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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
« on: November 04, 2012, 07:31:09 pm »
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Widescreen 2004 Edition





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Even though I gave both A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back a full 10 Stars, everyone knows that Empire is the crown jewel in the original Trilogy. There is no debating this. It's a fact set in stone. This sequel just resonates more as it's deeper and richer as both a story, character development and Special FX. And with the reveal of who Luke's father is, it becomes Shakespearean in it's plot device. There are so many great things about Empire that actually make this film stand on it's own, regardless of it being part of the Trilogy. I put this up against any other movie that's come before or has come out since then. I'm just glad that George Lucas was too busy counting his money and had the sense to hand the reigns over to Irvin Kershner and give the fans something truly epic.

A lot of people ask me why I am so anal about Spoilers. Why I avoid them like the plague. Well, it all started with this movie. Actually it started in line on opening day, waiting to see the movie. A couple of jackasses had just come out of the screening of Empire and they purposely walked down the side of the loooooooooooong line we were all waiting in and they kept repeated over and over "Darth Vader is Luke's Father". I can't tell you how  p i s s e d   I was when they did this. Everyone in line was furious with them. They ruined what should have been in epic turning point. They one shining light for me is that once the movie started, I completely forgot about that little bit of information because I was just consumed by what was unfolding on the Silver Screen. By the time it got to the big reveal, I was completely in the dark and it was a big shock. So, all's well, ends well.....

I highly recommend this as a Buy. My copy comes from the Widescreen 2004 Box Set. Unlike the the new stuff that was added to A New Hope, I really didn't have a problem with the new stuff added in Empire. I actually think it was needed, especially the inclusion of the Wampa in all its glory.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 07:31:41 pm »
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Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 07:37:03 pm »
The Empire Strikes Back (Original Poster)



This is STILL one of my all time favorite movie Posters. Just a truly epic design that still gives me goosebumps.
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Easter Egg: Mickey Mouse On Cloud City In ‘The Empire Strikes Back’



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The Star Wars blog just posted a very awesome easter egg from The Empire Strikes Back, one that somehow foretold recent events. Mickey Mouse can be plainly seen in the background of Cloud City while Luke Skywalker is fighting Darth Vader on Hoth. This, of course, is interesting not only because it’s a cool piece of trivia, but because Disney now owns LucasFilm. Check out the film stills below.

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Is this real? I only say that because of this.
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You tell me. I've never watched the movies that close.

Besides, if its on the internet, it's true.... right?
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Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013, 05:01:03 pm »
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Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2013, 05:15:04 pm »
Brilliant.

I keep forgetting about the "actual" DVD covers, I put the old classic posters in my box set ages ago.

Also don't remember the last time I've seen any of the Star Wars movies...

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Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2013, 05:19:08 pm »
As you can tell by the date of this thread, I just recently did a marathon of both Trilogies and I tell ya, there is a reason why the original Star Wars Trilogy is called the definitive Trilogy. As for the prequels.... So, go ahead and watch the best and just skip the Jar Jar crap. Save yourself the pain.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2013, 05:38:59 pm »
If I wanted to revisit the prequels, Red Letter Media's reviews of all three are definitely worth a revisit.

Dunno when I'll be in the mood for Wars, I'm not a giant fan of the series (I never even saw them until the late 90s).

I was listening to Mark Hamill's interviews in "Fat Man On Batman" the other day and even if that dude wasn't Luke Skywalker, he would probably still be about as big a name in the geek world, if not slightly more accessible.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2013, 06:01:37 pm »
Mac posted the Red Letter Media review for Phantom Menance around here somewhere. Funny sh*t....and quite depressing when broken down like that.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013, 06:20:22 pm »
I'm pretty sure RLM did the other two prequels as well.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2014, 04:55:44 pm »
Jason Reitman’s ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Re-Stage Casts Paul, Simmons, Pollack & More




Aaron Paul as Luke Skywalker! J.K. Simmons as Darth Vader! Somebody pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease video tape this and upload it on YouTube!!!!!! Man, I wish I could see this live.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2014, 06:00:42 pm »
"Yo, little green ****, get outta my stash yo!"

I wish ALL this stuff was saved for posterity, though I don't know if they could get the talent they get if that was the case.

I suppose you'll have to make do with those videos of the cartoon voices reading scripts.  Because of those, I can't help but think of Dudley Moore as C-3PO.  But Merchant should be interesting, too.


You know, this is REALLY gonna flavour my "retro" watch of the Star Wars flicks.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2014, 01:21:20 pm »
Well, according to /Film, the cast of Empire is now complete.

Who is Princess Leia?  Jessica Alba.  Makes sense, I suppose.  But even better...

Han is ELLEN PAGE.  I'm annoyed as H*CK that I didn't think of that myself.  That's the kind of brilliant, left-field casting I love. I kinda feel inspired to draw that, now.

 

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