Thursday, May 19, 2011

Coming (back) soon to a theater near you: Titanic

Today's announcement that James Cameron's Titanic will be converted into 3-D format and reissued in theaters on April 6, 2012 -- just in time for the 100th anniversary of the luxury liner's first and last voyage -- strikes me as, at best, a mixed blessing.

To be brutally honest, I've never been a big fan of Cameron's romantic melodrama -- which, up until the 2009 release of another Cameron extravaganza, Avatar, ranked as the No. 1 box-office champ of all time -- and my original review most certainly was not a rave. On the other hand, I'll be more than mildly curious to see if and how the re-release will increase the amount of on-line traffic for my interviews with Cameron and Leonardo Di Caprio, which were videotaped shortly before Titanic opened at theaters and drive-ins everywhere back in 1997, and have been available on YouTube since 2008.

And yes, I'll admit: I want to see how that damn iceberg looks in 3-D.

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