Fans of the "Star Wars" trilogy, one of the most successful movie series to date, already may know who Luke Skywalker's father is, but this collection from Twentieth Century Fox includes more than 10 hours of bonus materials for those whose can't get enough (four-disc DVD $69.98).
The collection includes revised versions of "A New Hope" (1977), "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and "Return of the Jedi" (1983).
Each of the three discs features commentary from filmmaker George Lucas, actress Carrie Fisher, sound designer Ben Brutt and several special-effects experts.
The bonus disc includes games; a photo gallery; cast interviews; and the featurettes "The Characters of Star Wars," "Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy," "The Force is With Them: The Legacy of Star Wars" and "The Birth of the Lightsaber."
"Star Wars" follows the struggles of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), a simple farm boy who becomes involved in a revolt against the powerful Empire and its ruthless and brutal rule.
Skywalker and the Rebellion, including Princess Leia (Fisher) and smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford), attempt to overthrow the powerful Empire and the evil Darth Vader and bring peace to their galaxy.
When the movie premiered in 1977, it set a new record for opening-week business in the Washington area grossing, $94,992 in its first seven days at the Uptown Theater on Connecticut Avenue.
The box set is scheduled for release on Tuesday, but is already No. 1 on Amazon's bestseller list.
James Earl Jones provides the voice of Darth Vader. Billy Dee Williams and Alec Guinness co-star in the PG-rated films.
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