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'Star Wars 3D - Episodes II & III' to Release Back to Back in 2013

'Attack of the Clones' and 'Revenge of the Sith' are heading back to theaters next year in 3D.

There are many that don't really like 3D. With movies still being released in that fashion, there must be those that do enjoy it. Personally, I don't have a problem with it. I actually do enjoy it when used properly. Some movies are a bit enhanced by the process and balance between forcing the 3D (things shoved in your face) and those that are just converted with no noticeable difference. My only hope would be the movies would be brightened a bit so they don't appear quite so dark when wearing the 3D glasses.

Earlier this year Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace was re-released in 3D. While we don't need to go into the specifics of the movie or the prequel trilogy, it was fun taking my daughter to see it in theaters. Today, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox announced when we can expect the next 3D conversions.

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It's a year away but September 20, 2013 gives us Episode II and on October 11, 2013 we can watch Episode III. There are loads of visuals in these movies that will look good in 3D. And again, it's the opportunity to take your kids or younger siblings to experience in in theaters. I'm all for seeing Yoda kick butt with a lightsaber and the final duel at the end of Episode III.

From the press release:

Supervised by Industrial Light & Magic, the meticulous 3D conversion was undertaken by Prime Focus, the global visual entertainment services company. With their proprietary View-D™ process, Prime Focus transformed Episode II and III into 3D with the utmost respect for the source material, and with a keen eye for both technological consideration and artistic intentions.

For those not crazy about the prequels, we can hope these are successful enough to warrant the original trilogy to get the 3D conversion treatment so we can see those in theaters once again.