Video Release: March 22, 2005
Theatrical Release: 1999
Rating: PG (MPAA)
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
- Surround Sound, Digital Sound, Stereo, THX, Dolby Surround AC-3, Dolby SR, Dolby
- Digitally Mastered
- Runtime: 136 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Released in English
The first installment in cinema's most famous series became a worldwide phenomenon in the months leading up to its release. Whether it delivered on that promise is up to the viewer to decide, but one can't deny the sheer technical achievement, sparked by Lucas's groundbreaking digital effects. The story follows the early years of Anakin Skywalker (AKA, 'Darth Vader'), as he establishes a bond with Jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn and Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Theatrical release: May 19, 1999.