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SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  22 September 1980 (USA)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the special effects in the second Star Wars installment.

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That's Special Effects, folks...
29 September 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Classic cheesefest chronicles the making of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, hosted by Mark Hamill, no less. Focus is on the creation of the special effects, obviously, and we're shown 3rd rate efforts of grade schoolers to recreate such cinematic marvels in the classroom. Consequently, they all got F's. These pre-pubescent amateurs aren't worthy of the urine of Dennis Muren.


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