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Titanic
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Titanic

4.8 138
Director: James Cameron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane

Cast: James Cameron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane

 

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This spectacular epic re-creates the ill-fated maiden voyage of the White Star Line's $7.5 million R.M.S Titanic and the tragic sea disaster of April 15, 1912. Running over three hours and made with the combined contributions of two major studios (20th Century-Fox, Paramount) at a cost of more than $200 million, Titanic ranked as the most expensive film in

Overview

This spectacular epic re-creates the ill-fated maiden voyage of the White Star Line's $7.5 million R.M.S Titanic and the tragic sea disaster of April 15, 1912. Running over three hours and made with the combined contributions of two major studios (20th Century-Fox, Paramount) at a cost of more than $200 million, Titanic ranked as the most expensive film in Hollywood history at the time of its release, and became the most successful. Writer-director James Cameron employed state-of-the-art digital special effects for this production, realized on a monumental scale and spanning eight decades. Inspired by the 1985 discovery of the Titanic in the North Atlantic, the contemporary storyline involves American treasure-seeker Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton) retrieving artifacts from the submerged ship. Lovett looks for diamonds but finds a drawing of a young woman, nude except for a necklace. When 102-year-old Rose (Gloria Stuart) reveals she's the person in the portrait, she is summoned to the wreckage site to tell her story of the 56-carat diamond necklace and her experiences of 84 years earlier. The scene then shifts to 1912 Southampton where passengers boarding the Titanic include penniless Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and society girl Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet), returning to Philadelphia with her wealthy fiance Cal Hockley (Billy Zane). After the April 10th launch, Rose develops a passionate interest in Jack, and Cal's reaction is vengeful. At midpoint in the film, the Titanic slides against the iceberg and water rushes into the front compartments. Even engulfed, Cal continues to pursue Jack and Rose as the massive liner begins its descent. Cameron launched the project after seeing Robert Ballard's 1987 National Geographic documentary on the wreckage. Blueprints of the real Titanic were followed during construction at Fox's custom-built Rosarito, Mexico studio, where a hydraulics system moved an immense model in a 17-million-gallon water tank. During three weeks aboard the Russian ship Academik Keldysh, underwater sequences were filmed with a 35mm camera in a titanium case mounted on the Russian submersible Mir 1. When the submersible neared the wreck, a video camera inside a remote-operated vehicle was sent into the Titanic's 400-foot bow, bringing back footage of staterooms, furniture and chandeliers. On November 1, 1997, the film had its world premiere at the 10th Tokyo International Film Festival.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Amy Robinson
A near-disaster itself during its troubled production period, director James Cameron's hugely ambitious pet project ultimately broke box-office records around the world and earned a passel of awards -- Academy and otherwise -- by year's end. By inserting a love story between a society bride-to-be (Kate Winslet) and a working-class adventurer (Leonardo DiCaprio) into the most famous sea disaster in history -- and a modern story line about salvaging a lost diamond from the bottom of the sea -- Cameron gives viewers an unabashedly old-fashioned melodrama. But Cameron and his seasoned cast handle it with the utmost sincerity and commitment. While the film made Winslet a star and DiCaprio a superstar, both actors ultimately had to take a bit of a backseat to the superbly re-created title vessel and the harrowing reenactment of its final moments. Still, the heart of the film's drama is a timeless and unexpectedly resonant love story -- one so universal and moving that it crossed all cultural boundaries to woo audiences around the globe.
All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
Size of all sorts mattered for James Cameron's blockbuster Titanic, whose magnitude was in all ways unprecedented. Cameron and two studios spent $200 million on a 90% scale Titanic replica at a newly constructed Mexico studio; their efforts included duplicating furnishings from original Titanic designs, diving trips to shoot footage of the wreck with a specially designed underwater camera, and months of post-production on computer effects ranging from overhead "shots" of the Titanic at sea to characters' puffs of freezing breath. Delayed several months and beseiged by negative word-of-mouth, Titanic finally opened to rave reviews, especially for its bravura visuals. A few doubts were expressed over the Jack-Rose romance, but nothing could beat the spectacular recreation of the ship sinking or the powerful image of the floating corpse field. That love story, however, proved a potent draw, as Leonardo Di Caprio fans (many of them teenage girls) came back for repeat viewings, helping to power Titanic to a sojourn of more than 3 months at the top of the U.S. box office; the most expensive film ever made became a titanic moneymaker, grossing over $1.6 billion internationally. Cameron's coronation as blockbuster artist arrived when Titanic received a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations (like 1950's All About Eve) and won a record-tying 11 (like 1959's Ben-Hur). Cameron's screenplay, however, was ignored.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2007
UPC:
0097361313429
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Time:
3:14:00

Special Features

Disc 1: ; Commentary by director James Cameron; Cast and crew commentary by Kate Winslet, Gloria Stuart, Lewis Abernathy, Jon Landau and Rae Sanchini; Historical commentary by Don Lynch and Ken Marschall; Branching to behind-the-scenes featurettes; ; Disc 2: ; Commentary by director James Cameron; Cast and crew commentary by Kate Winslet, Gloria Stewart, Lewis Abernathy, Jon Landau and Rae Sanchini; Historical commentary by Don Lynch and Ken Marschall; Branching to behind-the-scenes featurettes; Alternate ending: "Brock's Epiphany"; Music video - "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leonardo DiCaprio Jack Dawson
Kate Winslet Rose DeWitt Bukater
Billy Zane Cal Hockley
Kathy Bates Molly Brown
Frances Fisher Ruth DeWitt Bukater
Gloria Stuart Old Rose
Bill Paxton Brock Lovett
Bernard Hill Captain Smith
Jonathan Hyde Bruce Ismay
Victor Garber Thomas Andrews
David Warner Spicer Lovejoy
Danny Nucci Fabrizio
Suzy Amis Lizzy Calvert
Bernard Fox Col. Archibald Gracie
Jenette Goldstein Irish Mommy
Ewan Stewart First Officer Murdoch
Ioan Gruffudd Fifth Officer Harold Lowe
Craig Kelly Harold Bride, Junior Wireless Operator
Mark Lindsay Chapman Chief Officer Henry T. Wilde
Jonathan Phillips Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller
Eric Braeden John Jacob Astor

Technical Credits
James Cameron Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Jeff Altman Musical Arrangement
Christopher Boyes Sound/Sound Designer
Conrad Buff Editor
Russell Carpenter Cinematographer
Caleb Deschanel Camera Operator
Digital Domain Special Effects
Tina Earnshaw Makeup
Mali Finn Casting
Thomas Fisher Special Effects
Michael Ford Set Decoration/Design
Peter Francis Set Decoration/Design
Randy Gerston Musical Direction/Supervision
Al Giddings Co-producer
Richard A. Harris Editor
Pamela Easley Harris Associate Producer
Grant Hill Co-producer
James Horner Score Composer
Martin F. Katz Consultant/advisor
Martin Laing Art Director
Peter Lamont Production Designer
Jon Landau Producer
Rob Legato Special Effects Supervisor
Sharon Mann Co-producer
Dominic Masters Set Decoration/Design
Josh McLaglen Asst. Director
Marc Niro Set Decoration/Design
Mario Roberts Stunts
Rae Sanchini Executive Producer
Deborah L. Scott Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Ulano Sound/Sound Designer
VIFX Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Titanic
1. Opening Credits
2. Ghost Ship
3. Into the Wreck
4. The Keldysh
5. The Woman in the Picture
6. Old Rose Arrives
7. Reflections of the Past
8. Back to Titanic
9. A Lucky Hand
10. Leaving Port
11. Cherbourg
12. Ode to Titanic
13. First Glance
14. "You Jump, I Jump"
15. An Invitation to Dinner
16. The Heart of the Ocean
17. Sketches and Stories
18. Learning New Things
19. Dinner With Jack
20. A Real Party
21. A Cold Breakfast
22. Sunday Prayer
23. "They've Got You Trapped"
24. Flying
25. "That Was the Last Time..."
26. The Drawing
27. "My Heart Was Pounding"
28. "Find Her"
29. Two Souls United
30. "Iceberg Right Ahead!"
31. An Honest Thief
32. A Mathematical Certainty
Disc #2 -- Titanic
1. A Stricken Relationship
2. Andrews Tells Rose
3. Women and Children First
4. Third Class Patience
5. A Small Token of Appreciation
6. "Goodbye, Mother"
7. "Can Anybody Hear Me?"
8. A View From the Lifeboats
9. Third Class Panic
10. Starting to Fall Apart
11. "Get on the Boat, Rose"
12. Cal Spurned
13. Flooding Below Decks
14. Two Tragic Bullets
15. Questions of Character
16. Captain Smith
17. Nearer My God to Thee
18. Shattered Dreams
19. At the Stern
20. Prayer for the Dying
21. Death of the Titanic
22. Sea of Humanity
23. In the Lifeboats
24. The Promise
25. "We Waited Too Long"
26. "I'll Never Let Go"
27. Never an Absolution
28. The Carpathia
29. Expedition's End
30. Rose's Secret
31. A Promise Kept
32. End Credits

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Titanic 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 138 reviews.
Walterama More than 1 year ago
One of the best films ever. I love the movie anyway! Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet did an excellent job in capturing the movie and the magic. Luckily, the movie won the Oscar for Best Picture. Would I see it again? Yes, now that it is on a Blu-Ray/DVD combo, I can watch it at anytime, whether I prefer to watch it on Blu-Ray or DVD. Titanic may have sank, but the movie is the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
James Cameron's best film. Intense, suspenseful, and totally engaging. One of the best films ever made.
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goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
Such a wonderful and inspiral movie very touching very real .
celineM More than 1 year ago
i truly enjoy this movie...worth seeing over and over again.....good job to Leonardo and Kate...
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BLackButlerLuv More than 1 year ago
This movie made me cry for two hours afterwords. it is so romantic but sad. mostly ment for girls
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LEANNE19 More than 1 year ago
this movie is awesome. i watched it one time and i couldn't stop watching it! it's a definite must see. it truly is the best film ever made!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
such a great movie. i'm a sucker for historical romances. the plot is really great! all the actors did a good job but this movie belonged to kate winslet
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is the best movie I have ever seen. Leonardo and Kate work so wonderful together and the Jack and Rose forbidden love story is so wonderful. I bawled my eyes out at the end, and I just love this movie so much. If I don't get this for Chirstmas, I will seriously be lost.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Titanic is truly a miracle. I have never seen such a great moive in my whole life. It was probably the saddest movie I have ever seen, what with jack dying and everything, but, like I said, BEST ever. James Cameron is simply amazing. It's the kind of movie that you can watch three times a day and still never get tired of it, never stop crying. Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is my favorite movie ever!it only falters in the excessive use of cursing,and the nude drawing scene,and also the scene in the back of the car.otherwise this movie was amazing.Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are brilliant together....just a great,great love story-but so,SOOOO sad!highly recommended-by a 13 year old girl
Guest More than 1 year ago
i greatly enjoyed this dvd. the special features are great and i loved the deleted scenes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Titanic was brillantly written. I happen to ahve this movie as my favorite movie. Love is binded in this story, it really diesn t focus on the Titanic, but that wasn't the point, the movie was all LOVE!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the graetest movie I have ever seen!! I first saw it when I was eight , my mom wanted me to watch it. Ididn't understand at first, but as i got older I watched it again and cried my eyes out! Im a teen now, and I always try to be tough when the dramatic and sad scenes appear. but i cry like if i saw it the first time. this movie will make you: laugh, be on the edge of your seat and cry with an incredible ending! I highly recommend it for those who are romantics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was the best movie I have ever seen in my entire life. Kudos to whom ever casted Leonardo as Jack and Kate as Rose. They are so good together. Jack and Rose are such a cute couple, not to mention the fact that they are both so lost in the world but they find each other and end up finding themselves because of it. The only part I hate is the end, I cry everytime. I am such a huge Titanic freak, and this movie without a doubt is the best one. This is one movie that if you hadn't watch it, you better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love leonardo dicaprio and kate winslet. this was the first movie ive ever sen with them together in it. ive seen all their other films when their seperate. I hope i can get this dvd for a present.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw this movie when it came to theaters for the first time. I instantly fell in love with it, being a huge fan of the actual history behind the Titanic. As said before by other reviewers, Titanic is now getting the Special Edition it deserves. I am anxiously awaitting for my copy to arrive! Get yours today!!