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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 30/06/2020, 12/09/2011, 05/09/2011, 20/09/2004

Ratings Info moderate violence, mild threat

Genre(s) Science Fiction, Adventure, Action

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.

  • Parental guidance iconPG

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 02/09/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is a sci-fi action fantasy adventure, from 1980, in which the Rebels continue their fight against the Empire.

Violence

A man's wrist is chopped off by a lightsaber and, during a dream sequence, a man is decapitated; both moments of violence are brief and without any sight of blood or injury detail. There are also scenes of fantasy violence including dogfights, lightsaber fights, scenes of hand-to-hand combat in which men are punched, and sequences in which men are shot with blasters. It is implied a man is tortured.

Threat and horror

Threatening scenes including those in which a man is kidnapped by a snow creature, and a sequence in which a man is forced into a small chamber and encased in carbonate. There are also scenes in which men are attacked and, during battles, their lives are endangered.

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
Year
1980
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.,CBS/Fox Video Ltd,20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd,WDSMP UK
Classified date(s)
25/06/2020
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF029499

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