Blockbusters and Classics to Relaunch Asian Film Theatres
Following in the footsteps of China, film distributors across Asia are counting on re-releases of the biggest-ever cinema successes, films like The Wizard of Oz and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial to relaunch the continent’s film theatres, which were closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For once, superheroes will not only be saving the planet Earth from imminent disaster, they will also be flying to the rescue of the film industry. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Marvel will be re-releasing its Avengers and Iron Man 3 in Hong Kong film theatres from 28 May to 10 June. An excellent idea to encourage audiences to return to their seats in the wake of the lifting of lockdown restrictions at the beginning of May.
For the moment only the Avengers and Iron Man 3 titles have been disclosed, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies will also be re-released in the coming months. And let’s not forget that the 4K version of the first film in the Matrix trilogy was already released in the territory earlier this month.
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