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Star wars. [videorecording] / Episode V, Empire strikes back

by Kershner, Irvin; Lucas, George; Kasdan, Lawrence; Kurtz, Gary; Brackett, Leigh; Hamill, Mark; Ford, Harrison; Fisher, Carrie; Williams, Billy Dee; Daniels, Anthony; Prowse, Dave; Oz, Frank; Jones, James Earl; Revill, Clive; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc; Lucasfilm, Ltd; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2006Edition: Limited edition ; Enhanced trilogy version.Description: 2 videodiscs (129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround or Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround) or Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround) dialogue ; optional English subtitles.Title notes: $19.99 1/8/2009 (si)Other title: Empire strikes back; Container, menu and disc title : Star Wars V The Empire strikes back.Uniform titles: Empire strikes back (Motion picture).Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Skywalker, Luke (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Leia, Princess (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Vader, Darth (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Prisons -- Drama | Presos -- Teatro | Amistad -- Teatro | Skywalker, Luke (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Vader, Darth (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Prisons -- Drama | Feature films | Science fiction films | Adventure films | Fantasy films | Science fiction -- Feature | Adventure -- Feature | Fantasy -- Feature | Science fiction films | Adventure films | Fantasy filmsCast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Alec Guinness.Voices: Frank Oz, James Earl Jones, Clive Revill.Summary: Fleeing the evil Galactic Empire, the rebels abandon their new base on Hoth. Princess Leia, Han Solo, R2-D2 and C-3P0 escape in the damaged Millennium Falcon. Later, on Bespin, they are captured by Lord Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker, meanwhile, follows Ben Kenobi's posthumous command and receives Jedi training by Yoda on Dagobah.
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The second entry in George Lucas' Star Wars trilogy finds Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the green-as-grass hero from the first film, now a seasoned space warrior. Luke's Star Wars cohorts Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) are likewise more experienced in the ways and means of battling the insidious Empire, as represented by the brooding Darth Vader (body of David Prowse, voice of James Earl Jones). And, of course, "The Force," personified by the ghost of Luke's mentor Ben Kenobi (Alec Guinness), is with them all. Retreating from Vader's minions, Luke ends up, at first, on the Ice Planet Hoth, and then the tropical Dagobah. Here he makes the acquaintance of the gnomish Yoda (voice of Frank Oz), whose all-encompassing wisdom comes in handy during the serial-like perils of the rest of the film. Before the film's open-ended climax, we are introduced to the apparently duplicitous Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) and are let in on a secret that profoundly affects both Luke and his arch-enemy, Vader. Many viewers consider this award-winning film the best of the Star Wars movies, and its special-effects bonanza was pure gold at the box office. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

$19.99 1/8/2009 (si)

DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation.

English (Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround or Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround) or Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround) dialogue ; optional English subtitles.

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Alec Guinness.

Voices: Frank Oz, James Earl Jones, Clive Revill.

Director of photography, Peter Suschitzky ; editor, Paul Hirsch ; music, John Williams ; costume designer, John Mollo ; production designer, Norman Reynolds ; visual effects, Terrence Masson.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1980 ; digitally remastered version dated 1997.

MPAA rating: PG; for sci-fi action violence.

Fleeing the evil Galactic Empire, the rebels abandon their new base on Hoth. Princess Leia, Han Solo, R2-D2 and C-3P0 escape in the damaged Millennium Falcon. Later, on Bespin, they are captured by Lord Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker, meanwhile, follows Ben Kenobi's posthumous command and receives Jedi training by Yoda on Dagobah.

Special features : Disc 1: Widescreen feature (Digitally remastered, enhanced for 16:9 TVs) -- Optional commentary by George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Ben Burtt, Lawrence Kasdan, Dennis Muran, and Carrie Fisher -- Easter egg - credit roll ; Disc 2: Widescreen feature (Original theatrical version) -- XBox playable game demo -- Lego game trailer.

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