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On January 31, 1997, George Lucas released Star Wars: Special Edition. It quickly became the first movie of 1997 to gross more than $100 million at the box-office. This was an amazing feat considering that it is 20 years old! It was followed by Special Editions of The Empire Strikes Back on February 21, 1997, and Return of the Jedi on March 14, 1997. All included previously unreleased footage, updated special effects and THX enhanced sound. Listed below are a few images showcasing the addition scenes and enhanced effects for the Star Wars Trilogy: Special Editions.


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Special Edition Movie Trailer

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Star Wars

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Sandtroopers and a dewback

More Sandtroopers and dewback

And more Sandtroopers and dewback

Making the CG Sandtroopers and dewbacks

Landspeeder entering Mos Eisley

Overhead shot of Mos Eisley

Landspeeder traveling through Mos Eisley

Falcon leaving Mos Eisley

Han and Jabba

Han stepping on Jabba's tail

Making CG Jabba

Making CG Ronto

Massassi Temple on Yavin

Filming Sandtroopers

X-wings attacking Death Star

X and Y-wings attacking Death Star

Falcon landing on Yavin IV

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The Empire Strikes Back

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CG Falcon and Cloud City

CG Cloud City fly through

Vader's shuttle enroute to Executer

Vader's shuttle leaving Bespin

Wampa

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Return of the Jedi

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New band members

Additional dancers

More dancers

George Lucas on the set of ROTJ:SE

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Another Oola picture

And another Oola picture

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