Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope

Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope is 17 years after the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The Galactic Empire is facing a growing Rebellion and many things hang in the balance. The Rebels have captured the plans for the Death Star, hoping to find a way to defeat the Empire’s ultimate weapon. Princess Leia is captured by Darth Vader, but she is able to hide the plans in R2-D2 and dispatches him to find Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Along with C-3PO, R2 is captured by Jawa scavenger-traders. The two droids are sold to Luke Skywalker and his uncle. Luke triggers the message for Obi-Wan and wonders if he is related to the hermit Ben Kenobi. That night, R2-D2 runs off to find the Jedi Knight and deliver his message as ordered. Obi-Wan reveals his identity to Luke and explains the history of the Jedi. Luke is also told that his father was a Jedi, betrayed and murdered by the villainous Darth Vader.

Obi-Wan tries to talk Luke into studying the Force, but Luke refuses until he finds his family murdered by Stormtroopers seeking the missing droids. The old Jedi uses the Force to trick Imperial troopers at a checkpoint. Luke and the Jedi Knight negotiate safe passage with a smuggler named Han Solo.

Leia’s homeworld of Alderaan is destroyed by the Death Star, despite being told that if she provided the location of the rebel base that her home would be spared. When arriving at the location, Han Solo and the fugitives find there is nothing but a field of rubble left. They are captured and taken on board the space station. While Obi-Wan goes to disable the tractor beam, the remaining heroes launch a rescue mission for Princess Leia. They escape when Obi-Wan confront Darth Vader, sacrificing himself to buy escape time for his friends.

Using the captured plans, the Rebels launch a full attack on the Death Star with the hopes of destroying it. Realizing that his targeting computer is not up to task, Luke turns to the Force to guide his actions. He successfully attacks the very small vulnerable spot on the massive space weapon. The movie ends on a positive note with the Empire’s greatest weapon laid to waste and the Rebels finding new hope.

We found 2 versions of this movie super cheap here: Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope (1977 & 2004 Versions, 2-Disc Widescreen Edition)