Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment issued an official press release today announcing that James Cameron’s Titanic will be re-released worldwide on April 6, 2012.
On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic began its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. Four days into crossing the Atlantic the Titanic struck an iceberg, and it sank the following morning. It resulted in the deaths of 1,517 people.
Up until the release of Avatar, Titanic reigned as the box office champ as the highest-grossing release of all time. The year of its release it would also snag 11 Academy Awards, tying Ben-Hur. (Several years later The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King would also claim that distinction.)
Said Cameron, “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.”
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