Originally released as motion picture in 1977.
Updates include those in the 1997 theatrical release "special edition' with remastered image and sound quality, enhanced special effects with updated computer technology, and added scenes as well as other additions by George Lucas.
Special features include commentary by George Lucas, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren and Carrie Fisher; DVD-ROM weblink to exclusive Star Wars content.
Director of photography, Gilbert Taylor; editors, Richard Chew . ... [et al.]; music, John Williams.
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams, Alec Guinness, Peter Cushing, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, David Prowse.
Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and two robots (R2-D2 and C-3PO) work together to rescue the princess and restore justice in the Empire.
DVD format, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX, Dolby surround, THX certified.
With English, French or Spanish dialogue; optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Academy Awards, 1978: Best art direction-set decoration, best costume design, best effects, visual effects, best editing, best music, original score, best sound.