Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

1997 • 127 minutes
4.7
1.42K reviews
52%
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Discover the conflict between good and evil in the electrifying Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. After the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion's defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin.

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Deleted Scene: Alternate Han and Leia kiss
1 minute
In this cut of Han and Leia's first kiss, it's important to note that their second kiss happens immediately thereafter, and is initiated by Leia, before the scene is interrupted by C-3PO.
A Conversation With The Masters (2010)
25 minutes
George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan and John Williams look back on the making of The Empire Strikes Back in this in-depth retrospective from Lucasfilm created to help commemorate the 30th anniversary of one of the most beloved films of all time.
Deleted Scene: Yoda's Test
1 minute
As a test of Luke's Jedi reflexes, Yoda floats a silver bar before the young apprentice. Luke ignites his blade and cuts the bar into pieces, an effect never completed.
Deleted Scene: Hiding in the Asteroid
1 minute
The Falcon hides inside an asteroid cave, and the lessening thumps of enemy bombardment (realized by simply shaking the camera) lead Han and Leia to believe the Imperials are moving on.
Dennis Muren: How Walkers Walk
1 minute
Legend Dennis Muren describes the techniques he used to create the motion of the Imperial walkers during the Battle of Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.
Deleted Scene: Lobot's Capture
1 minute
The fate of Lando's aide is never revealed in the finished movie, but this footage makes it clear that his role in freeing the Rebel prisoners did not go unnoticed.
Deleted Scenes: Wampa Attacks
2 minutes
The wampa threat was bigger in the script. After hints that the Rebels are not alone, a beast attacks. The Rebels then trap wampas in specially marked pens, which C-3PO uses to escape Imperial troopers. Unsatisfactory creature effects cut this subplot from the film.
George Lucas On Editing The Empire Strikes Back 1979
3 minutes
In this 1979 interview, George Lucas talks about his views on editing as well as exploring specific editing techniques used in The Empire Strikes Back.
Discoveries From Inside: Matte Paintings Unveiled
4 minutes
Esteemed artist and matte painter Harrison Ellenshaw discusses the nearly lost art of matte painting – an element crucial to the look of Star Wars and so many other classic films – plus, he shares a big find of pint-sized proportions from A New Hope.
Conversations: The Lost Interviews
9 minutes
Listen to never-before-heard interviews with the cast and crew of Star Wars: A New Hope accompanied by rare, behind-the-scenes footage and pictures. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and others reveal the thrills and challenges of their early days on set.
Deleted Scene: Han and Leia: Extended Echo Base Argument
1 minute
Though "You could use a good kiss!" proved to be a strong and unforgettable exit line, this first argument between Han and Leia lasted longer.
George Lucas on the Force: 2010
5 minutes
George Lucas explores the greater meaning behind the Force, describing in full detail the contrast between the light side and the dark side of the Force.
4.7
1.42K reviews
Ignacioglad8 Glad
June 23, 2020
Aguante BOBO FETT por dios se merece una serie solo para el... esperen... Ya tiene una donde va a aprecer THE MANDALORIAN en la temporada 2 lo que si POR FAVOR (se los pido de rodillas) NO LE CAMBIEN EL GENERO sino ya veran a demas a muchos fans que estoy diciendo simple mente VA A FRACASAR como su ultima trilogia de STAR WARS si le cambian el género por favor piensen que tienen la oportunidad de recuperar la fama que perdioron con la última trilogia con esto asi que NO LE HAGAN CAMBIOS A BOBA !
Alhamdi Yosef
December 2, 2015
Nice visual FX for 1980 movie. Awesome story and strong characters. First time I lil confused how you can get HD movie for 1980 movies, I got quality is not so smooth like 2000s movies. But nevermind, I think it's normal.
132 people found this review helpful
Yuraima Pino
June 28, 2015
Secuela de la exitosa pelicula de los 70s y creo que para mi hubiera sido la mejor si la hubiese visto en esa epoca pero aun asi es muy buena esta pelicula y lo mejor de esta pelicula es "yo soy tu padre"
32 people found this review helpful