Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope) is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
Cast and Crew
4 disc boxed set, includes Episodes IV, V and VI, bonus disc, commentary by George Lucas, and preview of Episode III
- Widescreen: DVD available at Amazon
- Full screen: DVD available at Amazon
The Orange County Register picks movies for "freedom lovers"
Examines the first two Star Wars trilogies, drawing parallels to 20th and 21st century U.S. and world history, and draws lessons from the films that could help the United States from "giving in to the dark side"
Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator; brief reviews of many movies and some TV series
Cartoons and Comic Strips
Eddie Izzard - Death Star Canteen, 30 Jun 2007
Lego animation of comedian Eddie Izzard imagining Darth Vader making a visit to the canteen of the Death Star
What's So Bad About The Galactic Empire?, by Sean Malone, 4 May 2017
Analyzes the various Star Wars movies and attempts to answer the title question and conversely what is good about the Rebel Alliance
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