《泰坦尼克号》是导演詹姆斯-卡梅隆在1997年和制片人乔恩-兰道一同制作推出的经典电影，并于当年获得了包括最佳电影在内的11项奥斯卡大奖，詹姆斯卡梅隆凭借此片获得奥斯卡最佳导演奖。15年后，《泰坦尼克号》经过技术处理成为了一部3D电影，卡梅隆表示，“这部3D版本的《泰坦尼克》充实了原版中最令人惊心动魄以及最感动人心的时刻。这也使本部电影达到了一个更高的层次。”4月，你想和谁去看3D版的《泰坦尼克号》呢？Director James Cameron and actress Kate Winslet walked the red carpet for the world premiere of the 3D version of the hit movie "Titanic" at London's Royal Albert Hall on March 27 as Chinese people ready themselves for an emotional reunion. The original version of "Titanic" won 11 Oscars and was the highest grossing film of all time, until it was beaten by Cameron's own 2010 blockbuster, "Avatar." It also propelled Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet to international superstardom. Speaking to reporters at the latest London premier, Cameron said: "The 3D enriches all of Titanic's most thrilling moments and its most emotional moments. It kicks the whole experience up to another level."
The director came to London fresh from his journey to the deepest place on Earth at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Cameron will reportedly come to China to promote the film at this year's Beijing International Film Festival, scheduled to run from April 23 to 28. The film will be available in Chinese cinemas in 3D on April 10, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's doomed maiden voyage. Shortly before midnight on April 14, 1912, the passenger liner struck an iceberg on its way from Southampton to New York. It sank less than three hours later, killing 1,517 people.
The re-release of "Titanic" in China will bring back memories for an entire generation. On the Chinese micro-blogging site weibo.com, everybody from audience members to distributors all asked the same nostalgia-tinged question: "Who was with you when you first saw Titanic more than a decade ago?" The original "Titanic" hit Chinese cinema screens on April 9, 1998, nearly four months after the film's U.S. release date.
Before its U.S. release, various film critics predicted that the film would be a significant disappointment at the box office, especially as, at the time, it was the most expensive film ever made.
But the miracle happened: the steady box office income and audiences' high repeat viewing rates week after week helped it rake in US$1.8 billion worldwide. It also held the number one spot for fifteen consecutive weeks in North America, which remains a record for any film.
By Feb. 1998, the path had been cleared for "Titanic" to sail into the Chinese market, although the film was yet to become a hot topic of discussion among the Chinese public. According to Mtime.com's reports, at that time, university dormitories in China were replete with pirated VCDs of the film, which many Chinese film critics had branded as "an average old Hollywood romance." But another miracle was about to happen.
On the morning of March 9, 1998, the then President of China Jiang Zemin attended a meeting with Guangdong delegates at the annual session of the National People's Congress and gave his personal recommendation for the film.
"You should not think that capitalists don't have any regard for thoughts and communications," Jiang said. "The upcoming film 'Titanic' cost US$250 million to make and has grossed US$1 billion thus far, this is some sort of venture capital." He continued: "This film thoroughly portray the relationships between money and love, rich and poor, as well as the behaviors of all kinds of people who were there at the critical moment." Thanks to the president's words, "Titanic" took China by storm, and the film was screened uncut, including the nude scene featuring Kate Winslet. Nudity remains something of a taboo subject to this day in China, and Winslet's scene shocked many traditional Chinese parents, as well as many curious teenagers, in a nation without a proper film rating system.
"Titanic" became the longest-running film in Chinese cinema history, and its popularity lasted until the summer of 1998. The film's box office gross of 360 million yuan (US$57 million) made it the biggest grossing film ever in China. The record lasted until 2009, when it was broken by "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" in 2009.