• Publication date: June 15, 2013

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

In 1977 Lucas released his first Star Wars film which changed cinema forever and became the highest grossing film of all time then. He followed it with The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and then Return of the Jedi (1983). In 1999, Lucas decided to go back to where it all began and start a new trilogy pre-dating the events of the first 3 movies. So this is the saga of how it all came to be...

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Duration: 135

Production Year: 1999

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(mbc.net) In 1977 Lucas released his first Star Wars film which changed cinema forever and became the highest grossing film of all time then. He followed it with The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and then Return of the Jedi (1983).

In 1999, Lucas decided to go back to where it all began and start a new trilogy pre-dating the events of the first 3 movies. So this is the saga of how it all came to be...

In the first of the prequel-trilogy; The Phantom Menace, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is the young disciple of Jedi knight Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson), they encounter a young boy whom they sense possesses a great future- Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd) who will later father Luke Skywalker and transform himself into the enigma known as Darth Vader...

Starring:

  • Liam Neeson
  • Ewan McGregor
  • Natalie Portman
  • Jake Lloyd
  • Anthony Daniels
  • Kenny Baker
  • Ahmed Best
  • Frank Oz
  • Ian McDiarmid
  • Pernilla August

Directed by:  George Lucas

Rating:  PG for sci-fi action/violence.