Titanic 3D Confirmed for 2012 Release

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 10:41 am,

titanic Titanic 3D Confirmed for 2012 Release

If you didn’t think Roland Emmerich’s disaster spectacle 2012 had enough destruction in it – and lacked a pivotal third dimension – then here’s some news you’ll be interested in. James Cameron’s Oscar-winning and box office behemoth, Titanic, will be getting a 3D re-release in the Spring of 2012.

We’ve heard rumblings for a long time that Titanic would eventually get a 3D release and more recently Cameron said the aim was to release it in spring of 2012 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the titular ship’s sinking. Now Los Angeles Times – in a piece celebrating Titanic actress Gloria Stuart’s 100th birthday – has confirmed the aim by saying that Cameron is, “converting the blockbuster into 3-D for re-release in April 2012, the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking.”

Now that we know that Titanic will be coming at us in more than two dimensions, it begs the question does it really need to be converted? Aren’t we overrun already with new 3D movies without delving more than a decade into the past and converting a film for re-release? That’s the way I look at it.

However, with Titanic being the second highest-grossing movie of all time (behind Cameron’s own Avatar – he really IS the king of the world! icon razz Titanic 3D Confirmed for 2012 Release ), I’m sure Cameron is confident it can add a lot more to its $1.8 billion gross, especially with the extra cost of 3D ticket prices.

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The thing that bothers me most is not the fact that Titanic is getting a 3D re-release but that it’s being converted into 3D. Now I know that’s an inevitability – unless Cameron can utilize some of the Terminator time travel technology – but this will likely mean the crappy kind of 3D that comes from adding the extra dimension after-the-fact. Those of you unlucky enough to catch Clash of the Titans, for example, will know just how bad post-production 3D conversion can be. Yes it’s Cameron, the Avatar pioneer himself doing the converting, but still…

We’ve now gotten to the point where it’s not just new movies that are in danger thanks to the 3D craze – old movies can’t even hide under the cover of the past. Watch out Wizard of Oz

What are your thoughts on Titanic getting a 3D re-release? Up for sinking once more, this time in 3D or is this taking things too far? Sound off in the comments below.

Look for Titanic 3D in theaters sometime in April, 2012.

Source: Los Angeles Times (via /Film)

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  1. I would love to see this movie in 3D. I cry when i saw this movie titanic.

  2. i can’t believe at the titanic is going to be 100 years old and it sink in 1912 on apirl 14

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  4. Im excited for it because i wasnt alive when the first one came out and it would be really cool to see it in the theaters. Plus maybe ill have a chance to buy it on dvd because you cant buy it in stores anymore.

  5. I think James Cameron knows what needs to be done to make this a success. This is his greatest masterpiece (Avatar aside), and if he figured he couldn’t remake Titanic the way it should in 3D then he wouldn’t make it. And to coincide wit the Titanic’s 100th anniversary of its sinking makes the whole notion of re-releasing the film amazing and I for one cannot wait to see it again on the Big Screen. It is one of my all time favorites, and rarely in our history has any film looked or felt as grand, sweeping, tragic and heart pounding.

    • It’s in Walmart I bought it a week ago. You can always buy movies no matter how old unless they’re limited addition you tard.

      • Does anybody know when/how one can buy the 3D version. I already own the regular one, but would love to have it in 3D to watch on my own big screen TV.

  6. I will be looking forward to this!! It makes me cry every time but is well worth it. i cant imagine what those poor souls went through that night. RIP to them all <3

  7. Although I absolutely loved Titanic when it was first released and then came to video I saw it so many times when I was 11-12 that I now have no real desire to see it on screen again.

    • Ive seen this film more than a hundred times on VHS and DVD. I watch it every month. But when I owned a VHS back in 2002 I used to watch it every week. This movie is like magic, it doesn’t let me go. I’m going to see it in the theatre at least 5 times, but to tell the truth I’m not a great lover of 3D. Those glasses hurt my ears and eyes, sometimes they are stained with fingerprints. Yesterday I saw Hugo in 3D and I almost got a nausea because of the glasses. I’m ready to suffer any discomfort for Titanic though.

  8. about how much will the tickets cost? i really want to know

    • 3-D tickets cost around $9 (including the glasses) in my area.

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  9. I dont care if the quality sucks. Its frickin Titanic. Every woman has cried watching this movie every single time they watch it. I will definitely be seeing it! <3

    • The quality will be awesome, I am sure of it. I’m not sure about one thing: how will we be able to weep and cry in those glasses?!

    • I’m very excited! I love 3d movies then it’s the Titanic! Ohhhh yeah! But 3d movies in my area are $10

  10. Titanic seems to have been something very much close to my life. Still I cant get rid of that conscience. It was Titanic’s extraordinary appeal that I have never seen any other film more than twise but the titanic made me crazy to see it 100 times though curiosity no more ahead.

  11. First of all, I just watched Titanic for the first time this past weekend. You may be right about the 3-D being crappy, but I think it will be OK. In all honesty I think it is good that they are re-releasing it for the 100th anniversary. it is a tragedy that we need not soon forget.

    • @Issac – I’ve already seen it in 3D on Valentine’s Day and while I can’t officially write an article about it I can tell you that it is by far the best 3D I’ve seen to date – better than Avatar even. I was pleasantly surprise.

      Also, I am very much against 3D in general, even more so against conversions.

      Paul Young

  12. I saw Hugo in 3D recently and I thought that that movie had the worst 3D I had ever seen before. So I just took off the glasses and watched the movie without those uncomfortable utensils.

  13. I acted as an extra in “Step Up 4″ which should be out this summer and it was filmed in 3D. It was really cool watching how the filming with the regular camera on to the 3D camera system works. It’s like two cameras filming at once, but I’m sure you can Google the way it’s actually created step-by-steb (Go Figure…lol).
    James Cameron is someone I’m very proud to support. His films are fantastic and I have a feeling that he created Titanic 3D to earn money for something BIG. I also read that he’s creating Avatar 2 and a PART 3 will be coming too.

  14. I think its a stupid idea it was great the first time just leave it alone!!!! Have we really run out of ideas so badly that we have to either remake or 3D everything?

  15. The 3-D is going too far. I know first hand that I can speak for many teenagers like myself when I say that we would like to have the chance of enjoying Titanic as it was originally intended to be viewed. I think that bringing it back in 3-D may actually be a turn off to many people and therefore it would make more money if it came back again but as is. The lower ticket price of a regular movie is far more appealing then the 3-D price especially to the teen community who I know is so interested in seeing this amazing movie in theaters. I have been planing to see this movie in the big screen sinse I first heard I the possibility in late November of 2011. I made plans and counted on it. Now that I know it’s being converted to 3-D, I am wondering if I really want to spend the money on it. It was a great disappointment to hear this and I strongly believe it would have been much more appreciated and much more beneficial of the movie would have not been converted.

    • There will be 2d version as well.

  16. I saw this movie 13 times in the theatre and had 6 vhs and 3 DVDs because they wore out or someone stole them. But yes I will be seeing this for sure. Was 7 years old when the Titanic was discovered and have been a fan since. How close it could relate to us now would be if some of the top stars of movie, music, and television died in one single plane crash. That’s how it affected society back then, along with hundreds of other families and individuals. It will always have an impact on peoples life no matter how long we live.

  17. I saw this movie 13 times in the theatre and had 6 vhs and 3 DVDs because they wore out or someone stole them. But yes I will be seeing this for sure. Was 7 years old when the Titanic was discovered and have been a fan since. How close it could relate to us now would be if some of the top stars of movie, music, and television died in one single plane crash. That’s how it affected society back then, along with hundreds of other families and individuals. OIt will always have an impact on peoples life no matter how long we live.

  18. Im really excited, but not for the 3d aspect of it. I was only 7 when this film was released and didn’t see it in the cinema. It is one of my all time favorite movies and to experience it in the cinema would be incredible!

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  19. i love the titanic i cant want when

  20. I cannot wait 2 see thszz movie in 3D.!soo socked.!:D

  21. first of all the movie was amazing I praticaly cried through the whole thing. second dose anyone know if its comeing out on dvd if so when? plz answere this qestion it would mean so much thank yu so much

  22. I have been mesmerized with the Titanic for as long as I can remember. I would love nothing more than to speak with the last remaining survivor of the Titanic. Time is of the essence, I know, and I do not know of a way to contact Millvina. If anyone could help me out I would appreciate it.

  23. I wonder if there had been plans on converting Wizard of Oz into a 3D title at the time of writing this article. Given that most articles about converting WoO are dated 2013, it would seem unlikely.

  24. Wow cameron would be overrun a bug of money by re-releasing this film into 3D