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Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
You can't stop it...

25 October 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Collider

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You may recall that, a couple of weeks ago, the poster for the first 3D reissue of the Star Wars saga arrived like an apocalyptic sign warning that The Phantom Menace was coming back to our cinemas. But even if you squeezed your eyes shut tight, plugged your ears and began humming the Imperial March at top volume, you can’t ignore the fact. And now comes the second sign: the trailer is online and can be watched below.

There’s not exactly a whole lot new to see here, and since the trailer itself is not in 3D, we’re a little confused why Lucas and co thought it needed to go online. But then any awareness is good awareness, even if you’re part of a film series that has already earned billions.

Naturally, the focus is on the stuff that will look best in 3D, with the space battles and the pod racing given the most exposure. But hey! You get to hear Peter Serafinowicz intone one of the best-remembered lines from the film. So there's a total upside here.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace will be out in 3D on February 10 next year.


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RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
L: Spaldron They played this trailer tonight at the cinema and ld literally hear the audience groan when "TPM In 3D" logo shot up onscreen. think it was mainly us Spalds! I remember having a small rant and I think the word I used whilst viewing this ad was ege" You'll burn for this Lucas! More

Posted by NinjaShortbread212 at 03:50 on 16 November 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
They played this trailer tonight at the cinema and you could literally hear the audience groan when "TPM In 3D" logo shot up onscreen. More

Posted by Spaldron at 02:50 on 16 November 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
Nobody's favourite Star Wars film. Why are you bothering, Luca$? More

Posted by Rollo_Tomassi at 18:21 on 07 November 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
Surviving a nuclear blast  in a fridge was far more convincing than Blanchette's accent, lets be honest.  More

Posted by UTB at 14:19 on 02 November 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
L: UTB L: DanTDavies Indy 4 uote] Quite! Up to Indy 4 the series was at the height of realism. *cough*thousand-year-old-man-protecting-a-cup-for-a-myt hical-being*cough* sp; :) there's willingly having one's belief suspended and then there is having urine extracted on a truly egregious level. The difference is style, elegance, wit. And an absence of fridges :D More

Posted by DanTDavies at 13:02 on 02 November 2011 | Report This Post

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NOOOOOOOOOO! More

Posted by silent_tea at 11:54 on 02 November 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
L: Wild about Wilder I'll see it ....................ONLY IF IT'S IN 2D THOUGH!ote] It is also being released in certain cinemas in 2D as well for some reason. More

Posted by jediwarrior at 13:55 on 31 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
Clearly not. More

Posted by UTB at 13:16 on 31 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
L: UTB L: DanTDavies Indy 4 uote] Quite! Up to Indy 4 the series was at the height of realism. *cough*thousand-year-old-man-protecting-a-cup-for-a-myt hical-being*cough* sp; But they were made in "den Age"ema and are therefore immune to any criticism.   Don't you know anything? More

Posted by jcthefirst at 13:03 on 31 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
L: DanTDavies Indy 4 uote] Quite! Up to Indy 4 the series was at the height of realism. *cough*thousand-year-old-man-protecting-a-cup-for-a-myt hical-being*cough* More

Posted by UTB at 12:39 on 31 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
I'll see it ....................ONLY IF IT'S IN 2D THOUGH! More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 12:06 on 31 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
L: DanTDavies L: NCC1701A L: DanTDavies There's a rumour going round that Lucas has made some re-edits to Phantom Menace, a la "Gredo shoots first". Apparently the first half of the movie is taken up with Jar Jar Binks being slowly lowered into the Pit of Kancun, home of the all powerful Sarlack. Profits are expected to be through the roof... Even though I hate this film with passion surpassed only by Indy 4 mpsons the Movie deep down that I will probably end up More

Posted by NCC1701A at 09:33 on 31 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
Boo! Star Wars! Boo! George Lucas! Boo! Childhood rape! *ker-ching* More

Posted by max314 at 23:49 on 30 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
L: DanTDavies L: NCC1701A L: DanTDavies There's a rumour going round that Lucas has made some re-edits to Phantom Menace, a la "Gredo shoots first". Apparently the first half of the movie is taken up with Jar Jar Binks being slowly lowered into the Pit of Kancun, home of the all powerful Sarlack. Profits are expected to be through the roof... Even though I hate this film with passion surpassed only by Indy 4 mpsons the Movie deep down that I will probably end up More

Posted by Spaldron at 17:33 on 30 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
L: NCC1701A L: DanTDavies There's a rumour going round that Lucas has made some re-edits to Phantom Menace, a la "Gredo shoots first". Apparently the first half of the movie is taken up with Jar Jar Binks being slowly lowered into the Pit of Kancun, home of the all powerful Sarlack. Profits are expected to be through the roof... Even though I hate this film with passion surpassed only by Indy 4 mpsons the Movie deep down that I will probably end up going to see it. It ca More

Posted by DanTDavies at 17:12 on 30 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
L: DanTDavies There's a rumour going round that Lucas has made some re-edits to Phantom Menace, a la "Gredo shoots first". Apparently the first half of the movie is taken up with Jar Jar Binks being slowly lowered into the Pit of Kancun, home of the all powerful Sarlack. Profits are expected to be through the roof... Even though I hate this film with passion surpassed only by Indy 4 mpsons the Movie deep down that I will probably end up going to see it. It can't be as bad as I re More

Posted by NCC1701A at 11:23 on 30 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
There's a rumour going round that Lucas has made some re-edits to Phantom Menace, a la "Gredo shoots first". Apparently the first half of the movie is taken up with Jar Jar Binks being slowly lowered into the Pit of Kancun, home of the all powerful Sarlack. Profits are expected to be through the roof... Even though I hate this film with passion surpassed only by Indy 4 mpsons the Movie deep down that I will probably end up going to see it. It can't be as bad as I remember it. Can it? More

Posted by DanTDavies at 17:33 on 29 October 2011 | Report This Post

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I'm really looking forward to this. I'm hopeful the conversions will be well-done, as they have been in gestation of years. I've also been encouraged by previous comments by Lucas about his view of what makes good use of 3D (more to increase depth of field than just to make pointy things fly out the screen, to paraphrase). Haters gonna hate. 'the only reason he's releasing it again is to make money' Yeah, well done Sherlocks, that's why 99% of films get made in the first place. More

Posted by Artoo02 at 17:51 on 28 October 2011 | Report This Post

Very tempted to check this out. The excitement surrounding PM's release is still a feeling I remember fondly. It may not have lived up to expectations, but it has some great stuff in there - love the climactic lightsaber fight, the podrace, Darth Maul, Qui-Gonn. Star Wars in 3D is a very persuasive concept, and if this is successful hopefully it will lead to the original trilogy in 3D which is a tantalising prospect. More

Posted by herbertwest1701 at 17:34 on 28 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
L: jediwarrior L: Rgirvan44 L: jediwarrior So it took a whole 10 posts to get to the standard Cash Cow/Money Grabbing/Rape my children etc crap you always get when some thing happens with Star Wars. ell why else is the movie being put into 3D but to make money? Will it make the story better? Will it make the characters better? And anyways - never trust somone who has a name which included "jedi" or "darth" - they are not to be trusted on matters releating to the Star More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 17:12 on 28 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
L: Rgirvan44 L: jediwarrior So it took a whole 10 posts to get to the standard Cash Cow/Money Grabbing/Rape my children etc crap you always get when some thing happens with Star Wars. ell why else is the movie being put into 3D but to make money? Will it make the story better? Will it make the characters better? And anyways - never trust somone who has a name which included "jedi" or "darth" - they are not to be trusted on matters releating to the Star of Wars /quote] More

Posted by jediwarrior at 17:08 on 28 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
L: jediwarrior So it took a whole 10 posts to get to the standard Cash Cow/Money Grabbing/Rape my children etc crap you always get when some thing happens with Star Wars. ell why else is the movie being put into 3D but to make money? Will it make the story better? Will it make the characters better? And anyways - never trust somone who has a name which included "jedi" or "darth" - they are not to be trusted on matters releating to the Star of Wars More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 13:56 on 28 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
So it took a whole 10 posts to get to the standard Cash Cow/Money Grabbing/Rape my children etc crap you always get when some thing happens with Star Wars. More

Posted by jediwarrior at 13:40 on 28 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
I'll wait for Sith and the original trilogy (maybe Clones if I feel up for it). More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 10:00 on 28 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
Er, George? The movie made nearly a billion dollars worldwide, we all know Jar Jar's in this. Don't think hiding him from the trailer is going to make people forget However, I am genuinely looking forward to this a little bit... More

Posted by Hood_Man at 23:43 on 27 October 2011 | Report This Post

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Look at all the fucks that I give  More

Posted by rich at 22:47 on 27 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
L: ED-209 L: Rgirvan44 I look forward to reading all the articles from people next year saying "You know, Phantom Menace isn't THAT bad." Yes, yes it is. ompared to most of the crap Hollywood churns out these days, no, no it isn't. o, it really is. More

Posted by Deviation at 22:36 on 27 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: There are bits
You know, I always loved the Phantom Menace.... But really, I always found PM to be the most 'Star Wars' of the last three. I dont know what it is, maybe that AOTC and ROTS feel like extended tv shows, whereas Phantom, despite its flaws, feels like a movie with different acts building up to the climax (the other two just kind of moved along to the next action scene). And it has Liam Neeson who, despite being the most usless Jedi ever (thanks RedLettermedia lends a sense of gravitas More

Posted by Drew_231 at 09:33 on 27 October 2011 | Report This Post

There are bits
in the movie that are ok - like the pod race... and... um...the lightsabre fight! (Thank God, thought of something) and the music is top drawer. But that means that the rest is... RUBBISH! It is, it really, really is. But I still reckon that Clones is even more horrid. Is it the Sound of Music bit with the giant cows in the meadows? Possibly the clunky effects in the arena when the Jedi try and escape? But Menace is just a mess. Maybe it's Ewan's wig? Or his acting. Or maybe it just c More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 22:27 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
L: Rgirvan44 I look forward to reading all the articles from people next year saying "You know, Phantom Menace isn't THAT bad." Yes, yes it is. econded. ow I always loved Phantom Menace, I just kept it quiet for all these years"off. More

Posted by Spaldron at 17:47 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
It's pretty pointless releasing this first. We'll end up with Revenge of the Sith in 3D 5 years after it's already been in the cinema! They should've done the original 3 first since the later movies will only get released if this does well. Since it's by far the worst of the series it should make the least money thereby jeopardising our chances of seeing the original trilogy on the big screen once more. More

Posted by NunianVonFuch at 17:06 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
L: darth silas Looking forward to it.Hopefully they have done a good job with the conversion.The fact that they didnt rush it out post Avatar is a good sign.Anyways,a chance to see this great movie on the big screen is always welcome. e too. I haven't seen any of the Star Wars films for a few years now so it will be a good chance to re-appraise them after all this time. More

Posted by ED-209 at 13:22 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
L: Rgirvan44 I look forward to reading all the articles from people next year saying "You know, Phantom Menace isn't THAT bad." Yes, yes it is. ompared to most of the crap Hollywood churns out these days, no, no it isn't. More

Posted by ED-209 at 13:18 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

Would rather boil my own head than watch The Phantom Menace. A 3D version is a whole new level of torture. More

Posted by sephiroth7 at 12:49 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

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Would rather see a Star Trek movie in 3D thanks. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 11:37 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

Better watch the Phantom Menace Review on YouTube instead ! More

Posted by Dropje at 11:27 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

3D Or Not 3D (Couldn't Give A Jar Jar)
Don't make billionaire George Lucas any richer by going to see this muck. After the cinema release will be the 3D Blu-Ray. It's neverending. More

Posted by BenTramer at 11:20 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
Looking forward to it.Hopefully they have done a good job with the conversion.The fact that they didnt rush it out post Avatar is a good sign.Anyways,a chance to see this great movie on the big screen is always welcome. More

Posted by darth silas at 11:07 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
I look forward to reading all the articles from people next year saying "You know, Phantom Menace isn't THAT bad." Yes, yes it is. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 10:28 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Arrives
I thought the whole point of this sorry piece of shameless advertising was to once again place 6 films which have been steadily bastardized over the decades back into our cinemas, but this time in 3D. Why then, is it going to also be shown in 2D in selected cinemas? Seems a bit pointless, as if we wanted to watch it in 2D we could just watch the VHS release, the digitally remastered VHS release, DVD, DVD special edition, theatrical version (on DVD), or Bluray. Or maybe I'm missing the point/big More

Posted by marcus_fuller at 10:06 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

"greatest saga of all time"
Episodes 4,5 & 6 are great, not the greatest, but 1-3 spoil 4-6! The suspense of "Luke I am your..." ruined forever, as now the audience are like "whatever we know already". And now they label it as the greatest saga, yes for ripping off the audience. Waste of time from money grabbing Mr Lucas. Well no more. More

Posted by dholleyuk at 09:45 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

Dont care what anyone says, all star wars films are great! More

Posted by IIHERACLES at 09:44 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

Out of the way...
I take it that we'll have to wait until 2016 for the best of the lot, but I suppose that we can look forward to getting this diabolical entry out of the way... Though I would have expected a film every couple of months to be honest... More

Posted by neopol at 09:31 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

file this under . . .
like I give a fuck More

Posted by maxthom at 09:25 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

In the words of Chandler Bing...
...could I BE any less excited? More

Posted by AlexRyde at 08:53 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

Why so green?
Is it because we're all so sick of them flogging the dead horse? More

Posted by guypoole at 04:32 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

Weird Colours
What's wrong with the colour in the trailer? Everything looks either orangey yellow or pale blue. Or is it just me seeing that? More

Posted by RogueElement at 00:12 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

YAWN
Boooooring... Why don't people focus their attention on Clone Wars TV cartoon series, which in my humble opinion has been the best Star Wars off-shoot since the original trilogy. It's the format best suited to the new vision & so much more entertaining. Roll on season 4. More

Posted by mancalledpete at 22:11 on 25 October 2011 | Report This Post

Meh
and Meh! More

Posted by nybras at 21:17 on 25 October 2011 | Report This Post

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