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Added by prospect60
Cover by kingpin

Added on: 09/10/2002
Latest update: 01/01/2022
User updates processed: 14

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) [1425-85]

Country  USA    
Released  1989
Publisher  CBS/FOX Video
Price  69.98 USD

UPC  086162142567UPC=086162142567
Collection  Star Wars
Category  Sci-Fi

Color  Color
Length  124 min.
Sides  3
Chapters  12
Size  12"
Picture  Letterboxed
Ratio  2.35:1
Plastic  Transparent
Cover  Gatefold
Rot status  Low probability [?]
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 Sound Encoding  Digital Tracks  Analog Tracks 
 
 Spoken Language  Subtitles 
English No subtitle 

 Mint Marks sample 
Pioneer USA:
50-461A3-02   21A50258
50-461B3-18   19A51640
50-461C2-20   19A50732

Pioneer Japan:
50-461-A03-P   09A02111
50-461-B08-P   09A01979
50-461-C02-P   07A00900
UD-3-B70-P   06A00269

Mitsubishi:
C1425-85   A 02   A20G06444
C1425-85   B 03   B20G06784
C1425-85   C 05   C20G05400

Technidisc:
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT "EMPIRE STRIKES BACK" SIDE A  Technidisc #433-083-284G 05/25/94H
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT "EMPIRE STRIKES BACK" SIDE B  Technidisc #433-083-285J 07/26/94A#
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT "EMPIRE STRIKES BACK" SIDE C  Technidisc #433-083-286O 07/27/94K#
WRONG SIDE  06/16/94XX  WRONG SIDE

 Additional Information by prospect60    09/10/2002 - Last update: 11/08/2004 

This edition was discontinued, probably due to technical problems or a newly remastered edition.

 Additional Information by mitch    02/01/2005 

Pressed by:

  • 1989 - Pioneer USA
  • 1992 - Mitsubishi
  • 1993 - Technidisc

 Additional Information by thecatdrums3 (1)   26/04/2021 

The Rechnidisc pressings from 93/4 used a newly made master that has slightly better clarity & colors preserving the original theatrical presentation better than any other release; Similar to their Star Wars release that was taken from a new struck master also. Sadly the return of the Jedi image pressing was a reused master from pioneer USA.

 Additional Information by daffodil31le (13)   07/06/2021 - Last update: 09/06/2021 

On the Technidisc pressing:

  • Chapter 13: Chace sound check
  • Chapter 14: Color bars

 Additional Information by 808state (9)   01/01/2022 

I hate to contradict, but as far as I can tell, the Technidisc pressings do not actually use a new master, as has been suggested above. I have pressings by both Technidisc and Pioneer USA, and they look virtually identical (with even film dirt and jumps in the exact same places). In fact my Technidisc edition actually looks a bit noisier... which isn't uncommon for Technidisc. The colors on my Technidisc pressing are also slightly less saturated, but I don't think that has anything to do with the master. It's probably just because it was pressed at a different plant.