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