The battle continues: "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" (1980), a film by Irvin Kershner

Posted by Theia - Saturday, July 28th, 2012

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Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels and David Prowse, «Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back» (also known as "Imperium schlägt zurück, Das", "Empire Strikes Back, The", "Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back") is an Action/Adventure/Fantasy/Science Fiction film directed by Irvin Kershner, and written by Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, and George Lucas, released on May 17 of 1980 in the USA.

Storyline:
Despite their victory over the Galactic Empire with the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance has suffered setbacks; the Empire's forces have driven the rebels into hiding, forcing some of them to establish a hidden base on the bleak, remote ice planet Hoth. Darth Vader, having become obsessed with finding Luke Skywalker, has multiple probe droids dispatched throughout the galaxy; one of these lands on Hoth. While patrolling near the base, Luke tells Han Solo that he is going to be late returning to base camp because he is going to investigate a meteor that had crashed nearby (really the Imperial probe droid). While searching, Luke is attacked and knocked unconscious by a Wampa. Back at the base, Han Solo announces his intention to leave the Rebellion to pay off a debt to Jabba the Hutt (much to Princess Leia's displeasure). When Luke does not return that evening, Han decides to travel through the icy wastelands of Hoth to find his friend. Luke, meanwhile, has been trapped [...]

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars -  Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars - Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) in Star Wars -  Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) in Star Wars - Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars -  Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars - Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and David Prowse (Darth Vader) in Star Wars -  Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and David Prowse (Darth Vader) in Star Wars - Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars -  Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars - Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars -  Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars - Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars -  Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars - Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars -  Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars - Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

David Prowse (Darth Vader) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) in Star Wars -  Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
David Prowse (Darth Vader) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) in Star Wars - Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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