Tuesday, March 14, 2017

On This Day: March 14, 1997


By Ciaran Duggan,

The special edition of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi was released on this day in 1997.

The film was released as a part of a theatrical anniversary edition of the Original Trilogy, in order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: A New Hope on May 25, 1977.

Minor changes were made to the digital remastering to the image and sound through extensive clean-up and restoration work. 

The special edition of the Original Trilogy was shown in the USA from January to March 1997, with a monthly interval between each.

Return of the Jedi was originally scheduled to premiere in movie theatres on March 7, 1997 but was pushed a week later on March 14.

The aim of the re-release was to renew the movies in minds of older and younger audience members in time for the upcoming screening of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

Source: Sharpness Knight ; Vignette

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