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100 Years in the Making: Titanic 3D!

Updated on February 14, 2012

As you may or may have not heard the box office record breaking and Academy Award winning movie Titanic will be returning to theaters in April 2012. This time the 194 minute long movie will be in 3D! The obsession with this great movie captured the nation in 1997, when many audience members didn’t just see it once but multiple times on the big screen. The horrific event of the Titanic, a story itself that seems to be made for the movies, was the perfect back drop for a fictional love story between two young lovers of different class. Movie goers fell in love with Rose (Kate Winslet) and Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio), the Romeo and Juliet of sorts on the Titanic. The film was directed and written by the blockbuster director James Cameron (director of Avatar, Aliens, and The Terminator). The movie went on to break record profits and sales. It sky rocketed both stars to the forefront of Hollywood, which eventually led to even better roles. Titanic the movie, as well as the true story became a cornerstone in movie history and world culture

Official 2012 Titanic 3D Trailer

It's all in the Dates!!

Titanic will be released in movie theaters on April 4, 2012. Now many probably just think this is the movie studios cashing in on the new 3D movie market, however there is more to it. If you know anything about the true story you will realize that April marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s fateful maiden voyage. It was a century ago that the largest ship of its day, one that was considered unsinkable hit an ice berg and sunk on its first voyage. The Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage on April 10, 1912 out of Southampton, England on her way to New York City. On the night of April 14, 1912, the ship hit an ice berg at 11:40 PM. By 2:20 AM on April 15, 1912 the Titanic had sunk beneath the icy waves of the cold, dark Atlantic killing nearly two thirds of her passengers in the process. So here we are 100 years to the month of the sinking of Titanic and one of the most horrific stories of the 20th century is being represented by one of the greatest movies of all time on the big screen. So yes, enjoy the movie Titanic in 3D, it should be amazing, but also remember that tragedy that took place exactly 100 years before.

Other Titanic Movies...

Now like many who saw the film in 1997, I enjoyed the drama, action and extravagance of the movie and I am excited to see it on the big screen once again. However I am a little bit more excited to see it on screen 100 years to the actual sinking of the Titanic. This connection with the past is significant and should have some meaning. Having an interest in the story of the Unsinkable ship from an early age, I knew a lot more about the real life stories before the epic blockbuster ever hit the movie theater. Of course Cameron’s Titanic was just the latest in a number of movies made about the ship. The infamous “A Night to Remember” was released in 1958 and starred Kenneth More, Ronald Allen and Robert Ayres. Before A Night to Remember was released, the 1953 film Titanic, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Clifton Webb and Robert Wagner hit the movie theaters. Then in 1996 the first colored film about the Titanic was released, once again just called “Titanic”. It was a Television movie series starring Peter Gallagher and Catherine Zeta-Jones. I remember watching this multi-part movie series on television and seeing the first announcement of the now infamous 1997 Titanic by James Cameron. I knew from that moment that I wanted to see the blockbuster movie. As you can see there has not been any shortage of movies about the Titanic sinking, however James Cameron’s Titanic (1997) seems to capture every ones attention and will bring some awareness to the tragedy a 100 years prior when re-released in April 2012.

A MiniSeries on the Way!

If you have become a Titanic junky like many, who are fascinated by the story of the ship and the people on it, you may be interested in an upcoming Hollywood project. A new television miniseries is set to debut on ABC around the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic. From what I can see on the IMDB (International Movie Database) website is that the series will include 12 episodes. The title of the series is “Titanic: Blood and Steel” and unlike majority of Titanic centered films, which focus on the sinking, this series will look at the 15 year building of the ship Titanic, the politics, drama and lives lost in that period before the boat even touched the water. The new series is directed by Ciaran Donnelly and will be starring a number of actors including Neve Campbell, Chris Noth, and Kevin Zergers.

Will you see Titanic in 3D?

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    • BWD316 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Dooling 

      6 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks Turtlewoman! Yeah the series is suppose to be more focused on the actual building of Titanic and the politics surrounding it which ultimately had a part in the sinking, hopefully it will be good!

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      Kim Lam 

      6 years ago from California

      How interesting! I had no idea there's going to be a series on ABC. I've watched Titanic 101 times since the first release and I loved the cast. Hopefully the series will have a good cast as well. Good hub, voted up!

    • BWD316 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Dooling 

      6 years ago from Connecticut

      I think a lot of the 3D hype is to make money like you said Sunshine625, I don't care much for them myself, but i've only seen a few. However I did noticed that movies that are made to be in 3D are much better than those that are turned into 3D years after being released. The first 3D movie i saw was A nightmare before Christmas, which was not originally 3D, it gave me a wicked headache throughout the film. Then when i saw Toy Story 3 in 3D it was great! So my expectations of sitting through the 3 hour long Titanic, which wasn't made for 3D is not appeasing but i'm more excited about the 100th year anniversary and the connection there!

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      Lena Kovadlo 

      6 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      I am curious to know how the movie will look on the big screen in 3D. But I don't usually go see 3D movies because it is expensive and no point in spending so much money just to see a movie...

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I've seen Titanic about 15, maybe 20 times. I won't see it in 3D. First of all because I don't like 3D movies and second because I've seen it enough times. lol I also think they are just trying to cash in on the 3D market which will probably crash soon due it being another passing fad.

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      Lena Kovadlo 

      7 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Yes! I totally agree. It's a timeless classic.

    • BWD316 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Dooling 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks for the comment lovebuglena! It has all the right stuff to keep it entertaining everytime you watch it from disaster and action to romance and elegance

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      Lena Kovadlo 

      7 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Great and informative hub. I love James Cameron's Titanic. I've watched this movie many times and I never get tired of it. Each time I watch it it feels like I am watching it for the first time. I am excited to see it in 3D.


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