Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

For the first time ever on digital, discover the conflict between good and evil in the electrifying Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. After the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion's defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin.
  • Rated PG For sci-fi action violence.
For the first time ever on digital, discover the conflict between good and evil in the electrifying Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. After the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion's defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin.
  • Rated PG For sci-fi action violence.

Bonus Content

  • Conversations: The Lost Interviews

    Conversations: The Lost Interviews

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    Listen to never-before-heard interviews with the cast and crew of Star Wars: A New Hope accompanied by rare, behind-the-scenes footage and pictures. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and others reveal the thrills and challenges of their early days on set.
  • Discoveries From Inside: Matte Paintings Unveiled

    Discoveries From Inside: Matte Paintings Unveiled

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    Esteemed artist and matte painter Harrison Ellenshaw discusses the nearly lost art of matte painting – an element crucial to the look of Star Wars and so many other classic films – plus, he shares a big find of pint-sized proportions from A New Hope.
  • A Conversation with The Masters (2010)

    A Conversation with The Masters (2010)

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    George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan and John Williams look back on the making of The Empire Strikes Back in this in-depth retrospective from Lucasfilm created to help commemorate the 30th anniversary of one of the most beloved films of all time.
  • Dennis Muren: How Walkers Walk

    Dennis Muren: How Walkers Walk

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    Legend Dennis Muren describes the techniques he used to create the motion of the Imperial walkers during the Battle of Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.
  • George Lucas On Editing The Empire Strikes Back 1979

    George Lucas On Editing The Empire Strikes Back 1979

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    In this 1979 interview, George Lucas talks about his views on editing as well as exploring specific editing techniques used in The Empire Strikes Back.
  • George Lucas on The Force: 2010

    George Lucas on The Force: 2010

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    George Lucas explores the greater meaning behind the Force, describing in full detail the contrast between the light side and the dark side of the Force.
  • Deleted Scene: Han and Leia: Extended Echo Basement Argument

    Deleted Scene: Han and Leia: Extended Echo Basement Argument

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    Though "You could use a good kiss!" proved to be a strong and unforgettable exit line, this first argument between Han and Leia lasted longer.
  • Deleted Scene: Wampa Attacks

    Deleted Scene: Wampa Attacks

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    The wampa threat was bigger in the script. After hints that the Rebels are not alone, a beast attacks. The Rebels then trap wampas in specially marked pens, which C-3PO uses to escape Imperial troopers. Unsatisfactory creature effects cut this subplot from the film.
  • Deleted Scene: Yoda’s Test

    Deleted Scene: Yoda’s Test

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    As a test of Luke's Jedi reflexes, Yoda floats a silver bar before the young apprentice. Luke ignites his blade and cuts the bar into pieces, an effect never completed.
  • Deleted Scene: Hiding in the Asteroid

    Deleted Scene: Hiding in the Asteroid

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    The Falcon hides inside an asteroid cave, and the lessening thumps of enemy bombardment (realized by simply shaking the camera) lead Han and Leia to believe the Imperials are moving on.
  • Deleted Scene: Alternate Han and Leia Kiss

    Deleted Scene: Alternate Han and Leia Kiss

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    In this cut of Han and Leia's first kiss, it's important to note that their second kiss happens immediately thereafter, and is initiated by Leia, before the scene is interrupted by C-3PO.
  • Deleted Scene: Lobot’s Capture

    Deleted Scene: Lobot’s Capture

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    The fate of Lando's aide is never revealed in the finished movie, but this footage makes it clear that his role in freeing the Rebel prisoners did not go unnoticed.