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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Released

May 24, 1977

Latest Home Video

Sep 11, 2006

MPAA Rating

PG

Cast

Carrie Fisher
Harrison Ford
Mark Hamill
Alec Guinness

Studio

1977 Lucasfilm Ltd.

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Synopsis

In this hugely popular science fiction film created by George Lucas, a farm boy from a dry and desolate planet joins a dangerous rebellion and trains to become a Jedi Warrior. Scenes depicting death and some suspenseful battles are the only content concerns of this otherwise great family movie.

Content Details

Why Is Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Rated PG?

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope is rated PG

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Overall: A

In this hugely popular science fiction film created by George Lucas, a farm boy from a dry and desolate planet joins a dangerous rebellion and trains to become a Jedi Warrior. Scenes depicting death and some suspenseful battles are the only content concerns of this otherwise great family movie.

Violence: C

Numerous battle sequences occur where characters are killed by being fired upon or caught in explosions, and numerous deaths are implied. One-on-one fighting involves staffs, guns, or swordplay with light sabers. Characters are sometimes stunned, have their throats crushed, or threatened with torture. Attacked victims bodies are seen strewn about—in one scene their still-smoking charred remains are briefly shown. Characters comically fall off large beast. A bar fight erupts and one character’s arm is sliced off. Another character is shot at point blank range. Aquatic snake creature pulls character under water. Characters are caught in a trash compactor.

Sexual Content: A

The princess attracts some male admirers.

Language: A-

At least: 3 mild profanities, some minor insults and name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B

In a bar setting, drinks are served in a bar and some characters smoke. Truth serum administered by injection.

Miscellaneous Concerns:

None noted.

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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.

Looking for other space epics from the same era? Try Close Encounters Of The Third Kind or E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. If you’d rather embark on a real space adventure, check out The IMAX Space Collection.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

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Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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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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