Blu-ray, DVD Release: S.O.S. Titanic

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 13, 2020
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

Long before James Cameron’s blockbuster Titanic (1997) came the 1979 British-American production S.O.S. Titanic, which meticulously recreated the world’s most lavish luxury liner and its sumptuous gala atmosphere during the four-day journey leading to its disastrous sinking in April, 1912.

A drama-documentary-styled production—or “docudrama,” for those in the know—S.O.S. Titanic explores the lives of various passengers, ranging from the most impoverished to the wealthiest, and movingly finds the courage amidst the horror and tragedy. And the film follows the survivors’ lives after their traumatic rescue, unlike the moderately successful Cameron film.

The all-star cast includes David Janssen (Superdome), Cloris Leachman (Kiss Me Deadly), Ian Holm (Juggernaut), Helen Mirren (Hussy), and David Warner (Morgan!), who also appeared in Cameron’s Titanic more than a decade later.

Directed by William Hale (Journey to Shiloh), Kino Lorber’s special edition includes both the 4K restoration of the 102-minute theatrical cut and the 144-minute TV cut, newly remastered in HD.

Features on the Blu-ray and DVD editions include the following:

-Brand New 4K Restoration (Theatrical Cut)
-Brand New HD Master (TV Cut)
-NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Evgueni Mlodik
-Titanic 1943 Theatrical Trailer
-Original 1912 Newsreel
-A Tour of the Olympic – Titanic Sister Ship
-Reversible Art
-Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
-Optional English Subtitles

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.