We are fast approaching “Star Wars Day” for 2023 and what better way to lead into the celebration than with a theatrical re-release of the bonafide classic “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of The Jedi” which celebrates its own 40th Anniversary in the coming weeks. The film is being presented for a limited time in limited theaters so you’ll need to do some Googling about that to see if it will be playing near you. I’ve added the brand-new poster, and more down below.
The Premise: After rescuing Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side.
The Cast and Characters:
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford as Han Solo
Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa
Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca
Kenny Baker as R2-D2 and Paploo
Ian McDiarmid as The Emperor
Frank Oz as Yoda
David Prowse as Darth Vader
James Earl Jones as Darth Vader’s voice
Sebastian Shaw as Anakin Skywalker
Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilleslms.
Kenneth Colley as Admiral Piett
Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett
Michael Pennington as Moff Jerjerrod
Warwick Davis as Wicket W. Warrick
Caroline Blakiston as Mon Mothma
Michael Carter as Bib Fortuna (voiced by Erik Bauersfeld)
Femi Taylor and Claire Davenport as Jabba’s Slave Dancers.
Paul Grant as an Ewok
PiercingMetal Thoughts: It’s without question that this film holds a special place in my movie loving heart. I saw the first “Star Wars” film with my beloved Grandmother when it was earl in the theatrical release at the Ziegfeld Theatre and was a fan straight away. I remember seeing “Return Of The Jedi” with my group of friends on a Friday night at the movie theatre up in Bensonhurst if memory serves me correctly. Sadly that place is no longer a movie theater and is some kind of store but I digress. At the time of this posting I can admit that I don’t know how long this will be showing but I would imagine for at least a couple of weeks to coincide with both “Star Wars Day” and the movie’s anniversary. I’d like to see it once again on the big screen if my schedule permits and as I wrap this one up I wonder what you think about it. Will you be looking to see this in theaters again or maybe for the very first time? Chime in down below and I will see you next time. May The Force Be With You…