LOS ANGELES — To commemorate the 25th anniversary release of Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece “Schindler’s List,” one of the most significant endeavors in the history of cinema, Universal Pictures will re-release the film with picture and sound digitally remastered — including in 4K, Dolby Cinema and Dolby Atmos — for a limited theatrical engagement on December 7, 2018, in theaters across the United States and Canada.
On the heels of last year’s re-release of James Cameron’s “Titanic” in HDR, this event marks one of the very few times that a film of this magnitude and scope has been remastered in 4K, Dolby Cinema and Atmos. It provides a stunning experience on the big screen, to match the power of the film and its significant themes. This December, audiences can share the experience of a story we must never forget.
Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, this incredible true story follows the enigmatic Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust.
It is the triumph of one man who made a difference and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did. Meticulously restored from the original film negative in pristine high definition and supervised by Spielberg, “Schindler’s List” is a powerful story whose lessons of courage and faith continue to inspire generations.
The film also earned Oscars for composer John Williams, screenwriter Steven Zaillian and director of photography Janusz Kaminiski, as well as art directors Allan Starski and Ewa Braun, editor Michael Kahn and producers Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen and Branko Lustig.
“It is difficult to believe that it’s been 25 years since ‘Schindler’s List’ first arrived in theaters,” said Spielberg. “The true stories of the magnitude and tragedy of the Holocaust are ones that must never be forgotten, and the film’s lessons about the critical importance of countering hatred continue to reverberate today. I am honored that audiences will be able to experience the journey once again on the big screen.”