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    Unique ID Code: 0000004199
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    Added on: 18/4/2000 02:30
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    Titanic (UK)

    7 / 10
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    Collide with destiny
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 189 mins
    Retail Price: £24.99
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    Nothing on earth can rival the epic spectacle and breathtaking grandeur of Titanic. Winner of eleven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, this sweeping love story sailed into the hearts of moviegoers around the globe, ultimately emerging as the most popular motion picture of all time.

    International superstar Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar® Nominee Kate Winslet light up the screen as Jack and Rose, the young lovers who find each other on the maiden voyage of the `unsinkable` RMS 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!

    From acclaimed filmmaker and multiple Oscar® winner James Cameron comes a tale of forbidden love and courage in the face of disaster that triumphs as a true cinematic masterpiece.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 2.30:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    James Cameron

    Written By:

    Craig Kelly
    Bernard Hill
    Kathy Bates
    Kate Winslet
    David Warner
    Bill Paxton
    Billy Zane
    Leonardo DiCaprio

    Casting By:
    Mali Finn
    Gilly Poole
    Suzanne Crowley

    Soundtrack By:
    James Horner

    Music From:
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Director of Photography:
    Russell Carpenter

    Richard A. Harris
    Conrad Buff IV
    James Cameron

    Costume Designer:
    Deborah Lynn Scott

    Production Designer:
    Peter Lamont

    Jon Landau
    Al Giddings
    James Cameron
    Sharon Mann
    Grant Hill
    Pamela Easley

    Executive Producer:
    Rae Sanchini

    Twentieth Century Fox

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    Titanic is definately NOT the best movie ever made. It is, however, a brilliant one.
    I`ve first seen the movie in the theater and was obviously impressed, but even a good theater cannot be compared to a good home theater set.
    The story itself is not a very unusual one. I guess one cannot call it a typical love story, but frankly, it is. It is told, however, in a beautiful manner, trying (and succeeding) to avoid being too corny and clich`e driven. All the leads are played remarkably well (yeah, even Leo).
    The DVD comes in a box with absolutely nothing in it. Nothing! How embarrassing for a film of this magnitude. There are no extras at all (excluding an ordinary trailer). A film of that sort simply demands a "behind the scenes" and a documentary.
    Nevertheless, the quality of the DVD is top notch.
    The transfer is very accurate and the colours are extremely balanced and un-saturated in certain scenes. There are no signs of compression or pixelization, even during the dark underwater scenes.
    The audio is outstanding. The haunting score which is embedded throughout the movie is more than suitable.
    The sound effects department did a brilliant job with the 5.1 version. Titanic hums and buzzs and cracks and the water splash with immense power. The usage of the surround channels is very apparent throughout the movie.
    I admit, though - some of the CG scenes are hillarious and the viewer (at least a computer graphics fan, like yours truly) can obviously detect some inaccuracies.
    All in all, a must movie on DVD. Don`t rent it - buy it, period.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 26/6/2000 19:11
    8 / 10
    Titanic is in this reviewer`s opinion the greatest film ever made don`t think this means i love commercial films, i don`t. But in all my years of film watching i have never seen a film which is so simultaneasly ( excuse the spelling) powerful, shocking, uplifting and heartbreaking. The plot and the acting may only be competant but where this film excells is it`s visual magnitude, when that ship sinks your along for the ride! The disk however is a different story, i read somewhere that because of the three hour running time there wasn`t much room for extra`s ( theatrical trailer aside) why then didn`t they take a leaf out of the exorcist`s book and put the extra`s on the other side? The picture is excellent ( although non- anamorphic) and the sound superb it`s just a shame that one of the most highly publicised films of all time has hardly any extra`s, they could have filled the disk three times over!
    posted by chris21 on 7/1/2001 23:17
    2 / 10
    I`m sorry I just think this film is a total and utter failure.

    A disgrace
    posted by Richard73 on 7/2/2001 20:52
    7 / 10
    One of those gloriously over budgetted but under brain powered Hollywood epics that gets people into the cinema. That`s Titanic in a nutshell. One of those films you know you should hate but somehow love. 3 hours goes by in a flash.

    The DVD is sadly not up to the promise of the film. Though widescreen, it is shockingly presented in 4:3 letterbox, not anamorphic, which badly compromises the picture when viewed on a large(ish) widescreen TV. Simply not good enough! Even though it is one of the best non-anamorphics I`ve seen.

    Sound is superb though, the water lapping around the deck, the creaking and groaning superstructure and the sound of 1500 people in the water all make you feel like reaching for your own life jacket!

    Features are non-existent. So much potential missed!

    Overall, a good film ruined by a careless transfer (presumably they knew it would sell well regardless) to DVD. Please, please when do we get a 2 (or 3) disc version with a better picture, DTS and bags and bags of extras. I know Cameron has re filmed the wreck (it can`t be for a sequel) so there may be something coming!
    posted by Nigel S on 26/4/2003 17:16