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Star Wars: Episode V

Star Wars Trilogy DVD Collection
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 90 (Nov 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams & Anthony Daniels

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating:
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Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Empire includes audio commentary by executive producer George Lucas, director Irvin Kershner sound designer Ben Burtt, visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren, and actress Carrie Fisher. From the instant you get past the legal warning, the DVDs come alive in all of their Star Wars glory. It seems that Lucasfilm Ltd. and 20th Century Fox have the full grasp of what a DVD menu can be

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2222341
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $69.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 127
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1980
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/21/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Irvin Kershner
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The adventure continues in Star Wars: Episode V

DVD Picture:
After seeing how great A New Hope looks, you won

Years ago, when the Special Edition of Empire was shown in theatres, the presentation that night was the best ever heard in a movie theatre. The cinema was calibrated only hours previously by THX, and the end result was what could be described as somewhat of a religious moviegoing experience. It was that good. The performance from the DVD of The Empire Strikes Back reminds me in some ways of that result. The Dolby

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