The movie Titanic, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, has been remastered and is set to be released in some 85 AMC theatres across America on Friday, Dec. 1. Director James Cameron was a big force behind the project and says the new technology has given the film a dramatically improved look.
“We mastered a few minutes of Titanic in Dolby Vision and I was stunned,” Cameron said in a video statement earlier this month. “It was like seeing it for the first time. Now that the entire film has been mastered, I’m excited to share it with audiences across the U.S.”
Along with director Cameron, Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox, the movie’s producers, were involved in the remastering project. So too were AMC Entertainment and Dolby Laboratories, where the work was done.
Titanic has already grossed some 2.2 billion dollars worldwide. That total will be added to with this release, the film running in its new condition in AMC theatres all over the United States only and for just one week. Twenty of the theatres will show the remastered Titanic in 3D.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet starred in the film, the second-highest grossing global movie of all time behind another Cameron movie, Avatar (2009).
The Canadian director, who also wrote the film, added that the new version “is beyond 3D, beyond 70mm, it’s beyond anything you’ve seen before. The image leaps off the screen as bright and vibrant as life itself. This is the way all movies should be seen and without a doubt, Titanic has never looked better.”
The ‘RMS Titanic’ April of 1912 on its maiden voyage, with the loss of 1,517 lives.