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11 May 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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Good news for film fans: some of our favourites are set to be re-released in digital cinemas this year, with Spartacus, The Blues Brothers, Scarface, The Thing and Animal House all headed back to the big screen. You can see the trailer for the lot below.

The films are due out over the next few months. Kirk Douglas's none-more-epic turn in Spartacus leads the pack on June 9, followed by the musical stylings of The Blues Brothers on July 28. Al Pacino will ask us all to say hallo to his leeetle friend in Scarface on August 25, before Kurt Russell tangles with alien life in The Thing on September 15. Animal House finishes things off on November 2.


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Spartacus
Watched Spartacus last night and having never seen it was absolutely amazed. They dont make them like they used to!!!!Scarface and The Thing though are going to be incredible on the big screen as both are amazing...very excited More

Posted by Burry83 at 09:29 on 10 June 2009 | Report This Post

How could they miss it out??
All these movies have one thing in common - They were all distributed by Universal Studios. So why are they not re-releasing the best film they ever made? JAWS I saw it again a few years ago at Cineworld in Newport and the print they showed was in dire condition, in fact it broke at one point. But it needs to be seen on the big screen. A wasted opportunity, and as good as it is, I really don't see Animal House being as big a crowd puller. More

Posted by steve dubbleyoo at 22:55 on 30 May 2009 | Report This Post

Hopefully the beginning of a trend
Animal House is fun but surely there are films from any studio that are more deserving of being seen on a big screen:The Collector/65/Kiss Me, Deadly/56/The Magniificent Ambersoms/44/Point Blank/67/Prince of the City/81/Straight Time/77/They Shoot Horses, Don't They?/69/Medium Cool/69/The General/27/Diary of a Mad Housewife/70/... More

Posted by upyours at 22:35 on 18 May 2009 | Report This Post

Hope this is only tge beginning
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Posted by upyours at 22:29 on 18 May 2009 | Report This Post

Batman, folks
The classic film, Batman '89 is celebrating its 20th Anniversary next month and should definitely be back in enough theatres as celebration for the millions of fans out there. I know of several theatres in various states showing it around the 23rd of next month, marking its release date 20 years ago. It should definitely be in more though. This is one of the best treats you can see on the big screen. More

Posted by Oswald at 13:40 on 18 May 2009 | Report This Post

Aliens??! But all these films are UNIVERSAL , not FOX?
Isn't this exclusive to Universal? More

Posted by nicky1975 at 23:12 on 13 May 2009 | Report This Post

sweet
I love this idea - went to see From Russia with Love in the cinema last week, was fantastic!! I agree with miketang99, why make great films shit when you can just rerelease the originals and open them to a new generation. I doff my cap to Universal, take note other distributers out there. More

Posted by Tosh at 09:42 on 12 May 2009 | Report This Post

this kicks ass!!!
YES!!! I TOALLY AGREE WITH ALL THE COMMENST BELOW AND THIS IS WHAT ALL THE STUDIOS SHOULD DO. WAST ELESS MONEY ON MAKING CRAP FILSM AND JUST RE-RELEASE THE ALL TIME CLASSICS!!!!!! sorry caps lock as was on...... More

Posted by miketang99 at 06:26 on 12 May 2009 | Report This Post

ALIENS!
This is a great idea and i'll definatly be going to see the Thing on the big screen. PLEASE PLEASE PUT ALIENS ON AT THE CINEMA. It is my favourite film of all time and I would love to see it on the big screen. ALIIEEEEEEEENS! More

Posted by TheHazman at 00:12 on 12 May 2009 | Report This Post

ALIENS on the big screen again, i second that motion BROONIE. The thing is gonna be great tho More

Posted by homesick alien at 21:27 on 11 May 2009 | Report This Post

i actually saw a poster advertising Spartacus in my local cinerma the other day when i was watching star trek, me and my friend said we'd see it. however prefer it if the thing was showing More

Posted by Dr Manhattan at 18:05 on 11 May 2009 | Report This Post

Nice!
Would love to see this become a commonplace practice - any ideas if it's something that'll be happening in the majority of cinemas or just a very few selected cinemas? More

Posted by sowasred2012 at 16:28 on 11 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Remake alternative
There are several posts already about this on various forum pages. Definitly want to see The Thing at the cinema. And if the studios are listening... ALIENS!!! More

Posted by broonie at 13:28 on 11 May 2009 | Report This Post

Remake alternative
This is such a good idea. Instead of cranking out cheap remakes of classic movies, studios could just allow audiences to experience them on the big screen again (or for the first time depending on when they were made) It was kinda like when the original Star Wars trilogy was released a few years back. Being too young to have seen them in the cinema I could finally have that experience albeit with more CG and an added dance number) More

Posted by Gabriel at 13:24 on 11 May 2009 | Report This Post

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