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The Empire Strikes Back - at 40...
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The Empire Strikes Back turns 40 years old this week…

and although the original theatrical version of the film hasn’t had an official dedicated release in 25 years, it is probably worth still marking the occasion with its own thread - especially as the offical Star Wars social media plaforms seem to be issuing out several pieces for it’s 40th anniversary - probably in the hope people think it is the same film that is available to buy now as it was 25 years ago - and more… 😉’s ‘Empire Strikes Back at 40’ website portal

Empire at 40: George Lucas on making ‘something that had never been done before’ again

Empire at 40: Why we love The Empire Strikes Back (StarWars official site writers talk about thier love of the film)

Empire at 40: Snow Walkers, Stop-motion, and dumpster lids: An Oral History of The Battle Of Hoth

History in objects: Dispatches from Empire Strikes Back


The Empire Strikes Back - May 70 mm vs June 35 mm - yotsuya’s thread on the offical site going into detail about some last-minute changes to the film as it hit the cinemas 40 years ago…

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Time Capsule - ZkinandBonez’s post on the new short video about the production of ESB…


Star Wars drops 40th anniversary poster for ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ - article at at Yahoo

There is another: SW actors, creators and fans on Empire’s enduring legacy at 40th - article at SyFy

‘The Empire Strikes Back’ at 40: How the sequel launched ‘Star Wars’ into the future - article at CNN

Joe Johnston expains the secret origins of the Empire Strikes Back’s new Star Wars vehicles - article at SyFy

The Legacy of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40 Years Later - article at Flickering Myth

‘I am your father’: The Empire Strikes Back writer looks back on iconic twist - article at EW

The Best Things The Empire Strikes Back Introduced to Star Wars - article at Gizmodo

The Empire Strikes Back at 40: did the Star Wars saga peak too early? - article at The Guardian


Obviously, is also selling a load of Empire Strikes Back merchandise on the back of it’s 40th anniversary - seemingly everything but the original film itself, of course…


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