DVD 133 mins IMDB
PG (Parental Guidance)
Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
20th Century Fox (1999)
In Collection
#435

Seen It:
Yes
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
USA  /  English

Liam Neeson Qui-Gon Jinn
Ewan McGregor Obi-Wan Kenobi
Jake Lloyd Anakin Skywalker
Pernilla August Shmi Skywalker
Frank Oz Yoda
Ian McDiarmid Senator Palpatine
Oliver Ford Davies Governor Sio Bibble
Natalie Portman Queen Padmé Amidala
Ahmed Best Jar Jar Binks
Hugh Quarshie Captain Panaka

Director George Lucas; Genndy Tartakovsky
Producer George Lucas; Rick McCallum
Writer George Lucas; Bryan Andrews
Cinematography David Tattersall; Nicholas D. Knowland
Musician John Williams

Jedi Knights Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, are security guards for Padme Amidala, ruler of Naboo. The evil Sith Lord, Darth Sidious, sends the Trade Federation to invade Naboo. They capture Queen Amidala, but the Jedi escape. The Jedi encounter Gungan native Jar Jar Binks and rescue Amidala. On the desert planet Tatooine, they find a young slave boy, Anakin Skywalker, who is strong in the Force. Anakin wins his freedom by driving a pod race. Darth Maul, the evil Sith apprentice of Darth Sidious, attacks them, but Qui-Gon holds him off. Anakin goes with them to Coruscant, to be trained as a Jedi. On Coruscant, Qui-Gon tells the Jedi Council about Anakin and about the Sith attack Senator Palpatine talks Amidala into helping him overthrow Chancellor Valorum, so he can become the Senate leader himself. Amidala returns to Naboo and allies with the Gungans to battle the Trade Federation. Qui-Gon and Darth Maul duel with light sabers. Qui-Gon is fatally wounded and Obi-Won kills the Sith. Qui-Gon's dying words to Obi-Won are to take Anakin as an apprentice and train him in the Force. Naboo rejoices that the battle is won and they are safe.

Edition Details
Distributor 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Edition Special Edition
Barcode 024543056201
Region Region 1
Release Date 3/22/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Pan & Scan)
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned); Italian
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [Italian]
Dolby Digital 5.1 EX [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [Spanish]
Dolby Digital Surround
Dolby Digital Surround [French]
Dolby Digital Surround [Spanish]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2

Features
Disc 1: THX-Certified Disc One: Commentary by George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, John Knoll, Dennis Muren and Scott Squires Disc Two: Exclusive Deleted Scenes Documentary features seven new sequences completed just for this DVD release, including extended Podrace scenes All-New Hour-Long Documentary Film culled from over 600 hours of footage, "The Beginning" takes you where few people have been before -- inside Lucasfilm and ILM during the production of Episode I Multi-Angle Storyboard-To-Animatic-To-Film Segment featuring the Submarine and Podrace Lap 1 sequences Five Featurettes Explore The Phantom Menace's Storyline, Design, Costumes, Visual Effects and Fight Scenes Award-Winning Twelve-Part Web Documentary Series That Chronicles The Production Of Episode 1 "Duel Of The Fates" Music Video Featuring John Williams Never-Before-Seen Production Photo Gallery with Special Caption Feature Theatrical Posters and Print Campaign From Around The World Theatrical Teaser and Launch Trailers, Plus Seven TV Spots "Star Wars: Starfighter - The Making Of A Game" Featurette from LucasArts DVD-ROM Weblink To Exclusive Star Wars Content