Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - Revenge Of The Sith (Widescreen) (2005)
Genre Action; Adventure; Fantasy; Sci-Fi
Studio 20th Century Fox
Movie Release Date 19-May-05
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 2 hr 20 mins
Format DVD
Color Color
IMDb Rating 8.0
Ewan McGregor Obi-Wan Kenobi
Hayden Christensen Anakin Skywalker
Natalie Portman Padmé
Ian McDiarmid Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
Samuel L. Jackson Mace Windu
Jimmy Smits Senator Bail Organa
Frank Oz Yoda (voice)
Anthony Daniels C-3PO
Christopher Lee Count Dooku
Keisha Castle-Hughes Queen of Naboo
Silas Carson Ki-Adi-Mundi & Nute Gunray
Jay Laga'aia Captain Typho
Bruce Spence Tion Medon
Wayne Pygram Governor Tarkin
Temuera Morrison Commander Cody
David Bowers Mas Amedda
Oliver Ford Davies Sio Bibble
Ahmed Best Jar Jar Binks
Rohan Nichol Captain Antilles
Jeremy Bulloch Captain Colton
Amanda Lucas Terr Taneel
Kenny Baker R2-D2
Matt Sloan Plo Koon
Peter Mayhew Chewbacca
Rebecca Jackson Mendoza Queen of Alderaan
Joel Edgerton Owen Lars
Bonnie Piesse Beru
Jett Lucas Zett Jukassa
Tux Akindoyeni Agen Kolar
Matt Rowan Senator Orn Free Taa
Kenji Oates Saesee Tiin
Amy Allen Aayla Secura
Bodie Taylor Clone Trooper (as Bodie 'Tihoi' Taylor)
Graeme Blundell Ruwee Naberrie
Trisha Noble Jobal Naberrie
Claudia Karvan Sola Naberrie
Keira Wingate Ryoo Naberrie
Hayley Mooy Pooja Naberrie
Sandi Finlay Sly Moore
Katie Lucas Chi Eekway
Director George Lucas
Writer George Lucas
Producer Rick McCallum
Producer George Lucas
Musician John Williams
Cinematography David Tattersall
Ending the most popular film epic in history, Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith is an exciting, uneven, but ultimately satisfying journey. Picking up the action from Episode II, Attack of the Clones as well as the animated Clone Wars series, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and his apprentice, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), pursue General Grievous into space after the droid has kidnapped Supreme Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid). It's just the latest maneuver in the ongoing Clone Wars between the Republic and the Separatist forces led by former Jedi turned Sith Lord Count Dooku (Christopher Lee). On another front, Master Yoda (voiced by Frank Oz) leads the Republic's clone troops against a droid attack on the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk. All this is in the first half of Episode III, which feels a lot like Episodes I and II. That means spectacular scenery, dazzling dogfights in space, a new fearsome villain (the CGI-created Grievous can't match up to either Darth Maul or the original Darth Vader, though), lightsaber duels, groan-worthy romantic dialogue, goofy humor (but at least it's left to the droids instead of Jar-Jar Binks), and hordes of faceless clone troopers fighting hordes of faceless battle droids.

But then it all changes.

After setting up characters and situations for the first two and a half movies, Episode III finally comes to life. The Sith Lord in hiding unleashes his long-simmering plot to take over the Republic, and an integral part of that plan is to turn Anakin away from the Jedi and toward the Dark Side of the Force. Unless you've been living under a rock the last 10 years, you know that Anakin will transform into the dreaded Darth Vader and face an ultimate showdown with his mentor, but that doesn't matter. In fact, a great part of the fun is knowing where things will wind up but finding out how they'll get there. The end of this prequel trilogy also should inspire fans to want to see the original movies again, but this time not out of frustration at the new ones. Rather, because Episode III is a beginning as well as an end, it will trigger fond memories as it ties up threads to the originals in tidy little ways. But best of all, it seems like for the first time we actually care about what happens and who it happens to.

Episode III is easily the best of the new trilogy--OK, so that's not saying much, but it might even jockey for third place among the six Star Wars films. It's also the first one to be rated PG-13 for the intense battles and darker plot. It was probably impossible to live up to the decades' worth of pent-up hype George Lucas faced for the Star Wars prequel trilogy (and he tried to lower it with the first two movies), but Episode III makes us once again glad to be "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away." --David Horiuchi

Disc 1: "The Making of..." Documentary
Cast Interviews
Deleted Scenes
Director's Commentary
Interactive Menus
Photo Gallery
Production Notes
Scene Selection
Storyboard Gallery
Theatrical Trailers
TV Spots
Disc One
Commentary by George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Rob Coleman, John Knoll, and Roger Guyett

Disc Two
Six never-before-seen Deleted Scenes created just for this release, with introductions by George Lucas and Rick McCallum

All-new-full-length documentary "Within A Minute" gives you the most on-depth look ever into the filmmaking process for a Star Wars movie by examining everything that went into making less than sixty seconds of Episode III

Take an inside look at the tragedy of Anakin Skywalker as he transforms into Darth Vader in the exclusive featurette "The Chosen One"

Witness firsthand the extreme training involved in creating the most intense Jedi action battle of the saga in the exclusive featurette "It's All For Real"

Go behind the scenes of the making of Revenge of the Sith in an unparalleled 15-part web-documentary collection

"A Hero Falls" music video featuring John Williams' "Battle of the Heroes" track

Theatrical teaser and launch trailer and 15 TV spots

Theatrical posters and print campaign from around the world

Never-before-seen Production Photo Gallery with special caption features

Access a special Xbox® playable demo with two entire levels from the new Star Wars Battlefront II and Star Wars Empire at War

DVD-ROM weblink exclusive Star Wars content
Personal Details
My Rating 10
Seen It Yes
Viewing Date 13-Nov-05
Index 505
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11-Nov-05
Condition New
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Edition Details
Distributor 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Edition PAL
Barcode 024543203094
Region 2
Release Date 01-Nov-05
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio 2.35 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Subtitles Portuguese
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2