler & Derek Ball; Best editing, Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas & Richard Chew; Best music score, John Williams; Best visual effects, John Stears, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Grant McCune & Robert Blalack. Special award to Benjamin Burtt for creating the alien, creature & robot voices. (Hollywood Gold)

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