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
The adventure continues in Star Wars: Episode V
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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