Friday, May 20, 2011

Cameron to re-release Titanic in 3D Next Year

MAY 20, 2011 - Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment have announced that they will be re-releasing a 3D version of acclaimed epic Titanic on April 10 next year.

"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 remastered at 4K (resolution) and painstakingly converted to 3D," its director James Cameron said in a statement issued by the studios and distributors.

"With the emotional power intact and the images more powerful than ever, this will be an epic experience for fans and newcomers alike." he added.

Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet (pic) won 11 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Cameron.

It grossed more than US$1.8 billion (RM5.4 billion) worldwide and for years held the record as the most successful movie ever, before being overtaken by Cameron's 2009 3D blockbuster Avatar that has a lifetime gross of more than US$2.7 billion. The re-release marks the 100th anniversary of the doomed passenger liner which set sail from England on April 10, 1912.


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