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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

When the Empire attacks the Rebel base and scatters their forces, Han and Leia flee, while Luke seeks further Jedi training. But Darth Vader will stop at nothing to find them (especially young Skywalker) in this sci-fi action/adventure film that acts as a story bridge between the first Star Wars film, Episode IV: A New Hope, and Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Theater Release: 20 May 1980
Video Release: 11 Sep 2006
MPAA Rating: PG
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The other movies in the Star Wars franchise are:

Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

Another space series that has lived long and prospered is Star Trek. See our reviews of Insurrection and First Contact.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Star Wars: Episodes IV - VI

Release Date: 8 October 2013

20th Century Fox is releasing Star Wars: Episodes IV - VI to home video (Blu-ray and DVD). This 6 Disc Combo Set (3 Blu-ray +3 DVD) includes:

- Blu-ray Only Bonus Features: Audio Commentary for Each Movie from Archival

Interviews with George Lucas, Cast and Crew.

Note: Star Wars: Episodes I - III are also being released on the same date as a separate package.

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