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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

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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.

Now the only question remains: How long before we get "The Godfather" in glorious 3-D?

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--Patrick Kevin Day

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

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