Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
The evil galactic podcasting death star stands no chance against this ragtag rebel podcasting alliance. Jedi knight Tim Smith brings along padawans TJ Draper and Joe Darnell to review the first installment in the epic saga of Star Wars.
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- Release Date: May 25, 1977
- Director: George Lucas
- Production Budget: $11 million
- World Wide Gross: $775.3 million
- Mark Hamill
- Harrison Ford
- Carrie Fisher
- Peter Cushing
- Alec Guinness
- Anthony Daniels
- Kenny Baker
- Peter Mayhew
- David Prowse
- James Earl Jones
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire’s world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
I recently recorded an episode of Retake about Rogue One. At the end of the episode, TJ and I started talking about where the movie fell within our personal favorites list. I realized I don’t have this list written down somewhere.
In keeping with the theme of Favorite Fun Futon Films for February (FFFFfF), we are reviewing classics — old and new — that ring true for us. These are carefully selected from the grand archives of film, and we wish to respectfully grace them with our reviews as fans.
I want this so very, very badly. I will buy in a hearbeat.
The original track of Darth Vader's voice as performed by the man who acted him, David Prowse. Imagine what a different movie Star Wars would have been if they had left it like this. From the Documentary "Empire of Dreams"
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
Critics Consensus: A legendarily expansive and ambitious start to the sci-fi saga, George Lucas opened our eyes to the possibilities of blockbuster filmmaking and things have never been the same.
Domestic Total Gross: $307,263,857 Domestic Lifetime Gross: $460,998,007 Distributor: Fox Release Date: May 25, 1977 Genre: Sci-Fi Fantasy Runtime: 2 hrs. 1 min. MPAA Rating: PG Production Budget: $11 million