Olympiacos

With over 400 officially recognized titles, Olympiacos CFP is one of the biggest multisport clubs in Europe. Olympiacos has won European and International titles in Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Waterpolo and Athletics. Fans point out as remarkable the fact that Olympiacos is the only Greek sports club to have done the Treple in two different sports.

With an outstanding 33 national championships in football in 69 seasons, while all the other major Greek clubs (AEK, Panathinaikos, PAOK) having 32 championships combined, no Greek team has been as successful as Olympiacos in this area. Running up second on trophies won count is Panathinaikos FC and the third is AEK FC. Currently, according to the International Federation of Football and Statistics Olympiacos is No. 28 in the World where Panathinaikos is No.97 and AEK is No.120.

In football, Olympiacos hasn't lost in a Home League game against Panathinaikos since 1995 (02.12.95 with 1-2), that is nearly 11 years unbeaten.


A Bit of History

The club was founded in 1925 in the city of Piraeus, where the team still plays today. In 10 March, 1925 two older Piraeus clubs, "Piraeus Sports and Football Club" and "Football Fan Club of Piraeus," merged to form a new club, Olympiacos CFP; which would come to be known as "Olympiacos Fan Club of Piraeus" a.k.a. "The Legend" after the classic side of the 1930s which won a hatful of titles.

Olympiacos immediately caught the attention of locals, with the team filling the Piraeus Velodrome (now the Karaiskakis stadium); their fanbase consisted mainly of the working class.

Football Club

In 1926 the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) was founded and in 1927 tried to organize the first Greek Championship. However in that season Olympiacos came to a dispute with the Hellenic Football Federation and did not participate.

Panathinaikos and AEK decided to follow Olympiacos and together they formed a group called P.O.K. and during that season they played fiendly games with each other. The second Greek Championship took place in 1929/30 only with three teams (the local champions of: Athens, Piraeus and Thessaloniki).

From the season 1930/31 (which started in January of 1931) and on, the best teams from the country participated. Olympiacos won the Greek Championship for the first time in that season, and has since become the most winning team in Greece.

In 1940 Olympiacos had already 6 Championships in 11 seasons and by 1960 he had won 15 Championships in 23 Seasons as well as 9 Cups and 6 Doubles. In fact, with key performers such as Andreas Mouratis, Elias Rossidis, Thanassis Bebis, Elias Yfantis, Kostas Polychroniou, Giorgos Darivas and Savas Theodoridis, Olympiacos won Six consecutive titles from 1953/34 to 1958/59.

It is worth mentioning that Olympiacos for several seasons was not allowed to make use of the Karaiskaki Stadium and with permition from Panathinaikos found a temporary home in “Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium”.

In the 60s and the 70s Olympiacos won just 5 Championships and 8 Cups, but even in the lean years, the club remained the team every other Greek side wanted to beat.

Another glorious chapter began in 1972, after Nikos Goulandris became president. He appointed Lakis Petropoulos as coach and signed star players Giorgos Delikaris, Yves Triantafyllos, Julio Losada, Milton Viera and Dimitris Persidis. The highlight for that side was the 1973/74 season, when Olympiacos won the league with record points (59) and of goals (102).

Olympiacos experienced its darkest days from the mid-1980s until the mid-90s. In the mid 80s Olympiakos came into the hands of Greek Businessman George Koskotas. Soon Koskotas was accused of and convicted for embezzlement, leaving Olympiacos deep in debt. On the pitch, the team without a serious management team went nine seasons without a league title (1986/87 to 1996/97.

The situation improved after Sokratis Kokkalis took over Olympiacos's shares in 1993. Having agreed to a settlement of the club's debts with the Greek government, Kokkalis slowly resurrected the team.

In 1996 Kokkalis appointed Dusan Bajevic which was already out of contract with AEK following a class with the management team regarding financial issues and uncertainty. The same season Kokkalis transferred to the reds all the Greek young talents he could find, such as Predrag Djorgevic, Grigoris Georgatos, Stelios Giannakopoulos, Giorgos Anatolakis, Dimitris Mavrogenidis,Alexis Alexandris,Giorgos Amanatidis,Andreas Niniadis, etc - Most of whom are still members of Olympiacos today. Since then Olympiacos won seven consecutive Championships, even after Bajevic left in 1999.

In the 2003/04 season, Olympiacos finished second.

Last season (2004/05) Olympiacos appointed again Dusan Bajevic and transferred World Champion Rivaldo. The end of the season found Olympiacos with both domestic trophies (Championship and the Greek Cup) but without their manager Dusan Bajevic, as he resigned.

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As of January 2006, Olympiacos is first in the Greek league standings by 6 points. Their arch-rival Panathinaikos is 12 back after a 3-2 loss to Olympiacos at the home of the Greek leaders.


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Football Club Honours

source: Hellenic Football Federation http://www.epo.gr

Olympiacos Basketball Club

Olympiacos won the first of its nine Greek League titles in 1949. It would also add seven Greek Cup titles to its trophy case, but it was in the 1990s that the Reds made their biggest mark. The middle of that decade belonged to Olympiacos, not only in Greece, but all around the continent. Head coach Ioannis Ioannidis led Olympiacos to four consecutive Greek League titles between 1993 and 1996, and to the Euroleague final in 1994 and 1995. It is worth mentioning that in order to advance to the two finals Olympiacos played with archrivalsPanathinaikos and won both games.

Dusan Ivkovic came to the bench in 1997, when it was the most successful year in the history of Olympiacos Basketball Club as they won the Triple Crown, i.e. all competitions in which they participated; Greek League, Greek Cup and Euroleague(by beating FC Barcelona 73-58 in Rome. Olympiacos is the only Greek team to have achieved this and one of the very few in the history of European Basketball. At the Euroleague final, the most valuable player of the game was David Rivers (Olympiacos' playmaker). The same year they played against Chicago Bulls and it was a game between the European Champion and the NBA Champion. Again Olympiacos is the only Greek team in history that played such a much. During that game Olympiacos never used a zone defence, although it was played according to European basketball ruling and was defeated naturally by the team of one of the greatest basketball players ever, Michael Jordan (Olympiacos - Chicago Bulls: 78 - 104).

Although there was a return to the Final Four in 1999, a few years went by before the Reds won another trophy. A drought ended in 2001-02 with a Greek Cup victory, while Olympiacos also reached the Greek League finals and came within a victory of the Euroleague Final Four. In 2004-05, an ever-changing roster made life tough for Olympiacos. The Reds couldn't reach the Euroleague Top 16 and, despite rallying to make the Greek League playoffs, bowed out in the quarterfinals series. But if there is one truth about great, historic teams, they never stay down for long. No one should forget that within the last decade, the Reds knew exactly what it took to win it all. Returning to the very elite of European basketball is the goal in 2005-06 for Olympiacos, a proud club coming off one of its most difficult seasons in recent years. Its rich history, including a Euroleague title in 1997, will help guide Olympiacos as it tries to overcome a 2004-05 season that was full of roster changes and inconsistency.

To conclude with we must say that Olympiacos B.C. has been voted as the Best Team of the 90s in Europe by FIBA


Basketball Club Honours

source: Hellenic Basketball Federation http://www.basket.gr

Current Roster

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Olympiacos Volleyball Club

source: Hellenic Volleyball Federation http://www.volleyball.gr

Olympiacos Water Polo Club

The greatest moment in the club's history was its victory in the 2002 European Champions Cup, after beating Honved in the final. Olympiacos had also played in the final of the previous year, as well as two European Cup finals in the late 90's. In 2002, Olympiacos also won the European Super Cup, after beating in the final the European Cup-Winner.

Swimming Department

Sailing Department

Dragon: 1970, 1971, 1972
Laser: 1976
Finn: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Solling: 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993
Star: 1986, 1987, 1995

source: Greek ministry of Sports http://www.sport.gov.gr the available information is up to 1997 except "Finn"

Table Tennis Department

Men Single: 12
Women Single: 35
Men Double: 10
Women Double: 16
Team Men: 3
Team Women: 12
Men-Women Double: 17

source: Greek ministry of Sports http://www.sport.gov.gr the available information is up to 1997

Diving Department

Men Trampolin 1m: 1991, 1992
Men Trampolin 3m: 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1992
Men: 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1992
Women Trampolin 3m: 1992, 1993, 1996
Women: 1993, 1997

source: Greek ministry of Sports http://www.sport.gov.gr the available information is up to 1997

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A drought ended in 2001-02 with a Greek Cup victory, while Olympiacos also reached the Greek League finals and came within a victory of the Euroleague Final Four. The DVD features 16 music videos set to remastered selections of music from all six film scores, set chronologically through the saga. Although there was a return to the Final Four in 1999, a few years went by before the Reds won another trophy. The soundtrack also came with a collectors' DVD, Star Wars: A Musical Journey, at no additional cost. During that game Olympiacos never used a zone defence, although it was played according to European basketball ruling and was defeated naturally by the team of one of the greatest basketball players ever, Michael Jordan (Olympiacos - Chicago Bulls: 78 - 104). A music video titled A Hero Falls was created for the film's theme, Battle of the Heroes, featuring footage from the film. Again Olympiacos is the only Greek team in history that played such a much. John Williams was also composer and conductor of the score for the other five films in the Star Wars saga.

The same year they played against Chicago Bulls and it was a game between the European Champion and the NBA Champion. The music was composed and conducted by John Williams, and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and London Voices. At the Euroleague final, the most valuable player of the game was David Rivers (Olympiacos' playmaker). The soundtrack to the film was released by Sony Classical on May 3, 2005, more than two weeks before the release of the film. Olympiacos is the only Greek team to have achieved this and one of the very few in the history of European Basketball. Lucas' coverage of the exterior cityscapes, skylines and interior isolation is similar to the cinematography and mis-en-scene of Roman Polanski, particularly in The Pianist, The Tenant and Rosemary's Baby, a film in which a husband makes a literal pact with the devil. all competitions in which they participated; Greek League, Greek Cup and Euroleague(by beating FC Barcelona 73-58 in Rome. Midway in the film, Lucas intercuts between Anakin and Padmé by themselves, thinking about one another in the Jedi Temple and their apartment, respectively during sunset, in a sequence without dialog and complimented by a moody, synthesized soundtrack.

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As of January 2006, Olympiacos is first in the Greek league standings by 6 points. Both Anakin and Rotwang wear a menacing leather glove on one hand and concentrate on saving —or resurrecting— a lost loved one. The end of the season found Olympiacos with both domestic trophies (Championship and the Greek Cup) but without their manager Dusan Bajevic, as he resigned. Anakin also bears a resemblance to a villainous character played by Klein-Rogge from a film by Lang —the mad scientist Rotwang from the classic film Metropolis.

Last season (2004/05) Olympiacos appointed again Dusan Bajevic and transferred World Champion Rivaldo. Mabuse, particularly as portrayed by German actor Rudolph Klein-Rogge in director Fritz Lang's films. In the 2003/04 season, Olympiacos finished second. Palpatine's appearance and actions are also reminiscent of Dr. Since then Olympiacos won seven consecutive Championships, even after Bajevic left in 1999. The very idea of the individual slaughter of the Jedi, order 66, is reminiscent of the coup of the Knights Templar by Pope Clement V on Friday the thirteenth, 1307. The same season Kokkalis transferred to the reds all the Greek young talents he could find, such as Predrag Djorgevic, Grigoris Georgatos, Stelios Giannakopoulos, Giorgos Anatolakis, Dimitris Mavrogenidis,Alexis Alexandris,Giorgos Amanatidis,Andreas Niniadis, etc - Most of whom are still members of Olympiacos today. In Lucas' film, the wife herself is a liberal senator.

In 1996 Kokkalis appointed Dusan Bajevic which was already out of contract with AEK following a class with the management team regarding financial issues and uncertainty. In Frankenheimer's film, the wife is the daughter of a liberal senator. Having agreed to a settlement of the club's debts with the Greek government, Kokkalis slowly resurrected the team. Also, in both films, the brainwashed assassin eventually murders —or is led to believe he has murdered— his own wife. The situation improved after Sokratis Kokkalis took over Olympiacos's shares in 1993. Palpatine's fabrication of a Jedi "coup d'etat" is comparable to the plot of the John Frankenheimer thriller Seven Days in May, while his conversion of Anakin to the dark side and motivating him to assassinate his political enemies in order to aid his ascent to dictatorial powers are more close to the content of Frankenheimer's previous film, The Manchurian Candidate. On the pitch, the team without a serious management team went nine seasons without a league title (1986/87 to 1996/97. Anakin's execution of Dooku mimics the scissor-beheadings of Ridley Scott's film Gladiator, and the subsequent run across the elevator shaft walls while the spaceship is falling in battle echoes the disastrous situations of The Poseidon Adventure.

Soon Koskotas was accused of and convicted for embezzlement, leaving Olympiacos deep in debt. Early on the Jedi navigate their way through General Grevious' ship by traversing elevator shafts, thematically and visually echoing the tradition of post-Die Hard action movies and Lars von Trier's mini-series Riget (The Kingdom). In the mid 80s Olympiakos came into the hands of Greek Businessman George Koskotas. Throughout Revenge of the Sith Lucas refers to a wide range of films and other sources drawing on political, military and mythological motifs to enhance the impact of his story. Olympiacos experienced its darkest days from the mid-1980s until the mid-90s. Worldwide gross eventually reached $848,466,209, ranking 12th all-time and the 2nd worldwide in 2005, right behind Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.. The highlight for that side was the 1973/74 season, when Olympiacos won the league with record points (59) and of goals (102). Revenge of the Sith was released in 115 countries.

He appointed Lakis Petropoulos as coach and signed star players Giorgos Delikaris, Yves Triantafyllos, Julio Losada, Milton Viera and Dimitris Persidis. history.). Another glorious chapter began in 1972, after Nikos Goulandris became president. (Taking ticket-price inflation into account, it is the 55th highest grossing movie in U.S. In the 60s and the 70s Olympiacos won just 5 Championships and 8 Cups, but even in the lean years, the club remained the team every other Greek side wanted to beat. Its total of $380,270,577 ranks it 7th all-time domestically, the highest-grossing movie of 2005, outgrossing second-place Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by nearly $100 million. It is worth mentioning that Olympiacos for several seasons was not allowed to make use of the Karaiskaki Stadium and with permition from Panathinaikos found a temporary home in “Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium”. It apparently stopped running in domestic theaters on October 20, 2005.

In fact, with key performers such as Andreas Mouratis, Elias Rossidis, Thanassis Bebis, Elias Yfantis, Kostas Polychroniou, Giorgos Darivas and Savas Theodoridis, Olympiacos won Six consecutive titles from 1953/34 to 1958/59. It was the third fastest (after Shrek 2 and Spider-Man) to reach $350 million. In 1940 Olympiacos had already 6 Championships in 11 seasons and by 1960 he had won 15 Championships in 23 Seasons as well as 9 Cups and 6 Doubles. It became the only film to tie Spider-Man 2's record of eight days to $200 million, and with $25,088,336 in its third weekend (June 3-5) it had passed $300 million on Saturday, its 17th day, surpassing the record of 18 days held by Shrek 2. Olympiacos won the Greek Championship for the first time in that season, and has since become the most winning team in Greece. It joins Spider-Man, The Matrix Reloaded and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as the only movies to make $100 million in three days. From the season 1930/31 (which started in January of 1931) and on, the best teams from the country participated. It totaled $158.5 million in its first four-day period, surpassing the previous four-day record held by The Matrix Reloaded ($134.3 million) and making it the second highest grossing movie of 2005 after just four days in release (behind Hitch, $177.6 million, which it passed on its fifth day).

The second Greek Championship took place in 1929/30 only with three teams (the local champions of: Athens, Piraeus and Thessaloniki). According to the box office prediction and analysis site Box Office Mojo, Revenge of the Sith set domestic records for highest gross in a given number of days for each of at least its first twelve days of release except for the seventh and eighth, where the record is narrowly held by Spider-Man 2. and during that season they played fiendly games with each other. This broke several box office records:. Panathinaikos and AEK decided to follow Olympiacos and together they formed a group called P.O.K. In total, it earned a record $50 million on its opening day. However in that season Olympiacos came to a dispute with the Hellenic Football Federation and did not participate. The film earned an estimated $16.5 million from 2,900 midnight screenings in North America upon its release.

In 1926 the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) was founded and in 1927 tried to organize the first Greek Championship. One nomination:. Olympiacos immediately caught the attention of locals, with the team filling the Piraeus Velodrome (now the Karaiskakis stadium); their fanbase consisted mainly of the working class. One nomination:. "The Legend" after the classic side of the 1930s which won a hatful of titles. Though some critics saw it as the best of the series, others saw it as pretty much on par with the other prequels. In 10 March, 1925 two older Piraeus clubs, "Piraeus Sports and Football Club" and "Football Fan Club of Piraeus," merged to form a new club, Olympiacos CFP; which would come to be known as "Olympiacos Fan Club of Piraeus" a.k.a. It is also often said to contain plot holes, though they are all more or less disputable.

The club was founded in 1925 in the city of Piraeus, where the team still plays today. Other criticisms included the usual ones raised against the prequels, such as "wooden" acting, overuse of flashy and colorful computer-generated special effects, and an attempt to be both childish and mature all at once (including many slapstick moments along with a large number of severed limbs and heads). . In contrast with the previous two prequels, these flaws are generally seen as minor and not obtrusive to the film.
. As with earlier prequels, many felt that Lucas did not draw out the potential of Natalie Portman's performance, but this is partially because her entire sub-plot (as a founding member of the Rebel Alliance, alongside Bail Organa and Mon Mothma) was cut from the film-- it's restored in the DVD, however. In football, Olympiacos hasn't lost in a Home League game against Panathinaikos since 1995 (02.12.95 with 1-2), that is nearly 11 years unbeaten. Many critics were pleased with the acting, however, with Christensen's depiction of a more mature Anakin Skywalker and Ian McDiarmid's charismatic turn as the ascendant Chancellor Palpatine receiving the most acclaim.

28 in the World where Panathinaikos is No.97 and AEK is No.120. Despite the generally positive reception, many critics asserted Lucas' continued weakness with dialogue in general, particularly with the romantic plot-line. Currently, according to the International Federation of Football and Statistics Olympiacos is No. Lucas has directed," and equal to The Empire Strikes Back as "the richest and most challenging movie in the cycle.". Running up second on trophies won count is Panathinaikos FC and the third is AEK FC. Scott of the New York Times concluded that it was "the best of the four episodes Mr. With an outstanding 33 national championships in football in 69 seasons, while all the other major Greek clubs (AEK, Panathinaikos, PAOK) having 32 championships combined, no Greek team has been as successful as Olympiacos in this area. O.

Fans point out as remarkable the fact that Olympiacos is the only Greek sports club to have done the Treple in two different sports. A. Olympiacos has won European and International titles in Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Waterpolo and Athletics. Some critics have noted that they view it to be the best of the prequels, while other reviewers have judged it to be the best Star Wars film since Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. With over 400 officially recognized titles, Olympiacos CFP is one of the biggest multisport clubs in Europe. Film review site Rotten Tomatoes gave it a rating of 82% based on 229 reviews, compared to the 63% and 65% received by Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, respectively. 7 Championships. Critical reaction towards the film was largely enthusiastic, especially in comparison to the two previous prequels.

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. Then, on June 4th, 2005, an Internal Xvid Rip version of the film was leaked into P2P file sharing networks as well, which was the final, theatrical cut of the movie seen in theaters, and was a much higher fidelity version of the film than the workprint one, although still not quite as good as the theatrical release, and was also wasn't a Telecine transfer yet, due to vibrations and frame-skips during certain moments in the movie. 47 Greek championships - 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005. The movie was a time-stamped workprint, suggesting it may have come from within the industry rather than from someone who videotaped an advance screening. 1 European Super Cup 2002. A copy of the movie leaked into P2P file sharing networks just hours after opening in theaters.

1 European Champions League 2002. Most of them took advantage of an offer to see the film at a nearby cinema, the Arclight. 1 Treple 2002. However, a line of people stood there for more than a month hoping to convince someone to change this. 6 Doubles 1992, 1993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. Grauman's Chinese Theatre, a traditional venue for the Star Wars films, did not show it. 8 Cups 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. The global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas claimed before the premiere that it may have cost the US economy approximately US$627 million because of employees who took a day off or reported in sick.

19 Championships 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1969, 1971, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005. It was released in most other countries on May 19, six years to the day after the release of The Phantom Menace (A New Hope and Return of the Jedi were also released on the same day, six years apart). 2 European Cups: 1996, 2005. Revenge of the Sith premiered at the Cannes Film Festival (out of competition) on 15 May 2005. 10 Doubles: 1981, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001. The Revenge of the Sith novel was released two months before the premiere and the actual script was leaked on the Internet a few days later. 12 Cups: 1981, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001. Many times the stars, and Lucas himself, were spotted on the cam.

22 Championships: 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003. Not only did Hyperspace members receive special articles, but they also received many other benefits, such as a webcam, which transmitted a new image every 20 seconds during the time it was on from Fox Studios Australia. Sofoklis SCHORTSANITIS. Members of Hyperspace, the Official Star Wars Fan Club, received a special look into the production. 15. According to an interview with Hayden Christensen in Playboy magazine, playwright Tom Stoppard did an uncredited rewrite and dialogue polish on the script. Lazaros AGADAKOS. It is rumored that the scenes he worked on included the Yoda/Palpatine battle and a part of the Mustafar duel.

14. Lucas sent over an animatics artist to assist him. Eurelijus ZUKAUSKAS. This happened when a project of his fell through and he had some spare time. 11. Lucas confirmed in an interview that Steven Spielberg tinkered with several action sequences in Sith. Andrija ZIZIC. The long process of post-production continued until weeks before the film was released in 2005.

20. George Lucas finished the script of the film only five days before the beginning of principal photography. Martin RANCIK. Principal photography on the film occurred from June 30 to September 17, 2003 at Fox Studios Australia. 07. The film was produced with a budget of US$113 million, making it the least expensive of the three prequel films. George PRINTEZIS. It was later adapted into a script from 2003 to 2004.

16. The film's story was written by Lucas, in the form of a basic plot outline, in 1973. Panayiotis VASILOPOULOS. She claimed this was because she posed for the June 2005 issue of Playboy magazine, whose appearance on newsstands coincided with the movie's May release, but Lucas denied this, stating that the cut had been made more than a year earlier, and that he had cut his own daughter's scenes as well. 13. Bai Ling filmed minor scenes for the film playing the role of a senator, but her role was cut during editing. Nikos BARLOS. (However, the final storyline in the Republic comic series reveals that Vos escaped this initial attack.).

12. Expanded Universe character Quinlan Vos' death scene was never filmed, though his death was implied (but not explicitly shown) in the comic adaptation. Quincy LEWIS. The death scene of Shaak Ti is a DVD deleted scene. 08. The deaths of Barriss Offee and Luminara Unduli were either cut from the film or never filmed in the first place. Dimitris KALAITZIDIS. Many Order 66 scenes were cut.

31. The scene where Yoda arrives on Dagobah to begin his self-imposed exile was also cut, but is featured in a deleted scene in the DVD release. Renaldas SEIBUTIS. (Due to the dating supported by Expanded Universe sources, and the fact that Chewbacca is still on Kashyyyk at the time, the pilot of the Falcon in the cameo is the previous owner(s) to Lando Calrissian and Han Solo, as Lando and Han were children at the time.) It is one of the ships landing in the background. 10. However, the Millennium Falcon makes an appearance in the scene in which Anakin and Obi-wan return to Coruscant. Nikos CHATZIS. George Lucas wrote early drafts of the script in which a 10-year-old Han Solo appeared, but the role was never cast or shot.

09. Scenes with Captain Needa and Mon Mothma were deleted. Christos CHARISIS. Another theory is that he had already played an alien character whose similarites were too close to the Grievous character, in 1997's Lost in Space. 32. Ultimately, his audition was never chosen. Nikos ARGYROPOULOS. According to him, Gary Oldman is a friend of Rick McCallum, and recorded an audition as a favor to him.

06. Matthew Wood, who ultimately voiced Grievous, disputed this story at Celebration III, held in Indianapolis. Manolis PAPAMAKARIOS. Out of respect and solidarity with the other members of the guild, he chose to back out of the role rather than violate the union's rules. 05. However, complications arose during contract negotiations after Oldman learned the film was to be made outside of the Screen Actor's Guild, of which he is a member. Tyus EDNEY. Gary Oldman was originally approached to provide the voice of General Grievous, and he accepted.

04. Also in the movie was Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in the original trilogy), who played a speaking role as Captain Colton, the pilot of the Rebel Blockade Runner Tantive IV. 4 Doubles 1976, 1978, 1994, 1997. Nick Gillard, the stunt coordinator, plays a character named Cin Drallig (his name spelled backwards). 1 Treple 1997. Much of the crew also make cameos in the film. 1 Euroleague 1997. His three children also play cameos: his son, Jett, as a young Jedi-in-training called Zett Jukassa killed defending the Jedi Temple against clone troopers; his daughter, Amanda, as a character called Terr Taneel, seen in the security hologram; and daughter Katie as a blue-skinned alien called Chi Eekway, visible when Palpatine arrives at the Senate after being saved by the Jedi, and talking to Baron Papanoida at the Opera House.

7 Cups 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1994, 1997, 2002. It marks Lucas' first and only appearance in any of the Star Wars films. 9 Championships 1949, 1960, 1976, 1978, 1993, 1994, 995, 1996, 1997. George Lucas makes an appearance at the Coruscant Opera House as a blue faced being named Baron Papanoida, that can be seen outside Palpatine's box. 1 Balkan Cup 1963. The film concludes with Beru, Luke, and Owen staring out over the desert at Tatooine's twin suns. 3 Super Cups 1980*, 1987, 1992. In space, onboard a Star Destroyer, Darth Vader and the Emperor oversee what is either the construction of the first Death Star or the Death Star prototype.[1] Leia is brought to Alderaan to live with the Queen, and Luke is brought to Tatooine to live with Owen and Beru.

11 Doubles 1947, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1973, 1975, 1981, 1999, 2005. On Naboo, Padme's parents hold her funeral. 21 Cups 1947, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1981, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2005. Obi-Wan and Yoda will watch and wait until the time is ready for the Skywalker children to do their part in the battle against the Sith. 33 Championships 1931, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1947, 1948, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1966, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005. Aboard the Tantive IV, Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Bail Organa agree to keep the children hidden and separated. Y: Ilias Yfantis. When Palpatine tells Vader that he killed Padmé, Vader unleashes a furious scream in a rage that distorts and destroys droids and equipment in the room.

T: Savvas Theodoridis, Yves Triantafyllos, Giotis Tsalouchidis, Nikos Tsiantakis. On Coruscant, occurring simultaneously in the film with the birth of his children, Vader is put in his classic armor, which allows him to survive his terrible injuries. S: George Sideris. Just before she dies, Padmé says there is still good in Anakin. R: Ilias Rossidis (played in the mid-20th century). Padmé gives them the names Luke and Leia. P: Oleg Protasov. However, they manage to save her babies—she delivers twins, a boy and a girl.

M: Tasos Mitropoulos, Andreas Mouratis. Padmé is given medical assistance, but although she is physically intact, her will to live is gone and she dies. L: Houlio Losanta. Later, Palpatine arrives at Mustafar with a squad of clone troopers, and they rescue Vader from the brink of death. K: Christos Kaltsas, Vassilis Karapialis, Kyriakos Karataidis, Christian Karembeu. After picking up Vader's lightsaber, Obi-Wan leaves Mustafar with the badly-injured Padmé. G: Stelios Giannakopoulos, Nikos Gioutsos, Giovanni Silva de Oliveira, Sinica Gogic, Achilleas Grammatikopoulos (played in the 1940s). He ignites into flames, sustaining near-fatal third-degree burns and severe lung damage.

D: Georgios Delikaris, Lajos Détári. Vader tumbles down the embankment and rolls to a stop at the edge of the lava. B: Thanasis Bebis, Vassilis Botinos. Obi-Wan soon gains the advantage of higher ground, and, when Vader attempts to jump over his former master, Obi-Wan cuts off both of his legs and his left arm. A: Nikos Anastopoulos, Andrianopoulos Brothers(5), Romain Argyroudis (played in the 1970s). The fierce lightsaber duel continues between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader. Trond Sollied. With clone troopers coming to aid Palpatine, Yoda makes the heart-wrenching decision to retreat, and escapes with the help of Bail Organa.

Alexandre Joaquim D'Akol (on Loan to Kerkira FC). In a ferocious contest of Force powers both are flung apart, Yoda falling to the floor of the Senate chamber. ??. In the Senate building, Yoda confronts Palpatine and the two engage in a fierce battle. Haruna Babangida. Obi-Wan and Vader break into a ferocious lightsaber duel. 40. Enraged, he uses the Force to choke Padmé unconscious.

Michalis Konstantinou. Vader sees Obi-Wan emerge from Padmé's ship, and suspects her of betraying him to his former Master. 23. Horrified, Padmé realizes that Obi-Wan's story was true. Dani (Daniel Garcia Lara). Padmé wants to leave public life to live together and raise their child, but Vader tells her that he has brought peace to the Republic, and that he can overthrow Palpatine so he and Padmé can rule the galaxy together. 20. When the couple reunite on Mustafar, they embrace.

Ioannis Okkas. Unbeknown to her, Obi-Wan secretly boards the ship just before it takes off. 09. Padmé later departs to Mustafar to see her husband. Marco Ne (from 01.07.06). Obi-Wan meets with Padmé and tells her that Anakin has turned to the Dark Side, but Padmé refuses to reveal where Vader is. ??. On Mustafar, Vader is initially greeted by Viceroy Nute Gunray, however Vader immediately attacks the Separatist leaders and their small force of guards, ending the slaughter by killing Gunray.

Kostas Mendrinos (on Loan to Ionikos FC). Yoda says they have no choice but to destroy the Sith. ??. Obi-Wan looks into the security recordings and sees Vader slaughtering the Jedi and then kneeling to Palpatine. Charilaos Pappas (on Loan to Apollon Kalamarias FC). In the Jedi Temple, Obi-Wan and Yoda reconfigure a signal to warn all Jedi to keep away. ??. Palpatine informs the Senate of a Jedi plot to overthrow the Republic and announces that the Republic will be reorganized into the Galactic Empire.

Nick Salapatas. Senator Bail Organa rescues Obi-Wan and Yoda, and brings them to the Jedi Temple before heading to the Senate building. ??. Vader later goes to Padmé and tells her the Jedi have tried to take over the Republic. Anastasios Kyriakos. With a battalion of clone troopers, Darth Vader eradicates the Jedi in the Jedi Temple. 77. Ki-Adi-Mundi, Aayla Secura, Barriss Offee, Luminara Unduli, Plo Koon, Stass Allie, and other numerous Jedi across the galaxy are exterminated, but Yoda and Obi-Wan barely manage to survive.

Giannoulis Fakinos. Palpatine orders clone troopers across the galaxy to turn against their Jedi Generals. 36. Palpatine orders Vader to go to the Jedi Temple and kill all the Jedi within, then to go to the Mustafar system and kill Viceroy Gunray and the other Separatist leaders. Zhora Hovhannisyan. Palpatine takes Anakin as his Sith apprentice, and christens him with the Sith name Darth Vader. 27. Shocked, in pain, and caught off guard, Windu is consumed by Palpatine's Force lightning, forcing him out the window and killing him.

Erol Bulut. Sensing that Palpatine was trying to corrupt Anakin, Mace tells Anakin not to believe him, but Anakin believes that the only way to save his wife is to keep the Chancellor alive, so he attacks Windu by cutting off his weapon hand. 22. Just as Windu is about to kill the Chancellor, Palpatine tries to convince Anakin that the Jedi were really trying to take over. Grigorios Georgatos. As Palpatine and Windu engage in a lightsaber duel, Anakin arrives. 21. Windu attempts to arrest the Chancellor, but Palpatine lunges with a fierce lightsaber attack which kills Agen Kolar, Kit Fisto, and Saesee Tiin (who were assigned to accompany him).

Ioannis Taralidis. Anakin tells Jedi Master Mace Windu about Palpatine's true identity. 17. Upon realizing this, Anakin threatens to kill Palpatine, but instead decides to expose him to the Jedi Council. Yaya Touré. Meanwhile, Anakin discovers that Palpatine is the Sith Lord, Darth Sidious. 15. Obi-Wan retrieves the droid's blaster and shoots the General several times in the chest, killing him, then tosses the blaster on the ground, muttering that it was, "so uncivilized.".

Predrag Djorjevic. Obi-Wan manages to break open Grievous's loose chestplate, exposing the living organs in his chest. 11. General Grievous attempts to shoot Obi-Wan with a blaster he had in a hidden holster, but Obi-Wan knocks it away from him. Rivaldo Vitor Borba Ferreira. After a long chase through the Utapauian city, Obi-Wan catches Grievous at his private hangar, where they yet again fight. 10. At this moment, the Clone Army arrives, forcing Grievous to retreat on his Wheel Bike.

Miloš Marić. Undaunted by the General's four-saber technique, Obi-wan quickly finds an opening in Grievous's defences and slices off much of two of his four hands. 08. After witnessing an argument between Grievous and Nute Gunray, he emerges from the shadows on top of a walkway and quickly disposes of Grievous's personal bodyguards before engaging Grievous himself. Nery Alberto Castillo. Obi-Wan is sent to Utapau to find General Grievous. 07. This intrigues Anakin, due to his nightmares regarding Padmé.

Ieroklis Stoltidis. Palpatine says the ability to save people from death is something that can be learned, but not from a Jedi. 06. Palpatine subtly manipulates Anakin in their discussions, making him distrust the Jedi. Pantelis Kafes. Later at an opera house, Anakin arrives and Palpatine tells him the story of an old Sith legend; the story of Darth Plagueis the wise. 01. As the Chancellor's bodyguard, Anakin builds a close friendship with Palpatine.

Michal Zewlakow (from 01.07.06). Later, Obi-Wan privately tells Anakin that the Council wants him to spy on the Chancellor because they believe that he is corrupt. ??. This enfuriates Anakin, who believes it to be an insult. Christos Lisgaras (on Loan to Panachaiki FC). The Council agrees with the Chancellor's appointment, however Anakin is not made a Jedi Master. ??. Chancellor Palpatine makes Anakin his representative on the Jedi Council.

Giorgos Anatolakis. However, Anakin is troubled by visions of Padmé dying in childbirth, visions like those he had of his mother before she died. 32. Despite Padmé's worries, as they have kept their love and their marriage secret, Anakin is overjoyed at this news, and the couple make plans to raise their child. Anastasios Pantos. Upon his return planetside, Anakin is reunited with his wife, Padmé Amidala, and she informs him of her pregnancy. 30. Unable to leave the cruiser, which has been damaged in an engagement with the Republic fleet, Anakin crash-lands the ship on one of Coruscant's landing tracks.

Spyros Vallas. In the process of his escape, he decides to launch all of the cruiser's escape pods, therefore trapping the Jedi and the Chancellor on a fiery descent to the planet below. 25. Anakin and Obi-Wan try to capture Grievous, eliminating most of the bridge crew in the process; Grievous escapes, however, in an escape pod. Thanasis Kostoulas. Anakin, Obi-Wan, and the Chancellor attempt to escape the ship, but are captured by General Grievous, leader of the droid army, and taken to the bridge. 19. Palpatine reassures him that Tyranus was too dangerous to be kept alive.

Dimitrios Mavrogenidis. Anakin immediately expresses regret; to kill a foe who surrenders is not the way of the Jedi. 14. Palpatine urges Anakin to kill Tyranus, and despite Anakin's reservations, he does. Gabriel Francisco Peralta Schürrer. In the ensuing lightsaber duel, Anakin defeats Tyranus by amputating his hands. 12. They make their way to the observatory were Chancellor Palpatine is being held captive by Darth Tyranus (Count Dooku).

Michalis Kapsis. During the space battle, Obi-Wan's ship is damaged by several buzz droids and the two Jedi crash into the hangar of the The Invisible Hand, where the Chancellor is held hostage. 05. The camera tracks down from a blinding Coruscanti sun, to reveal a Venator-class Star Destroyer, with two Jedi Starfighters flying alongside it. Stelios Ventetidis. Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi lead a mission to rescue him. 03. Chancellor Palpatine has been kidnapped by the Separatists second-in-command, General Grievous.

Christos Patsatzoglou. The opening crawl reveals that the galaxy is in the midst of war. 02. . Panagopoulos. It broke several box office records in its opening week, and went on to earn over US$ 850 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing film of 2005 in the U.S., the 2nd highest grossing film of 2005 worldwide (right behind Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), and the 12th highest grossing worldwide film of all time. ??. Released on May 19, 2005, the film was generally positively received by critics, especially in contrast to the two previous prequels.

Giannis Siderakis. As the final film to be released in the series, it bridges the gap between the original trilogy and prequel trilogy of the Star Wars epic. 87. When the sinister Sith, led by Darth Sidious, unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the fate of Anakin Skywalker, the Jedi order, and the entire galaxy is at stake. Antonios Nikopolidis. Three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights have been leading a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. 71. Among fans, it is commonly referred to as ROTS.

Kleopas Giannou. It was the sixth and final film to be released in the Star Wars saga, but it is the third part of the series by chronology of events. 34. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is a 2005 science fiction film written and directed by George Lucas. Erwin Lemmens. Until a further source fully explains this, the issue remains disputed. 33. Anderson's novels Jedi Search and Champions of the Force explain that a prototype Death Star was built in preparation of construction of the first Death Star in A New Hope, which would give another explanation for why the first Death Star took so long to build, in contrast with the second Death Star from Return of the Jedi.

Theodoros Ntougeroglou. However, Kevin J. 29. He goes on to say that it would be "a bit of a stretch," but explains that due to "union disputes and supply problems," it took 19 years to build. He explains that it was the exact same one as seen in A New Hope. ^ In the DVD commentary for Revenge of the Sith, Lucas makes an offhand comment regarding the first Death Star.

Halbfinger, New York Times, May 19, 2005. ^ Latest 'Star Wars' Movie Is Quickly Politicized by David M. ^ Box Office Mojo - Star Wars: Episode III. DVD-ROM content includes a free trial of Hyperspace.

Production photo gallery. Trailers and TV spots. Poster and print campaign. "A Hero Falls" music video.

Star Wars: Empire at War PC game trailer. Star Wars: Battlefront II trailer and Xbox game demo. A 15-part collection of Lucasfilm's Web documentaries. "It's All for Real: The Stunts of Episode III".

"The Chosen One" featurette: George Lucas traces the myth of Darth Vader through episodes 1-6. "Within a Minute" documentary film about the making of the Mustafar battle. Exclusive deleted scenes with introductions by George Lucas and Rick McCallum. Commentary by writer-director George Lucas, producer Rick McCallum, animation director Rob Coleman, and ILM visual effects supervisors John Knoll and Roger Guyett.

Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 EX), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround). Available subtitles: English. Instead it contained a rap video with a dancing Yoda and clone troopers. This was the first release not to contain a secret blooper reel of footage from filming as an easter egg.

This has caused some backlash from fans collecting both the VHS versions, complaining that their VHS set will not be complete without Episode III. This release is notable because, due to marketing issues, it was the first Star Wars film never to be released on VHS (except in Australia and the United Kingdom). Additionally, Anakin is missing the scar on his right eye on the DVD cover. The DVD cover art is the only cover of the six films not to include a central character brandishing a lens flare-boasting lightsaber blade towards the viewer.

Unlike any other film directed by Lucas, Revenge of the Sith was released on DVD without any noticeable alterations from the film's original theatrical cut. In all of the other films, the two characters were played by at least two different people. This was the first Star Wars film in which Anakin Skywalker and the suited Darth Vader were played by the same actor in the same film. As confirmed by the DVD-ROM commentary, during the scene in which Yoda departs Kashyyyk and bids farwell to Chewbacca and Tarfful, Tarfful's growls are actually Itchy's growls from The Star Wars Holiday Special.

In a wide shot of Darth Vader's half-done operated body and a claw with his mask moving closer to put the mask on near the end of the film, it is apparent that he doesn't have his voice amplifier piece or his neck plating on, but after the shot with the mask lowering , the neck plate is attached. However, after making the suggestion and others agree by saying "aye," he too says "aye", suggesting his line was meant to be spoken by a different character. At one point in the film, Ki-Adi-Mundi makes a motion that Obi-Wan Kenobi should lead the search on Utapau for General Grievous. Lucas's friend and fellow filmmaker Steven Spielberg was confirmed to have worked on some of the conceptual work and animatics for the film, focusing mainly on the Yoda/Palpatine fight and the Mustafar duel.

On the DVD cover, Anakin's scar (the result of a lightsaber duel with Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: Clone Wars) on his right eye is missing completely. In Padme's Wardrobe site, the costume used on the poster is called the Peacock Gown, and the costume used on the DVD cover is called the Green Cut Velvet Robe. In the movie, this costume appears with the hood down. A different costume was used on the DVD cover, however this costume appears in the same way as on the cover only in the deleted scenes.

However, the costume does appear in some of the deleted scenes. On the poster, Padmé wears an outfit that does not appear in the movie itself. .that business on Cato Neimoidia doesn't count." This was going to be a running gag throughout the film, but all subsequent uses were eventually cut. After returning Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to Coruscant, Obi-Wan tells Anakin ".

This is the first film in the Star Wars Saga in which a dream is literally depicted on camera. Episode III features the longest opening continuing shot in the entire Star Wars saga (over two minutes long). According to the filmmakers in the audio commentary, the speed in which Anakin and Obi-Wan engage their lightsaber duel on Mustafar is the speed in which the duel was filmed, and was not digitally accelerated. Several lava explosions, seen in Mustafar at the fight scene between Anakin and Obi-Wan Kenobi, were in fact real life explosions shot from Mount Etna's eruption which were later combined with computer generated effects to create the impressive and real-life atmosphere.

Copies of the film titled Charlotte are valued more than standard releases. The more common file is called something relating to Revenge of the Sith. This was done intentionally by those who created the DVD, in order to keep it a secret as to which exact DVD would be used for the main release. On early discs with the DVD release, the file containing the film and the file with the bonus features were each named a variation of "CHARLOTTE," rather than something relating to the movie itself.

(DVD audio commentary). Lucas stands on screen left talking with his youngest daughter, and his oldest daughter is in center screen, talking to her boyfriend. George Lucas's daughters, who make cameos at the opera house, refused to be in the scene unless their father was in the scene with them. This echoes the frequent references to World War Two in the Clone Wars TV series.

There are markings on Obi-Wan's starfighter counting the number of kills he scored, a reference to World War II, where pilots often placed markings on their planes to personalize them. This is the only episode that does not have R2-D2 and/or C-3PO in the closing shot. The original soundtrack is the only one in the prequel trilogy that does not have a shot of Tatooine as its backdrop. The scene where Amidala meets up with Anakin on Mustafar was parodied for the 2005 MTV Movie Awards.

Incidentally, an action figure of Palpatine was also produced holding a blue lightsaber, but later corrected to red (the hilt remains incorrect). It never occurred to the effects crew that they hadn't inserted the correct hilt during post-production. Further revelations in The Making of Revenge of the Sith show that the scene originally had Anakin present, with Palpatine using the Force to borrow Anakin's lightsaber to duel. The reason for this is revealed in one of the documentaries on Disc 2, where Ian McDiarmid is seen using the Anakin lightsaber prop while rehearsing the scenes.

Throughout the Palpatine/Mace fight, Palpatine's hilt periodically switches to Anakin's saber hilt. Palpatine's lightsaber is also the only lightsaber that touches Mace Windu's saber blade. Palpatine's lightsaber is the only Sith lightsaber that is seen coming in contact with a purple-bladed lightsaber. This is the first and only Star Wars film where Palpatine wields his lightsaber.

It can be heard when Obi-Wan arrives at Owen and Beru's house. Composer John Williams included a small 11-tone musical cue in the scene reminiscent of his score for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001). The final scene on Tatooine, where Obi-Wan Kenobi delivers the infant Luke to his aunt and uncle, is often referred to as the "Harry Potter scene". Eventually, however, the film's casting director was able to find a very close lookalike, Wayne Pygram.

Unfortunately, the footage of Cushing was deemed unusable, and the idea was scrapped. George Lucas originally intended to have Peter Cushing reprise his role as Tarkin, years after his death, through the use of stock footage and digital technology. Palpatine's line, "I am the Senate," may be a reference to a quote by King Louis XIV- "I am the state.". George Lucas was not put off by this and enjoyed rubbing Natalie's buzzed hair.

Natalie Portman surprised many people by showing up to the film's premieres with a shaved head (for her part in V for Vendetta). The interior of the Tantive IV was done entirely on a practical set, without the use of any bluescreen. It can be heard briefly during the battle scene over Coruscant. Composer John Williams added to his opening score an homage to composer Joel McNeely's work from the score to Shadows of the Empire, a book written to take place between Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

The audio effects for the coughing were taken from George Lucas, who had a cough during principal photography. John Knoll even acknowledges and points out this fact in the Revenge of the Sith DVD commentary. To reconcile the differences between the two presentations, Mace Windu "force-grips" Grievous towards the end of the show's third season (volume two) as the General was making off with Palpatine, crushing the cyborg's chest panel. Grievous has prevously appeared in Star Wars: Clone Wars before many of his personality traits and quirks had been finalized.

General Grievous' breathing problems were intended to emphasize his organic nature as well as the flaws of cyborg prosthetics. Coppola also owns a Tucker Torpedo. In addition to owning one of the 51 Torpedoes built, George Lucas executive produced the 1988 biopic, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, starring Jeff Bridges as Preston Tucker, and directed by Lucas' old friend, director Francis Ford Coppola. The speeder car driven by Senator Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits) is based on the revolutionary, but ill-fated, 1948 Tucker Torpedo automobile.

George Lucas requested this of the animators as an homage to Takashi Shimura's signature gesture in Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. Yoda rubs his head while deep in thought. This is the only Star Wars film in which the opening crawl has an exclamation point in it. In the two shots where the wookies roar just before their battle, the varactyl's (the lizard-mount used by Obi-Wan elsewhere in the film) bark can be heard.

In the film, Yoda pronounces the word differently than Anakin (in a later scene where the Jedi Council is voting where Yoda is in a hologram); Anakin's pronunciation of Utapau in the film is the correct pronunciation by Thai nationals and tourists. Although parts of Episode III were filmed in Thailand, the Lucas spelling of Utapau is a romanized spelling of a Thai military base in Sattahip, Thailand within 50 miles of Bangkok. The name Utapau was originally intended for Tatooine and then Alderaan in the early drafts of A New Hope, and then for Naboo in The Phantom Menace, until it became the sinkhole planet seen in Revenge of the Sith. The limestone mountains depicting Kashyyyk were filmed in Phuket, Thailand (which was later damaged by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami).

In the first scene between Anakin and Padmé, Padmé has her hair styled in the infamous Princess Leia Danish-buns-over-the-ears method. One of the film's many rumored subtitles was Rise of the Empire. Coincidentally, the Return of the Jedi novelization refers to Obi-Wan Kenobi as Owen's brother. Ewan McGregor's stunt double was Nash Edgerton (the brother of Joel Edgerton, who plays Owen Lars).

On the call sheets, Natalie Portman was listed as "Debbie Gibson.". Instead it contained a rap video with a dancing Yoda and clonetroopers. This was the first DVD release not to contain a secret blooper reel of footage from filming. The DVD cover art is the only cover of the six films not to include a central character brandishing a lightsaber towards the viewer.

However, VHS copies are for sale in stores in the United Kingdom and Australia. This has caused some backlash from fans collecting both the DVD and VHS versions, complaining that their VHS set will not be complete without Episode III. It is only available on DVD. When the film was released on home video in November 2005, it became the only Star Wars film never to be released on VHS in the US.

Even though it didn't make it into the film, it is available on the bonus disc of the Revenge of the Sith DVD as one of the deleted scenes, and Rick McCallum has reported that it may be put back into a future release of the film. One of the scenes deleted from the film was Yoda's arrival on Dagobah. Revenge of the Sith has the world record for most special effects used in a single film—over 3500. It also required Christensen (who is six-foot-one or 1.85 metres, while David Prowse is six-foot-seven or 2 meters) to look through the mouthpiece of the helmet [3].

The new costume featured shoe lifts and a muscle suit [2]. The Darth Vader costume used in the film was created specifically to fit Hayden Christensen, rather than use the old one from the original trilogy. Plot elements shown in the game include Vader activating the Jedi beacon, killing the librarian Jocasta Nu, and dueling with Cin Drallig and his Padawan Serra Keto (see Cameo appearances above). Its completion then unlocks an alternate short ending where the uninjured Darth Vader kills the Emperor and usurps control of the Galaxy.

After the completion of the movie plotline the game unlocks a level that allows the player to go back and replay the final duel from Vader's point of view. The Revenge of the Sith video game closely follows the film, but for reasons of gameplay greatly expands a number of the action sequences. One of them screams a classic "Wilhelm scream". When the ship Anakin and Obi-Wan are on, at the start, begins firing on an enemy ship, there is some footage of explosions and people being thrown into the air.

There is no blue-bladed lightsaber in Return of the Jedi.). In Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Obi-Wan was initially equipped with a blue-bladed lightsaber and used it during most of the duel, but it fell into the chasm on Naboo, and in the last seconds, he had to finish off Darth Maul with Qui-Gon's green-bladed lightsaber. This is also the only film to feature a combatant with a blue-bladed lightsaber come out victorious at the end of a duel (A combatant with a blue-bladed lightsaber usually loses a duel to a combatant with a red-bladed lightsaber. Obi-Wan).

It is also the only instance of a blue-bladed and green-bladed lightsaber to come into contact with each other (the aforementioned Grievous vs. Darth Vader; combatants in both instances using blue lightsabers). Obi-Wan, and more notably Obi-Wan vs. This is the only time where two lightsabers of the same color (blue) come into contact (Grievous vs.

The line appears to be the same recording used in The Phantom Menace, when Jar Jar excuses himself after burping. Jar Jar Binks appears in this film, but has only one line of dialog; when he nearly bumps into a larger senator who mutters "watch it," to which Binks barely audibly replies "Excuse me". An early, and later proved to be fake, plot leak said that Mace Windu would not die at the hands of Palpatine, but he would be killed by Boba Fett, who was avenging the death of his father, Jango Fett, in the previous film at the hands of Mace Windu. This is the first Star Wars film not to be nominated for an Academy Award for best Visual Effects.

Matthew Woodring Stover, George Lucas, ISBN 0-7126-8427-1. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - Novelization, 1st edition hardcover, 2005. Later, when Luke and Vader duel, Luke jumps up on a platform and instead of following him Vader throws his lightsaber, having learned from his previous error. At the end of Obi-wan and Anakin's duel, Obi-wan wins because he has the high ground.

He does the same thing to Luke in A New Hope after the Sand People attack him. When Anakin releases Padmé after choking her, Obi-Wan puts his hand on her head for a while. Although Motti is not killed from this choke, both Motti and Tarkin die near the end of the film, when Luke destroys the Death Star. Moff Tarkin then tells Vader to halt the Force chokehold.

This parallels a scene from A New Hope, where Vader uses the Force to choke Admiral Romodi Motti in the Death Star for his lack of faith in Vader. Although Padmé does not die from the choke, she later dies of the loss of will to live near the end of the film. However, Obi-Wan then tells him to halt the Force chokehold. Vader uses the Force to choke Padmé on Mustafar, as he believes she has turned against him.

According to his action figure, Obi-Wan's is Red Leader, which in Episode VI is used by Wedge Antilles, played by Ewan McGregor's uncle Denis Lawson. In the novelization, Anakin's callsign is Red Five, the same as his son Luke in Episode IV. Both Anakin's and Obi-Wan's callsigns reference their family connections to the original trilogy. Examples include the Jedi Starfighters having small resemblance to the TIE Fighters and Interceptor.

More Republic equipment resembles that of Imperial equipment. The music is also the same in all three cases (the Force Theme). The final shot of Owen and Beru holding Luke and looking into the Tatooine twin sunset mirrors a similar scene with Luke in A New Hope (as well as a similar scene of Anakin in Attack of the Clones). The last line spoken in Episode III is "Oh no!", also by C-3PO, played by the same actor, also on that ship.

The first line spoken in Episode IV is "Did you hear that?" by C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), on the Tantive IV. An actor screams this line in every Star Wars movie. Luke's scream of "NOOO!" upon learning that Darth Vader is his father was also similarly lampooned and poorly received during its release in 1980. Vader's scream has been lampooned and criticized as campy and inappropriate.

In one of the final scenes, Darth Vader's screams "NOOO!!" when he learns of Padmé's death. This also is similar to Luke's situation in "The Empire Strikes Back" when Luke, after the duel with Darth Vader, falls down the massive circular shaft in Cloud City and hangs on to the weather vane below the city until he is rescued by the Millennium Falcon piloted by Leia Organa. Yoda, in the duel with Darth Sidious, falls down the massive circular Senate chamber and escapes through the bottom of the building into a waiting speeder piloted by Bail Organa. The lightsaber was subsequently broken, and then was re-returned to Obi-Wan's hut on Tatooine.

Luke lost that lightsaber in a duel with Vader in Empire Strikes Back. The blue-bladed lightsaber Anakin/Vader used in Revenge of the Sith is the same lightsaber Obi-Wan gave to Luke in A New Hope. Luke is then given a cybernetic hand to replace the one he lost in the duel with Vader. Leia senses Luke's danger through the force, and comes to rescue him in the Millennium Falcon.

A similar situation occurs in The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke sustains an injury from Vader in a lightsaber duel (his weapon hand is cut off), and after falling down a shaft, is left dangling from a weather vane on the underside of Cloud City. He is then given cybernetic limbs to replace those he lost in the duel. Sensing his danger through the Force, Emperor Palaptine rescues him. Defeated, he lies on the side of a lava bank, crawling his way up the embankment.

Vader sustains severe injuries from the lightsaber duel he has with his former master on Mustafar (his biological limbs are cut off). Finally, he says to Vader, "I know there is good in you.". He later says that to Leia on Endor. In a scene on Dabogah, Luke says to the spirit of Obi-Wan, "There is still good in him", also referring to Anakin.

Return of the Jedi contains variations of Padmé's last words. She says it to Obi-Wan on Polis Massa, momentarily after bearing Luke and Leia. I know, I know there is still...", referring to Anakin. Padmé's last words are, "There is good in him.

Vader says, "From my point of view, the Jedi are evil." In Return of the Jedi, Obi-Wan tells Luke, "You will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.". Vader's offer to Padmé to join him and rule the Empire mirrors Vader's offer to Luke in Episode V. Luke realizes what this means and races home, despite Obi-Wan's warning that it is too dangerous, and he is dumbstruck to find that Owen and Beru Lars were reduced to burnt ashes by Imperial Stormtroopers. Luke at first suspects the Sandpeople, but Obi-Wan's closer inspection shows that Imperial Stormtroopers were actually responsible.

This is paralleled in Episode IV when Luke, Obi-Wan and the droids come upon the ruins of the Jawas' sandcrawler and find all of them slaughtered. Obi-Wan decides to look at the security holograms despite Yoda's warning that he will find it painful, and he is dumbstruck to find that Anakin led the massacre. When Obi-Wan and Yoda return to the Jedi Temple and discover the corpses of their fellow Jedi, Yoda's closer inspection of the bodies reveals that not all of them were killed by clone troopers, that a lightsaber was used as well, implicating one of the Jedi as a traitor. When Anakin and Obi-Wan are approaching the Senate after saving Palpatine, the Millennium Falcon is one of the ships which touch down on Coruscant.

In Return of the Jedi, Luke Skywalker cuts off Darth Vader's weapon hand, as Palpatine looks on, but refuses to join the Dark Side. Anakin cuts off Mace Windu's weapon hand, as Palpatine looks on, and joins the Dark Side. The scene where Mace has his blade at Palpatine's throat is similar to that when Vader has his blade at Luke's throat in The Empire Strikes Back, and when Luke had his blade at Vader's throat in Return of the Jedi. Anakin is conflicted to choose between Palpatine and a fellow Jedi, as in Return of the Jedi.

Palpatine closes his eyes and tells Anakin, "I can feel your anger." He gives the same line, directed at Luke, in Return of the Jedi. You know it to be true.". In convincing him that the Jedi are trying to oust him as Chancellor, Palpatine urges Anakin to "search your feelings...you know, don't you?" This mirrors Episode V, in which Vader convinces Luke that he is his father, urging the boy to "search your feelings. In the battle on the Wookiee planet Kashyyyk, a distinctive Tarzan yell can be heard, just as in Episode VI, when Chewbacca and two Ewoks swing toward an Imperial Scout Walker on Endor.

This mirrors the scenes in Return of the Jedi where Chewbacca rips out Imperial forces from their AT-STs. Wookiees from Kashyyyk rip out droids from vehicles during the Separatists' invasion. This was adapted for Episode VI as the Battle of Endor between Ewoks and Imperial Stormtroopers. In the original Star Wars script treatment, the climactic battle was between Wookiees and Imperial forces as in Revenge of the Sith.

This echoes the ultimate fate of the Tantive IV itself in the opening scenes of A New Hope. When Obi-Wan makes his rendezvous with the Tantive IV, the ship he is flying is swallowed up by the Tantive IV's underbelly. When Obi-Wan kills Grievous with a blaster and says "So uncivilized", echoing the line in Episode IV when he talks about the lightsaber being "an elegant weapon, for a more civilized age". This is the first line Obi-Wan says in Episode IV, to R2-D2.

When Obi-Wan jumps in the middle of the droid army in Utapau, he says "Hello there" to Grievous. In Return of the Jedi, Palpatine urges Luke to kill Vader, but Luke refuses, and avoids turning to the dark side. Palpatine urges Anakin to kill Count Dooku, and Anakin does and becomes Palpatine's apprentice. Palpatine watches as his current apprentice (Count Dooku) and his intended new apprentice (Anakin) duel to the death, while behind them can be seen a massive space fleet battle, as in Return of the Jedi.

The scene where the elevator falls and Anakin has to hold on to the ledge parallels the scene where Luke has to hold on when he falls out of a window in Episode V. Obi-Wan says the traditional "I have a bad feeling about this!" just before he and Anakin enter the hangar of General Grievous' battlecruiser. Han Solo says the identical line in A New Hope. In the beginning of the movie while flying a starfighter on the way to rescue Palpatine, Anakin says, "This is where the fun begins".

Many vehicles and technology in the film appear to be predecessors of their counterparts in the original trilogy. The title is a reprise of an early working title of Return of the Jedi, "Revenge of the Jedi", which was altered by Lucas with the rationale that Jedi do not take revenge. Previously held by The Matrix Reloaded with $37.5 million. Thursday gross.

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