Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith

The prequel trilogy concludes with Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, a tragic tale of greed and power lust in which the fate of the galaxy is decided.

After three long years, the Clone Wars are nearly at an end. Meanwhile, Jedi Anakin Skywalker has visions that his secret wife, Senator Padmé Amidala, will die in childbirth. The hero, desperate for the power to save her, begins a journey toward the dark side that has dire consequences.

Released May 19, 2005

Episode III’s enhanced digital Yoda utilizes subsurface scattering, a tool that creates lifelike skin and faithfully reproduces how light affects flesh.

Lava planet Mustafar was created through a mix of techniques: a set featuring a flowing lava river, CGI enhancements, and footage of Mount Etna’s eruption.

Aboard a gunship, Yoda runs his hand over his head. This is a direct tribute to Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, in which Kambei Shimada performs the same motion.

At the time of release, Revenge of the Sith 's General Grievous was the most complex digital character ever created, with layers of armor, gears, and organic matter.

The opera setting of Palpatine’s pivotal meeting with Anakin was designed, built, and shot within days of conception — a testament to ILM’s agility.

The prequel trilogy concludes with Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, a tragic tale of greed and power lust in which the fate of the galaxy is decided.

After three long years, the Clone Wars are nearly at an end. Meanwhile, Jedi Anakin Skywalker has visions that his secret wife, Senator Padmé Amidala, will die in childbirth. The hero, desperate for the power to save her, begins a journey toward the dark side that has dire consequences.

Released May 19, 2005

Episode III’s enhanced digital Yoda utilizes subsurface scattering, a tool that creates lifelike skin and faithfully reproduces how light affects flesh.

Lava planet Mustafar was created through a mix of techniques: a set featuring a flowing lava river, CGI enhancements, and footage of Mount Etna’s eruption.

Aboard a gunship, Yoda runs his hand over his head. This is a direct tribute to Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, in which Kambei Shimada performs the same motion.

At the time of release, Revenge of the Sith 's General Grievous was the most complex digital character ever created, with layers of armor, gears, and organic matter.

The opera setting of Palpatine’s pivotal meeting with Anakin was designed, built, and shot within days of conception — a testament to ILM’s agility.