Coming soon, to a theatre near you -- at a retro price of $6 a ticket -- Jaws! (We hear good things about that Spielberg kid.)
The granddaddy of summer blockbuster movies is part of Cineplex's fourth, nationwide Great Digital Film Festival, Feb. 1-7. It's joined by contemporary classics like Raiders Of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, Goodfellas, A Clockwork Orange, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, The Matrix, An American Werewolf In London, The Fifth Element, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Casino.
And in a nod to an upcoming release, the Cineplex festival is also scheduling screenings of 2003's Oldboy, the violent, transgressive Korean film from Chan-wook Park about a man who is held captive in an apartment for 15 years and then released to discover the reason why. Spike Lee is directing an Americanized version with Josh Brolin which is due to come out in October.
Also with a Hollywood pedigree, Kinji Fukasaku's Battle Royal, about teens in violent death matches, a movie that is said to have directly inspired The Hunger Games.
The Great Digital Film Festival will run in most cities with Cineplex Theatres, including Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Vancouver, plus London, Sudbury, Waterloo, Windsor and Langley, B.C.