March 3, 2011

Star Wars: Episode I... In 3D!?


Here is Lucasfilm's announcement:
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (March 3, 2011) – Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox announced today that the 3D theatrical launch of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace now has an official release date – February 10, 2012! Set against the thrilling and exotic backdrop of a “galaxy far, far away,” Star Wars is perfectly suited to the immersive 3D theatrical experience, and Episode I delivers some of the Saga’s most stunning and spectacular sequences – from the Naboo invasion to the Tatooine Podraces to the climactic lightsaber battle between Darth Maul and the Jedi. Supervised by Industrial Light & Magic, the meticulous conversion is being done with utmost respect for the source material, and with a keen eye for both technological considerations and artistic intentions.

I'll be honest, I do not know how I feel about this. One part of me wants to see Star Wars on the big screen again, the other, more rational part, does not think we need a 3D version of these films, especially the original trilogy. I wish Lucasfilm would have spent the time and effort on cleaning up the original (non-special edition) films for their Blu-ray release instead.

But hey, it's a free country, you decide for yourselves.

1 comment:

  1. WE DON'T NEED THESE!!! GO AWAY!!! LUCAS, WY DO YOU CONTINUE TO BE ON DRUGS ABOUT HOW GOOD YOU THINK THESE MOVIES ARE!!! NO ONE WILL BE IN THEATERS TO SEE THE PREQUELS AGAIN!!!....that is all.

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