STAR WARS: EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK


1980 – THEATRICAL VERSION

1997 – SPECIAL EDITION

2004 – SPECIAL EDITION: ENHANCED DVD EDITION

10/10

TOP TEN FILM!

THEATRICAL VERSION

The template for modern cinemas love affair with sequels. “The Godfather: Part 2” proved that a sequel could surpass the first but this introduced the audience to something different.

Darker, different and unpredictable whist maintaining the magic that made “Star Wars” a hit, this lifted the saga from being just a sci fi blockbuster to new heights as a movie iconoclast.

Nothing is safe after this. Sequels need not be more of the same but expansive and ground-breaking. Without this you might not have “Terminator 2”, or “The Dark Knight”.

The story is advanced concisely as is the universe as a whole. Then, there’s the twist, let alone the cliffhanger ending. Ground-breaking cinema is something to behold and here we have one of the best examples.

Unfortunately these heights would never again be reached with the Star Wars saga, but this should stand tall as a tent pole as to how we do that…

A MUST SEE!

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