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Star Wars Episode I Converted to 3D Now with an Official Release Date

March 4th, 2011 · 3 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos

A few months ago came the announcement that Lucasfilm is planning to re-release all the episodes from the Star Wars saga in 3D, of course by using 2D to 3D conversion techniques to add depth int he movies. And that led to a lot of controversy among the fans, whether they would want to watch the new releases or not. And now we already have an official release date set for the first of the six movies in 3D as apparently Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox have set the date February 10, 2012 for the Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace premiere in 3D. The 2D to 3D conversion process will be supervised by Industrial Light & Magic (John Knoll from ILM in the video above) and considering the time that will be spent for the conversion we can safely assume, that it will be a good conversion. But will that make the not so liked by the Star Wars fans Episode I become more attractive when converted in 3D than it is in 2D is something that remains to be seen. What I can say is that I will most likely be watching the Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace in 3D just out of curiosity to see how well they did with the conversion in 3D, what about you?

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gigi // Mar 4, 2011 at 15:25

    I will definitely watch this movie at the cinemas, as i am Star Wars fan. Episode 1 is the best movie of the new episodes, Episode 2 and 3 really suck because of the really bad acting of Hayden Christensen in my opinion. But i am really looking forward for the classic episodes in 3D. I already watched the movies with my TV in 2D-3D conversion, but i expect the conversion in the cinemas is a lot better.

  • 2 Mathew Orman // Mar 4, 2011 at 19:35

    That will be total crap. Why would one want to experience one’s favorite movie stars in various false sizes and false shapes.
    The immersion will be killed by the depth addition and ones brain will experience total confusion. Well for people at ILM it is just a
    extremely cheep trick allowing to make fresh million and take advantage of new generation of fans. 2D to 3D conversions produce zero specular effects making everything look like made out of mate paper with color patterns on it. Glass is never transparent and water is never wet.

    Mathew Orman

  • 3 alan // Oct 5, 2011 at 21:02

    i like the sound of that and i hope the pod race will be epic in 3d

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