Thursday marks the 40th anniversary of "Star Wars," George Lucas' epic space opera. Originally released in theaters on May 25, 1977, the movie is still a hit 40 years after its original release, with fans still eagerly awaiting the next installment: "Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi." While there are hundreds of ways to celebrate the movie's special anniversary, below we're listing two of our favorites.
Queue the Intro
If you get goose bumps upon hearing the Star Wars anthem — and let's face it, who doesn't —then you'll love Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2-LP Disc Set. The set includes the complete score of the original movie as composed by John Williams, the genius responsible for the music of the entire Star Wars franchise. There are 16 tracks in total and the vinyl set costs $29.54 on Amazon (opens in new tab), which is $10 off its normal price. Don't have a record player? You can download it on MP3 for $9.49 (opens in new tab).
Star Wars 101
After listening to the soundtrack, check out "Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia." The book covers more than 2,500 characters, vehicles, weapons and more from the movies. The encyclopedia walks readers through the entire Star Wars timeline, including and up to "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." Although the book normally costs $30, Amazon offers it for just $19.22 (opens in new tab).