United Kingdom: December 27 1977
United States: May 25 1977
In 'Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope' Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), leader of a rebel movement that is fighting to end the Galactic Empire and restore the Republic, is captured by the evil Imperial forces, led by the ruthless Darth Vader (David Prowse), the Sith Emperor's right hand. Before becoming the prisoner of this leaders of the dark side, Leia sent a distress message to Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness). But the hologram in which the princess cried for help, is intercepted by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), a farmer whose life changed forever when he discovers the Force. This brave hero aided by Han Solo (Harrison Ford), captain of the spaceship "Millennium Falcon", his faithful sidekick Chewbacca and the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, will be in charge of fighting the enemy, rescue the princess and re-establish justice within the Galaxy. George Lucas wrote and directed a film that change science fiction movies forever and started a successful series of films.