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SP FX: Special Effects - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the special effects in the second Star Wars installment.

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Robert Guenette
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Credited cast:
Mark Hamill ... Himself - Host / Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Anderson ... Himself
Jon Berg ... Himself, animator
Ben Burtt ... Himself
Peter Diamond ... Himself
Richard Edlund ... Himself
Harrison Ellenshaw ... Himself
Carrie Fisher ... Princess Leia Organa (archive footage)
Harrison Ford ... Han Solo (archive footage)
Stuart Freeborn ... Himself
Laurel Hughes Laurel Hughes ... Student Filmmaker
Brian Johnson ... Himself
Irvin Kershner ... Himself
Gary Kurtz ... Himself
Jessica Lange ... Dwan (archive footage)
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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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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1980 (USA) See more »

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The Empire Strikes Back: SPFX See more »

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Lucasfilm See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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respect to the master, the pioneer
15 February 2005 | by kmwellsSee all my reviews

Look i saw this as a kid and still have the VCR of it at my mom's. At the time it was major kick ass. I remember it being state of the art, cutting edge special effects. It may seem cheesy now, but that is only because old school special effects like this paved the way. Give respect!!! George Lucas was brave enough and idealistic enough to gather the proper folks together to bring his dream into a reality. How many of us have the balls to do this today? All of the old school stuff on this video will show you the ingenuity of creativity in a time before most of us knew it. before digital imagery, anyhow. should view this SPFX and learn about where it all started for THX, Lucasfilm, and Skywalker studios.


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