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    Added on: 3/11/2005 10:56
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    Titanic (Special Edition) (Four Discs) (UK)

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    Collide with destiny
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 189 mins
    Retail Price: £24.99
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    Nothing on earth can rival the epic spectacle and breathtaking grandeur of Titanic. Winner of eleven Academy Awards including Best Picture, this sweeping love story sailed into the hearts of moviegoers around the globe, ultimately emerging as the most popular motion picture of all-time. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet light up the screen as Jack and Rose, the young lovers who find each other on the maiden voyage of the "unsinkable" R.M.S. Titanic. But when the doomed luxury liner collides with an iceberg in the frigid North Atlantic their passionate love affair becomes a thrilling race for survival. From acclaimed filmmaker and multiple Oscar-winner James Cameron comes a tale of forbidden love and courage in the face of disaster that triumphs as a true cinematic masterpiece.

    Special Features:
    4 commentary tracks including Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. 90 minutes of branched behind-the-scenes footage. Alternate ending. Celine Dion `My Heart Will Go On` music video. 3 hour making of documentary. Deleted scenes. Special effects production featurettes and more.

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital EX 6.1 English

    Directed By:
    James Cameron

    Written By:

    Leonardo DiCaprio
    Billy Zane
    Bill Paxton
    David Warner
    Kate Winslet
    Kathy Bates
    Bernard Hill
    Craig Kelly

    Casting By:
    Suzanne Crowley
    Gilly Poole
    Mali Finn

    Soundtrack By:
    James Horner

    Music From:
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Director of Photography:
    Russell Carpenter

    James Cameron
    Conrad Buff IV
    Richard A. Harris

    Costume Designer:
    Deborah Lynn Scott

    Production Designer:
    Peter Lamont

    Pamela Easley
    Grant Hill
    Sharon Mann
    James Cameron
    Al Giddings
    Jon Landau

    Executive Producer:
    Rae Sanchini

    Your Opinions and Comments

    10 / 10
    "Titanic was called the ship of dreams", tells us Rose in the beginning of the movie.
    Well, this disc-set is the disc-set of dreams for the ship of dreams.
    "Titanic" was the very first review I`ve written for this site almost 7 years ago (back in the year 2000, when reader reviews still counted...). Back then - the single disc edition of the movie was bare of any extras. It took Cameron 5 more years to release this disc-set. But hey - it was sure worth the wait, and the 2-billion dollar movie has finally got a great release on DVD.
    The video transfer is superb. The movie is split into two discs, so the compression level of the video is minimal. There are absolutely no compression signs and the picture is crystal clear. The colors are beautifully saturated and the special effects still look awesome, even after 10 years.
    The DTS and DD 5.1 soundtrack are awesome. The surrounds are used throughout the movie and help create the relaxed and romantic atmosphere at the beginning and the catastrophe at the end. The sub gets a hell of a workout during the sinking scenes.
    The musical score is simple yet incredible and the theme song is, well, lovely.
    The menus are beautifully animated with sound.
    The extras include 3 commentaries, over three and a half hours of behind the scenes featurettes (including interviews, explanations about the special effects and documentaries), 30 deleted scenes (including a rather bad alternate ending), a music video, 3 parodies, hundreds of pictures and photos in various picture galleries and conceptual art galleries, 9 storyboards and a script. The amount and quality of the extras is literally overwhelming.
    Bottom line - finally, this terrific movie got a superb disc-set that does it justice. Don`t miss this one. It`s to die for.

    "Titanic" revisited - April 2009
    Almost two years after watching this magnificant DVD-set, I sat through another viewing, and there's no surprise here - the movie still rocks! :)
    So yeah, I still await the BluRay version of the movie and yeah, I think the deleted scenes should've been accessible by seamless branching, but that's nothing major.
    In case you live on another planet and haven't seen this one - get this disc set. You won't regret it. :)
    posted by Zvi Josef on 25/4/2007 18:55