I know that James Cameron is invested in the future of 3-D, but it pains me that having set the highest possible 3-D standard with the glorious global blockbuster Avatar, the filmmaker is making Paramount and his home studio Twentieth Century Fox happy by retro-fitting the second-highest-grossing film of all time, 1997’s Titanic, in 3-D. The studios plan a worldwide rerelease on April 6, 2012 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sailing.
The filmmaker and studio promise top-of-the-line quality, of course, but even though Cameron and longtime Lightstorm producing partner Jon Landau are overseeing the 3-D conversion, the bottom line is: real 3-D quality comes from films that are filmed that way from in front. Why can’t we remember this fabulous winner of eleven Oscars in 2-D? I, for one, will not go.
“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.”