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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
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Director(s)

George Lucas

Producer(s)

Gary Kurtz

Writer(s)

George Lucas

Starring
Music by

John Williams

Distributor

20th Century Fox
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (reissue TBA)

Released

May 25, 1977

Timeline

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Preceded by

Star Wars Rebels

Followed by

Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...."
―Tagline[src]

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, originally released simply as Star Wars, is, chronologically, the fourth chapter of the Star Wars film saga, and the first released into theaters. It is the first film of the original trilogy and is followed by two sequels, a prequel trilogy, and a forthcoming sequel trilogy. The film was written and directed by George Lucas, and produced by Gary Kurtz. It would be the last film Lucas directed until Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Chronologically, the film is set nineteen years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and centers around the character of Luke Skywalker, the secret son of Darth Vader—a fact neither of them know yet. As the story unfolds, Luke takes his first steps towards his destiny as a Jedi Knight and joins the Rebel Alliance. Other characters include Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The film builds up to a final battle to destroy the Galactic Empire's Death Star, a weapon that can destroy entire planets.

A New Hope was a major box office success and became a global cultural phenomenon, earning near-universal praise from critics and fans alike. As of 2013, between the original release and multiple re-releases, the film has earned over $2.5 billion dollars when adjusted for inflation. This makes A New Hope the second highest-grossing inflation-adjusted film of all time, second only to Gone with the Wind. Critically, the film holds a score of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.[1] The film has since been re-released in theaters in 1978 and 1997, as well as on VHS, DVD, and Blu Ray throughout the 1980s, 90s, 00s, and 10s. In 1989, the film was preserved in the National Film Registry, part of the United States Library of Congress, for its historical and cultural significance.

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TrailersEdit

Star Wars teaser trailer

Star Wars Teaser Trailer02:02

Star Wars Teaser Trailer


Star Wars trailer

Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) - Open-ended Trailer01:09

Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) - Open-ended Trailer


Star Wars 1978 re-release trailer

Star Wars Theatrical Re-Release Trailer02:50

Star Wars Theatrical Re-Release Trailer


Star Wars special edition trailer

Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition Episode IV A New Hope trailer(1997)02:29

Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition Episode IV A New Hope trailer(1997)


TV spotsEdit

TV Spot #1

Star Wars - TV Spot 100:30

Star Wars - TV Spot 1


TV Spot #2

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TV Spot #3

Star Wars - TV Spot 300:30

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TV Spot #4

Star Wars - TV Spot 400:30

Star Wars - TV Spot 4


Special Edition TV Spot #1

"Star Wars" Special Edition Commercial (1997) 100:31

"Star Wars" Special Edition Commercial (1997) 1


Special Edition TV Spot #2

"Star Wars" Special Edition Commercial (1997) 200:32

"Star Wars" Special Edition Commercial (1997) 2


Special Edition TV Spot #3
"Star Wars" Special Edition Commercial (1997) 300:31

"Star Wars" Special Edition Commercial (1997) 3

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TriviaEdit

  • Darth Vader carries a red lightsaber.
  • Luke Skywalker now has a light blue lightsaber.
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi has a light blue lightsaber.

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