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03-15-2005, 08:06 PM
For those who care, of which I'm not one of them.

The Most Beloved Film of All-Time Embarks on a New Journey When TITANIC Sets Sail as Two New DVD Editions in October

BEVERLY HILLS, CA (March 15, 2005) - The sweeping romance and human drama of James Cameron's OSCAR®-winning epic film TITANIC will be released worldwide as two new DVD editions this October, it was announced today by Cameron together with Paramount Home Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment International. The TITANIC DVD will be available as both a 2-disc special edition and 4-disc collector's edition, each filled with new bonus materials.

Beloved by film fans around the world, the new TITANIC DVD is a must-have for every home movie collection. The two-disc special edition will include a branching feature, enabling fans to view a wide selection of never-before-seen footage. The four-disc collector's edition will be the ultimate for film and DVD enthusiasts - containing numerous deleted scenes, new in-depth documentaries that explore the odyssey of the making of the film and much more. TITANIC will be presented in a brand new high definition transfer, 16x9 anamorphic edition, with 6.1 Dolby Digital Audio offering the highest level of picture and sound quality on DVD.

James Cameron commented: "The three year process of making TITANIC seemed at times as arduous as the building of the original ship itself. Until recently, I wasn't really ready to dive back into it all and re-live the conflicts, disappointments, tough choices and, ultimately, the film's crazy, unexpected success. This special edition is more than just the hour or so of unseen footage we're including.we're taking fans on an untold journey, one which could have ended just as disastrously as Titanic's maiden voyage, and often seemed as if it would."

"We're very excited about the definitive TITANIC DVD that is certain to fulfill fans insatiable desire for the film," said Rob Friedman, COO of Paramount Pictures and Vice Chairman of the Paramount Motion Picture Group. "The wealth of material that the collector's edition will have available is truly representative of the scope and depth of this movie phenomenon and we believe it will drive audiences everywhere to return to TITANIC."

"When TITANIC debuted in theaters, the film captured the attention of the world and has since become an unforgettable part of popular culture," Jim Gianopulos, Chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, said. "It is a privilege to once again be working with James Cameron and our partners at Paramount to launch the next course of TITANIC'S journey."

Honored at the 70th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS® in March 1998 with 11 OSCARS®, including Best Picture and Best Director, the ever popular TITANIC remains the top grossing film at the worldwide box office.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, TITANIC struck an emotional chord with audiences worldwide who were drawn to the epic romance as well as its exquisite craftsmanship and grand scope. The film's now legendary box office - having spent more than 38 weeks in release, including 15 consecutive weekends at the top of the US box office - charted a course into industry record books with total receipts of more than $1.8 billion - ($600.8 million US/$1.2 billion internationally). TITANIC was also the best-selling VHS and the very first DVD ever to ship over a million units upon its release in 1999.

TITANIC, a Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox presentation of a Lightstorm Entertainment production, stars Leonardo DiCaprio and OSCAR®-nominee Kate Winslet, who light up the screen as Jack and Rose, young lovers who find one another on the maiden voyage of the "unsinkable" R.M.S. Titanic. But when the doomed luxury liner collides with an iceberg in the frigid North Atlantic, their passionate love affair becomes a thrilling race for survival. Nothing on earth is going to come between them - not even something as unimaginable as the sinking of Titanic. The film also features Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Nucci, Gloria Stuart, David Warner,
Victor Garber and Bill Paxton. Written and directed by James Cameron, the film is produced by Cameron and Jon Landau. Rae Sanchini is executive producer.

Paramount Home Entertainment is part of the operations of Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment International is an operating unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a News Corporation Company.

Jar Jar Binks

03-15-2005, 08:11 PM
Additional News from IGN:

A Titanic Announcement
Cameron goes all out for the special edition DVD announcement.

March 15, 2005 - No one can say James Cameron does things in a small way. In making his epic 1997 film Titanic, he built a near-scale replica of the doomed ship that was only 100 feet shorter than the original.

So naturally he's not going to just issue a press release to announce a special edition DVD for Titanic, oh no. We had a full press conference with a half-dozen camera crews and dozens of journalists from all over the world in a Beverly Hills hotel, not to mention the heads of the home video divisions of 20th Century Fox and Paramount Pictures, the two studios that hold the rights to the film.

With his long-time producer partner John Landau, Cameron announced an October release for the film in both two-disc and four-disc sets. While that may sound similar to the successful Lord of the Rings sets, there will be some differences.

For starters, there will not be a longer cut like the LotR EE sets. "There will be no director's cut. The director's cut came out in 1997," said Cameron. There will be, however, 58 minutes of footage cut from the movie that will be prepared, so it looks as good as the final product, which will be viewable via an on-screen cue, similar to the White Rabbit in The Burly Man Chronicles in Ultimate Matrix Collection. There will be lead-in and lead-out footage book-ending the deleted scene so viewers don't lose track of where they are in the movie.

Since the DVD is still in the process of being assembled, Cameron didn't have all the necessary details for videophiles, like the audio formats. He did say a Dolby Digital 6.1 mix is in the works, but couldn't commit to a DTS track. The same holds for commentaries; he will be doing one, but there was no word on other commentaries.

The two-disc release will be identical in content to the first two discs in the four-disc set. The film is expected to be split over two discs to allow for maximum video and audio quality. The other two discs will contain the extras, the centerpiece being a documentary by Ed Marsh, Cameron's long-time documentarian, who made Under Pressure for The Abyss laserdisc and DVD.

"He was there on the set, he was gathering footage for the electronic press kit. So there is nobody better suited to tell this story from behind-the-scenes of how things were done," Cameron said of Marsh. Among the footage is time-lapse photography of the ship being built over 60 days and some footage from a hand-cranked camera similar to the kind used in 1912 where he photographed Winslet and DiCaprio in between takes.

Marsh said that he has 400 hours of footage from the filming itself in 1996, and that's on top of new footage being shot. He expects both stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet will take part in the making of the DVD, and even hopes to have Gloria Stuart, 95 years young and still working as of last year, take part.

Van Ling, who has worked on other Cameron DVDs, is supervising the creation of these DVDs. Cameron has supervised the creation of a new high-definition transfer for the DVD. However, he refused to pick a side in the Blu-ray/HD-DVD fight and would not comment when asked if he had a preference of format. "I have recused myself from this fight totally, because I have connections at every studio that's involved in the formats," he said.

Jar Jar Binks

03-15-2005, 10:12 PM

the boat sinks.

Mandalorian Candidat
03-16-2005, 09:11 AM

the boat sinks.

But if you watch the movie backwards, it's actually a happy story. lol

03-16-2005, 09:13 AM
But if you watch the movie backwards, it's actually a happy story. lol

Not really, because that means he lives at the end....

03-16-2005, 09:46 AM
WOOHOO! I'll be buying the 4-disc version for sure! This is one of my favorite movies ever, so I wont hesitate to spend! This is gonne be the DVD of the year for me!

03-16-2005, 11:01 PM
Not really, because that means he lives at the end....And you know it!
lol lol lol