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STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)

STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK <span>(1980)</span> artwork

STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 122

Release dates 12/09/2011, 05/09/2011, 20/09/2004

Ratings Info Contains mild violence and threat

Genre(s) Science Fiction

Director(s) Irvin Kershner

Cast includes Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, James Earl Jones (voice), Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz (puppeteer/voice), Alec Guinness, Jeremy Bulloch, Kenneth Colley, Julian Glover, Michael Sheard

Summary STAR WARS: EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is a science fiction sequel in which Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable for all iconU

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 02/09/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is a science fiction sequel, from 1980, in which Luke Skywalker undertakes Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

Violence

The strongest moment of violence occurs off-screen, in a scene in which one of the hero characters, Han Solo, is tortured by the baddie, Darth Vader. We hear Solo's screams, but do not see what is happening to him. We find out later that he has been carbon-frozen and see his motionless face. However, there is no sight of any injury. In another scene, another of the heroes, Luke Skywalker, has his hand cut off by Vader. This is achieved with a laser and is entirely bloodless. We do not see the resulting injury.

Threat

The film also contains characters in danger, with the heroes chased by spaceships, confronted by asteroids and engaging in laser-battles. This all occurs within a very clear fantasy context, with no realistic weaponry.

Details

Title
STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
Also known as
STAR WARS EPISODE V : THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK,THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK,THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK/RETURN OF THE JEDI,PERVIOUS VF NUNBER VFC61916
Year
1980
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.,CBS/Fox Video Ltd,20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
27/09/2011
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF029499

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