Star Wars releases and re-releases

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In Film
  • Episode IV: A New Hope released in theatres

    Episode IV: A New Hope released in theatres
  • Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back released in theatres

    Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back released in theatres
  • Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi released in theatres

    Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi released in theatres
  • Laserdisc versions of the original trilogy are released

    The films were sped up about 3 percent to fit on the 2-hour laserdisc technology.
  • VHS release of original trilogy, widescreen format

  • VHS release of original trilogy, with different box cover art

  • VHS release of original trilogy, with improved audio and video

  • Star Wars: A New Hope: Special Edition released in theatres

    Star Wars: A New Hope: Special Edition released in theatres
    Computer graphics used to "enhance" the original film.
  • The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition released in theatres

    The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition released in theatres
    Computer graphics used to "enhance" the original film.
  • The Return of the Jedi: Special Edition released in theatres

    The Return of the Jedi: Special Edition released in theatres
    Computer graphics used to "enhance" the original film.
  • Episode I: The Phantom Menace released in theatres

    Episode I: The Phantom Menace released in theatres
  • DVD release of The Phantom Menace

    DVD release of The Phantom Menace
    No changes from the theatrical version.
  • New versions of the original trilogy released on VHS with different box cover art

    New versions of the original trilogy released on VHS with different box cover art
  • Episode II: Attack of the Clones released in theatres

    Episode II: Attack of the Clones released in theatres
  • DVD release of Attack of the Clones

    DVD release of Attack of the Clones
    Some minor changes from the theatrical release.
  • DVD editions of the original trilogy released

    DVD editions of the original trilogy released
    New computer graphics effects added, but others from the Special Edition were removed.
  • Episode III: Revenge of the Sith released in theatres.

    Episode III: Revenge of the Sith released in theatres.
  • DVD release of Revenge of the Sith.

    DVD release of Revenge of the Sith.
    Some minor changes from theatrical release, including shorter "Noooooooooooo!" from Darth Vader.
  • A new set of DVDs of the original trilogy is released, showing both the altered and original films

    A new set of DVDs of the original trilogy is released, showing both the altered and original films
  • The Clone Wars released in theatres

    The Clone Wars released in theatres
  • DVD release of The Clone Wars

    Deleted scenes included.
  • Blu-ray versions of all six films due to be released in 2011

  • 3D version of The Phantom Menace due this year

    3D version of The Phantom Menace due this year
    3D versions of other Star Wars movies will follow, with one per year.