Titanic, James Cameron’s Oscar-winning 1997 film, is returning to cinemas on 10th February 2023 as Disney-owned 20th Century Studios announce that the disaster romance movie starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio is getting a theatrical re-release in honour of its 25th anniversary, which also happens to fall right on time for Valentine’s Day.
As it originally release in December 1997.
Titanic, which gross $2.18 billion (approx. Rs. 17,776 crore) across multiple theatrical runs, will now be available in a remastered 3D 4K HDR format in a high framerate (HFR).
Disney India has confirm the format, though it is uncertain as to how many 4K 3D HFR screens there are in India.
The 20th Century Studios has also release a new poster and trailer to celebrate Titanic’s re-release.
This wouldn’t be the first time Titanic has receive a 3D conversion.
In 2012, following the success of Avatar, director Cameron push for a 3D re-release of Titanic, which cost $18 million (approx. Rs. 147 crore) to produce.
Most of the process involve remastering the original to a 4K resolution, a night sky scene had to be entirely re-done and splice back in, spur by criticism from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, for showing an incorrect star pattern.
It was then follow by a 20th-anniversary re-release in December 2017, in both 2D and 3D.
The 20th Century Studios is also keeping with the trend of rendering and releasing movie trailers in lower-quality 1080p full HD, instead of what’s being advertise.
Titanic held the no.1 box office spot for 15 straight weeks, becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time.
That is until Cameron beat his own record in 2009, with the CGI-driven visual showcase Avatar, which collect $2.92 billion (approx. Rs. 23,820) over multiple releases.
Titanic stars Winslet and DiCaprio as budding lovers against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S.
Titanic, the British passenger ship, which sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912, after hitting an iceberg.
James Cameron Said :
As of now, there is no concrete release date for the Titanic raft special.
Not only was it the first-ever film to reach the billion-dollar mark upon its original release Titanic was also heavily praise on a critical level, being nominate for 14 awards at the Oscars, and bagging 11 of them.
Titanic returns to theatres on 10th February 2023 in India and across the world.