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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

238 Ratings: 4.1
The first film made in the "Star Wars" saga and was released in May of 1977.

The Star Wars logo, as seen in all films Star Wars is an epic space opera franchise conceived by George Lucas. The first film in the franchise was originally released on May 25, 1977, by 20th Century Fox, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, … see full wiki

Director: George Lucas
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Release Date: May 25, 1977
MPAA Rating: PG
18 reviews about Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
review by . May 02, 2011
Well, ladies and gentlemen, I have gotten past the prequels and started into the original trilogy, which whoops the ass of every single prequel (no matter how much I loved Revenge of the Sith). Anyway, moving on. A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, a man named George Lucas (amongst a team of many other people) created a world full of unique creatures and memorable characters that will never be forgot by the science fiction community and the film community in general. That world was the world …
review by . November 09, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Normally when I review a film or book, I try to include a short summary about what the film is about. However, for STAR WARS I'm not going to do that. STAR WARS (and even though it is often marketed as A NEW HOPE, the film is called STAR WARS) is my favorite movie of all time. I saw the movie for the first time during one of the times it was initially re-released in the late 1970s. We were going to see one of the LOVE BUG pictures that were out at the time, but that was sold out so my family …
review by . October 14, 2010
Normally when I review a film or book, I try to include a short summary about what the film is about. However, for STAR WARS I'm not going to do that. STAR WARS (and even though it is often marketed as A NEW HOPE, the film is called STAR WARS) is my favorite movie of all time. I saw the movie for the first time during one of the times it was initially re-released in the late 1970s. We were going to see one of the LOVE BUG pictures that were out at the time, but that was sold out so my family …
review by . March 09, 2010
You have to put yourself in my shoes.  It is the summer of 1977.  I am just about to turn 14.  The best science fiction I  have seen is Star Trek.  The Disney abomination "The Black Hole" is about to go into theaters and will be described as "revolutionary".  So just imagine how startling this movie was back then.      Here is the setting. I am on an exchange trip to Idaho working on a Sunflower farm for two weeks.  Every …
Quick Tip by . October 19, 2010
Memories of college days... I couldn't wait to share these movies with my kids, though they thought the special effects were dated. Hey, there's a story too, and that never gets old.
Quick Tip by . August 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The remastered scene additions can sometimes be a bit much...
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
posted in MovieSucktastic
It's hard to believe the merchandising juggernaut that is the Star Wars franchise started with this masterpiece. Continue to harang George Lucas to put out genuine 1977 versions of the film and not the kid friendly and obnoxious with it's additions Special Editions.
review by . September 26, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Darth Vader
I love Star Wars.  Yeah, hardly an orginal statement but really I do.  The original movie, after seeing endless merchandising, satirizations and parodies, in jokes, Seth McFarlane and Kevin Smith-I can still turn on this movie and from it's opening scene have all that pollution go away and remember that this movie was and still is something special.      The classic battle of good and evil, a young man having his place in the galaxy, colorful rouges, beautiful princesses, …
review by . January 18, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I've never been quite sure why so many people are complaining about the revisions to the original version of A New Hope. It's a great movie, but it came out in an era when people didn't have home video players (much less DVDs). Lucas cleaned up the movies, made the ships more realistic, and generally most of the improvements make the film look better. I agree that I wish Lucas didn't mess with the Greedo scene - I still believe Han shot first. However, that's relatively minor. Don't let that ruin …
review by . July 06, 2009
In 1976 a young director named George Lucas had a vision for a movie.  A movie no one thought would get off the ground at all.  When FOX gave Lucas the greenlight the studio thought it could very well be their swansong.  And how could they not?  The budget, for the time, was pretty big (the number itself might seem laughable now as even some independent films are made for more).  Not only that, but there were many problems.  There was a big desert storm the first day …
review by . January 18, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I've never been quite sure why so many people are complaining about the revisions to the original version of A New Hope. It's a great movie, but it came out in an era when people didn't have home video players (much less DVDs). Lucas cleaned up the movies, made the ships more realistic, and generally most of the improvements make the film look better. I agree that I wish Lucas didn't mess with the Greedo scene - I still believe Han shot first. However, that's relatively minor. Don't let that ruin …
review by . January 18, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I've never been quite sure why so many people are complaining about the revisions to the original version of A New Hope. It's a great movie, but it came out in an era when people didn't have home video players (much less DVDs). Lucas cleaned up the movies, made the ships more realistic, and generally most of the improvements make the film look better. I agree that I wish Lucas didn't mess with the Greedo scene - I still believe Han shot first. However, that's relatively minor. Don't let that ruin …
Quick Tip by . January 07, 2010
Classic space adventure full of heroes and villains. Special Edition is damning but a classic for all time nonetheless.
review by . May 20, 2009
Star Wars is one of those films that I totally marked out for when I was a child. But viewing it today it's just not the same. Have I grown up? Am I not a sci-fi geek like all the other fanatics? Ahh, one of the mysterious of life. I was a huge Darth Vader fan, he was so cool. I mean he'd choke people from across the room and punked out everyone he met (except Peter Cushing). I never liked the good guys such as Luke (whinny young punk) Han Solo (loud mouth wind bag) Princess Leia (ugly with those …
review by . September 11, 2008
I was born in April of 1972. My earliest memory is of the Bicentennial celebrations. I seem to remember watching people playing around with fireworks at our neighbor's house. But I'm not 100% sure these memories are accurate.    The first memory I know for sure is accurate is seeing "Star Wars" in 1977. This was back when it was just "Star Wars". Not "Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope". No, it was just a simple, single film.    But what a film it was! I am …
review by . December 10, 2006
I first saw Star Wars on HBO when I was 5 years old. I then bought it on VHS, and rented the DVD's when they came out. The first couple of times I saw the movie, I was amazed and astounded each time. But after watching the updated version at the theaters and now on DVD, the movie has lost some of its magic and shine. Here is why.    First, of all the re-releases, Lucas tweaked A New Hope the most. Some scenes were added that should have been left out. The scene with Jabba in …
review by . September 11, 2006
Normally when I review a film or book, I try to include a short summary about what the film is about. However, for STAR WARS I'm not going to do that. STAR WARS (and even though it is often marketed as A NEW HOPE, the film is called STAR WARS) is my favorite movie of all time. I saw the movie for the first time during one of the times it was initially re-released in the late 1970s. We were going to see one of the LOVE BUG pictures that were out at the time, but that was sold out so my family took …
review by . September 10, 2006
I find it *hilarious* that a large portion of the Star Wars fan community did nothing but bitch, whine, and complain about the lack of the "original" films being on DVD. For _years_ they did nothing but complain about it. Begging and threatening Lucas to just, "release the original films -- in whatever condition they are in -- please!"    So, Lucas finally breaks down, and throws these people a bone, and instead of dancing in the streets, they immediately move on to bitching, …
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