Universal Pictures has announced a limited theatrical re-release of Steven Spielberg’s seminal film Schindler’s List.
Often considered one of the greatest movies ever made, Schindler’s List originally premiered in 1993 with huge box office success, earning more than A$422 million worldwide on a A$22 million dollar budget. The film raked in 12 Academy Awards and ended up winning 7, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score.
Its screenplay, written by Steven Zaillian, is based on the novel Schindler’s Ark by prolific Australian novelist Thomas Keneally.
In 2007, the American Film Institute (AFI) ranked it at number 8 on its list of the 100 best American films of all time; in 2004, the US Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.
Now, younger generations will be able to experience this masterpiece of cinema on the big screen. This December, Universal Pictures will re-release a 4K Dolby Cinema and Dolby Atmos remastered edition to commemorate the film’s 25th anniversary.
The limited launch will take place on December 7 in theatres across the US and Canada, followed by an international theatrical run in early 2019. This newly remastered edition will be available afterwards in 4K HDR on home-entertainment platforms.
“We are proud to bring the remastered Schindler’s List, one of the most important movies of the 20th century, to a new generation of filmgoers,” Ron Meyer, Vice Chairman of NBCUniversal, said of the project.
“The lesson that one person—during one of the darkest chapters in humankind’s history—can make a difference is as relevant now as ever before.”
This brief theatrical run will be accompanied by a brand-new trailer and a forthcoming re-release of the heart-crushing score by the masterful John Williams. La-La Land Records will be releasing the score complete with never-before-heard material.