Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1980
Director: Irvin Kershner
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: Disc ID: 3CB2-7AE2-892B-EA79
Running time: 2:07 (127 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 21, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#1320)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
It is a dark time for the Rebellion. After a devastating attack on their ice base on the frozen planet of Hoth, the Rebels are scattered by Imperial pursuit. Luke Skywalker seeks out the mysterious Jedi Master Yoda in the swamps of Dagobah, while Han Solo and Princess Leia outrun the Imperial fleet to the beautiful Cloud City of Bespin. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, the evil Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces a terrible truth about the Skywalker legacy.
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Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
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Genres
Science-Fiction
Fantasy
Action
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Twentieth Century Fox
 • Lucasfilm
Media Companies:
 • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1)
English  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Spanish  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Commentary
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • THX Certified
 • Closed Captioned
 • THX Optimizer
Easter Eggs
Movie Discs

Each movie disc has a set of 3 different animated menu schemes, patterned around the major worlds visited in each film. The different menu sets are randomly accessed when you boot up the disc. However, it is possible to directly access each scheme individually with the use of special codes. During the Attention warning screen on each movie disc, try entering the following codes with your remote:

Code 1 - "Audio"
Code 2 - "2"
Code 3 - "10+", "2" (or "12" depending on your player), then "2" again

Each of these should allow you to access a different specific menu scheme on the movie discs.
Crew
Direction
Irvin Kershner....Director
Writing
Leigh Brackett....Screenwriter
Lawrence Kasdan....Screenwriter
George Lucas....Story By
Production
Gary Kurtz....Producer
George Lucas....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Peter Suschitzky....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Paul Hirsch....Film Editor
Music
John Williams....Composer
Sound
Ben Burtt....Sound Designer
Richard Burrow....Sound Editor
Teresa Eckton....Sound Editor
Bonnie Koehler....Sound Editor
Peter Sutton....Production Sound Mixer
Bill Varney....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Steve Maslow....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gregg Landaker....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Norman Reynolds....Production Designer
Brian Johnson....Visual Effects
Richard Edlund....Visual Effects
Leslie Dilley....Art Director
Harry Lange....Art Director
Alan Tomkins....Art Director
Stuart Freeborn....Make-up Artist
Stuart Freeborn....Creature Design
Graham Freeborn....Make-up Artist
Kay Freeborn....Make-up Artist
Nick Maley....Make-up Artist
John Mollo....Costume Designer
Tiny Nicholls....Costume Designer
 Special Edition
Production
Rick McCallum....Producer
Film Editing
T. M. Christopher....Film Editor
Sound
Ben Burtt....Sound Designer
Gary Summers....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Teresa Eckton....Sound Editor
Ronald G. Roumas....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Industrial Light and Magic
Art
Dave Carson....Visual Effects
Cast
Mark Hamill....Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford....Han Solo
Carrie Fisher....Princess Leia
Billy Dee Williams....Lando Calrissian
Anthony Daniels....C-3PO
David Prowse....Darth Vader
Peter Mayhew....Chewbacca
Kenny Baker....R2-D2
Frank Oz....Yoda
Alec Guinness....Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi
Jeremy Bulloch....Boba Fett
John Hollis....Lando's Aide
Jack Purvis....Chief Ugnaught
Des Webb....Snow Creature
Kathryn Mullen....Performing Assistant for Yoda
Clive Revill....Voice of Emperor (voice)
Imperial Forces
Kenneth Colley....Admiral Piett
Julian Glover....General Veers
Michael Sheard....Admiral Ozzel
Michael Culver....Captain Needa
Other Officers
John Dicks
Milton Johns
Mark Jones
Oliver Maguire
Robin Scobey
Rebel Forces
Bruce Boa....General Rieekan
Christopher Malcom....Zev (Rogue 2)
Dennis Lawson....Wedge (Rogue 3)
Richard Oldfield....Hobbie (Rogue 4)
John Morton....Dak (Luke's Gunner)
Ian Liston....Janson (Wedge's Gunner)
John Ratzenberger....Major Derlin
Jack McKenzie....Deck Lieutenant
Jerry Harte....Head Controller
Other Officers
Norman Chancer
Norwick Duff
Ray Hassett
Brigitte Kahn
Burnell Tucker
Bob Anderson....Imperial Officer (uncredited)
Lightning Bear....Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Richard Bonehill....Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper/Rebel Soldier (uncredited)
Stephen Buchanan....Holographic Officer (uncredited)
Morris Bush....Dengar (uncredited)
Mark Capri....Officer M'kae (uncredited)
Peter Diamond....Snowtrooper Gunner (uncredited)
Stuart Fell....Snowtrooper (uncredited)
Michael A. Frandy....Imperial Shuttle Mechanic (uncredited)
Susie Hudson....Bespin Woman (uncredited)
James Earl Jones....Voice of Darth Vader (uncredited, voice)
Ian McDiarmid....The Emperor (uncredited)
Ralph McQuarrie....General McQuarrie (uncredited)
Cathy Munro....Zuckuss/E-3PO (uncredited)
C. Andrew Nelson....Darth Vader (uncredited)
Chris Parsons....4-LOM/K-3PO/Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Doug Robinson....Snowtrooper (uncredited)
Tony Smart....Snowtrooper (uncredited)
Harold Weed....Wampa (uncredited)
Treat Williams....Jess Allashane/Jerrol Blendin (uncredited)
Jason Wingreen....Boba Fett (uncredited, voice)