Release Info - Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Taglines: The Adventure Continues...

Director: Irvin Kershner

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas

Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, ...

Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master's help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader.

Release Dates:

USA 17 May 1980 (Washington, D.C.) (premiere)
UK 20 May 1980 (Royal premiere)
UK 21 May 1980
USA 21 May 1980
Japan 28 Jun 1980
Brazil 21 Jul 1980
Brazil 21 Jul 1980 (limited)
Ireland 25 Jul 1980
Argentina 31 Jul 1980
Italy (Venice Film Festival)
Australia 07 Aug 1980
Hong Kong 08 Aug 1980
Norway 10 Aug 1980
Denmark 15 Aug 1980
Finland 15 Aug 1980
Sweden 15 Aug 1980
France 20 Aug 1980
Belgium 04 Sep 1980 (Gent)
Italy 12 Sep 1980
Spain 03 Oct 1980
Austria 11 Dec 1980
West Germany 11 Dec 1980
Netherlands 18 Dec 1980
Greece 19 Dec 1980
Portugal 19 Dec 1980
Colombia 25 Dec 1980
Mexico 25 Dec 1980
Uruguay 15 Jan 1981
USA 31 Jul 1981 (re-release)
Hungary 28 Jan 1982
USA 19 Nov 1982 (re-release)
Turkey
Australia 05 May 1983 (re-release)
Bulgaria 23 Apr 1984
USA 21 Feb 1997 (special edition)
Norway 04 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Poland 04 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Yugoslavia 07 Apr 1997 (special edition)
France 09 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Australia 10 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Czech Republic 10 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Germany 10 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Hong Kong 10 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Hungary 10 Apr 1997 (special edition)
New Zealand 10 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Austria 11 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Brazil 11 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Switzerland 11 Apr 1997 (German speaking region) (special edition)
Finland 11 Apr 1997 (special edition)
UK 11 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Greece 11 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Ireland 11 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Iceland 11 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Italy 11 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Mexico 11 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Portugal 11 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Sweden 11 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Turkey 11 Apr 1997 (special edition)
South Africa 11 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Argentina 17 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Denmark 18 Apr 1997 (special edition)
South Korea 26 Apr 1997 (special edition)
Italy (special edition) (Fantafestival)
Singapore 12 Jun 1997 (special edition)
Estonia 13 Jun 1997 (special edition)
Japan 05 Jul 1997 (special edition)
France 01 Feb 2007 (Gérardmer Fantasticarts Film Festival)
Chile 25 Dec 1980
USA 21 May 1980 (Seattle International Film Festival)
Peru 12 Feb 1981
UK 20 May 1980 (London) (premiere)
USA 21 May 1980 (limited)
Israel 28 Jun 1980
New Zealand 05 Dec 1980
Soviet Union (Days of U.S. Cinema in the USSR Film Festival)
Soviet Union
USA 08 Oct 2016 (Mill Valley Film Festival)

Also Known As:

(original title) Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Argentina El imperio contraataca
Argentina Star Wars: Episodio V - El imperio contraataca
Belgium (Flemish title) De tegenaanval van het rijk
Bulgaria (Bulgarian title) Междузвездни войни: Епизод V - Империята отвръща на удара
Brazil (short title) O Império Contra-Ataca
Brazil Star Wars: Episódio V - O Império Contra-Ataca
Canada (French title) La guerrre des étoiles V: L'empire contre-attaque
Chile El imperio contraataca
Colombia El imperio contraataca
Czechoslovakia (Slovak title) Star wars: Epizóda V - impérium vracia úder
Czech Republic Star Wars: Epizoda V - Impérium vrací úder
Germany (DVD title) Star Wars: Episode V - Das Imperium schlägt zurück
Denmark Imperiet slår igen
Estonia Star wars: Osa V - Impeeriumi vastulöök
Estonia Tähtede sõda: Impeeriumi vastulöök
Spain El imperio contraataca
Spain (Catalan title) La guerra de les galàxies: L'Imperi contraataca
Spain Star wars: Episodio V - El imperio contraataca
Finland Imperiumin vastaisku
Finland (TV title) Star Wars: Episodi V - Imperiumin vastaisku
France L'empire contre-attaque
UK (promotional title) Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) I aftokratoria antepitithetai
Greece Η Αυτοκρατορία Αντεπιτίθεται
Croatia Ratovi zvijezda V: Imperij uzvraća udarac
Hungary A Birodalom visszavág
Israel (Hebrew title) Ha-Emperia Maka Shenit
Italy (poster title) Guerre stellari - L'Impero colpisce ancora
Italy L'Impero colpisce ancora
Italy (video box title) Star Wars V - L'Impero colpisce ancora
Italy (new title) Star Wars: Episodio V - L'Impero colpisce ancora
Japan Sutâ wôzu episoddo 5: Teikoku no gyakushû
Lithuania Zvaigzdziu karai. Imperija kontratakuoja
Mexico El imperio contraataca
Mexico (reissue title) Star Wars, Episodio V: El imperio contraataca
Netherlands Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Norway Imperiet slår tilbake
Panama El imperio contra ataca
Peru El imperio contraataca
Peru Star Wars: Episodio V - El imperio contraataca
Poland Gwiezdne wojny: Czesc V - Imperium kontratakuje
Portugal O Império Contra-Ataca
Romania Razboiul stelelor - Imperiul contraataca
Serbia Ratovi zvezda - Imperija uzvraća udarac
Russia Звёздные войны. Эпизод 5: Империя наносит ответный удар
Sweden Rymdimperiet slår tillbaka
Soviet Union (Russian title) Звёздные войны. Эпизод 5: Империя наносит ответный удар
Turkey (Turkish title) Yildiz Savaslari: Imparator
USA (video box title) Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
USA (promotional title) Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
USA (short title) The Empire Strikes Back
USA (promotional title) The Empire Strikes Back: StarWars II
Uruguay El imperio contraataca
West Germany Das Imperium schlägt zurück
World-wide (English title) Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Germany Star Wars: Episode V - Das Imperium schlägt zurück
Greece Star Wars: Επεισόδιο 5 - Η αυτοκρατορία αντεπιτίθεται
Brazil O Império Contra-Ataca
Brazil (reissue title) Star Wars: Episódio V - O Império Contra-Ataca
Finland (Swedish title) Rymdimperiet slår tillbaka
Finland (DVD title) Star wars V - imperiumin vastaisku
Finland (alternative spelling) Star wars episodi V - Imperiumin vastaisku
Mexico (reissue title) Star Wars: Episodio V - El imperio contraataca
Serbia (alternative title) Ratovi zvezda - Imperija uzvraca udarac
Serbia Zvezdani ratovi: Imperija uzvraća udarac
Slovenia Vojna zvezd: Epizoda V - Imperij vraca udarec
Slovakia Hviezdne vojny 5: Impérium vracia úder
Ukraine Зорянi вiйни: Епiзод V - Iмперiя наносить удар у вiдповiдь
Belgium (Flemish title) (poster title) De tegenaanval van het rijk
Canada (English title) Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Spain (alternative title) El imperio contraataca
Norway (new title) Star Wars Episode V: Imperiet slår tilbake
Turkey (alternative title) (Turkish title) Yildiz Savaslari: Bölüm V - Imparator
USA Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Yugoslavia (Slovenian title) Vojna zvezd: epizoda V - Imperij vrača udarec