Sony Classical's original soundtrack recording of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, the last episode of the massively popular Star Wars saga, hit the stores on May 3, and it immediately began making sales history. The CD features a new score by five-time Oscar winner John Williams, who is also the composer and conductor of the score for each film in the six-chapter Star Wars saga, and it is packaged with an exclusive collector's DVD - Star Wars: A Musical Journey - an unprecedented bonus at no additional cost.

Created especially to accompany the CD release, the thrilling 70-minute Bonus DVD features 16 brand-new music videos set to selections from all six of John Williams' unforgettable Star Wars film scores and has been designed around a timeline that will take the viewer chronologically through the entire saga. The DVD is hosted by Star Wars actor Ian McDiarmid.

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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, becomes the third Star Wars soundtrack to debut in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart - a new record. Previously, two Star Wars soundtracks held that distinction in a three-way tie with the two Spider Man soundtracks and two American Idol soundtrack collections.

The Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith soundtrack also becomes the fifth Star Wars soundtrack to reach the top 10 of the Billboard 200. This extends a pop chart album record, long held by the Star Wars series, among film and TV soundtracks - with the exception of Star Wars: Episode VI Revenge of the Jedi (originally released in 1983), all of the Star Wars soundtracks have made the top 10.

The most anticipated movie of the year, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, written and directed by George Lucas, opens worldwide on Thursday, May 19, 2005.

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