Twenty-five years after its release, the RMS Titanic is setting sail once more.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of James Cameron's record-breaking, Oscar-winning epic, Titanic will return to theaters for Valentine's Day weekend beginning Feb. 10. (The movie first opened in theaters on Dec. 19, 1997.) For this remastered rerelease, the film will be screened in 3D 4K HDR and high-frame rate, Cameron's preferred choice for theatrical viewing.
Upon its release in 1997, the timeless and tragic love story of Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) aboard the maiden voyage of the unsinkable Titanic became the highest-grossing film of all time, a record it held until Cameron released Avatar in 2009.
Titanic went on to win the most Oscars ever — tied with Ben-Hur (1959) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), all of which received 11 Oscars in total. Titanic won Best Picture and Best Director, as well as Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Original Dramatic Score, and Best Original Song for "My Heart Will Go On." (The film also received three other nominations; Best Actress for Winslet, Best Supporting Actress for Gloria Stuart, and Best Makeup.)
"We're here tonight to celebrate the magic of movies. And I'm grateful every day to get to be a part of that magic," Cameron said upon accepting for Best Picture. "Tonight has been such a great celebration for us, and it seems to somehow express this strange wave that's happened with Titanic, where people all over the world have opened their hearts to this movie. And that's so gratifying to all of us that worked on it, and we'll be forever grateful to them, the audience."
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