Titanic Special Collectors Edition|
By Lando Da Pimp
Love it or hate it, Titanic, was a monster at the box office. No other movie in 1997 was able to compete with the James Cameron's epic. The combination of the love story, special effects, and Leonardo DiCaprio catapulted Titanic to number one on the all time box office record. This year Paramount has released the ultimate Titanic DVD set filled with special features.
Based on the tragic sinking of the Titanic, the first act of film focuses more on the love story between Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio), a poor artist, and Rose (Kate Winslet), a wealthy first class woman. After stopping Rose from committing suicide, Jack and Rose instantly fall for each other.
After committing their love to each other the Titanic strikes an iceberg dooming the ship to the bottom of the ocean beginning the second act. Slowly the ship fills with water as women and children fill the lifeboats to rescue. This is where we see the tragedy of how people who were not rich, were doomed to die.
The Special Collectors Edition is filled with extras. The movie is split onto the first two discs. A great commentary track by James Cameron, details his thoughts and stories of the filming. A cast and crew commentary is also available with Kate Winslet. Disc one also contains a behind-the-scenes featurette. A great alternative ending to the film is on disc 2 where everybody discovers that the older Rose has always had the Heart of the Ocean Diamond. Disc three is contains over 45 minutes of deleted scenes. Many of the scenes deal more with the sinking of the ship. What is most impressive is the construction time-lapse of the Titanic ship set that was built.
I have to admit I like the film. The love story to me is not what the film is really about. However at times it overpowers the sinking of the ship. Even if you didn't like the film you have to admire James Cameron's passion for the historic event. The amount of details that went into the making of the film along with the amazing visual effects is what really made the film succeed. Unless you were a 13-year old girl in 1997 then you thought of nothing else but Leo. The amount of special features along with a very impressive packaging art make this DVD a must have.
The 3 disc special edition of Titanic will be available October 25th, 2005. You can buy it from Amazon.com