Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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Your favorite sand-phobic, midichlorian-rich super villain is back!

And this time his capes are even more fabulous, his thigh-high Uggs resplendent like never before, and his burnt chicken head cloaked in the shiniest plastic helmet yet! And if that wasn't enough, Mike, Kevin and Bill are pleased to be joined by Darth Vader's bellicose but lovable brother Chad! Yes, the movie that gave us one of cinema's most startling revelations, and perhaps the most memorable silver screen quote ever ("I thought that hairy beast would be the end of me") gets the RiffTrax treatment.

Lots of laughs. Lots of Chad Vader. And no pod racing.


(Note: We were pleased to be joined in the writing and performing of this by Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda, the mad geniuses who bring you Blame Society Productions.)

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Poster art by Jason Martian
Poster art by Jason Martian

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Release date

April 14, 2009