STAR WARS: EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
With a richer story, more complex themes and a darker tone than STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE, this is the gold standard for blockbuster sequels. Three years after the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance is dealt a stunning blow by the evil Empire on the ice planet Hoth. While the Imperial Fleet pursues heroes Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) journeys to the swamp planet Dagobah to train under Jedi master Yoda. John Williams' Oscar®-nominated score includes the debut of "The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)," now one of the best-known symphonic movie themes of all time, heard everywhere from sporting arenas to phone ringtones. DIR Irvin Kershner; SCR Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, from a story by George Lucas; PROD Gary Kurtz, Rick McCallum. U.S., 1980/1997, color, 127 min. RATED PG
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