Universal is re-releasing Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List into theaters later this year as one the greatest films ever will celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Schindler’s List is based on a novel entitled “Schindler’s Ark”, written by Thomas Keneally. Spielberg became interested in the story when Sidney Sheinberg sent Spielberg a review of Keneally’s book.
The movie follows Oskar Schindler a businessman, who saves the lives of more than a thousand Jewish refugees from the Holocaust. Originally premiered in Washington, D.C on November 30, 1993 before being released on December 15, 1993 in the U.S.
Schindler’s List is obviously not an easy watch, but if you do wish to watch it again in theaters then you will have that chance come December 7, 2018. In an interview with EW, Steven Spielberg talked about how important a movie like Schindler’s List is even now two plus decades later, saying.
“When the film initially came out, it made one of the most incomprehensible acts of humankind accessible, it didn’t make it understandable, but reachable to audiences to be able explore it, to be moved in such a way to want to stand against all hatred, and know it is real and what can shockingly happen in the 20th and now the 21st centuries if we are not vigilant.”
“I think we found a door to allow people to talk about the consequences of hatred in all its forms in a more open way. Films have that capacity to move people to explore and understand the most tragic and horrific events in history, and at the same time to highlight the resiliency of the human spirit.”
Besides being re-released to theaters Schindler’s List has been given an upgrade after 25 years. No, don’t worry the movie itself is exactly the same except it has been digitally remastered in 4K, Dolby Cinema, and Dolby Atmos in order to take advantage of today’s modern theater.
Universal has released a trailer for the upcoming 25th anniversary re-release back into theaters that you can check out below along with a new poster.
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagalle, Embeth Davidtz
Schindler’s List Official Synopsis:
Businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune from World War II, which has just started. After joining the Nazi party primarily for political expediency, he staffs his factory with Jewish workers for similarly pragmatic reasons. When the SS begins exterminating Jews in the Krakow ghetto, Schindler arranges to have his workers protected to keep his factory in operation, but soon realizes that in so doing, he is also saving innocent lives.