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'Star Wars' to make 3D debut in February, 2012

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Mar 2011 17:25 User comments (21)

'Star Wars' to make 3D debut in February, 2012 Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox have jointly announced today that the first 3D 'Star Wars' release is coming on February 10th, 2012 with the release of 'Star Wars: Episode I:The Phantom Menace.'
The 3D conversion is being supervised by George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic, adds Lucasfilm.

By releasing the movie in theaters in February, historically a light time for blockbusters, Lucas expects the film to have open run while merchandise sales can continue into the end of the year.

The companies plan to release all of the rest of the films, in 3D, as an annual event, ending in 2017 with release of "Return of the Jedi."

THR does say, however, that if the February release did not work as expected, the timetable for the other films could be changed.

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21 user comments

13.3.2011 18:14

Mez a Jarjar Binks, Mez a not understands whys we gots to make ehverthing ina 3D. oh no no! mez a not understands it at alls.


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23.3.2011 18:40

All I have to say is...
Oh, my god.... Seriously?
But why?

I'm starting think that they are just milking this franchise for all it's worth... Yeah?


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

33.3.2011 18:54

"We here at ILM are enjoying ruining your childhood for the fourth time."


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43.3.2011 19:11

I'm sorry everyone, it's people like me that will still shell out the money to see this in the theater... I would even pay for the ORIGINAL versions if they screened those.

54.3.2011 0:04

they milking star wars for every dollar they can get.whats worse is hardcore fans (see above^^^) will pay out hundreds of dollars for every version.


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64.3.2011 7:05

Originally posted by SProdigy:
I'm sorry everyone, it's people like me that will still shell out the money to see this in the theater... I would even pay for the ORIGINAL versions if they screened those.
This will not happen.

Originally posted by o0cynix0o:
"We here at ILM are enjoying ruining your childhood for the fourth time."
This will happen.

The man can't stop messing with the films expect to see even more stupid and pointless added rubbish will makes the original masterpiece a pile of poo. I'm talking about ruining the original ep 4-6, ep 1-3 are already rubbish, 3 is acceptable.

I think jar-jar will be in all the films now and in the later one he turns to the dark side.

74.3.2011 8:14

Jumping on the 3d bandwagon? Not a bad move i guess, as long as they update ep.4-6. Love those. They need to be freshened up. If they, Lucas Films, did that there might be lightning in a bottle again. Then again I have seen the lack luster re-do from before and I was just wishful thinking/dreaming.

84.3.2011 9:34

Originally posted by frenchegg:
Originally posted by o0cynix0o:
"We here at ILM are enjoying ruining your childhood for the fourth time."
This will happen.

The man can't stop messing with the films expect to see even more stupid and pointless added rubbish will makes the original masterpiece a pile of poo. I'm talking about ruining the original ep 4-6, ep 1-3 are already rubbish, 3 is acceptable.

I think jar-jar will be in all the films now and in the later one he turns to the dark side.
Why does everyone gotta hate? Can't you enjoy them for what they are? I get it, we had a little boy in the first film. You have to start the story somewhere. I'm not crazy over all of the CGI animation either, but I don't see movies like LOTR getting the same treatment as the prequels. (Shakes head)

94.3.2011 9:44

I thought Ep1 was pretty good, that little kid is pretty good. I don't think I want to see it in 3D though, but I can imagine the racing scenes will be spectacular in 3D.


Peace!

104.3.2011 11:21

I'll go see Ep's III, IV & V, pass on I, II & VI (maybe see VI)... still greedy bastards none the less, you know it won't end here in re-release, 20 years down the road we will have Jar Jar sticking his tongue in our ears!

114.3.2011 14:21

@SProdigy
I am totally with you as far as paying for to view the original films. I would even be willing to pay to view the "original" special editions (not the re-re-edited Return of the Jedi crap that was released on dvd AFTER sw: ep lll came out.)

@Gnawnivek
Seriously??? That kid's performance was soooo wooden the character was nicknamed "Mannequin Skywalker". And this was even during filming. His acting was much, much better in "Jingle all the way".

124.3.2011 14:36

@DDR4life Yeah, I'm with you on seeing the "old" Anakin in the final scene of Jedi. I mean, does he not age in the Vader suit???

134.3.2011 15:55

Meh...why does this suprise anyone? I for one am sick of the whole franchise at this point and there is little they could do to entice another penny out of me...


Just my $0.02,

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144.3.2011 16:57

In my taste, i think Phantom Menace sucks most of the time, but it have impressive scenes like the fight with Darth Maul and space battle, i'm looking fordward to Episode II and III, don't bash me, is just my opinion.

154.3.2011 17:07

Originally posted by LM2008:
In my taste, i think Phantom Menace sucks most of the time, but it have impressive scenes like the fight with Darth Maul and space battle, i'm looking fordward to Episode II and III, don't bash me, is just my opinion.
I agree. If I can look away from the assorted Jar-Jar/Anakin cheese (ie. YIPPPEEEEE) it's an underrated flick IMHO.

164.3.2011 21:57
vu
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Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
they milking star wars for every dollar they can get.whats worse is hardcore fans (see above^^^) will pay out hundreds of dollars for every version.
true..it the hardcore fan's that are blinded. They know deep in their hearts that episode 1 sucks but they keep telling themselves it will get better the more they watch over and over. They will shell out every dollar Spielberg puts out everything and anything star wars. Spielberg is their GOD! just like Apples is to Steve Jobs even though Apples sux!

174.3.2011 23:00

vu, Spielberg had nothing to do with star wars as that belonged to george lucas.

185.3.2011 0:33

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/153565/the-premiere
lol is this going to happen?

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195.3.2011 13:33

I love the special additions minus teen angst anikin being in the end of 6..... a shame the retarded editions suck no matter what....

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206.3.2011 11:42

So what if they are re-releasing all the movies in 3-D I would love too see all of them in 3-D but by the time the 6th comes out I think we will have the 3-D tv in the house common.

217.3.2011 10:11
hobo155
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The originals were and always will be the best. All this 3D and remastering crap is a bunch of BS. Lukas just trying to suck milk from a dead cow.

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