The second film in the original trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back, was released on VHS the same day when the first film was re-released with Hi-Fi Stereo sound and closed captioning, on November 13, 1984.


The battle to save the galaxy from the evil of Darth Vader rages on in the spellbinding Star Wars sequel that is one of the highest-grossing films of all time. In a spectacular opening battle the Rebels suffer a devastating attack by the Imperial army using At-AT Walkers. Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca survive, and fight a running space battle against Imperial ships. Luke Skywalker seeks out Yoda, the ancient Jedi Master, to be trained as a true Jedi Knight. Meanwhile, Darth Vader is scheming to lure Luke to the Dark Side of the Force, or to kill him in their final showdown-a stunning duel in which Luke learns the secret of his destiny. This dazzling adventure introduces the charming, shifty rogu, Lando Calrissian and Yoda, one of the most delightful, ingenious and instantly successful characters to ever light up a movie screen. An awesome array of special effects, blazing action, and imagination, The Empire Strikes Back has benn hailed as one of the greatest motion pictures ever made.

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The Empire Strikes Back made its VHS debut in this country on August 21, 1985.

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