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Title: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 04, 2012, 07:31:09 pm
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Widescreen 2004 Edition

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Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxLR_27ASpc


Even though I gave both A New Hope (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/star-wars-episode-iv-a-new-hope-(1977)/msg13588/#msg13588) 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.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 04, 2012, 07:31:41 pm
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Blu-ray Screencaps

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Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 04, 2012, 07:37:03 pm
The Empire Strikes Back (Original Poster)

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This is STILL one of my all time favorite movie Posters. Just a truly epic design that still gives me goosebumps.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Mac on January 26, 2013, 07:06:06 am
Easter Egg: Mickey Mouse On Cloud City In ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

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by Germain Lussier

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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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Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 26, 2013, 07:13:54 am
Is this real? I only say that because of this (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/the-drive-in-theater/disney-buys-lucasfilms/msg13570/#msg13570).
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Mac on January 26, 2013, 07:26:33 am
You tell me. I've never watched the movies that close.

Besides, if its on the internet, it's true.... right?
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 21, 2013, 05:01:03 pm
Vader's New Girlfriend

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Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Neumatic 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...
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Chiprocks1 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.... (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/puke.gif) So, go ahead and watch the best and just skip the Jar Jar crap. Save yourself the pain.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Neumatic 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.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Chiprocks1 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.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Neumatic on February 21, 2013, 06:20:22 pm
I'm pretty sure RLM did the other two prequels as well.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 17, 2014, 04:55:44 pm
Jason Reitman’s ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Re-Stage Casts Paul, Simmons, Pollack & More (http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2014/12/17/jason-reitmans-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.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Neumatic 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.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Neumatic on December 18, 2014, 01:21:20 pm
Well, according to /Film, the cast of Empire is now complete (http://www.slashfilm.com/han-solo-princess-leia-empire-strikes-back-live-read/#more-270575).

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.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 18, 2014, 01:26:54 pm
I'm excited for this, but I'm also worried that security is going to be draconian to the point of "No Cell Phones Allowed" to curb anyone with the intent of recording this. I won't be surprised that they turn people away when ticket holders refuse to surrender their phones. Unless it is printed in big bold letters on the tickets about 'No Recording Devices", this could turn ugly at the door.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Mac on December 18, 2014, 01:35:47 pm
What are you talking about?
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Neumatic on December 18, 2014, 01:42:49 pm
I've never heard of a leak of any of these shows, and lord knows I want to hear 'em.  Did you even know they did an all-female Glengarry Glen Ross a year or so ago?
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 18, 2014, 03:27:52 pm
What are you talking about?

Just think along the lines of an all-star cast doing a table read of selected movies. They tend to go with unique casting choices rather than "who is right for the role". These are one-time only deals and are not meant to be anything other than a once in a lifetime fun moment.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 18, 2014, 03:28:23 pm
Did you even know they did an all-female Glengarry Glen Ross a year or so ago?

Never heard about it till now.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Neumatic on December 18, 2014, 03:50:21 pm
They also did Princess Bride in 2011 and the cast for that was pretty awesome too (http://movieline.com/2011/12/16/notes-from-the-magical-inspired-lacma-live-read-of-the-princess-bride/).  Oh the curse of being poor and two time zones away from the action!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Neumatic on December 19, 2014, 12:11:42 pm
It's not nearly the same, but /Film put up a three-page recap of the event (http://www.slashfilm.com/empire-strikes-back-live-read-recap/#more-270729).
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 19, 2014, 12:18:20 pm
Before I read that, gonna head over to YouTube and see if anyone had the balls to videotape and upload,
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 19, 2014, 02:48:31 pm
No clips of any kind on YouTube. It was a shot in the dark and it's still possible someone could have yet to upload something. But I'm not counting on it. Read the link. Thanks for the post. Looks like Jessica Alba was just out of her element and probably had the least fan reaction to how she was portraying Leia. Can't really comment on the specifics because I wasn't there. So, I'll leave it at that. Love the idea of Rainn Wilson as Chewie. Classic. Even better was actually finding out that Mark Hamill was added to the cast as Obi-Wan and the Emperor.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Neumatic on December 19, 2014, 03:04:10 pm
Casting Mark Hamill was a nice touch, it looks like he finally got to shave his beard so they must not need him in the flicks again for a long time.  I am curious to hear what he was like as Obi Wan, but I guess we'll find out when Ep VII comes out.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 25, 2015, 02:21:35 pm
Was the Wampa Attack in Empire Strikes Back Created to Explain Mark Hamill's Facial Injuries? (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-cronin/was-the-wampa-attack-in-e_b_8035468.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592)

Even as a kid, the same day I saw Empire on Opening Day, I thought the Wampa attack was specifically created to explain Mark's face.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 07, 2016, 05:41:18 pm
.....my Star Wars Marathon continues.....

A New Hope
The Empire Strikes Back

Up next, Return of the Jedi and you know what follows that.  :)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Neumatic on April 07, 2016, 07:34:49 pm
I'm curious to see how TFA feels when seen in conjunction with the other movies (it's different watching them all on the same format than 3 at home, one in theater, etc).
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 07, 2016, 07:55:51 pm
That's why I'm doing it this way. I want it all to feel like one big story in spite of the massive time gap between Jedi and Force Awakens.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Neumatic on January 08, 2017, 12:18:09 am
This just popped up on my Youtube.  The little girl is SO into it, I love it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v5bMJZ-wm0

Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 08, 2017, 07:45:48 am
I actually did a search specifically for Darth Vader "I am your father" Reactions last week and have been watching them everyday since. It's weird that it would pop up in your feed, but cool that it has. FYI, that girl in the video you posted was one of the first ones I watched and is the best reaction of all that I have seen since then.