STAR WARS: Excerpts From A Lost EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Documentary

Almost 30 mins of footage from Michael Parbot's BTS look at what is considered to be not only the best Star Wars movie, but one of the best movies of all time, period, has found its way online. Trust me, no Wars fan is gonna wanna miss this..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 3/2/2013


The following vid contains nearly half an hour of a documentary Michael Parbot made on The Empire Strikes Back. Fans may recognize some of the footage as being better quality excerpts from a version released back in 2007, but there is plenty of new stuff too - including interviews with the cast and crew, and awesome behind-the-scenes shots.



I just want to watch the movie again now. If the new Star Wars films turn out even half as great as Empire I'll be a happy man.









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DukeAcureds - 3/2/2013, 2:02 PM
Oh, Ror... that's the good stuff.
Hellsing - 3/2/2013, 2:06 PM
I wonder what there reaction was when Lucas told them that Luke and Leia were siblings I hope it was the same as mine it involved a lot of puking.
Thythoutrust - 3/2/2013, 2:20 PM
''one of the best movies of all time period''

Pouhahahahahhahahahahahhahahaha... :')


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Anyhow, I've seen this before but it's still still a gem.
marvel72 - 3/2/2013, 2:20 PM
quite possibly the best sci-fi movie ever made.
pintoman - 3/2/2013, 2:28 PM
wow...real sets
RichardHedski - 3/2/2013, 2:42 PM
Classic movie. Never gets old. Attack of the Clones is still my favorite Star Wars movie, though.
Thegeekygurl - 3/2/2013, 2:48 PM
Its amusing to see that video and know more about what was going on with the cast back then than people watching wouldve known back in 1981.
Carrie Fisher was banging Spielberg, Ford and maybe Lucas and Hamill back in the day. Which probably has something to do with her being on the freezing set hours at a time for shots like the Tauntaun scenes with Ford when she wasnt even in them.
TheFox - 3/2/2013, 3:03 PM
It's always funny to watch Harrison Ford in interviews, because no matter how young he is, he always sounds like a old, tired curmudgeon who absolutely DOES NOT want to be there.

BTW, this is some great stuff. Empire was the best Star Wars movie, without a doubt.

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Seejay - 3/2/2013, 3:14 PM

Han could have chosen a safer place to sit.
Thegeekygurl - 3/2/2013, 3:39 PM
@TheFox I think at the same time he was trying to act like Star Wars was silly and beneath him and that it would almost crack him up to talk about it.
In his old Today Show and other interviews you kinda see that attitude.
But if he did, maybe he thought Empire was going to be as bad as The Holiday Special. He had to be pretty embarrassed by that stuff around the time this was shot.
wavehunter - 3/2/2013, 3:53 PM
I miss how Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back were made/told. Back then they had charactor development and story driven plot. F/X was just icing on the cake.
Bojac - 3/2/2013, 4:31 PM
Ok, Empire is legitimately one of the best movies ever made. Also, has anybody else noticed how George Lucas isn't in this? I'm 20 minutes in and not once has he shown up. Which is giving credence to me that while GL likes to claim Empire, it was totally Irvin Kirshner's film.
RorMachine - 3/2/2013, 4:45 PM
Bojac, nag by all accounts Lucas had very little to do with this one, which is why it was so good.
RorMachine - 3/2/2013, 4:45 PM
*nah
Bojac - 3/2/2013, 5:44 PM
Exactly, and I was watching Empire of Dreams and Lucas says he was so involved and that he probably should have just Directed Jedi himself. And ofcourse Jedi, while awesome, was a step backward.
MrSundayMovies - 3/2/2013, 5:47 PM
This is so great, hearing the director talk about real sets, and limited sci fi mumbo jumbo made me sad (again) for the prequels.
marvel72 - 3/2/2013, 6:32 PM
the only fault i had with return of the jedi was the ewoks(with a handful of rebels)defeating the empire.
TheAbomination - 3/2/2013, 6:43 PM
Second best Star Wars movie, behind "A New Hope."
mgeoff88 - 3/2/2013, 10:59 PM
1. ROTJ
2. ESB
3. ANH
4. ROTS
5. PM
6. AOTC

@OhThePurdue Episode II is your favorite Star Wars movie? I think that's the first time I've ever heard a Star Wars fan say that.

I'm glad you enjoyed it so much, but I got bored watching AOTC. I consider it the worst movie in the series. Well, to each his own.
GoddamnBatman - 3/2/2013, 11:12 PM
rots rotj aotc esb pm anh eh what can i say i luv sequels and prequels
Newbus - 3/3/2013, 1:18 AM
marvel72 - "the only fault i had with return of the jedi was the ewoks(with a handful of rebels)defeating the empire."

I think Lucas wanted to use Wookies but couldn't find enough actors to play the parts.




PeterParker1991 - 3/3/2013, 6:22 AM
I love Star Wars in general. The entire Saga is amazing.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 3/3/2013, 6:56 AM
Probably My favorite film ever made
VictorMadsen - 3/3/2013, 7:57 AM
1. Empire
2. New Hope
3. Jedi
4. Clones
5. Revenge
6. Menace

It's taken a little while, but I've gotten past seeing the prequels as nothing more than a steaming pile of horse manure. 1 - 3 each have some really amazing and well done parts (mitigated, sadly, by a whole lot of just bad) and viewing the entire series (so far) as a whole definitely helps with perspective.
Empire, though, will always be my absolute favorite by a wide margin.

I also recently discovered this:

http://static.nomachetejuggling.com/machete_order.html

...which just makes me all kinds of happy.
CaptainPresley - 3/3/2013, 12:30 PM
VictorMadisom - that's my order of Star Wars films as well.
pepe - 3/4/2013, 7:10 AM
All da Star wars flicks are good even the late ones... So bring Jar-jar back...! Booooy...

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