Robert Chesley

“Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” Gets A 3D Theatrical Date

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According to we are finally getting a firm release date for the start of the 3D re-releases of the entire Star Wars saga.

Coming February 12th, 2012 starting with the first episode of the saga, Star Wars makes it’s return to the theaters.

From the press release:

Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox announced today that the 3D theatrical launch of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace now has an official release date — February 10, 2012! Set against the thrilling and exotic backdrop of a “galaxy far, far away,” Star Wars is perfectly suited to the immersive 3D theatrical experience, and Episode I delivers some of the Saga’s most stunning and spectacular sequences — from the Naboo invasion to the Tatooine Podraces to the climactic lightsaber battle between Darth Maul and the Jedi.

Supervised by Industrial Light & Magic, the meticulous conversion is being done with utmost respect for the source material, and with a keen eye for both technological considerations and artistic intentions.

Initial reports peg each film to come out every year. I’m going to assume we’re going to see more in line of release of the special editions, with one a month until they all come out. That would peg the next time I will see a 3D movie in a theater at about June 2012, which would be my speculation on the release of “A New Hope”.

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