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STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE (1998)

STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE <span>(1998)</span> artwork

STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE (1998)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 131

Release dates 09/02/2012, 19/09/2011, 12/09/2011, 05/09/2011, 15/10/2001, 16/07/1999

BBFCInsight Contains mild fantasy adventure violence

Genre(s) Science Fiction, Adventure, Action

Director(s) George Lucas

Cast includes Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Pernilla August, Oliver Ford Davies, Hugh Quarshie, Ahmed Best, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz (puppeteer/voice), Terence Stamp, Brian Blessed, Ray Park, Lewis MacLeod (voice), Warwick Davis, Ralph Brown, Celia Imrie, Samuel L. Jackson

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 02/09/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE is an action-adventure science fiction prequel to the 1977-1983 STAR WARS trilogy.

Violence

The film contains several battle scenes, lightsaber duels and chase/escape sequences. The violence mainly takes place during skirmishes between human and non-human characters such as robots. However one prominent lightsaber fight takes place between two main characters and a villain. During the sequence a key character is killed, after which a small dark patch is seen on a cloak. Later in the film, another character is cut in two when he is hit by a lightsaber strike.This occurs offscreen, although a very faint red mist is briefly visible indicating the strike has occurred. After this, the two parts of the body fall down a chasm, although without any blood or injury detail. The film includes a racing scene in which a young boy is in danger; however, he is presented as resourceful and skilled. Other chases and battles are presented but with a clear fantastical element.

The film also includes some very mild rude humour, including an animal breaking wind.

Trailer

Details

Title
STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE
Also known as
STAR WARS EPISODE 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE,STAR WARS: EPISODE 1,STAR WARS - EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE,STAR WARS - EPISODE 1 - THE PHANTOM MENACE - 3D,STAR WARS - EPISODE 1 - THE PHANTOM MENACE - 3D - PSA TRAILER,STAR WARS - EPISODE 1 - THE PHANTOM MENACE
Year
1998
Formats
DVD, Cinema, 3D Cinema
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.,20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
06/01/2012
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF156160
Note to parents
Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

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