James Cameron makes a good case for Terminator 2 3D re-release

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Jul 1, 2017, 1:20 PM EDT (Updated)

You'd be forgiven if you forgot that Terminator 2: Judgement Day is getting a 3D re-release this year. The film, 26 years old now, is still held up as a high point of sci-fi and action films, and the chance to see it on the big screen is an exciting one. That's one of the selling points that director James Cameron offers up in this new trailer from Distrib US Films, who are handling the 3D release.

"The images feel more real in 3D," Cameron says, adding that the company doing the 3D conversion, Stereo D, is the best in the business. "There's a lucidity to it, you really feel like you're there. A lot of fans of the movie weren't even born when it was made, so for a lot of people, it will just be the thrill of seeing it in the movie theater."

The movie hits theaters in a limited 3D re-release, similar to what Cameron did for Titanic, on August 25, 2017. The official synopsis and trailer follow:

It has been 10 years since the events of Terminator. Sarah Connor’s ordeal is only just beginning as she struggles to protect her son John, the future leader of the human resistance against the machines, from a new Terminator, sent back in time to eliminate John Connor while he’s still a child.
Sarah and John don’t have to face this terrifying threat alone however. The human resistance have managed to send them an ally, a warrior from the future ordered to protect John Connor at any cost.
The battle for tomorrow has begun…
James Cameron’s masterpiece starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in his most iconic role, has been converted in immersive 3D by Cameron himself. First hitting our screens in 1991 with groundbreaking special effects, the 3D version will take the seminal blockbuster to the next level of effects and into the 21st century for the next generation of fans.