Ten films ripe for 3DAs George Lucas prepares to launch Star Wars in 3D

30 September 2010

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Star Wars will be converted to 3D in 2012 starting with the Phantom Menace, which could hit screens as early as February, movie sites are reporting.

Fans of the movie sixology (if that’s a word) will be delighted they’ll be able to see the classic Sci-Fi moves in cinemas and, perhaps ultimately, on 3D TVs.

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It got us thinking about films we saw in 2D ‘a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away’ and which of those we’d like to see given the 3D treatment. Here’s our top ten:

1. Star Wars (the originals): We aren’t dismissing the later Star Wars films (honest) but nothing beats the charm of the original

2. The Bourne Trilogy: Fast-paced action that rivals the best of Bond and would look great in 3D

3. E.T: 3D or no 3D, you’ll be crying by the end

4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The martial arts will look great in 3D and the story’s not bad either

5. Space Odyssey 2001: Kubrick’s 1968 cult movie is a milestone in cinema and is ripe for a 3D make-over

6. Gremlins: Those pesky critters would love to get their hands on some 3D kit

7. Apocalypse Now: Coppola’s Vietnam classic will be even more powerful in 3D but arguably too gruesome for some

8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Spielberg makes the list again with this tale of UFOs

9. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: We couldn’t let the list past without including a Disney classic and this is one of the best

10. Nothing: The technology team has a couple of naysayers who believe we should only watch films in 3D designed with the technology in mind rather than retrofitting in this way.

What films would you like to see in 3D? Email the technology editor at technologyeditor@which.co.uk

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