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AOL Movies and to Offer Online Premiere of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith Teaser Trailer
[October 26, 2004]

AOL Movies and to Offer Online Premiere of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith Teaser Trailer

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- Oct. 26, 2004 -- AOL to Give Star Wars Fans More Online Access to the Star Wars Universe Than Ever Before

AOL(R) Movies and, one of the largest online movie destinations, today announced that they will offer an online premiere of the highly anticipated teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith on November 4, one day before it appears in theaters. The trailer will be released in theaters on November 5, and will be available online only on AOL and Hyperspace, the subscription-only Official Star Wars Fan Club. Revenge of the Sith, which debuts in theaters in May 2005, is Lucasfilm LTD.'s sixth and final installment of Star Wars, one of the most popular and enduring theatrical sagas of all time.

AOL Movies and Moviefone will continue to offer movie fans more online access to Star Wars video clips and images than ever before. AOL and Moviefone recently featured exclusive video content from the Star Wars Trilogy DVD, which was released on September 21, 2004 and has become the top-selling DVD box set of all time. Moviefone will also feature behind-the-scenes clips, set diaries and Star Wars-related online programming. In addition, AOL and Moviefone will be the exclusive provider of movie showtimes and tickets for, Lucasfilm's official destination for Star Wars fans.

"Millions of fans look forward to every new Star Wars installment with great anticipation," said Steven Yee, Vice President and General Manager of AOL Movies and Moviefone. "As one of the largest online movie destinations, we are excited about giving our growing audience a first look at the Revenge of the Sith trailer, and we look forward to working with Lucasfilm to feature additional exclusive elements of the Star Wars universe."

"After more than 25 years, the Star Wars saga continues to exhilarate people around the globe, and this amazing teaser trailer is just the tip of the iceberg for millions who have been eagerly awaiting the release of the episode that finally answers all the burning questions on the minds of Star Wars fans," said Jim Ward, Vice President of Marketing and Distribution for Lucasfilm. "It's great to work with AOL Movies and Moviefone to give our fans more access than ever to awesome footage from Revenge of the Sith and the entire saga."

Film enthusiasts can experience a full, custom-designed and comprehensive destination that honors the entire franchise by going to or through AOL Keyword: Star Wars.

In addition, AOL UK, AOL France, AOL Germany, and AOL Canada will offer exclusive Star Wars video assets in these territories.

About Moviefone

Moviefone, a service of America Online, provides movie information and tickets to millions of moviegoers each month through its telephone service (e.g. 777-FILM) and on the Web ( or AOL Keyword: Moviefone). One of the top-visited movie destinations online, offers showtimes, advance tickets, exclusive scenes from upcoming films, original editorial features, critic and moviegoer reviews, trailers, DVD information and much more.

About America Online, Inc.

America Online, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. Based in Dulles, Virginia, America Online is the world's leader in interactive services, Web brands, Internet technologies and e-commerce services.

About Lucasfilm

Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world's leading film and entertainment companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a privately held, fully integrated entertainment company. In addition to its motion picture and television productions, the company's global businesses include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound; LucasArts Entertainment; Lucas Licensing; and Lucas Online. Lucasfilm's feature films have won 19 Oscar Awards and its television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards.

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