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Titanic set for 3D re-release next year on the 100th anniversary of the ship setting sail

May. 19, 2011by: Mike Sampson

TITANIC is one of those movies that seemed good when it came up but after the hype dies down and you revisit it a few years later...well, not so good. In fact, I've never watched TITANIC again since the first time I saw it in theaters in 1997. But Paramount, Fox and James Cameron are hoping that I'm in the minority.

Today the trio announced that TITANIC will be re-released in theaters on April 6, 2012 in 3D. Remember that tragic scene when all the people on the ship fell to their death as the ship sank into the ocean? Now they'll be falling right...in...your...LAP! (That was my attempt at a voiceover for the commercial.)

The release will mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic setting sail, which took place on April 10th, 1912. Cameron first announced the news back at the 2009 Comic-Con and has been working on the 3D conversion since.

Says Cameron of the re-release: "There's a whole generation that's never seen TITANIC as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen. And this will be TITANIC as you've never seen it before, digitally re-mastered at 4K and painstakingly converted to 3D. With the emotional power intact and the images more powerful than ever, this will be an epic experience for fans and newcomers alike."

The only upside I see to this is that Cameron doesn't fuck around when it comes to his 3D so at least you know you'll be getting a top quality product. But still... Would you pay to go see TITANIC in 3D?

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9:19AM on 05/20/2011
James Cameron gives us Titanic 3D before Terminator and Terminator 2 are released in 3D? That's not prioritizing for your fans, that's picking something that will make money.
James Cameron gives us Titanic 3D before Terminator and Terminator 2 are released in 3D? That's not prioritizing for your fans, that's picking something that will make money.
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7:14AM on 05/20/2011

2-D to 3-D conversion can't work

I'm so tired of saying this, but the information necessary (views from 2 camera angles) doesn't exist when the film was made with one camera angle.

Any conversion is guess work and approximations, which is why all post-production 2-D to 3-D conversions suck.

Cameron's reputation for good 3-D rides on Avatar which was filmed in 3-D. His reputation can't fix the fact this Titanic wasn't filmed with enough camera angles to make 3-D work right.
I'm so tired of saying this, but the information necessary (views from 2 camera angles) doesn't exist when the film was made with one camera angle.

Any conversion is guess work and approximations, which is why all post-production 2-D to 3-D conversions suck.

Cameron's reputation for good 3-D rides on Avatar which was filmed in 3-D. His reputation can't fix the fact this Titanic wasn't filmed with enough camera angles to make 3-D work right.
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1:25AM on 05/20/2011

It will sink

Very few will want to revisit this on the "big screen", even if it's in 3d.
Very few will want to revisit this on the "big screen", even if it's in 3d.
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9:00PM on 05/19/2011
Seriously .. what the fuck parts of that movie are their to convert to 3d? Maybe the last 30 min when its really sinking .. but the majority of the movie is a love story.. we going to get 3d Kate Winslett titties??? or a 3d sweaty hand when they are getting it on in the car?? I love Cameron but this is more lame than anything Lucas could come up with.
Seriously .. what the fuck parts of that movie are their to convert to 3d? Maybe the last 30 min when its really sinking .. but the majority of the movie is a love story.. we going to get 3d Kate Winslett titties??? or a 3d sweaty hand when they are getting it on in the car?? I love Cameron but this is more lame than anything Lucas could come up with.
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8:22PM on 05/19/2011
"TITANIC is one of those movies that seemed good when it came up but after the hype dies down and you revisit it a few years later...well, not so good. In fact, I've never watched TITANIC again since the first time I saw it in theaters in 1997"

So you cant really talk about how bad it is when you revisit it since you only saw it once...
"TITANIC is one of those movies that seemed good when it came up but after the hype dies down and you revisit it a few years later...well, not so good. In fact, I've never watched TITANIC again since the first time I saw it in theaters in 1997"

So you cant really talk about how bad it is when you revisit it since you only saw it once...
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6:35PM on 05/19/2011
Cameron is so greedy... This is a terrible idea.
Cameron is so greedy... This is a terrible idea.
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6:03PM on 05/19/2011
I'd see Star Wars Episode I in 3D before Titanic, and I like Titanic. But really I have no desire to see either in 3D in theaters. It'll be interesting to see if Episode 1 or Titanic makes more money next year from these 3D re-releases.
I'd see Star Wars Episode I in 3D before Titanic, and I like Titanic. But really I have no desire to see either in 3D in theaters. It'll be interesting to see if Episode 1 or Titanic makes more money next year from these 3D re-releases.
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10:13AM on 05/23/2011
i watched Star Wars Episode 1 recently. Not even the Rifftrax could save that one. Word of the day to describe Ep 1: excruciating.
i watched Star Wars Episode 1 recently. Not even the Rifftrax could save that one. Word of the day to describe Ep 1: excruciating.
5:26PM on 05/19/2011

Aww, heck naw!

I may be one of the few Titanic fans around these Boards, but even I can agree this is a B-A-D idea!
I may be one of the few Titanic fans around these Boards, but even I can agree this is a B-A-D idea!
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5:21PM on 05/19/2011

One more thing.

Doesn't Jim have a shit load of money already. Fuckin make another Alien film, another true lies, another Terminator film. Go back to what you used to be. An AMAZING action director. Not some hack who steals ideas like in AVATAR. yeah the 3D was shiney and it was good but looking back on that film it blows. WIthout 3D it's useless and boring.
Doesn't Jim have a shit load of money already. Fuckin make another Alien film, another true lies, another Terminator film. Go back to what you used to be. An AMAZING action director. Not some hack who steals ideas like in AVATAR. yeah the 3D was shiney and it was good but looking back on that film it blows. WIthout 3D it's useless and boring.
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5:19PM on 05/19/2011

EPIC FAIl.

Seriously EPIC FAIL> Why would anybody in there right mind paid 15 plus dollars to see a PC3D movie of a movie that came out years ago. The movie is first of all 2:30 mins of talk with 1hour of the boat sinking and that wasn't even that good. I was laughing the whole time at how bad it was.
Seriously EPIC FAIL> Why would anybody in there right mind paid 15 plus dollars to see a PC3D movie of a movie that came out years ago. The movie is first of all 2:30 mins of talk with 1hour of the boat sinking and that wasn't even that good. I was laughing the whole time at how bad it was.
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3:34PM on 05/19/2011

Yawn

Saw the flick in theaters, fell asleep and the woke up right when the iceberg hit. I then realized it was the perfect time to stay awake.
Saw the flick in theaters, fell asleep and the woke up right when the iceberg hit. I then realized it was the perfect time to stay awake.
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2:32PM on 05/19/2011
Hell to the no.

I'm a unashamed fan of Titanic (Haven't watched it since 98 though)... James Cameron is an absolute machine. The real big flaw of the whole Titanic thing, IMO, was Celine Dion.

That being said James Cameron has two chances of me seeing this in post conversion 3D... none and fuck all.

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Hell to the no.

I'm a unashamed fan of Titanic (Haven't watched it since 98 though)... James Cameron is an absolute machine. The real big flaw of the whole Titanic thing, IMO, was Celine Dion.

That being said James Cameron has two chances of me seeing this in post conversion 3D... none and fuck all.

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2:10PM on 05/19/2011
I'll probably go see it. It's not like it's an amazing movie, but there are very few "event" pictures and this is one of the last ones. Their painstaking recreation of the actual ship is spectacular.
I'll probably go see it. It's not like it's an amazing movie, but there are very few "event" pictures and this is one of the last ones. Their painstaking recreation of the actual ship is spectacular.
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2:09PM on 05/19/2011
I don't mean to nitpick, but how do you know if it holds up or not if you haven't seen it since then?
I don't mean to nitpick, but how do you know if it holds up or not if you haven't seen it since then?
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1:59PM on 05/19/2011
It's a good movie, but does it lend itself well to 3D? I most likely won't see it again, I have the DVD and it's probably better not in 3D. Though the iceberg part might be cool, and the shots of the ship setting sail too. But don't know if that's worth the price. Still, I don't have a problem with it, just don't have to go see it again.
It's a good movie, but does it lend itself well to 3D? I most likely won't see it again, I have the DVD and it's probably better not in 3D. Though the iceberg part might be cool, and the shots of the ship setting sail too. But don't know if that's worth the price. Still, I don't have a problem with it, just don't have to go see it again.
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1:57PM on 05/19/2011
Seriously, who cares? I agree with the first paragraph as well. Entertaining to a point but, vastly overrated.
Seriously, who cares? I agree with the first paragraph as well. Entertaining to a point but, vastly overrated.
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1:26PM on 05/19/2011
Cameron wants to expand his Scrooge McDuck pool filled with gold into a proper Olympic-size one.
Cameron wants to expand his Scrooge McDuck pool filled with gold into a proper Olympic-size one.
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12:42PM on 05/19/2011
How about 3D for Titanic 2? Woohoo.
How about 3D for Titanic 2? Woohoo.
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12:37PM on 05/19/2011
LOL at your first paragraph. And no i wont see this
LOL at your first paragraph. And no i wont see this
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12:15PM on 05/19/2011
ET: YES (bring the thumbs down, I don't care)
I loved the movie and I still do. I'll be glad to see it again in theater and I know Cameron won't fuck the conversion!
I'd like a IMAX 3D release as well, but the movie might be to long for that...
ET: YES (bring the thumbs down, I don't care)
I loved the movie and I still do. I'll be glad to see it again in theater and I know Cameron won't fuck the conversion!
I'd like a IMAX 3D release as well, but the movie might be to long for that...
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12:06PM on 05/19/2011
No thanks. I will instead go down the titanic slide instead. weeeee
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No thanks. I will instead go down the titanic slide instead. weeeee
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11:29AM on 05/19/2011
My heart will go off.

No amount of "immersion" can compensate for the dimness in picture. Never understood the insane popularity of watching cinema with sunglasses on.
My heart will go off.

No amount of "immersion" can compensate for the dimness in picture. Never understood the insane popularity of watching cinema with sunglasses on.
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11:24AM on 05/19/2011

MMMMAAAYYYBBBBEEEEE

...for Kate Winslets Tits in 3D...
...for Kate Winslets Tits in 3D...
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10:47AM on 05/19/2011
Never had any desire to see this movie, and still haven't seen it. I really don't care if he wants to release it again with 3D elements to it. Let him bleed it to death. Why does it matter to me? Just another movie that I won't see. It didn't look that interesting when it was released 14 years ago, and it still doesn't. No thank you.
Never had any desire to see this movie, and still haven't seen it. I really don't care if he wants to release it again with 3D elements to it. Let him bleed it to death. Why does it matter to me? Just another movie that I won't see. It didn't look that interesting when it was released 14 years ago, and it still doesn't. No thank you.
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10:30AM on 05/19/2011
Watch in HD it sinks watch in 3-D it sinks

watch this to see a fictional angel's opinon of titanic [link]
Watch in HD it sinks watch in 3-D it sinks

watch this to see a fictional angel's opinon of titanic [link]
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10:17AM on 05/19/2011
would i pay to see a 14 yr old 3D version to a 3 & a half hour movie that only has about an hour worth of the actual sinking..HELL NO!!
would i pay to see a 14 yr old 3D version to a 3 & a half hour movie that only has about an hour worth of the actual sinking..HELL NO!!
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10:11AM on 05/19/2011

No

I won't waste my money.
Cameron doeesn't fuck around when it comes to shooting 3D, true, but this was a post conversion from 2D material and we all know how those go (they don't...) I don't care how long they spent on it. Still a conversion. Epic marketing win for Jim Cameron because maybe 1% of movie goers know the difference between real and post conversion 3D.
I won't waste my money.
Cameron doeesn't fuck around when it comes to shooting 3D, true, but this was a post conversion from 2D material and we all know how those go (they don't...) I don't care how long they spent on it. Still a conversion. Epic marketing win for Jim Cameron because maybe 1% of movie goers know the difference between real and post conversion 3D.
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9:29AM on 05/19/2011

tidbit:

no.
no.
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9:17AM on 05/19/2011
The first paragraph of this article is one of the most retarded things I've read for quite a while. Make an opening statement like that, and then void your entire statement by saying you haven't actually seen it since it came out.
Congratulations, you win the 'should be put to sleep my a vet' award.
BTW: Titanic was pretty awesome when it came out and still is.
The first paragraph of this article is one of the most retarded things I've read for quite a while. Make an opening statement like that, and then void your entire statement by saying you haven't actually seen it since it came out.
Congratulations, you win the 'should be put to sleep my a vet' award.
BTW: Titanic was pretty awesome when it came out and still is.
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9:11AM on 05/19/2011
I'm down. It would be fun to see it in theaters again. James Cameron is the only man I would trust ship's wheel with a 3D conversion, so bottoms up!
I'm down. It would be fun to see it in theaters again. James Cameron is the only man I would trust ship's wheel with a 3D conversion, so bottoms up!
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8:56AM on 05/19/2011
If I ever want the sensation of being waist-deep in water while sitting in a chair, I'll just piss my pants. It'll be warmer and cheaper.
If I ever want the sensation of being waist-deep in water while sitting in a chair, I'll just piss my pants. It'll be warmer and cheaper.
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8:52AM on 05/19/2011
This is just...horrible.
This is just...horrible.
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8:33AM on 05/19/2011

Kate Winslet...

...and her 3D boobies!
...and her 3D boobies!
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8:26AM on 05/19/2011
I'm definitely down for this. I never got to see Titanic in theaters, but have seen it countless times on DVD and TV ever since. I can only imagine how epic it'll look in 3D...normally I'm against post-conversion but I trust James Cameron and his crew.
I'm definitely down for this. I never got to see Titanic in theaters, but have seen it countless times on DVD and TV ever since. I can only imagine how epic it'll look in 3D...normally I'm against post-conversion but I trust James Cameron and his crew.
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