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The original four-part miniseries written by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park) marking the Titanic’s 100th Anniversary.
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
Everyone knows how a story about the Titanic is going to turn out, thanks to James Cameron (and, hopefully, their history teachers). But Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, who wrote this new miniseries, considers that an advantage. "You don't have to get into a whiz about giving away the ending," says Fellowes, who has been interested in the story since he saw 1958's A Night to Remember as a boy. Each hour of the four-part miniseries spotlights different members of the ensemble cast (which includes Linus Roache, Toby Jones, and Josephine de la Baume) as they face disaster and scramble to escape the doomed vessel. "You think, 'Would I have panicked?'" says Fellowes. "''Would I have been brave?' That appealed to me." —Sara Vilkomerson, Entertainment Weekly
Top customer reviews
Production values were high, but the camera did not dwell up on the large picture.
Some in comments mention the the annoying repeats shown from previous episodes. Actually these were not "repeats" -- but a covering of previously shown events form a different perspective. Quite clever story telling IMO. But perhaps they worked better when the episodes were seen on different nights -- not one following the other as I, and I expect many others did, when viewing these discs.
Overall I was glad to see this. No truly "new" ground covered, but the Titanic disaster still makes for powerful drama.