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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Experience the heroic action and unforgettable adventures of Star Wars, the most iconic film series ever made – now available for the first time ever on stunning digital. Join the Jedi Knights, guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic, on an epic journey to defeat the evil Empire and free the galaxy from the forces of darkness. Begin the saga with young Anakin Skywalker's descent to the dark side as he transforms from Jedi apprentice into ruthless Darth Vader. Then continue with Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo as they lead the Rebel Alliance in the fight to restore freedom to the galaxy. The wait is over – the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection has arrived! Digital Collection includes all 72 extras.
Star Wars is nothing short of pure unadulterated entertainment, something that has been sorely lacking in a great majority of recent films.
It must be nice to be able to spend $8-million to fulfil your childhood fantasies. George Lucas has that much money because of the tremendous success of his last movie, American Graffiti, and he...
George Lucas, who brought us those memorable kids in American Graffiti, is back with Star Wars -- a film that would captivate the Mel's Drive-In crowd as well as enchant the kid in all of us.
Star Wars is not a film to be written about, it's an experience. It's that rare experience for both adults and kids that shortchanges neither. Go -- and enjoy.
Proves anew that ticket-buyers young and old in this jaded era will still respond to a strong and simple story about good versus evil with the good guys winning.
Lucas's ingenuity is reaffirmed by Darth Vader's every asthmatic exhalation, by Princess Leia's cinnamon-bun chignons.
Star Wars is nothing short of pure unadulterated entertainment, something that has been sorely lacking in a great majority of recent films.
How about letting us rent I mean the Star Wars franchise in whole has made how much money throughout its entire history? A crap ton. So how about stop being greedy and let us rent them. And you're about to make a ton more money this December when the new movie comes out so what gives? It's bad enough you won't let us have the original unscrewed with versions but we can't even rent the special editions. For god sake we can't even rent the ultra crappy prequels not that I want to but still. Greed at its best
Star Wars = My whole life! When I was 4 years old, my dad began to get excited for the release of Attack of the Clones in 2002. So, I asked if I could watch all the movies with him. Soon I had a Darth Vader voice changer, 12 lightsabers, and the honor of seeing Episode III in the theaters. Now it is 2015, and I cannot waiting for The Force Awakens!!!
#Disney 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...
Tired Of those who always complain that episode 1-3 some how aren't as good as 4-6. When the first movie,4 was meant to be a "b" rated sci fi spoof. Gimme a break on the "holy" 4-6. The only reason you think they're so great is because you played light sabers in your underooo's as a kid. 4, horrid. All the others classic.
Amazing One of the greatest sagas ever told finally available on Digital. I'm 26yrs old so I grew up in the vhs tapes and lived through the prequels as a kid and liked it, but now hate them. And as someone not from the 70s or 80s I love the franchise and will die a fan for life and cannot wait for the new movies, and this December is going to be epic. So screw you izzy, your just mad that your not into somethi g as big as Star Wars, and hate just to stand out in a crowd of haters.
Give the fans what they really want. The one star is for the special edition crap. I will not buy the original trilogy unless it is the theatrical release. The cgi Jabba is laughable, it looks worse now then back in 1997.
My favorite movie of all time What can be said about Star Wars that hasn't already been said? Let me rephrase that: what else can be said that we actually want to hear anymore? (Maybe that's just me.) This one is as hokey and ancient as the "religion" it espoused over 30 years ago, but it's still just as fun to watch now as then. Yes, this is the version that was altered multiple times to make it better match the three episodes that come before it in the storyline, but it will always just be Star Wars to me. Best. Movie. Ever.
Still Strong Enough To Pull The Ears Off A Gundark. I grew up with Star Wars. Being able to introduce my children to it with a version that is watchable for them is fantastic. I'm not sure they'd sit through the original theatrical version, which, by the way, was simply entitled "Star Wars", no episode number or " A New Hope", where are the true purists??!! I'd like to remind everyone that George Lucas created this cinematic universe that we love. He's the boss. If he decided to add Mickey ears to Darth Vader's helmet, that's his right. Get over it.
A New Hope!! Star Wars Episode 4 is the truth!! Revolutionary for its time. This movie is a must see. The characters, the force, the space battles, the Death Star and did I fail to mention Darth Vader!!!! What George Lucas started was something truly special. I am glad I got to meet the man in person. Regardless of all the backlash he received about the prequels, the original trilogy was his best work to date. This movie deserves a 5 star rating because it dares to be bold and fires on all cylinders.
I rate this movie 5 stars out 5! Too bad I cant rent it. Google, you guys are missing out on money. If this were the original edition (without the added cgi crap) it would be purchased and in my library.
Great but worst of the series It's awesome to start a sci fi franchise like this but really this movie compared to the other 5 films isn't as good, it only has 1 pathetic saber duel and has an average plot. But I still love it because of the series
Star Wars a new hope......became The first encounter with the charactors that play out over the next several years of conflict in a galaxy far far away in a time long , long ago. When not just Sci. Fi movies were made bigger and more exciting, but the way all movies were made changed for ever.
Excellent and iconic!!! Star Wars: A New Hope singlehandedly regenerated the American public's fading interest in science fiction motion pictures with its blockbuster story about the classic struggle between the forces of an overwhelmed good, standing against clear-cut evil, and the victory of good over same. So appropriate for our times, still. Star Wars: A New Hope counts as one of my all time favorite motion pictures across genres, followed by its two sequels and the excellent Rouge One prequel.
Classic Influential Movie I still prefer Return of the Jedi, and of course The Empire Strikes Back, but it is more influential than possibly any other movie ever. In terms of quality, it is very outdated but one v of the greatest movies of all time, it is just a good as Return of the Jedi (Return had some great parts and some sucky parts, while Star Wars was more just good throughout), but you can't deny that it's much more important. Both pale in comparison to Episode V, but are still good Star Wars movies. This is a must see movie
Would recommend it in any release. Star Wars is easily one of the most influential American films of all time. It won 7 oscars for best sound, best art/set design, best score, best film editing, and more. It is a film that stands the test of time and could still resonate with audiences decades after its initial release. It pushed visual effects beyond their limits and created some of the finest visual effects to date. And while many diehard fans say the movies got worse past 1997, I would recommend any version of this movie to anyone. 10/10.
STAR WARS!!!!!!!!!! When I was 9, my brother, David, would be in the middle of one of these star wars movies when I got home. I would sit next to him when I got home cuz I thought Star Wars was the BEST!!!!!!! But he went to the marines when I turned 10, which meant no more Star Wars for me 😢. But now that I'm 12, I got my own phone! Now I can watch them all from beginning to end😍!
Star Wars is the best, but... Like someone said in another review, the special additions take away from the perfect science fiction/fantasy/action/comedy/drama that is the first in the series. The scenes added shift the tone of the film (and subsequently the following two in the series) in a less than ideal direction. While this is better than no Star Wars, purists will shudder and suffer through the new portions.
I love these movies I love these movies! As a child I'd watch the VHS over and over in the summer. But these are the 1997 re-release. All the added scenes are not a benefit to the movies at all. They actually detract from the theatrical releases. If these were the original films I'd buy them in a heartbeat no matter the price. As it is, I'll wait for a blu-ray and hope like hell they decide to put the originals on there too. Lucas is amazing but these didn't need to be messed with. They were PERCECT the way that they were.
Love the movie, price is robbery! Who doesn't love the original Star Wars? Google is really screwing us on charging $20.00 for some movies. You could get the bluray for less! For a company like Google that makes billions, they have some nerve!
Star Wars; a new hope The voice of c3po has been changed . I still love this movie but really, I don't understand why the voices have been changed in a manner so profound that it changes the original feeling the movie gave me. Please put the voices back the way they were and I would consider buying the movie.
Everyone loves Star Wars Star wars is the one of best moive of all time the music is so beautiful John William is the composer that ever lived. Characters oh my God Han, Luke,Leia,Chewie, Vader,Threepio Artoo Ben Everyone loves these characters. Also star wars was a game changer for moive that is why Star wars is amazing and that is why everyone try to do what Star wars did and that you should see this moive if not see this moive my God what is wrong with you go see it see with your family and May the force be with you.
Star Wars. I have always preferred the original the 1977 version compare to the special edition. It's not terrible but it did in many ways kill the nostalgic memories of the ones I grew up watching. If it was the original versions of the trilogy then I would get them all in a heart beat. Also be better if they had the original artwork from the 70's to use as the cover.
Life long story I have grown up watching these movies not once have i been disappointed. Keep em comming you guys !!! I asked my son "WWLD"? He asked what does that mean? So i told him... "What Would Luke Do. " He had no idea who luke or star wars was. I guess i have failed as a parent, thank god for DVDs HA HA HA !!!
Where it all begins It's hard to remember what Hollywood movies were like BEFORE Spielberg & Lucas. So, while this movie's direction may seem...poor, it's actuality quite the feat. The characters are interesting archetypes, although severely undeveloped in this initial offering, it would serve you well to watch this BEFORE moving on to Episodes V & VI. BUT WHICH VERSION IS THIS? It's not stated in the description.
Best ever These are my favorite movies I would never love anything else more than Star wars. These movies will always be a big part of my life but this movie collection is great but if you want to see the original scenes then get the original realeases
Original Versions Disney, Simply put, when Han shoots first again, I will purchase these. Until such time, I will not. Please listen to the droves of people who are die-hard fans of the original trilogy. We request the original versions. You have the original versions. Lucas can no longer block access to the story we all love. Only you can do that. The "remastered" trilogy is neither the Star Wars we want, nor the Star Wars we need.
I love Star Wars, but Disney needs to release the theatrical versions of the original trilogy. The CGI additions are cringe worthy at times. Otherwise a 5 star movie, downgraded a star because of Lucas' meddling in the 90s.
Honestly, the added CGI ruins it. If you're deciding between this and the 'despecialized' version, get the latter. There are so many added sound and visual effects that are just jarring and completely break the immersion. You can't not notice them. I wish I had the option to turn them off.
This is an awesome film, and I, like millions of others, am a huge fan...but common Disney.. what kind of price is this...? $20 for a digital download of a 38 y/o movie, which cost you nothing to re-produce?? Talk about price gauging. You should be embarrassed. How about $10.99
The Adventure of a Lifetime The 1977 Star Wars is a fun, fast-paced adventure with an exciting story and characters that'll stick with you long after the credits finish rolling. Despite the pointless CGI inserted in the special editions, this movie and its two sequels are still some of the greatest cinematic experiences of all time. They are unlike anything in our galaxy.
I can't believe that this movie still hold up so well even after the nearly 40 years it's been around. The special effects are more believable than half the movies made today, the story is timeless and incredible, and the acting is still a sight to see. It may move more slowly than some people may like, but ultimately that doesn't matter. This film is a masterpiece, beloved by all generations, and will likely be just as popular with all generations to come.
Why can't we rent this? Movie is awesome I have seen it a number of times and own it on VHS. I want to watch it again before renting the newest one but the only way I can stream it is to buy it!? I don't want to buy it I want to pay 4.99 and rent it via streaming along with the 5 others. Can't do that. This is what drives people towards piracy of films. Make it easy for us to watch, we'll pay a nominal fee. You have the structure setup, use it.
For the first time ever on digital, experience the triumph of the Force in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. In the epic conclusion of the saga, the Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star while the Rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker confronts Darth Vader in a final climactic duel before the evil Emperor.
For the first time ever on digital, 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.
Visionary director J.J. Abrams brings to life the motion picture event of a generation. As Kylo Ren and the sinister First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is missing when the galaxy needs him most. It's up to Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, a defecting stormtrooper, to join forces with Han Solo and Chewbacca in a desperate search for the one hope of restoring peace to the galaxy.
For the first time ever on digital, discover the true power of the dark side in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from its ashes rises the evil Galactic Empire. Jedi hero Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side of the Force to become the Emperor’s new apprentice – Darth Vader. The Jedi are decimated, as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Master Yoda are forced into hiding.
For the first time ever on digital, experience the heroic action and unforgettable adventures of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. See the first fateful steps in the journey of Anakin Skywalker. Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn discover nine-year-old Anakin, a young slave unusually strong in the Force. Anakin wins a thrilling Podrace and with it his freedom as he leaves his home to be trained as a Jedi. The heroes return to Naboo where Anakin and the Queen face massive invasion forces while the two Jedi contend with a deadly foe named Darth Maul. Only then do they realize the invasion is merely the first step in a sinister scheme by the re-emergent forces of darkness known as the Sith.
For the first time ever on digital, watch the seeds of Anakin Skywalker's transformation take root in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of solar systems threaten to break away from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is made on Senator Padmé Amidala, the former Queen of Naboo, twenty-year-old Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker is assigned to protect her. In the course of his mission, Anakin discovers his love for Padmé as well as his own darker side. Soon, Anakin, Padmé, and Obi-Wan Kenobi are drawn into the heart of the Separatist movement and the beginning of the Clone Wars.
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars stand-alone films – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian jungle in 1936, running a booby-trapped gauntlet (complete with an over-sized rolling boulder) to fetch a solid-gold idol. He loses this artifact to his chief rival, a French archeologist named Belloq (Paul Freeman), who then prepares to kill our hero. In the first of many serial-like escapes, Indy eludes Belloq by hopping into a convenient plane. So, then: is Indiana Jones afraid of anything? Yes, snakes. The next time we see Jones, he's a soft-spoken, bespectacled professor. He is then summoned from his ivy-covered environs by Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott) to find the long-lost Ark of the Covenant. The Nazis, it seems, are already searching for the Ark, which the mystical-minded Hitler hopes to use to make his stormtroopers invincible. But to find the Ark, Indy must first secure a medallion kept under the protection of Indy's old friend Abner Ravenwood, whose daughter, Marion (Karen Allen), evidently has a "history" with Jones. Whatever their personal differences, Indy and Marion become partners in one action-packed adventure after another, ranging from wandering the snake pits of the Well of Souls to surviving the pyrotechnic unearthing of the sacred Ark. A joint project of Hollywood prodigies George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, with a script co-written by Lawrence Kasdan and Philip Kaufman, among others, Raiders of the Lost Ark is not so much a movie as a 115-minute thrill ride. Costing 22 million dollars (nearly three times the original estimate), Raiders of the Lost Ark reaped 200 million dollars during its first run. It was followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1985) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), as well as a short-lived TV-series "prequel."
From Academy Award® winning director James Cameron comes Avatar, the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.
A box-office smash, an Academy Award winner* and a fan favorite since it first flew into theatres in December 1978, Superman: The Movie assembles a cast and creative contingent as only a big movie can. At its heart (just as in three sequels) is Christopher Reeve's intelligent, affectionate portrayal of a most human Man of Steel. Watching Superman again isn't just like being a kid again. It's better.
The movie's legacy soared even higher when director Richard Donner revisited this beloved adventure 22 years later and integrated eight minutes into the film. Enjoy more footage of the Krypton Council, a glimpse of stars of prior Superman incarnations, more of Jor-El underscoring his son's purpose on Earth andan extended sequence inside Lex Luthor's gauntlet of doom. Reeve, Marlon Brando (Jor-El), Gene Hackman (Luthor) and Margot Kidder (Lois Lane) give indelible performances that fuel the film's aura of legend. Looks like a swell night for flying. Why not come along?
A new, updated version of the popular comic book hero "Superman." The story begins with Superman's birth on the doomed planet Krypton and follows him on his arrival to Earth, his childhood in Kansas and his career as reporter for the Daily Planet. MPAA Rating: PG (c) 1978 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The second of the George Lucas/Steven Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1984). After a brief brouhaha involving a precious vial and a wild ride down a raging Himalyan river, Indy (Harrison Ford) gets down to the problem at hand: retrieving a precious gem and several kidnapped young boys on behalf of a remote East Indian village. His companions this time around include a dimbulbed, easily frightened nightclub chanteuse (Kate Capshaw), and a feisty 12-year-old kid named Short Round (Quan Ke Huy). Throughout, the plot takes second place to the thrills, which include a harrowing rollercoaster ride in an abandoned mineshaft and Indy's rescue of the heroine from a ritual sacrifice. There are also a couple of cute references to Raiders of the Lost Ark, notably a funny variation of Indy's shooting of the Sherpa warrior.
Richard Dreyfuss stars as cable worker Roy Neary, who along with several other stunned bystanders experience a close encounter of the first kind - witnessing UFOs soaring across the sky. After this life-changing event, the inexplicable vision of a strange, mountain-like formation haunts him. He becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents, much to the dismay of his wife and family. Meanwhile, bizarre occurrences are happening around the world. Government agents have close encounters of the second kind - discovering physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitors in the form of a lost fighter aircraft from World War II and a stranded military ship that disappeared decades earlier only to suddenly reappear in unusual places. Roy continues to chase his vision to a remote area where he and the agents follow the clues that have drawn them to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind - contact. - 1977, renewed 2005, 1980, 1998 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Journey back to the magic and adventure of "one of the great American films" (Leonard Maltin) with E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, the beloved masterpiece from Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg. Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Robert MacNaughton star in the unforgettable story of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy who helps him find his way home. Digitally remastered for optimal picture and sound, this astounding story is sure to thrill viewers of all ages again with its timeless message of trust, courage, and the overwhelming power of friendship.
The third installment in the widely beloved Spielberg/Lucas Indiana Jones saga begins with an introduction to a younger Indy (played by the late River Phoenix), who, through a fast-paced prologue, gives the audience insight into the roots of his taste for adventure, fear of snakes, and dogged determination to take historical artifacts out of the hands of bad guys and into the museums in which they belong. A grown-up Indy (Harrison Ford) reveals himself shortly afterward in a familiar classroom scene, teaching archeology to a disproportionate number of starry-eyed female college students in 1938. Once again, however, Mr. Jones is drawn away from his day job after an art collector (Julian Glover) approaches him with a proposition to find the much sought after Holy Grail. Circumstances reveal that there was another avid archeologist in search of the famed cup — Indiana Jones' father, Dr. Henry Jones (Sean Connery) — who had recently disappeared during his efforts. The junior and senior members of the Jones family find themselves in a series of tough situations in locales ranging from Venice to the most treacherous spots in the Middle East. Complicating the situation further is the presence of Elsa (Alison Doody), a beautiful and intelligent woman with one fatal flaw: she's an undercover Nazi agent. The search for the grail is a dangerous quest, and its discovery may prove fatal to those who seek it for personal gain. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade earned a then record-breaking $50 million in its first week of release.
21st-century detective Rick Deckard brings his masculine-yet-vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants - and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul.
Visually spectacular, intensely action-packed and powerfully prophetic since its debut, Blade Runner returns in Ridley Scott's definitive Final Cut, including extended scenes and never-before-seen special effects. In a signature role as 21st-century detective Rick Deckard, Harrison Ford brings his masculine-yet-vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants - and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul. This incredible version features the definitive Final Cut of Ridley Scott's legendary Sci-Fi classic. MPAA Rating: NOTRATED (c) 2007 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.