The medical droids work to save her babies—she has twins, much to the surprise of Bail Organa, Obi-Wan, and Yoda. The film is generally considered to be the best of the Star Wars prequels. [32], Christensen and Ewan McGregor began rehearsing their climactic lightsaber duel long before Lucas would shoot it. Later, on Coruscant, Anakin awakens in a panic, covered in sweat. As she pleads, Obi-Wan steps out onto the star skiff's boarding ramp. [91], According to box office analysis sites, the film set American records for highest gross in a given number of days for each of its first 12 days of release except for the seventh and eighth, where the record is narrowly held by Spider-Man 2. Some humorous lines of dialogue were also included, including extra dialogue in the battle between Grievous and Obi Wan; Grievous says, "I was trained by Count Dooku," and Obi-Wan replies, "What a coincidence; I trained the man who killed him. Anakin attempts to shoot the droids off, though succeeds only in blasting apart the wing of his former Master's vessel. Ewan McGregorNatalie PortmanHayden ChristensenIan McDiarmidFrank OzJimmy SmitsPeter MayhewAhmed BestOliver Ford DaviesTemuera MorrisonAnthony DanielsSilas CarsonKenny BakerSamuel L. JacksonChristopher Lee For those who cannot activate the easter egg with the former method, the bonus is title 10 on the disc. [25] The initial filming took place on sound stages at Fox Studios Australia in Sydney, although practical environments were shot as background footage later to be composited into the film. However, he later clarified that, at the time of the saga's conception, he had not fully realized the details—only major plot points. The star skiff lands on Mustafar, and Padmé is greeted by a smiling Vader. [99], As did every film of the original trilogy, the film won the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film. A novelization of the film was written by Matthew Stover. [67], Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment reissued Revenge of the Sith on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on September 22, 2019. General Grievous aboard the bridge of his flagship, Invisible Hand. A video game based on the film was released on May 5, 2005, two weeks before the film. [105], Throughout Revenge of the Sith, Lucas refers to a wide range of films and other sources, drawing on political, military, and mythological motifs to enhance his story's impact. Camera crews were sent to the location to shoot several angles of the volcano that were later spliced into the background of the animatics and the final film version of the planet Mustafar.[25]. Explore all of Wookieepedia's media for this article subject: Wookieepedia is a FANDOM Movies Community. Desperate to save Padmé's life, Anakin disarms Windu as he is about to kill him, allowing Palpatine to send Windu falling to his death. After Obi-Wan dispatches the droids around Grievous, the two engage in single combat. As they approach Grievous's flagship, Obi-Wan reminds Anakin their shields are still up, so Anakin breaks formation and attacks a shield generator, knocking out the shields on the docking bay of the ship. [69] This version of the film was released by Disney on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on March 31, 2020. [8], Despite the Walt Disney Company's 2012 purchase of Lucasfilm Ltd. and the release rights to all future Star Wars films, Fox was to retain original distribution rights to Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which they co-produced and co-financed, in perpetuity in all media worldwide. [55] The illegal copy was passed among seven people until reaching an eighth party, who also pleaded guilty to uploading to an unnamed P2P network. Sidious pulls a lightsaber from his sleeve and hurls himself at the Jedi with a screeching war cry. 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