Blu-ray, 3D, DVD Release: Titanic (1997)

Blu-ray, DVD & Blu-ray 3D Release Date: Sept. 10, 2012
Price: Two-DVD $29.99, Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99, Four-Disc Blu-ray 3D Combo $44.99
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment

TitanicAfter its return to theaters, this time in 3D, James Cameron’s (Avatar) 1997 blockbuster movie Titanic finally got its Blu-ray debut. And the romance film that made “I’m the king of the world” a household phrase also is available on Blu-ray 3D as well as in a new two-DVD set.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar) and Kate Winslet (Contagion) as star-crossed lovers on the doomed cruiser, the PG-13 movie won a whopping 11 Academy Awards, including Best Director for Cameron, Best Score for James Horner and Best Picture. The cast also includes Bill Paxton (Hatfields & McCoys), Billy Zane (Sniper Reloaded), Kathy Bates (Midnight in Paris), Victor Garber (You Again) and Frances Fisher (The Lincoln Lawyer).

Both the four-disc Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D combo packs offer a downloadable digital copy of the movie, plus two and a half hours of new bonus features and lots of special features from earlier DVD versions.

Here’s the full layout for the four-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo:

Disc 1 (Blu-ray):

  • Feature film in high definition
  • Commentary by director James Cameron
  • Cast and crew commentary
  • Historical commentary by Don Lynch and Ken Marschall

Disc 2 (DVD):

  • Feature film in standard definition (Part 1)

Disc 3 (DVD):

  • Feature film in standard definition (Part 2)

Disc 4 (Blu-ray):

  • New documentaries
    • Reflections on Titanic
    • Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron
  • Deleted scenes with commentary by James Cameron
  • Behind-the-senes featurettes
  • Construction Timelapse
  • Deep Dive Presentation narrated by James Cameron
  • $200,000,001: A Ship’s Odyssey, the Titanic crew video
  • Videomatics
  • Visual Effects
  • Music Video “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion
  • Trailers
  • TV spots
  • Stills galleries
    • Titanic Scriptment by James Cameron
    • Storyboard Sequences
    • Production Artwork
    • Photographs
    • Ken Marshall’s Painting Gallery
    • Concept Posters and One Sheets
    • By the Numbers
    • Bibliography
  • Titanic parodies
    • MTV’s 1998 Movie Awards skit
    • Saturday Night Live skit
    • Titanic in 30 Seconds

The four-disc Blu-ray 3D combo contains the same disc one and four, but the other two discs in the set have the movie in 3D, part one and part two.

The two-DVD set contains the film in standard-definition on two discs, plus deleted scenes with commentary by Cameron.

Titanic is also available for digital download with the movie in standard-definition or high-def, both complete with deleted scenes and stills galleries.

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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.