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  • Re-released in United States January 31, 1997 (under title "Star Wars Special Edition")
  • Re-released in United States April 10, 1981
  • Released in United States Summer May 25, 1977
  • Released in United States on Video June 1982
  • Re-released in United States July 21, 1978
  • Re-released in United States August 13, 1982
  • Re-released in United States August 15, 1979
  • Re-released in United States on Video August 26, 1997 (under title "Star Wars Special Edition")
  • Re-released in United States on Video November 21, 2000 ("Star Wars Trilogy" box set)
  • Voted Best Picture and Best Original Score by the 1977 Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
  • Voted One of the Year's Ten Best Films by the 1977 National Board of Review.
  • Voted One of the Years Ten Best Films by the 1977 New York Times Film Critics.
  • Winner of the 2002 award for Best Matte Painting in a Motion Picture by the Visual Effects Society (VES).
  • Winner of two 2005 Satellite Awards including Best Visual Effects and Best Sound by the International Press Academy (IPA).
  • Released in United States on Video June 1982
  • Released in United States Summer May 25, 1977
  • Re-released in United States April 10, 1981
  • Re-released in United States August 13, 1982
  • Re-released in United States August 15, 1979
  • Re-released in United States January 31, 1997
  • Re-released in United States July 21, 1978
  • Re-released in United States on Video August 26, 1997
  • Re-released in United States on Video November 21, 2000
  • Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Out of Competition) May 11-22, 2005.
  • This is the second installment of the prequels set in a time period prior to that of the original three Star Wars films: "Star Wars" (1977), "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and "Return of the Jedi" (1983).
  • This prequel is set 30 years prior to the events of the original three Star Wars films: "Star Wars" (1977), "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and "Return of the Jedi" (1983).
  • Re-released in the United Kingdom April 11, 1997.
  • VistaVision
  • Shown at Cannes Film Festival (out of competition) May 15-22, 2002.
  • Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Special Screening) May 8-15, 2002.
  • Additional photography, including scenes added to the script, was completed August 25, 1998.
  • Sequel to "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" (USA/1999), directed by George Lucas.
  • Fox has secured worldwide theatrical and video rights to the next three "Star Wars" films, which are prequels to the original "Star Wars" trilogy.
  • Phase one of principle photography was completed on September 29, 1997. Additional photography took place in early 1998.
  • Began shooting June 26, 1997.
  • Completed shooting September 29, 1997.
  • Gary Oldman was previously attached to perform the voice of General Grievous but backed out because the film is a non-SAG production and he refused to break the Screen Actors Guild regulation known as Global Rule One, which ensures that SAG members retain the protections of SAG contract provisions wherever they work.
  • George Lucas last directed "Star Wars" in 1977.
  • Selected in 1989 for inclusion in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
  • The prequel trilogy are set in a time period prior to that of the original three Star Wars films: "Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope" (USA/1977), "Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" (USA/1980) and "Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" (USA/1983).
  • Third installment of the prequel trilogy, which includes "Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace" (USA/1999) and "Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones" (USA/2002) both directed by George Lucas.
  • Thirty shots were captured by a digital camera.