With eleven Oscars on its mantelpiece, star-making turns from Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, and a soundtrack that continues to sell, Titanic
's place in movie history has long since been assured. However, director James Cameron, one of the biggest advocates of 3D technology, invested a heavy amount of time, resources and hard cash in adapting his hugely popular film. And this 3D release is the end result.
The film itself needs little introduction. Epic in ambition and scale, Titanic tells the story of the sole voyage of the infamous ship, focusing its story on a young couple from different walks of life. It's a feature whose merits have been vigorously debated since its release, but the consensus remains hugely positive. The spectacle alone, especially in this crystal-clear, effective 3D Blu-ray transfer, is something to behold. But there's both a compelling drama and a modern day disaster movie classic also mixed in.
The benefits of the disc extend beyond the 3D conversion, too. There's a host of fascinating material here. The documentary looking back at the film, for instance, is a masterclass in how these things should be done. You get yet more for your money, though, including a feature exploring the real-life story of the Titanic, commentary tracks, and extra scenes. It's all capped with a bunch of featurettes, which in themselves are also worth browsing.
It's a majestic release, this, and the 3D Blu-ray Titanic is both an example of how to present a film superbly well, and then also how to explore it properly in the supplementary features. An excellent release. --Jon Foster
James Cameron’s ground-breaking and uniquely powerful, emotional and visual epic is available for the first time ever on Blu-ray. Experience the multi-Oscar winning epic like never before and relive the romance all over again.
Four discs containing a 2D and 3D version of the film plus six hours of bonus features with 2.5 hours of never-before-seen features.Special Features include:
- Deleted scenes
- Behind-the-scenes clips
- Visual effects featurettes