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September 27, 2011

3D movie re-releases

Filed under: On the 6 o'clock news — BJ @ 12:18 am
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As if the box office wasn’t already stuffed with gimmicky 3D movies and unoriginal ideas, the next wave of movies will be a combination of the two – 3D re-releases. With the recent success of The Lion King (in 3D), topping the box office two straight weekends while grossing more than $61 million during its limited re-release, three movies are lined up to be converted and re-released as well.

The L.A. Times had on Sunday’s front page the three classics we can expect to be re-released on the big screen in the not-too-distant-future: Titanic, Star Wars and Top Gun. While The Lion King took $10 million to convert the third dimension in all its glory, James Cameron has stated Titanic will cost $18 million and over a year to get his epic film ready to go.

Of the four titles, Titanic seems the least appealing in 3D, but the second-highest grossing movie of all-time–and all the others–should have no trouble making back its investment tenfold due to its extensive fanbase. And the people going to see these movies are the same people who are irate that there are hardly any original films anymore. Why make them when they don’t make as much money? The top two original movies this weekend, Abduction and Killer Elite, combined got beat out by The Lion King (in 3D).

The only question is what will be the next titles confirmed to be re-released in 3D.




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    Comment by E-bike — October 26, 2011 @ 4:48 pm | Reply

  2. I’m with you. I also believe most of the work is done in the beginning, exciting the viewer initially before they forget about it as the movie slacks off in 3D effects. I want to see an analysis done on the amount of 3D shots throughout the course of these movies.

    Comment by Bryan Jeon — September 29, 2011 @ 3:32 pm | Reply

  3. I’m with Ebert. 3D effects add nothing to a movie. The glasses are uncomfortable and cause acne. Worse, the jutted visuals distract from the other, flat images on screen. And worst, theaters expect us to pay an extra $3 for it. Thieves.

    Comment by Chris Le — September 29, 2011 @ 10:17 am | Reply

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    Comment by Cornelius Durfee — September 29, 2011 @ 7:45 am | Reply

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