Monday, 23 May 2011

Titanic In 3D

The extremely well known drama of Titanic is now going to be re-released in 3D. It will not be a remake of the film, only taking the original and converting it to 3D.

Hollywood Studios and director James Cameron have announced that the new 3D version will be released on 6 April 2012, says Chanel24. This will coincide with the 100 year anniversary of the actual cruise liner sinking after setting sail on 10 April 1912.

The reason Cameron gives for this re-release is that there is a whole generation that has not seen Titanic on the big screen, as it was meant to be. He is therefore going to take the original and digitally remaster it at 4K (resolution) and convert it into 3D. This is quite a time consuming and tedious task.

This version is said to still contain all the emotion and drama that won it 11 Oscars, with the images more powerful than ever. It is a sort of cleaning up and enhancing the original film, for the fans to enjoy.

I still don’t really understand this new obsession with 3D films. The only film that I felt worth watching in 3D was Avatar, which was also directed by James Cameron, so hopefully Cameron will bring the same quality. Other than that, I don’t feel that 3D effects really add much to the film, especially since if it is not in animation. The best parts of a 3D film are the opening credits, as those usually have quite cool effects. During the rest of the film I often forget that it is supposed to be in 3D.

Are you excited to see Titanic in 3D? Do you feel it is worth all the trouble?

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