Blu-ray Release: Titanic (1953)

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 3, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $24.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Titanic 1953The high-definition debut of the 1953 disaster movie Titanic is timed for the 100-year anniversary of the day the fated ship sank.

Long before Kate and Leo rode the classic cruise liner, Clifton Webb (Stars and Stripes Forever), Barbara Stanwyck (Double Indemnity) and Robert Wagner (TV’s It Takes a Thief) played Titanic passengers.

In the earlier film, Webb and Stanwyck played unhappily married Mr. and Mrs. Sturges. When the ship hits an iceberg, their custody battle for their two children, who are also on board, is the least of their worries.

Directed by Jean Negulesco (How to Marry a Millionaire), the drama movie won an Oscar for its screenplay and was nominated for art direction.

Titanic 1953 Blu-ray boxFor the Blu-ray, the classic film was remastered and comes with these special features:

  • commentary by film critic Richard Schickel
  • commentary by cinematographer Michael D. Lonzo, historian Sylvia Stoddard and actors Audrey Dalton and Robert Wagner
  • MovieTone News “Titanic Premiere Thrills South” and “CinemaScope and The Robe Win Oscars”
  • “Titanic Aftermath” audio essay by Stoddard
  • theatrical trailer
  • stills gallery.
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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.