After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
During the near end of the clone wars, Darth Sidious has revealed himself and is ready to execute the last part of his plan to rule the Galaxy. Sidious is ready for his new apprentice, Lord... See full summary »
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.
Luke Skywalker battles horrible Jabba the Hut and cruel Darth Vader to save his comrades in the Rebel Alliance and triumph over the Galactic Empire. Han Solo and Princess Leia reaffirm their love and team with Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, the Ewoks and the androids C-3PO and R2-D2 to aid in the disruption of the Dark Side and the defeat of the evil emperor. Written by
Three of Darth Vader's scenes in this film parallel scenes with Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). The first line in this film is one of Vader's henchmen in his shuttle asking to board the Death Star. The first lines in Episode I are of Qui-Gon and his pilot asking to be let aboard the Trade Federation Control Ship. Vader's last scenes involve him throwing the Emperor down a chasm to his death, and being mortally wounded in the process. Qui-Gon's last scenes involve him being mortally wounded by Darth Maul, who is then cut in half by Obi-Wan, and falls down a chasm. In Qui-Gon's death scene, he predicts Anakin will bring balance--which he did in the former scene. The last shot is an overhead view of Obi-Wan holding his body next to the chasm that Darth Maul fell into. The second-to-last scene of Vader still alive is an overhead shot of Luke holding his mortally wounded body, next to the chasm Palpatine was cast into. The two shots are mirror images of each other: In this film, Luke and Vader are on the right, with the chasm on the left. In Episode I, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are on the left, with the chasm on the right. Both Qui-Gon and Anakin/Vader are given a funeral by cremation. The shot of Vader's funeral pyre has his head on the left side of the screen. The shot of Qui-Gon's pyre has his head on the right. The music from Qui-Gon's funeral is also played in the scene were Vader is released from surgery in his new armor. See more »
Max Rebo, the guy that looks like a blue elephant, is clearly made out of nylon. See more »
Command station, this is ST321, code clearance blue. We're starting our approach; deactivate the security shield.
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To compensate for the longer credits, later versions of the film like the special edition and DVD release extend the piece of musical score that plays over the credits. See more »
Fitting closure to the 'Star Wars' series, now out on DVD.
My five children were growing up but all still at home when 'Return of the Jedi' came to the theater. While there had been other Sci-Fi movies with a theme of conflict in outer space, the 'Star Wars' trilogy filled our imaginations like no other movies before them. The fantastic, strange worlds were presented almost like we were there too. Aliens sitting around a tavern, enjoying drinks and speaking in all sorts of languages. Nothing before had approached the sheer size of the space ships depicted here, huge cities traveling all over the galaxy. And how about the jump to hyper speed, then disappearing from the screen as the speed exceeds light speed! And the light sabres of the Jedi Knights. The Jedi Knights, a striking parallel to the Japanese Samurai.
After the fantastic 'Star Wars' and 'Empire Strikes Back' (now called parts IV and V on DVD), the last episode 'Return of the Jedi' was bound to be somewhat of a let down, but not much of one. It was made to achieve resolution. Of the rebels' battle with the evil Empire. The relationship between Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and the Princess, and her relationship with Han Solo. We witness Luke's Jedi training at the hands of Yoda, as Luke becomes the Last Samurai, I mean Jedi. The DVDs finally came out last month, and they are near perfect, as we should expect from Lucas Films and THX. The bit rate is high, and the picture is nothing short of superb. As is the Dolby EX surround track.
My wife and I watched all three of the movies on DVD this week -- Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi (now on DVD called parts IV, V, and VI) -- compliments of our local public library. It was an appropriate reminder how good these movies are, and still ahead of their time. Nothing else has been made to compare to them.
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