The Star Wars trilogy had the rare distinction of becoming more than just a series of movies, but a cultural phenomenon, a life-defining event for its generation. On its surface, George Lucas's original 1977 film is a rollicking and humorous space fantasy that owes debts to more influences than one can count on two hands, but filmgoers became entranced by its basic struggle of good vs. evil "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away," its dazzling special effects, and a mythology of Jedi Knights, the Force, and droids.
Actors: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guiness
Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Special Edition, THX, NTSC
Number of tapes: 3
Studio: 20th Century Fox
VHS Release Date: August 26, 1997