Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, marketed as simply Return of the Jedi, is a 1983 science fiction film directed by Richard Marquand and written by Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas. It is the third film in the Star Wars saga, and the third and final film in the original trilogy. It is the sixth chapter internal chronology.
The film is set one year after the Empire's invasion of Cloud City, when Luke Skywalker and friends travel to Tatooine to rescue their friend Han Solo from the vile Jabba the Hutt. The Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star, while the Rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker confronts his father, Darth Vader, in a final climactic duel before the evil Emperor.
The film debuted on May 25, 1983, and was released on VHS and LaserDisc in this form multiple times during the 1980s and '90s. Looking at the behind the scenes photos of Return of The Jedi, producing so many movies simultaneously would have been insane to attempt at the time.