October 18, 2015

Star Wars ~ Phantom Menace: 1999 TV Guide special issues

Star Wars ~ The Phantom Menace
TV Guide, May, 1999 special issues
photo by Styrous®


This 4-part collector's set of TV Guide was issued in May 1999. The covers feature the stars of "Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace", including Jake Lloyd as Anakin Skywalker (young Darth Vader), Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn, Ewan McGregor as young Obi-Wan Kenobi and Natalie Portman as Queen Amidala (Padmé Amidala). And of course R2D2 and C3PO are there too.   




 left: Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker)
right: Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jinn)
 Star Wars ~ The Phantom Menace
TV Guide, May, 1999 special issues photos by Styrous®

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (also known by its subtitle, The Phantom Menace) is a 1999 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas, produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The first installment in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, the film stars Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Ahmed Best, Ray Park, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Pernilla August and Frank Oz. The film was Lucas' first production as a film director after a 22-year hiatus following the original Star Wars film, and his fourth film overall.    



left: Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi)
right: Natalie Portman (Queen Amidala (Padmé Amidala)
Star Wars ~ The Phantom Menace

TV Guide, May, 1999 special issues
photos by Styrous®





Star Wars ~ The Phantom Menace
TV Guide, May, 1999 special issues spines
photo by Styrous®




Ahmed Best  
Anthony Daniels
Kenny Baker
Pernilla August
Frank Oz

Music by John Williams
Cinematography: David Tattersall
Edited by Ben Burtt & Paul Martin Smith

Production company: Lucasfilm
Distributed by  20th Century Fox
Release date May 19, 1999
Running time: 133 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $115 million
Box office: $1.027 billion


Links to Star Wars ~ The Phantom Menace on the Net:   
    
- Star Wars website               
full cast & credits on IMDb               
Rolling Stone, May 19, 1999, review         
Rolling Stone, October 16, 2015, review     

The Phantom Menace on movie trailer on YouTube           
             
         
The Darth Vader Talking mechanical bank is for sale on eBay.  


 Styrous® ~ Sunday, October 18 2015
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