Listen to (and share) episode 20 of our audio podcast Deadline Awards Watch With Pete Hammond. Our awards columnist and host David Bloom discuss the Motion Picture Academy’s unprecedented scheduling of a general membership meeting for early May, and what they might talk about there. Pete talks about this week’s notable films, which send theaters back to the future with a 3D re-release of Stephen Spielberg’s 1993 Jurassic Park and a remake produced by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell of their 1981 horror cult hit Evil Dead. They also talk about this week’s Sony Classics entry, The Company You Keep, featuring Robert Redford as a former radical back on the run.
The film that was made famous by its groundbreaking special effects is now getting a state-of-the-art IMAX 3D release — something that wasn’t possible when Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur epic was released in 1993. IMAX and Universal announced today that a remastered version will return to the screen for a one-week run beginning April 5, when the studio rereleases the pic wide in 3D. “Jurassic Park is the quintessential film for fans to experience in IMAX 3D,” said Universal distribution president Nikki Rocco in announcing the dates. The moves comes after recent successful 3D runs for past box office biggies, like Disney’s The Lion King and others and of course Titanic, whose worldwide 3D return in the spring helped it eclipse $2B in lifetime cume.