Star Wars: A New Hope

1977 • 124 minutes
4.7
5.89K reviews
92%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
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Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of Darth Vader and the evil Empire.

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Deleted Scene: the Search for R2-D2
1 minute
This footage includes a projected background to make the landspeeder appear to be moving. George Lucas found the finished visual unsatisfactory.
Deleted Scene: Tosche Station
5 minutes
George Lucas originally felt it was essential to inject some humanity early on by introducing Luke Skywalker and his friends at the local hangout. As the movie was being edited, Lucas realized that he didn’t need the scene and that it slowed down the action.
Deleted Scene: Old Woman On Tatooine
1 minute
As Luke rushes into the town of Anchorhead aboard his landspeeder, an elderly local urges him to drive safely.
Conversations: Creating a Universe
8 minutes
Longtime collaborators Roger Christian and Joe Johnston meet for the first time to discuss the impact that George Lucas had on their lives and share memories of building the Millennium Falcon and other iconic elements of the Star Wars universe.
Deleted Scene: Darth Vader Widens the Search
1 minute
This footage of Darth Vader and an Imperial officer includes original production audio -- so that is Dave Prowse's voice coming from Darth Vader. This footage was redubbed and used in The Star Wars Holiday Special.
Star Wars Launch Trailer
1 minute
In 1977, audiences everywhere were given a further glimpse of a galaxy far, far away….
Deleted Scene: Aunt Beru's Blue Milk
1 minute
Even the blue milk briefly glimpsed during the homestead dinner scenes in Episode IV has developed a following among Star Wars fans. Here is a bit more of Aunt Beru's famous beverage.
Deleted Scene: Stormtrooper Search
1 minute
An alternate version of this scene of stormtroopers searching the Mos Eisley alleyways made it into the final film. Footage from this deleted take found its way into The Star Wars Holiday Special.
Discoveries From Inside: Weapons and the First Lightsaber
3 minutes
J.W. Rinzler and Roger Christian open up the hallowed Archives at Skywalker Ranch to showcase classic props created for the Star Wars empire, including the most iconic piece of all…the Lightsaber – plus, the Archives’ latest discovery!
Deleted Scene: Cantina Rough Cut
7 minutes
This version of the cantina sequence was assembled with footage from the initial England shoot. After additional photography in California, new aliens were inserted into the final cut. One notable omission is seen here in a cutaway of Han Solo with a local woman.
Anatomy of a Dewback
26 minutes
George Lucas reveals how his team transformed the dewback creatures from immovable rubber puppets in the movie's original 1977 release to seemingly living creatures for the 1997 Special Edition.
Deleted Scene: Alternate Biggs and Luke Reunion
1 minute
In the 1997 Special Edition of Star Wars, this footage was reinserted into the final cut with one important deletion -- Red Leader's passing reference to Anakin Skywalker remained on the cutting room floor.
4.7
5.89K reviews
Anthony Miller
May 18, 2022
Las 2 primeras películas están sobrevaloradas. Esta película en sí es un comienzo increíble para una serie nunca olvidable. Sin embargo, Darth Vader no se usó lo suficiente. La estrella de la muerte es un poco tonta cuando puedes conseguir un montón de destructores estelares para volar un planeta. De esa manera un ejército es más difícil de matar. La pelea de obi wan vs vader puede ser la primera pelea con sables de luz. Si el primero pero tambien es lo peor
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Russo Glassplinter
February 20, 2018
There's not a whole lot of great things I can say about the original, one and only Star Wars film that hasn't already been said by millions of people and hundreds of film critics. It's a great space opera with wonderful characters. We totally and completely find ourselves engrossed in these events that took place "A long time ago in a galaxy far far away.". Luke Skywalker starts out as this whiny farm boy, but when whats left of his family is destroyed, he finds his courage to pursue the path of the Jedi. His mentor Obi-Wan is the wise old sage who provides all the encouragement and words needed for Luke to find his footing to begin harnessing the power of this thing called "The Force". Han Solo is the scoundrel who while seeming selfish at first, but forms a good working relationship with his Rebel pals... with the promise of tons of money of course. Luke and a small fleet of rebel fighters start their attack on the Death Star and... the climax builds and.... let's just say things wrap up happily for our band of Rebels. I don't know what else there is to say except... Star Wars is simply legendary.
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Chris White
April 12, 2015
Ruined a good thing, as was my prediction from the beginning. Like attempting to fix a theoretical error in a van Gogh painting with a roller instead of a paintbrush, Disney has trashed this work of art. Give us original, or deny your association with Star Wars all together. And none of this $20 nonsense either. Because you don't make enough money elsewhere...
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