Berlin Festival Adds Digitally Restored 'Terminator 2,' 'Annie Hall'
The festival's Classics lineup will also include a newly restored version of George A. Romero's 'Night of the Living Dead.'
The newly restored, 3D version of James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgment Day will have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival this year as part of the Berlinale Classics lineup.
The 3D conversion of Cameron's 1991 action blockbuster was carried out by the director's Lightstorm Entertainment shingle together with DMG Entertainment and distributor StudioCanal, which will handle the rerelease of the film. The move follows the successful 3D restoration and rerelease of Cameron's Titanic in 2012, which grossed an additional $200 million in its 3D version.
"Famous for its one-liners, Terminator 2: Judgment Day set a new bar for special effects and became a cult film. We're very pleased to be celebrating the release of the new 3D version of the classic here in Berlin," said festival programmer Rainer Rother.
Other restored cinematic classics that will unspool in Berlin as part of the retrospective sidebar include Woody Allen's Annie Hall, George A. Romero's pioneering zombie thriller Night of the Living Dead and James Ivory's E.M. Forster adaptation Maurice.
Annie Hall was restored by Park Circus and MGM. The Cohen Media Group restored Ivory's Maurice and Night of the Living Dead was restored under the aegis of The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The Film Foundation, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation and the Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Fund.