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James Cameron's 'Titanic' Set for Official 3D Re-Release in April 2012

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May 19, 2011

James Cameron's Titanic

"I'm the king of the world!" Paramount, 20th Century Fox and Lightstorm have officially announced today that James Cameron's Titanic will be re-released in 3D on April 6th, 2012 next year. That release coincides with the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic setting sail (on April 10th, 1912) and will present the film in 3D for the first time ever. Written, directed and produced by Cameron, Titanic is the second-highest grossing movie of all time. It is one of only three films to have received a record 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director; and also launched the careers of stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

This long in the works 3D conversion of Titanic (we first mentioned it last year) is being overseen by Cameron and his Lightstorm producing partner Jon Landau, who produced the hit movie. Cameron released a statement with the press release (via ComingSoon) commenting on the upcoming re-release and how excited he is to finally be presenting Titanic "the way it was meant to be seen" - in 3D. Here's what he says:

"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."

Glad to see one of my favorite filmmakers throwing around the word "epic", as readers know I like to use that, too! "This new presentation of Paramount's top-grossing film is particularly special because 2012 is the 100th anniversary of our studio," said Paramount CEO Brad Grey. "We cannot think of a better way to mark the occasion than with this re-release of Titanic." This is probably going to be quite a big event and I'm sure there will be many, many fans who will flock to theaters to see this again, just like they did when it was first released in 1997. On top of Titanic coming in 3D in April 2012, we have Star Wars: Episode I coming in 3D on February 10th, 2012. Quite a lot of big 3D conversions coming up next year. How many will you see?

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  • rusty_Shackleford
    why?
    • rusty_Shackleford
       seriously? do you need a big screen to enjoy titanic? And why the h e double hockey stick do you need 3-d? open you pockets uh-merica! just another thing for you to spend cash on
  • Lagoya
    Awww man, I was hoping for a sequel
    • Anonymous
       Look up "Titanic 2" if you want the "sequel" 
  •  TITANIC 2: Jack's Revenge...
  • Anonymous
     Call me when real 3D comes out.
  • seriously, who cares?
    •  Wanna see their marketing department going all out with: "From the mind behind Avatar" and "Filmed in 3d"
      •  Ok this just made me a little bit interested, but not in that way anyhow :S
  • TITANIC 2: the Iceberg Cometh!  After almost 100 years, the truth comes out.  The iceberg was framed!  Relive the original, this time seeing what "actually" happened.  Fast-Forward to today to see the vengeance that is unleashed upon humanity as the Iceberg slowly makes its way to New York to unleash holy hell....
    • Jez
      I heard rumors around college that the Titanic was actually assulted by a U-Boat, probably because the Titanic was carrying a huge ammount of gold, and that the iceberg story was the fake story.
  • Maybe there is something after the credits like Jack sinking next to Captain America's ice coffin.
  • Jez
    Nothing but a God Damn sellout! I bet that in in 2043 The Great Escape will be back in cinemas for the 100th aniversary of the real life Stalag breakout . I bet that in 2069, Apocalipse Now will be back in cinemas for the 100th aniversary of the Vietnam War
  •  April 2012... that wouldn't happen to be April 1st, 2012 would it? 😉
  • Zephyr77
    I hope we finally get a Blu-Ray release, though i'd hate it in 3D. 
  • Zephyr77
    I hope we finally get a Blu-Ray release, though i'd hate it in 3D. 
  • Nishit_singh
     DAM EXCITED... PLEASE RELEASE IT ON IMAX... Just the way Prince Of Persia blew up the resolution. IMAX + 3D = CINEMATIC ORGASM.
  • Nishit_singh
    Damn Excited... PLEASE RELEASE IT ON IMAX... Just the way Prince Of Persia blew up the resolution. IMAX + 3D = CINEMATIC ORGASM.
  • lando
     BRING ON THE SEQUEL ALREADY!
  •  who cares about the worlds most over rated direcotr, i lost respect for him since he bashed the 3d in piranha and no he does conversion 3d, piranha was way better than any of camerons movies or achivements.
  • Rogue627
    Heck, there are whole masses of new teenage girls to milk....
  • Lebowski
    I'm sorry, but Titanic is a terrible, mawkish, self-insisting piece of tripe. No one needs to see it again, ever. 
  • They've been waiting for an excuse to crack that piggy bank for a while now... April 10th, 1912... that makes sense, right?
  • llg
      Titanic is good. Nerds just still can't admit it, because there's kissing scenes, that's so gay! Who needs these chick flicks, I want X-Men vs Iron Man XII.
  • Drejhead
    I'm sure all those who died on the ship would be ecstatic that their experience has been trivialized into a superficial love story, and converted to 3D. And WHY after spending the last year and a half trashing every single 3D conversion is James Cameron bragging on his own? This is the guy who has repeatedly said that 3D should only be used when filmed in 3D, and that conversions should never be done. I couldn't care less about 3D conversions, but Cameron trashes the very idea of it. I guess it's only ok when the dollars go to his account.
    • lando
      THANK YOU!! my biggest criticism of that film is exactly what you just said! Why in the hell does one of the biggest catastrophes in history need a love story and ship shoot out and chase??? Imagine that some hotshit director made a 9/11 World Trade Center movie and added some lame love story complete with above shoot out and chase as the towers are coming down around them?? complete with "I believe I can fly" suicide... it makes me sick. Fck James Cameron
  •  aaaaaaah, I love Titanic with all my soul o-o I'm so excited. sz'
  • Anonymous
    Oh man, I'm sick of the try-so-hard machismo. if you think this movie SUUUCKS, its because you baww, can't even bring your miserable ass to think about love right now.  Girls are all just bitches amirite yes yes  Life is superficial.  Hollywood is even more superficial. HAHA don't loving tell me this movie's superficial love story is exclusively terrible and emotionally STAGNANT as say Transformers. Just because you dont wanna feel a thang doesn't mean EVERYONE should be as embarrassed as you. And thank god they're not Please don't compare this to iron man. Or god any blahhh super-hero adaptation. Those are all men in suits. Men in suits woo. How proportionally relevant. This was an exciting as hell movie, and not nearly as predictable as every god painfully similar super hero movie, aside from kickass.

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