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Love this movie!
on February 1, 2014
Ever since I first saw it, this has been one of my favorite films, and I just like it more and more every time I see it. The complaints that most people have just seem *exaggerated* to me, like minor things being turned into major failings in the minds of the detractors. And then they go and overlook the stuff that's just superb - the music, the models, the terrific scenes of the Titanic breaking the surface, Richard Jordan's walk through the liner's dripping interior, raising the pennant, the Titanic being towed into New York.
And now, thank you Shout Factory, for treating this movie with RESPECT and not like an embarrassment or a joke. The first DVD copy of this movie I ever got was a Scandinavian release, 2.35:1 but non-anamorphic (letterboxed). The second one I got was anamorphic, but painfully cropped to 1.78:1. The third was like the first, 2.35:1 but non-anamorphic, but at least it had a few extras. Those were all PAL releases. (Oh, I also previously owned two different copies on laserdisc - both pan & scan - and one on VHS - pan & scan and EP mode.) 5 years ago I posted this comment on one of my web pages: "Now all we need is perfectly framed anamorphic, a DD5.1 mix, or how about a Blu-ray?" I honestly never thought it would happen. But here it is. I would have loved more extras, but the movie is the main thing, and here it is done right, done better than ever before, done as good as it could be.
Great picture and sound, and a great movie too, maybe you don't agree but I love it and I'm not afraid to say so!