Something borrowed, something blue, and what was old is now new. Cinemas are bringing back old classic films for a limited time engagement, and converting them into 3D films for audiences to experience in a more up-to-date fashion. They’ve started with some of the most popular Disney movies, and are now merging to iconic films such as Titanic and Star Wars.
Last fall, The Lion King was re-released to theaters in 3D and crushed the box office competition for multiple weeks. It was later released on DVD in blu-ray and 3D DVD. With this success, I’m sure the re-releases are far from over. There is something about watching one of your favorite childhood movies in a movie theater that brings back so many joyous memories and makes you feel so good. It’s like time traveling back to when we were younger and life wasn’t as complicated. Singing “Hakuna Matata” like it was yesterday when you were running around your house belting out the classic tune. Beauty and the Beast is currently in theaters with its 3D re-release and continuing to bank at the box office. Disney is also working on the re-release of Pixar’s hugely successful film, Finding Nemo, which is expected to hit theaters in September of this year. Disney is also planning to release The Little Mermaid and Monsters, Inc. in the year 2013.
But, the movie I’m most excited about, and counting down the days till, is the release of the mega-hit, award-winning film, Titanic. Titanic is sailing back to theaters on April 6, 2012, just days before the 100th anniversary of when the actual boat set sailed, hoping to make its way to America. Titanic is one of the most successful movies ever made. I’m sure the film will look amazing in 3D, so it makes sense that director James Cameron would want to re-release this film, especially after his success with Avatar. Cameron says about releasing the film: “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.” It’s safe to say that I’ve never been more excited!!