Variety has reported that Disney plans to release the remastered 4K edition of ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back‘ in UK cinemas to help celebrate the films 40th anniversary and also to bolster ticket sales as cinemas re-open their doors for the first time this July after being closed since March by the UK government lockdown due to Covid-19.
It’s understood the planned screenings mark the first time a ‘Star Wars’ film from the original trilogy will be screened in 4K. Cinema chain Vue will show the film in the U.K when they re-open. The 4K edition of the 1980 film — the second title in the original trilogy, in which Luke Skywalker studies the Force with Yoda as the Galactic Empire pursues the Rebel Alliance — has only been made available on the studio’s streaming platform Disney Plus and via Blu-ray, where it was released in late March alongside 4K versions of the seven other Skywalker Saga films.
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