May 17, 1980 (Washington, D.C.)

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back is a movie released in 1980. It was the second Star Wars movie and fifth episode in the Star Wars Saga.

Ben Burtt served as Sound Design and Supervising Sound Effects Editor, and Randy Thom contributed in Sound Effects Recording; both contributed to the film's then small sound design and editorial facility, Skywalker Sound (which at that point was growing and soon to be given its first name, "Sprocket Systems"). Edward M. Steidele and John Roesch served as foley assistants to the uncredited foley artist Gary A. Hecker. The original re-recording was at Samuel Goldwyn Studios. For the 1997 Special Edition & 2004 Edition, Sound Designer Ben Burtt and Sound Editor Teresa Eckton reprised their original roles on the film. Tim Fox served as an archivist for the 1997 edition; Sean England was the Audio Archivist for the 2004 version. Matthew Wood joined as Supervising Sound Editor for the 2004 & 2011 editions; Jamie Forester was Skywalker Sound's Post Production Supervisor for the 2004 edition.

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Movie Trailer

Sound Effects Used

20th Century Fox Fanfare (1980 John Williams Version)

Hollywoodedge, Synth Gun Shot Ricoch PE206601/Sound Ideas, GUN, LASER - LASER GUN: SINGLE SHOT 01

LOONEY TUNES EXPLOSION SOUND 03 (Heard in only prints 1997-2015)

SKYWALKER ALARM BUZZING SOUND 02 (debut)

SKYWALKER, BULLET - HOTH BLASTER RICOCHET (debut)

SKYWALKER, BULLET - RAPID, LASER-LIKE RICOCHETS (debut)

SKYWALKER, ELECTRICTY - BIG VARIOUS SPARKINGS (Except for one of the sparks which debuted in this film; the rest are used in 2004- prints only)

SKYWALKER EXPLOSION 01 (2004-2015 prints only)

SKYWALKER EXPLOSION 02

SKYWALKER EXPLOSION 05 (debut)

SKYWALKER EXPLOSION 07 (debut)

SKYWALKER, EXPLOSION - AT-AT STOMP (debut)

SKYWALKER, EXPLOSION - BIG CRUNCH (debut)

SKYWALKER HYPERDRIVE FAILURE SOUND (debut)

SKYWALKER, AIRPLANE - INERTIA STARTER, BIPLANE (debut)

SKYWALKER, SCI FI GUN - AT-AT GUN (debut)

SKYWALKER, SCI-FI GUN - TIE FIGHTER GUN

SKYWALKER, SCI-FI GUN - X-WING FIGHTER GUN

SKYWALKER, METAL - BIG CLANK WITH SQUEAL (debut) (low-pitched)

SKYWALKER, METAL - BIG, SHORT CRASH (debut)

SKYWALKER, METAL - TRAIN MECHANICS SCRAPING (debut)

SKYWALKER, METAL - WEIRD CLANK (debut)

SKYWALKER, SQUISH - TAUNTAUN GUTS (debut)

SKYWALKER, WHOOSH - ARTILLERY FALL 01 (debut?)

SKYWALKER, WIND - HEAVY WIND WHISTLING (debut)

SKYWALKER, WIND - VIOLENT WIND WHISTLING (debut)

Sound Ideas, AMBIENCE, SWAMP - SWAMP, VERY ACTIVE, THICK & WET (debut)

Sound Ideas, CARTOON, AIRPLANE - PROP PLANE POWER DIVE SCREAM (heard in briefly as Luke's snowspeeder begins to go down; left stereo track only)

Sound Ideas, ELEPHANT - VARIOUS SNORTS, GROWLS, TRUMPETS, ANIMAL (Used for the Wampa)

Sound Ideas, EXPLOSION - SMALL BLAST 02 (Universal Studios)

Sound Ideas, RICOCHET - CARTOON RICCO 03 (Heard 3 times in a -12 pitch)

STAR WARS LAZER BLAST SOUND

STAR WARS LIGHT SABER SOUND

WILHELM SCREAM (1st, 3rd & 4th screams)

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