Breaking News! PT In 3D At Celebration!

Just saw TFN post news that TPM, AOTC, and ROTS will be shown in 3D at Celebration Anaheim!

The original news comes from Yakface Forums, where the author says he read about it in the upcoming Insider #155.


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7 Responses to “Breaking News! PT In 3D At Celebration!”

  1. Keith Palmer Says:

    I’d supposed that Attack of the Clones had been entirely or just about converted to 3D when Lucasfilm was sold and the “3D re-release” strategy fell apart, but news that Revenge of the Sith has also been converted gets my attention. I have no idea how much a 3D conversion costs, but completing one just for special showings at conventions does seem a bit excessive. Maybe there’ll be a wider release yet.

  2. Nobody Says:

    I certainly hope there’s a wider release. Otherwise, there’s really no damn point in being excited unless you’re already going to this thing anyway.

    • peacetrainjedi Says:

      Yes, a wide release [i]needs[/i] to happen, preferably sooner rather than later. As long as these films get a wide release back on the big screen in 2D, 3D, Holographic-visionD or whatever else they cook up, I’ll be happy.

  3. Jim Raynor Says:

    I looked into 3D conversion costs a couple of years ago when TPM 3D came out. Typically, 3D conversions cost about $100,000 per minute of run time. Titanic 3D was confirmed to have a conversion cost of $18 million, while TPM 3D was estimated to cost about $12 to 13 million. It’s a rather cheap and a cost effective way to make more money off of old movies. The more than $100 million that TPM 3D raked in worldwide surely made it a financial success.

    The decision not to release AOTC and ROTS 3D in theaters probably wasn’t based on profitability, but on concerns of saturating the market. Remember, Disney plans on turning Star Wars into a Marvel-like part of its corporate machine. We’re getting the Sequel Trilogy, along with a glut of standalone spinoff films in between over the next few years.

    Funny how Lucas is accused of being a hack and a profiteer when he took decades to make just three more films himself, while our new saviors in Disney have been given the even handed treatment they deserve by the media. I’m not hating on Disney BTW, since I love their Marvel movies. I’d also rather not see them on the receiving end of more irrational hate if the Sequel Trilogy or the spinoffs aren’t entirely satisfying to the hardest core fanboys.

    • Stefan Kraft Says:

      There is still the whole “Fox holds the distribution rights until 2020” discussion. Maybe that is another factor why Disney does not want to re-release any of the old SW movies until they get the rights: they do not want to pay Fox a royalty for the screenings.
      Thus, screenings of the 3D releases are limited to special occasions like celebrations at the moment.
      That said, you have also some valid points, Jim.

  4. lovelucas Says:

    Yay! I now have a reason to attend CVII.

  5. Hunk a Junk Says:

    Ah, crap. I already made the decision not to go to Celebration this time. Had I known this sooner I would’ve definitely gone.

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