‘Phantom Menace’ Kicks Off 3D ‘Star Wars’ Re-releases on Feb. 10, 2012

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Get ready to experience a new dimension of The Force.

Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox have announced a Feb. 10, 2012, release date for the stereoscopic 3D version of Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace.

The 3D conversion on the film is being handled by ILM.

Phantom Menace was originally released in 1999 and grossed $431 million domestic and $493 million international. Directed by George Lucas, it stars Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor and Natalie Portman — along with visual effects by ILM>

The remaining movies in the Star Wars saga will be released in stereoscopic 3D at a pace of one a year.

Of course, the Phantom Menace is easily the most controversial of all the films, with many fans and critics coming away from the film disappointed after waiting so many years for it to be made. Will the chance to see it in 3D woo you Star Wars fans out there to buy a ticket to see it again? Revisit the trailer below and let us know in the comments.

  • Meep.

    I’ve got a bad feeling about this…

  • http://www.themansionbook.com Josh

    I like how they don’t even show Anakin’s face in the trailer. I don’t know who would want to waste their time on this besides a bunch of 8-year-old kids. People thought Star Wars couldn’t get any worse after the animated Clone Wars movie…this is gonna top that.

  • Shakeem Winn

    Star wars endures.The cartoon clone wars is a massive hit and Lucas never does anything half ass. The quality of the 3D will be phenomenal. Finally, i think Star wars episode I is a better movie then people realize. The film is beautiful, the music atmospheric and the overall story of political corruption engaging. Plus, the action scenes kick ass. There are minor things about the movie i can go without such as Jake’s poor acting skills and Jar Jar’s whining but, episode one fits nicely into the legendary mythology that we have all come to know as Star Wars.