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2013 Release Dates Set for 3D Conversions of Star Wars Episodes II and III

Posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 5:01 PM and updated on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 10:58 AM

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Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox have announced the release dates for the next two movies in the Star Wars saga to get the 3D conversion treatment.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D     September 20th, 2013
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D   October 11th, 2013

Originally, Episode II was going to be released in 2013, and then Episode III in 2014, but this accelerated release allows for them to be marketed together in many ways, and to keep the excitement up among the fans that are interested in them. It also allows the original trilogy to be released sooner, which many fans consider to be the "true" Star Wars movies.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D opened in theaters this past February and actually landed in the 4th spot with respectable numbers given that it was a 3D conversion of a 1999 movie that's been available on home video for some time (it hit Blu-ray in September 2011).

I didn't see Episode I in 3D when it came out, as I'm not a very big fan of 3D, but I can see how scenes like the podrace would do well in that environment. Likewise, there are plenty of scenes in Episode II that will likely translate well in three dimensions. I don't recall there being as much potential in Episode III, but it's been some time since I've seen the movie...

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Are you excited about seeing the Star Wars movies in 3D, or are you just as happy without the glasses and the upcharge? Let us know what you think by leaving your comments below!

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