Strange times call for strange movies suddenly topping the UK box office, decades after they were first released.
Disney has rolled back on plans to release a 4K version of “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” in theaters, Variety has confirmed. The decision comes just weeks after it was revealed a 4K edition of the film would form part of U.K. cinemas' reopening slate. While "The Empire Strikes Back" will still be screened in […]
We get the inside track on the film that George Lucas risked everything to make.
Author Mark O'Connell relives his mission to catch Star Wars 2 when it was first released 40 years ago.
The Royal Albert Hall has added 'Star Wars: Episode IV - The Empire Strikes Back' to its 2019 Films In Concert series.
Eric Idle admits he 'sent Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford high' onto Empire Strikes Back set
The iconic Han Solo jacket worn by Harrison Ford in The Empire Strikes Back is expected to make £1 million at auction.
Mark Hamill couldn't tell Carrie Fisher about the reveal that Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker's father because she would have told everyone.
Iconic items from 'The Shining,' 'Batman' and 'The Empire Strikes Back' are among those going under the hammer.
Will we finally get an original Star Wars cut? It’s no secret that ‘Star Wars’ fans have been clamouring for an unaltered release of the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy. Essentially, it would be an unaltered, pre-Special Edition version of the original ‘Star Wars’ movies.
George Lucas has a long and chequered history of tinkering with the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy since release. “Films never get finished, they get abandoned” he once famously said, and he’s never managed to fully abandon his sci-fi trilogy yet. The first changes were made to ‘Star Wars’ just weeks after the film hit cinemas in 1977 when a new audio track was added featuring amended sound effects and alternate dialogue takes.
George Lucas has a long and chequered history of tinkering with the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy since release. “Films never get finished, they get abandoned” he once famously said, and he’s never managed to fully abandon his sci-fi trilogy yet. The first changes were made to ‘Star Wars’ just weeks after the film hit cinemas in 1977 when a new audio track was added featuring amended sound effects and alternate dialogue takes. Greedo shot first The most controversial and debated change made to ‘Star Wars’ came in the 1997 Special Edition release. In the cantina confrontation where Han coolly dispatches Greedo in cold blood (watch the original here), George Lucas made it look like the bounty hunter shot first in a misguided bid to make the Millennium Falcon pilot seem less ruthless. The exchange now looks stilted and has caused countless nerd arguments ever since.
Boba Fett is the ‘Star Wars’ bounty hunter with a cult all his own, but according to a key insider in the Lucasfilm empire, he was once being teed up for a far bigger role. Despite having scarcely any dialogue (just four lines, in fact) Fett, who first shows up in 'The Empire Strikes Back’, was set to be the main villain in 'Return of the Jedi’, no less. Which is why, perhaps, he was unceremoniously shoved into a big pit with teeth in the desert in 'Return of the Jedi’.
When actor Perry King screen-tested to play a roguish pilot in some space opera in 1976, it was just another audition. “You never know those things at the time,” remembers the now-67-year-old, who tried out for Han Solo opposite Charles Martin Smith as Luke (the latter is best known for his role in ‘The Untouchables’ and ‘American Graffiti’). The world George Lucas created is littered with strange incarnations, including the infamous Holiday Special and ‘Ewoks: The Battle for Endor’.