George Lucas Talks Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back To Leonard Maltin

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40 Years Of A Sci-Fi Classic

It was 40 years ago today, on 20 May 1980, that Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was released at the cinema in the UK and here’s George Lucas talking about it to Leonard Maltin on YouTube…

Darth Vader is adamant about turning Luke Skywalker to the dark side. Master Yoda trains Luke to become a Jedi Knight while his friends try to fend off the Imperial fleet.
Release date: 20 May 1980 (United Kingdom) 
Director: Irvin Kershner

Here’s the film’s original trailer

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