Monday, August 27, 2012

Star Wars Episodes II and III To Get Back to Back 2013 3D Re-Releases

From slashfilm, Good news for Star Wars fans hoping to get the original trilogy in theatrical 3D. LucasFilm has just announced the second two prequel films, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, will get theatrical 3D re-releases on September 20, 2013 and October 11, 2013 respectively. Announced at Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando, FL, the question becomes: Can the original trilogy be far behind?

These 3D re-releases were confirmed on the Facebook page. Originally, word was if Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D did well enough, the second two films of the prequel would be released in 3D, followed by the original trilogy. According to Box Office Mojo, that film grossed almost $44 million earlier this year, a fair amount, but obviously it was enough as these are now official.

Also of note is the logo above. It doesn’t say anything specific about one film. Just “Star Wars 3D.” Seems pretty obvious that means we’re heading to the original trilogy. Plus, by releasing Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in such close proximity, it seems very possible that A New Hope could be in theaters much sooner than many people had originally predicted.

I’m one of those marks that paid to see The Phantom Menace in 3D and the conversion wasn’t particularly impressive. However, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith were both shot digitally and that would, in theory, make them more agreeable to the third dimension. Fans will find out for sure in just over a year’s time.

1 comment:

Octopunk said...

As usual I'm having a hard time caring about this.

I had intended to see Ep 1 in 3D, but I was reviewing bits of it on dvd as I was building a Trade Federation Droid Control Ship out of Lego (so I could get me and my family into Legoland for free during Star Wars Days).

The little snippets of dialogue that I caught soured me on the whole idea of paying to sit in a dark room watching the same movie with no fast forward button. We go from Luke blowing up the Death Star to some kid winning the day by accident and yelling "Now this is podracing!" There's nothing more to say.