STAR WARS: EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

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The Empire Strikes Back (also known as Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back) is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner and written by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan, based on a story by George Lucas. The sequel to Star Wars (1977), it is the second film in the Star Wars film series and the fifth chronological chapter of the "Skywalker Saga". Set three years after the events of Star Wars, it follows the battle between the malevolent Galactic Empire, led by the Emperor, and the Rebel Alliance led by Princess Leia. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker trains to master the Force so he can confront the powerful Sith lord, Darth Vader. 

 
The film was nominated for several awards and, among others, won two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and one BAFTA. Subsequent releases have raised the film's worldwide gross to $538–549 million and, adjusted for inflation, it is the thirteenth highest-grossing film ever in the United States and Canada.

In the years since its release, Empire has been critically reassessed and is now regarded as the best film in the Star Wars series and among the greatest films of all time. It had a significant impact on filmmaking and popular culture, and is considered the rare sequel that is better than its predecessor. The climax, in which Vader reveals that he is Luke's father, is often named as one of the greatest plot twists in cinema.
 
The United States Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2010.
 
1997
 
27 x 40 in.
 
Reprint, Rolled, Special Edition re-release


Each poster is an official reprint of the original artwork that was displayed in movie theater lobbies when the films first released.  The perfect piece of Hollywood for the flim enthusiast or the serious cinephile.  Take home your favorite movie poster today. 

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