Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

1999

George Lucas
Director
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Distributor
Lucasfilm
Production Company

Two Jedi knights are sent to a far-off planet to investigate a trade dispute, but their involvement infuriates the evil/powerful Darth Sidious, who sends his highly-trained assassin to eliminate them.
One of the most eagerly awaited movies in the history of cinema is the beginning of a six-part saga, which was made some 16 years after the last chapter was released in 1983.
Unfortunately for a minority of movie-goers this experience did not live up to expectation (largely blamed on too much Jar Jar Binks and not enough Darth Vader), but surely nobody could argue this one contains the best 'saber fight of 'em all.

Those who are patient enough to sit through the end credits are treated to a nice little surprise (just as the title for "Released by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation" rolls off the screen).

For the other five films in the STAR WARS series:
Star Wars Ep. II: Attack Of The Clones (2002)
Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge Of The Sith (2005)

Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope (1977)
Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars Ep. VI: Return Of The Jedi (1983)

Fans of the Star Wars franchise may be interested in these webpages:
Aveleyman.com: From Star Wars To Jedi: The Making Of A Saga
Aveleyman.com: Empire Of Dreams: The Story Of The Star Wars Trilogy
Wookieepedia
Star Wars.com - the official website

Addendum: Lucas has been tweaking his films again for their Blu-Ray release, and , presumably, this 3D cinema re-release. On the bright side Yoda is much better looking.



19th May 1999
Cinema



136 mins
2.35:1


16th July 1999
Cinema



132 mins
2.35:1

Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (Special Edition/ Pan & Scan)
12th November 2002
DVD



133 mins
2.35:1


20th September 2005
DVD



127 mins
2.35:1

Star Wars
Episode I
The Phantom Menace
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10th February 2012
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Liam Neeson
Qui-Gon Jinn
Ewan McGregor
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Natalie Portman
Queen Amidala/Padmé
Jake Lloyd
Anakin Skywalker
Pernilla August
Shmi Skywalker
Frank Oz
Yoda
Ian McDiarmid
Senator Palpatine/Darth Sidious
Oliver Ford Davies
Sio Bibble
Hugh Quarshie
Captain Panaka
Ahmed Best
Jar Jar Binks
Anthony Daniels
C-3PO
Kenny Baker
R2-D2
Terence Stamp
Chancellor Valorum
Samuel L. Jackson
Mace Windu
Ray Park
Darth Maul
Sacha Alexander
Graf Zapalo
Jerome Blake
Rune Haako/Mas Amedda
Brian Blessed
Boss Nass
Khan Bonfils
Saesee Tiin
Michonne Bourriague
Aurra Sing
Ralph Brown
Ric Olié
Ben Burtt
Naboo Courier
Silas Carson
Republic Cruiser Pilot/
Nute Gunray/
Ki-Adi-Mundi/
Lott Dod
Dhruv Chanchani
Kitster Chanchani Banai
Gin Clarke
Adi Gallia
Sofia Coppola
Saché
Michaela Cottrell
Even Piell
Marc Coulier
Aks Moe
Christina da Silva
Rabé
Warwick Davis
Weazel/Wald
John Fensom
TC-14
Bronagh Gallagher
Republic Cruiser Captain
Celia Imrie
Fighter Pilot Bravo 5
Keira Knightley
Sabé
Kamay Lau
Sei-Taria
Toby Longworth
Gragra/Voice: Senator Lott Dod
Amanda Lucas
Tey How/Diva Funquita
Katie Lucas
Amee
Rick McCallum
Naboo Courier
Dipika O'Niell Joti
Depa Billaba
Candace Orwell
Yané
Alan Ruscoe
Daultay Dofine
Hassani Shapi
Eeth Koth
Christian J. Simpson
Lieutenant Gavyn Sykes
Matt Sloan
Plo Koon
Clarence Smith
Fighter Pilot Bravo 3
Paul Martin Smith
Naboo Courier
Steven Spiers
Captain Tarpals
Michelle Taylor
Yarael Poof
Bill Tlusty
Chokk, Jabba's Bodyguard
Margaret Towner
Jira
Megan Udall
Melee
Danny Wagner
Mawhonic
Oliver Walpole
Seek
Dominic West
Palace Guard
Friday Wilson
Eirtaé
Matthew Wood
Bib Fortuna/Ody Mandrell
Scott Capurro
Voice: Beed
Lindsay Duncan
Voice: TC-14
Lewis Macleod
Voice: Sebulba
Greg Proops
Voice: Fode
Chris Sanders
Voice: Daultay Dofine
Andrew Secombe
Voice: Watto
Peter Serafinowicz
Voice: Darth Maul
Marc Silk
Voice: Aks Moe
Tom Sylla
Voice: OWO-1
James Taylor
Voice: Rune Haako
Doug Chiang
Flag Bearer
Unknown
Diva Shaliqua
Unknown
Ben Quadinaros
Unknown
Clegg Holdfast
Unknown
Jabba The Hutt
Unknown
Dud Bolt
Andrew Lawden
Naboo Soldier
Stand-in: Qui-Gon Jinn

Lord Heath: Notes & Screenshots
Dave Wright: Special thanks