Video: Darth Vader in Edinburgh

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They came from a long time ago, and a galaxy far far away – but yesterday Darth Vader, accompanied by a team of stormtroopers, hit the streets of the Capital for a special Edinburgh International Film Festival event.

As well as turning tourists’ heads at a photocall on Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, the Star Wars characters created a crush of curious spectators outside the Filmhouse, where they were promoting a screening of The Empire Strikes Back in association with a movie magazine, whose readers voted it the best movie of 
all time.

Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Picture: Phil Wilkinson

And while they might have looked fearsome, the characters were happily posing for snaps with eager fans young and old on the steps of the Capital cinema ahead of the sell-out event.