The 3D big screen re-release is the restored 1999 feature, written and directed by George Lucas, the fourth film to be released in the "Star Wars" saga, the first of a three-part prequel to the original "Star Wars" trilogy and the first film in the saga in terms of story chronology.
"The Phantom Menace" was also Lucas' first time back as a DGA film director after a 22 year absence.
The film follows 'Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn' and his apprentice 'Obi-Wan Kenobi', who escort and protect 'Queen Amidala', traveling from the planet 'Naboo' to the planet 'Coruscant' in the hope of negotiating a peaceful end to a large-scale interplanetary trade dispute.
Along the way, they meet 'Anakin Skywalker', a slave who seems to have strong nascent powers of 'The Force', while contending with the mysterious return of the 'Sith'.
"The Phantom Menace" grossed $924.3 million worldwide, making it the "Star Wars" film with the highest grossing box office income of all time.
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