Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back (SteelBook) (Limited Edition) (Blu-ray) (1980)

  • Web Code: M2218210
  • Release Date: 11-10-2015
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Overview

Considered the most morally and emotionally complex of the original Star Wars trilogy, THE EMPIRE STRIKE BACK continues creator George Lucas's epic saga where STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE left off. The Rebel Forces--which include young adventurer Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), rogue pilot Han Solo (Harrison Ford), and the beautiful but seemingly humorless Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher)--have been successful in destroying the Evil Empire's Death Star. However, the Empire's top commander, the terrifying Lord Darth Vader (played by David Prowse, voiced by James Earl Jones), is scanning the galaxy for the Rebels' secret location. After a visually stunning showdown on the ice planet Hoth, the Rebels are forced to flee, and Luke separates from Han and Leia. Masterful storytelling weaves multiple, archetypal plotlines that pit Vader against Han and Leia as he desperately attempts to capture Luke for political--and, secretly, personal--reasons. Luke, meanwhile, finds himself under the tutelage of the tiny but powerful old Jedi Master Yoda, who teaches him the ways of the Force and warns the impatient but talented student against the threat of the Dark Side. Greek tragedy meets a philosophical hero's journey in EMPIRE, a remarkable sci-fi epic in which the performances are as powerful as the spectacular special effects.

In 1997 a special edition of the film was digitally remastered with enhanced visual and sound effects. Several scenes--including the one in which Luke Skywalker encounters a deadly Wampa on Hoth--were reedited with more detail while other scenes--such as the one on Cloud City--were added for the rerelease.
In this stirring sequel to STAR WARS, the forces of the Rebel Alliance are under constant attack from the Galactic Empire as Luke travels to the planet Dagobah to learn the secrets of the Force from the last great Jedi Master, Yoda. Han and Leia must evade the forces of the Empire while Luke draws ever closer to Darth Vader and his destiny. Academy Award Nominations: 4. Academy Awards: 2, Best Sound, Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects.
Theatrical Release Date 1980
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1
Awards
  • Academy Awards, Best Sound, Winner, 1980
  • Academy Awards, Best Visual Effects, Winner, 1980

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  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Science-Fiction/Fantasy
  • Distributor
    20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    127
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    "Beware of the Dark Side."--Yoda (Frank Oz) to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill)

    "The Force is with you, but you are not yet a Jedi Knight."--Darth Vader (played by David Prowse, voiced by James Earl Jones) to Luke
  • Release Date
    11/10/15
  • Theatrical Release
    1980
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

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Entertainment Weekly 03-07-1997 "...The storytelling is the series' best....The boffo action sequences are more gracefully integrated into the whole than they are in STAR WARS..." -- Rating: A
Variety 05-14-1980 "...From the first burst of John Williams' powerful score and the receding opening title crawl, we are back in pleasant surroundings..."
Chicago Sun-Times 02-21-1997 "...THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is the best of the three Star Wars films, and the most thought-provoking....This one plunges into darkness and even despair, and surrenders more completely to the underlying mystery of the story..."
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  • from Dieppe, NB
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Wrong Cover Art

Wrong cover ART


  • from Windsor, ON
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disappointing

saw the cover from the old dvd case on this and thought we were getting the original theatrical release on blu-ray. not the case. this is going back. best buy, please amend the listing.


  • from Edmonton, AB
5.0

Great!

I'm a big fan of the "steelbook" metal cases, so when I saw the Star Wars trilogies in it, I had to purchase it. Looks great, and I hope they continue to make them for the upcoming movies!


  • from Calgary, AB
5.0

Awesome

I've been wanting the Star Wars Series for some time now. I deliberated over getting them all in one case or separate cases. When I saw these I had to go with the separate cases. I love the 'metal case' for it's uniqueness, the look, feel and overall impression they make. Great idea for this classic movie series!


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