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Synopsis

Return to a galaxy far, far away in the first chapter of the mythic Star Wars saga. Set thirty years before the original Star Wars film, Episode 1 introduces a young Anakin Skywalker, a boy with special powers, unaware that the journey he is taking will transform the universe forever. It is a time when the Jedi Knights are the guardians of peace in a turbulent galaxy and a young queen fights to save her people. In the shadow lurks an evil force waiting for the right moment to strike. With Episode 1 in your collection you can experience the excitement again and again. Feel the adrenaline of the Boonta Eve Podrace. Relive the intense lightsaber battles. Discover the incredible detail and the breathtaking scope of this milestone in the Star Wars saga.

Cast

Character's name Portrayed by
Qui-Gon Jinn Liam Neeson
Obi-Wan Kenobi Ewan McGregor
Queen Padmé Amidala Natalie Portman
Anakin Skywalker Jake Lloyd

In Other Languages

Language Title
Spanish La Amenaza Fantasma
Portuguese A Ameaça Fantasma
Japanese スター・ウォーズ:ファントム・メナス
Chinese 星球大战:威脅潛伏
Korean 스타 워즈: 보이지 않는 위험
Thai สตาร์ วอร์ส: ภัยซ่อนเร้น

Production timeline

  • June 26–September 30, 1997: Filming occurred between these dates.
  • 1998: Special effects and pick-ups were added to the film.

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Original theatrical USA May 19, 1999
VHS USA April 4, 2000
DVD USA October 16, 2001
Blu-ray Disc USA September 16, 2011
Blu-ray Disc (re-release) USA October 8, 2013

Television broadcast timeline

Home video timeline

Main article: Home video timeline for the Star Wars films

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