First Star Wars 3D Release Date Revealed


Well, whether you are one of the yea-sayers or the nay-sayers for the newly-remastered and converted Star Wars 3D films headed our way, take note and mark your calendars because this project can’t be stopped.

We now have a date for the first movie to be released. Variety is reporting that “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” will be hitting theaters Feb. 10, 2012 (Valentine’s day weekend).

Since the announcement that all six “Star Wars” movies would be converted to 3D, I have heard all kinds of feedback both positive and negative. Most worry the end result could look something like the less-than-spectacular 3D conversion that was that was the result for “Clash of the Titans.” This project was rushed, the 3D effects were uneven and sloppy.

The questions remains: if time, effort and respectful precautions are taken, can a 2D movie be properly converted into 3D? Can it be breathtaking and surreal like a film that was actually filmed in 3D?

Well, this is what we are being promised — “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.”

So are you open to the idea? Will you be enjoying the “Star Wars Saga 3D” when they are re-released in theaters? I for one will be there on opening day. But I have always been open about my love for 3D movies.

And if you would like to know more about my thoughts on Star Wars getting the 3D treatment, see

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5 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. Adam Poynter #

    I have already pre-ordered the Star Wars complete saga on Blu Ray that comes out in September and I am also a fan of 3D movies… not generally the ones that are converted, but George Lucas has a reputation and so does Industrial Light and Magic so I am thinking they are taking the time to meticulously pull every detail out for the 3D re-release!

  2. 2

    While I don’t love the idea of shelling out another $15 per movie to see them again, I do have to admit that the idea of being able to see them in a new way does have a lot of appeal for me. I’m sure I will go.

  3. Gus #

    Who wouldn’t want to expeirence the prequels again on the big screen?

  4. Janice #

    I would pay to see the lightsaber fights in 3D alone.

  5. aragornthebest #

    nice =)