(NEW YORK) — James Cameron’s epic 1997 blockbuster Titanic will be re-released in 3D on Wednesday.
You’ve undoubtedly seen the movie before, but to refresh your memory: it’s a fictional story of a Titanic survivor recalling her romance with a starving artist during the ship’s ill-fated voyage. Kate Winslet plays the engaged, upper-class Rose, and Leonardo DiCaprio fills the role of her new love interest, Jack.
Winslet says the film looks “spectacular” in 3D. She recently told ABC’s Good Morning America, “It’s a very different experience. You sort of feel like you’re on the fairground ride as opposed to just sitting back and watching the spectacle. You’re really immersed in it.”
Cameron said he resisted tweaking the few mistakes he and others have found in the film over the years since Titanic hit theaters — with one exception. After getting “quite a snarky” email from an astronomer who said a different star field should have been visible in the film when the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, Cameron made the celestial fix to the movie for the re-release, with the scientist’s input.
The director told the U.K. Telegraph, “with my reputation as a perfectionist, I should have known that and I should have put the right star field in.”
Titanic won 11 Oscars, including best picture. It’s the second-highest-grossing film of all time at the domestic and worldwide box offices, trailing only another Cameron film, Avatar.
The film is rated PG-13.
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