Rent Star Wars: Episode IV: New Hope (1977)

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1h 59min
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The Jedi Knights have been exterminated and the Empire rules the galaxy with an iron fist. A small group of Rebels have dared to fight back by stealing the secret plans to the Empire's mightiest weapon, the Death Star battle station. The Emperor's most trusted servant, Darth Vader, must find the plans, and locate the hidden Rebel base. Princess Leia, a captive Rebel leader, sends out a distress signal that is intercepted by a simple farm boy, Luke Skywalker.
Seizing his destiny, Luke takes up the challenge to rescue the princess and help the Rebellion overthrow the Empire, along with such unforgettable allies as the wise Obi-Wan Kenobi, the cocky Han Solo, the loyal Chewbacca, and the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO.
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Gary Kurtz, Rick McCallum
Voiced By:
James Earl Jones, David Ankrum, Colin Michael Kitchens
George Lucas
Richard Edlund, John Mollo, Leslie Dilley, Richard Chew, Marcia Lucas, Paul Hirsch, Noman Reynolds, Robert Blalack, Grant McCune, John Stears, John Williams, John Barry, Roger Christian, John Dykstra, Derek Ball, Ben Burtt, Sam Shaw, Norman Reynolds, Richard Portman, Robert R Rutledge, Gordon Davidson, Gene Corso, Don MacDougall, Bob Minkler, Ray West, Mike Minkler, Lester Fresholtz
20th Century Fox
Action & Adventure, Children & Family, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

1979 BAFTA Best Music

1979 BAFTA Best Sound

1978 Oscar Best Costume Design

1978 Oscar Best Editing

1978 Oscar Best Visual Effects

1978 Oscar Best Art Direction

1978 Oscar Best Music Original Score

1978 Oscar Best Sound

Release Date:
Run Time:
120 minutes
Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
  • Commentary by George Lucas, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren and Carrie Fisher
  • DVD-ROM weblink for exclusive Star Wars Content
  • Documentary and Featurettes
  • Video Games and Still Galleries
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Episode III preview: The Return of Darth Vader
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the special features
Release Date:
Run Time:
119 minutes
English, English Audio Description
English Hard of Hearing
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
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  • Audio Commentary for Movie with George Lucas, Cast and Crew
  • Never-Before-Released Audio Commentary for Movie from Archivai Interviews with Cast and Crew

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Reviews (2) of Star Wars: Episode IV: New Hope

Am I missing something? - Star Wars: Episode IV: New Hope review by NB

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The most famous and biggest grossing film of all time. I was out of the country in the 1970s when it came out so I missed it first time round. Had I missed a timeless classic? My daughter who is into Harry Potter had to watch it for a film course. We were open mouthed at its basic awfulness. Not a coherent or credible plot to speak of and what story there was rambled and felt pointless. Terrible stilted dialogue. Unbelievable everything from sets to hardware and far too much zapping with ray guns in lieu of any character development talking of which it was impossible to identify with anyone other than maybe the robots who were warmer and funnier than the people. Too much bleating by Chewbacca. One good thing:The light sabres make a great noise. Millions of happy fans can't be wrong so the fault is us and our bad attitude but we'll avoid any other reheated Star Wars anything.

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Still a great Science Fiction romp. - Star Wars: Episode IV: New Hope review by Martin J from Portsmouth

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I would recommend Star Wars IV, A New Hope to new and old fans alike, it is an excellent adventure for all ages, with a good amount of humour and a fantastic classical music score. This film is great on DVD and Blu Ray with a few extra bits added in 1997 by the director. This is explained by a directors commentary and an archive commentary featuring some audio by the magnificent cast. The special effects have not got dated, including a lot of laser action and light saber fights but with an added spiritual element, referencing the force and the importance of good sense and the rejection of overt materialism. This film changed film making and cinemas treatment of audio and special effects, a classic of British made cinema.

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