News culture After Asterix Mission Cleopatra, another director is working on a 4K version of his legendary film
Avatar, Asterix and Obelix Mission Cleopatra… Remastered versions of old films are all the rage right now. And this great classic will soon be entitled to it too!
Avatar, Asterix Mission Cleopatra… Films in 4K, do you want some here
21 years after its release, the Asterix film best known to fans will have a new theatrical release. From July 5, it will be possible to find the adventures of Asterix and Obelix in Egypt, in a restored version in 4K Dolby Atmos. What’s more, the cinema space to (re)see Asterix and Obelix Mission Cleopatra will be available at the single price of 5 euros. And to celebrate, Chabat even gave us a humorous trailer, as well as the long version of Otis’ famous monologue.
This is not the only recent example of a classic reintroducing itself to the cinema. Few months ago, Avatar first of the name had settled again in the rooms in order to gently prepare the arrival of his suite, The Way of the Water. A strategy that had paid off since this remastered version had climbed to the top of the box office. And then, as Stephen Lang reminded us during our interview on the occasion of this second release, it was previously common to bring out old films in a remastered version.
When I was a kid, it was common to re-release movies five or six years after they were originally released. I remember they did it with my favorite movie, The Bridge on the River Kwai, originally released in 1957 and re-released in 1962. If they hadn’t, I never would have seen it !
A David Fincher classic soon to be back
Remastered versions, a way to introduce classics to a new audience? At least that’s what director David Fincher seems to think as well. During the Tribeca Festival, the latter spoke about the new version of his film Se7en. The latter will indeed be offered to us in a remastered version in turn. Alongside his friend Steven Soderbergh, Fincher returned to the process of creating this new film. According to him, the teams will work from the original negatives of the film. Suffice to say that there is work: “there is a lot of shit to fix” admits Fincher. On the other hand, if on the form, the 1995 film will change a lot, Fincher does not intend to touch the bottom:
I’m not going to take all the guns out of people’s hands and replace them with flashlights.
“What an idea ?!” you may say to yourself. Well this is a small spade thrown at Steven Spielberg. On the occasion of the twenty years of his E.T., the director had chosen to change a little something. The weapons had indeed been replaced by flashlights. A strange decision that Spielberg himself finally recognized as a mistake. As for Fincher’s film, we do not know more for the moment. We must therefore monitor this closely while waiting for a release date.