Return of the Jedi, The*

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Return of the Jedi, The*

  • 1997 ----- color ----- 134 min ----- vhs
  • (Star Wars Trilogy (Special Edition) series, Part 6) (Directed by Richard Marquand from the story by George Lucas; with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, James Earl Jones, David Prowse, Sebastian Shaw, Sir Alec Guinness, Frank Oz, Ian McDiarmid, Kenny Baker) Return of the Jedi complete the epic Star Wars cycle with the final destruction of the Empire and the inevitable face-off between Luke Skywalker and the evil Darth Vader, now revealed, as we surmised, to be his father. The film has a tone of its own. It is a riot of character invention. We get a good look at Jabba the Hutt and his court, we meet the Ewoks, and we are confronted by two wonderfully loathsome creatures--the beast in the dungeon beneath Jabba's throne room, and the desert monster made of teeth and gullet.--Roger Ebert [An examination of the making of the Special Edition of Star Wars is before the feature (8 min.)] (Closed-Captioned) [Letterboxed] (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
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