The Empire Strikes Back: 1980 vs. 2004 Edits

February 19, 2014 – Critics rate The Empire Strikes Back (1980) as perhaps the best of the six Star Wars films and one of the finest sequels of all time. The late Irvin Kershner (1923-2010) directed this masterpiece. Twenty-four years later, George Lucas released a “re-mastered” (i.e., edited) version of ESB (2004), much to the consternation of fans.

Watch this well done video and compare the two versions for yourself:

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