Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi is a 1983 science fantasy film directed by Richard Marquand. It was the third film to be released in the Star Wars saga, but it is the sixth film by chronology of events. Among fans, it is commonly
referred to as simply ROTJ.
In the epic conclusion to the saga, Luke
Skywalker and friends travel to Tatooine to
rescue their friend, Han
Solo from the vile Jabba
the Hutt. The Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death
Star, while the Rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station.
Luke Skywalker confronts his father, Darth
Vader, in a final climactic duel before the evil Emperor.
The film debuted on May
and was released on VHS and LaserDisc in
this form multiple times during the the 1980s and 90s. The film was re-released
with changes in 1997,
and this version was later released on VHS and Laserdisc as well, and finally
on DVD in 2004.
A 3-D release
is rumored for 2007. (Wikipedia)