Titanic (Blu-ray/ DVD Combo)
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Brought to life by a stellar, award-winning ensemble cast, this extraordinary re-telling of the doomed voyage reveals a world built upon class distinction – headed towards destruction as surely as Titanic towards the iceberg. From the aristocratic elite to the officers, crew, second class and steerage passengers, TITANIC follows the destinies of both victims and survivors as their stories of passion, betrayal and hope unfold amidst the tragic events of that fateful evening.
INCLUDES 2 HOURS OF BONUS MATERIAL:
Six Making-of Featurettes, Titanic: Behind-the-Production, “The Curse of the Titanic Sisters” Documentary
Episode One Audio Commentary with writer Julian Fellowes, producer Nigel Stafford-Clark and director Jon Jones
Top Customer Reviews
First off, let me say that I liked it. This series presented a new dynamic to seeing the Titanic and it also presented new real people who were on the ship (the Wideners, the Duff Gordons, and Dorothy Gibson are some examples). However, the first thing I will talk about is how the series is set up. The first three episodes have generally so many different points of view that are happening on the show. This is an awesome new way to look at a TV show, but you may not like this new style and thus the whole way the series is filmed will not be good for you. So in the end I liked this new dynamic, but depending who you are you may not like the way it is filmed with various point of views.
Now what are the plots? The good news is that this series did not generally rip off the popular James Cameron Titanic movie. This series does not really have a person from one class falling in love with another. Instead, there is a story in each class. The first episode will be off course first class where the wealthy elite of society are. The main character is the Earl of Manton is travelling with his wife Lady Manton and daughter Georgiana. Before the the voyage, Georgiana had ended up in jail and her father had to get her out. So Manton hopes to keep his daughter away from England while he goes to business in New York City. He also hopes she finds a husband. They also end up in conflict with some people who work for them in second class.
The second class story stars John Bately and his wife Muriel. John finds out his employer, the Earl of Manton, will be on board travelling first class.Read more ›
1. Fictional characters. Yes, it is about fictional characters. At first I was annoyed but then I loved it. By using fictional characters, they were able to tell these different stories. I would LOVE a movie about the real people on the ship, but the fictional thing did not bother me.
2. The complexity. In the first episode I got a little bit confused at all the jumping around but then the next three episodes fixed that. I was able to follow the different story lines easily and I loved, loved, LOVED the jumping around as it started showing explanations. I started getting very intrigued realizing what they were doing with that. In episode one, for instance, it showed Batley for a couple seconds seeing the iceberg. Then in episode two we saw WHY he was out on deck and it was like an "oh, I get it!" moment. And this happened... a LOT. There were so many "a-ha!"s going on for me that it kept me very interested and glued to the TV.
3. The characters. Oh, goodness, how could anyone be bored? These characters were for the most part many times more interesting than the ones from the Cameron film. At first I pretty much disliked most the characters and thought they were one-dimensional. Then the iceberg hit and things started unraveling, and the characters started changing. You get to see the hidden layers that they all would have.Read more ›
The shortcomings of this particular trip rests almost squarely on the unimaginative screenplay. While I liked the idea of the overlapping structure of the show (each part presents different characters during the same pivotal time frame), it was an interesting narrative device that really didn't amount to much. The huge cast is impressive, but the characters lack dimension. A few stand-outs include Linus Roache (perhaps my favorite character, seen only sporadically after the first episode) as a progressive Earl, Toby Jones (always reliable) as a second class passenger dealing with a disappointed wife (The Tudor's Maria Doyle Kennedy in the series' most thankless role), and Glen Blackhall as an Italian immigrant working on the ship.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved it! I gave it to my girlfriend whose husband is CRAZY for Titanic. Remember it is not factual and for entertainment purposes only :)Published 19 days ago by Gary Stephenson
The only thing this movie has going for it is spectacular special effects. MRS Bunkermeister read A Night to Remember, The Night Lives On and the Official Transcript of the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mike Bunkermeister Creek
I was expecting something a tad more entertaining. It was OK, not very memorable, though.Published 5 months ago by drucilla mothley
I'm apparently one of the few people that actually enjoyed this movie. I think that part of why I really liked this is I didn't hear much about it before I watched it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by D. Surine
I personally think this edition is better than the one with leo dicaprio. I didn't like that one because of the sappy love story took over the whole movie. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Casper
I found this movie interesting. I can't get over how our things are changing so in our world, with the movie making.Published 9 months ago by Mare
Accidentally purchased this when I thought I was purchasing the 1997 Kate Winslet version. Not only was I disappointed by the mix-up but I could barely watch the first 20 minutes... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sosumido
I purchased this movie since I like BBC and other British movies, and a blockbuster it is not, but I still enjoyed the film. Not as bad as some one star reviews. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ralph Schreckengost
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