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'Titanic' 3-D gets an April 2012 release date; what's the next film classic to make the 3-D leap? [Poll]

May 19, 2011 | 12:57 pm


James Cameron's 3-D overhaul of his recently dethroned box-office record-holder "Titanic" now has a release date -- one that will resonate nicely with fans of sunken luxury liners. The film will be back in theaters on April 6 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Titanic's maiden (and only) voyage that left England on April 10, 1912.

Cameron's 1997 big-boat romance was the highest-grossing film until he topped himself in 2010 with "Avatar." "Titanic" will have to gross another $1 billion worldwide to reclaim the crown from "Avatar," but to sweeten the experience for fans, Cameron and his team have completely reworked the film using the same 3-D technology they used on "Avatar."

The 3-D "Titanic" will come two months after release of the 3-D overhaul of the first of the "Star Wars" films, "The Phantom Menace," on Feb. 10.

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Photo: A lifeboat escapes from the sinking Titanic in a scene from "Titanic." Credit: Paramount

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I wouldn't mind seeing a 3-D version of Titanic, but in general, I think 3-D is a gimmick designed to be a substitute for great story-telling.

Oh, and Patrick, I think you should have a 'none of the above' choice on your poll. That's the choice I'd have voted for.

PT Barnum proven right again.

What about "Ordinary People" in 3D? It would really put you in the room with the therapist. . . Or in all seriousness something that would actually be fun in 3D, like "2001" or "Aliens."

All that money spent on it, and not enough to fix the huge list of fluffs and gaffes http://www.paullee.com/titanic/jc1997goofs.html


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