Episode IV: A New Hope

Theatrical Release Date: May 25th, 1977 (Original)
January 31st, 1997 (Special Edition)
Home Video Release Date: May 27th, 1982 (rental)
June, 1982 (laserdisc - retail)
August, 1982 (CED - retail)
September 1st, 1982 (VHS & BetaMax retail)

Director: George Lucas
Writer: George Lucas
Produced by Lucasfilm
Distributed by 20th Century Fox

Synopsis: Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee, and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Mark Hamill .... Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford .... Han Solo
Carrie Fisher .... Princess Leia Organa
Anthony Daniels .... C-3PO
R2-D2 .... Kenny Baker
Peter Mayhew .... Chewbacca
David Prowse .... Darth Vader
James Earl Jones .... Darth Vader (voice)
Alec Guinness .... Ben 'Obi-Wan' Kenobi
Peter Cushing .... Grand Moff Tarkin