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 mysterious Darth Vader.
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi Master's help will Luke survive when the Dark Side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader.Written by
After Han is thrown to the floor in his prison cell, Chewie picks him up. On the close-up of Han lying on the floor, Chewie's feet are obvious rubber boots with painted-on nails. See more »
Echo Three to Echo Seven. Han, old buddy, do you read me?
Loud and clear, kid. What's up?
Well, I finished my circle. I don't pick up any life readings.
There isn't enough life on this ice cube to fill a space cruiser. Sensors are placed. I'm going back.
Right. I'll see you shortly. There's a meteorite that hit the ground near here. I want to check it out. It won't take long.
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Opening crawl: "It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy. Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Luke Skywalker has established a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth. The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space..." See more »
The film was dubbed into Hungarian three times:
The original 1982 dub was the country's first dub created for any Star Wars media (unless one counts a Star Wars crossover episode of The Muppet Show, which was dubbed prior to this), and defined many terms and name pronunciations that later became staples of Hungarian translations. The dialogue was also simplified to a degree, references to various planets namedropped by Han were removed. Certain jokes were rewritten: Leia calls Han "hairy-soled" (an old derogatory slur for poor Romanian people) and "Earthstruck" (as opposed to moonstruck), to which Han replies "How did you know my foot sole is hairy?" Mild profanity was also added: Lando calls Han a "lowly bastard pimp". Since Yoda's characteristic manner of speech is already close to the Hungarian word order, he talks normally. Another unique dubbing choice was giving Darth Vader an emotionless, almost monotone and robotic voice. Both C-3PO and Yoda were given very high-pitched voices, and Luke talked with a heavy rural "farm boy" accent. The dub also contained a few flubs, like Luke mispronouncing the word droid as "dorid", Boba Fett's first line being absent and Vader and the Emperor briefly talking over each other during their conversation.
The second dub was made for the 1995 VHS release, with mostly consistent voices across all three films of the trilogy. According to the dubbing supervisor, Luke's new voice actor András Stohl gave such a good performance that he was asked to deliberately "act bad" to match [linke=nm0000434]'s on-screen acting.
The third dub, created for 1997's Special Edition kept most of the "standardized" voice cast, but recast Vader. This dub is notorious for omitting Vader's breathing noise throughout the entire film due to an audio mixing flub. Post-production was done in a high tech London studio under strict scrutiny by Lucasfilm, yet no one caught the error. This was not fixed for later releases either, not even for the 2011 Blu-ray. Yoda was given an exaggerated, comical laugh in the scene where he "plays dumb".
The redone Emperor scene created for the 2011 Blu-ray release featured Vader's 1995 voice, as his 1997 voice actor had passed away in 2005. This results in Vader talking in two different voices during the course of the movie. This is the only scene that restored Vader's breathing sound.
The Empire Strikes Back is the best film in the original Star Wars trilogy. It has all the great qualities that the original Star Wars has: great effects (at the time of its release), appealing characters, and lots of spellbinding action. It also has eliminated some of the problems that plagued the first: the storyline is tighter, and goes much deeper into character development. The performances are terrific, especially by Harrison Ford as Han Solo, and Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian. George Lucas has also remembered to include a spellbinding battle sequence with the snowspeeder sequence near the beginning of the film. The conclusion, with a lightsaber duel between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, is truly one of the most suspenseful and dramatic scenes in the entire series. This is a truly wondrous film, and serves as a constant reminder that just because a movie is expensive and a blockbuster doesn't mean that it has to be shallow and two dimensional. This film will undoubtedly entertain viewers of all ages from start to finish.
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