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Star Wars Episode V: the Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Episode V: the Empire Strikes Back

Irvin Kershner (1980)

124min
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Review

Our Score
Director Irvin Kershner's imaginative supervision of George Lucas's brainchild gives this second part of the first Star Wars trilogy a truly epic dimension, adding a mature, philosophical aspect to the nonstop barrage of brilliant special effects. Events take place all over the universe - Darth Vader sends Imperial troops to crush the rebels on the ice planet Hoth, while Luke Skywalker searches out Jedi master Yoda for further instruction in the mysterious ways of "the Force" - and the much-loved characters are developed in intriguing ways. Kershner darkens the imagery of Lucas's vibrant, futuristic fairy tale and deepens its narrative with provocative plot strands, giving this sequel a cynical, harder edge that lifts it above the serial roots of its predecessor.

Summary

The rebels are scattered across the galaxy after the Empire launches a devastating attack on their secret base. Luke Skywalker searches out a Jedi master to complete his training, while Han Solo and Princess Leia are relentlessly pursued by Darth Vader's space fleet. Sci-fi adventure sequel, with Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Alec Guinness and David Prowse.

Cast & Crew

Luke Skywalker Mark Hamill
Han Solo Harrison Ford
Princess Leia Carrie Fisher
Lando Calrissian Billy Dee Williams
C-3PO Anthony Daniels
Darth Vader Dave Prowse
Voice of Darth Vader James Earl Jones
Chewbacca Peter Mayhew
R2-D2 Kenny Baker (2)
Yoda Frank Oz
General Veers Julian Glover
Boba Fett Jeremy Bulloch
Admiral Piett Kenneth Colley
Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi Alec Guinness
Boba Fett Jason Wingreen
Director Irvin Kershner
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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