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  • Actors: Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer, Alec Guinness
  • Directors: Jerry Jameson
  • Writers: Adam Kennedy, Clive Cussler, Eric Hughes
  • Producers: Lew Grade, Martin Starger, William Frye
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Carlton
  • VHS Release Date: 28 Feb. 2000
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004I9MU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 232,399 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

A big-budget, fictionalised account concerning the salvage operation used to find and raise the famous liner 'Titanic'. When it is thought that the long-sunk ship might contain material which would make America impervious to nuclear attack, new technology is employed to raise it from the watery depths.

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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39 of 46 people found the following review helpful By J. Smith on 8 May 2007
Format: DVD
I fail to see where the previous reveiwer came to the conclusion of material available that could have been used in this DVDs release.

Being the UK's historian on "Raise The Titanic" of which I supplied (at the last minute) all that is seen in the 'special features' section, I can say that there is very little out there on this movie. There was no "official" making-of documentary made for this film, except for a promotional sales gimmick put together in 1980. Sadly this could not be used due to time contraints. No deleated scenes exsist anymore for this film, the original 12 minute sinking footage is currently in the hands of a private collector who will not release it and any "behind-the-scenes" footage (again) could not be used due to time constraints and copyright.

Before I became involved with the dvd, all that was going to be seen on the dvd was the film. And with the VERY little time I had to put together material from my private collection (including images not seen until now), the outcome for this release was far better than it was originally planned.

However, there is a possibility of a future release in a couple of years time of a "Special Edition" version of "Raise The Titanic", which will feature a lot more material from my private collection.

Mr J Smith (Titanic Historian - United Kingdom)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Marsh on 7 Dec. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Contrary to what Amazon.com are stating I have in writing from Shout Factory that the aspect ratio from their new Blu Ray release of "Raise The Titanic" is the correct one of 2.35 : 1. At the same time they will not say if any extras will be included. As for the reviewer who states that it should be 2.20 : 1 this only applied to the few 70mm prints that were made. This great movie should look great on BD, and I hope that Shout Factory follow it up with ITCs "Green Ice".
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Siller on 25 Nov. 2010
Format: DVD
I remember seeing this movie in the theater back in 1980 and it became one of my favorites. The story was interesting and John Barry composed a majestic score to complement it. This followed his great work on the 1979 films "Moonraker" and "The Black Hole." I bought the videocassette version of it a few years later but it didn't do the film justice. No home video version released in the United States (Region 1) presented this film in its full aspect ratio (2.35:1).

Then I searched online in the United Kingdom (Region 2) and found it. This is the version of the film I've always wanted. Full letterbox format, not pan and scan, with the original Dolby Surround soundtrack.

The theatrical trailer and extras including a photo collection of the Titanic model used in the film are fantastic.

This film is a great percursor to the actual discovery of the Titanic.

Although it can't compare to James Cameron's "Titanic" with regard to special effects, its story is no less compelling. I consider it to be a great companion to that film.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By MR J SMITH on 15 Aug. 2003
Format: DVD
After years of waiting, the ITC classic "Raise The Titanic!" has been finaly released on DVD for the United Kingdom. The film has always been a personal favourite of mine and so I was very excited to receive news of its release. The packaging is colourful, its a pleasure to view the original film trailer from 1980, but the highlight for me was the chance to view the film in its restored state and widescreen format. They have done a wonderful job of cleaning up the film, restoring the old sound and quality and all at a very good price too. If you are into the Titanic this is one film you MUST have in your collection.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mike Nelson VINE VOICE on 9 Feb. 2015
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I already have the American release on blu-ray and I was hoping the UK release would do this classic film some justice but alas that is not the case.

The picture is excessively noisy / grainy which is a real shame.

The isolated soundtrack suite with still pictures from the film is only in mono and the only part of the film with fair picture quality is the trailer in original aspect ratio (but in SD).

The other extras on the disc seem to date back to the UK DVD release showing the Titanic model on Malta (last image from 2006).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lee harrison on 30 Jun. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
why the hell had the uk release been put back again now its not coming out till feb 2015
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 4 Nov. 2006
Format: DVD
"Dirk Pitt. What kind of a name is that? Sounds like a pirate."

A one-time Stanley Kramer project before he jumped ship after a couple of weeks' filming, Raise the Titanic is one of those films that isn't really that bad, it just isn't much good. It handles the exposition and setup briskly and efficiently and the raising of the wreck genuinely spectacularly, but everything inbetween is just tedious and undramatic. A huge problem is the decision to drop the parallel narrative from the book: where the film only concentrates on the modern-day story, which means lots of looking at sonar screens while mini-subs float around in the darkest depths of the ocean for almost as long as it took the ship to sink, the book livened things up with the ship's maiden voyage and sinking as well (the sinking was filmed, but Lew Grade was dissatisfied with the footage and cut it, replacing it with a photo montage overture of the construction of the ship: part of the deleted footage turned up on a 1983 episode of US TV series Voyagers).

Other plot strands, such as the unmasking of a Soviet spy, are handled in the most uninterestingly perfunctory way possible, while Anne Archer's reporter, who conveniently happens to be the current girlfriend of one of the male leads and the ex-girlfriend of another, seems there purely to try to create a bit more antagonism between the guys and break the story before being promptly forgotten about. And true to its disaster movie-in-reverse premise, there's no real threat or tension: a standoff with the Russians is easily dispensed with while the possibility of a much-needed exciting setpiece when the raised Titanic ("a ship that never learned to do anything but sink") is threatened by a storm is quickly averted by a jump cut to New York.
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