- Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher
- Directors: James Cameron
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Letterboxed, THX, Widescreen, NTSC
- Language: English
- Rated: Parents Strongly CautionedPG-13
- Number of tapes: 2
- Studio: Paramount
- VHS Release Date: September 1, 1998
- Run Time: 194 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4,313 customer reviews
- ASIN: 0792151720
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #260,706 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Dust off your VCR and get ready for an epic adventure with Jack and Rose aboard the doomed maiden voyage of the mega-ship, Titanic. Social classes, nude sketches and a rare diamond, the Heart of the Ocean, fill the wondrous magnetic tape of this magical analog gem! A true collectors item. Still in it's original shrink wrap, complete with a $22 rebate by mail from Sprint - which is only 17 years past due! Kept in a smoke free environment.
Titanic-philes lured by big-screen cinematic experiences will want to indulge in this letterbox widescreen edition of the two-cassette set.
When the theatrical release of James Cameron's Titanic was delayed from July to December of 1997, media pundits speculated that Cameron's $200 million disaster epic would cause the director's downfall, signal the end of the blockbuster era, and sink Paramount Pictures as quickly as the ill-fated luxury liner had sunk on that fateful night of April 14, 1912. Titanic would surpass the $1-billion mark in global box-office receipts, win 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Director, launch the best-selling movie soundtrack of all time, and make a global superstar of Leonardo DiCaprio. A bona fide pop-cultural phenomenon, the film has all the ingredients of a blockbuster (romance, passion, luxury, grand scale, a snidely villain, and an epic, life-threatening crisis), but Cameron's alchemy of these ingredients proved more popular than anyone could have predicted. His stroke of genius was to combine absolute authenticity with a pair of fictional lovers whose tragic fate would draw viewers into the heart-wrenching reality of the Titanic disaster. As starving artist Jack Dawson and soon-to-be-married socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater, DiCaprio and Kate Winslet won the hearts of viewers around the world, and their brief, but never forgotten, love affair provides the humanity that Cameron needed to turn Titanic into a moving emotional experience. Although some of the computer-generated visual effects look artificial, others--such as the climactic splitting of the ship's sinking hull--are state-of-the-art marvels of cinematic ingenuity. It's an event film and a monument to Cameron's risk-taking audacity, blending the tragic irony of the Titanic disaster with just enough narrative invention to give the historical event its fullest and most timeless dramatic impact. --Jeff Shannon
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The film belongs to Kate Winslet, playing society girl Rose DeWitt Bukater, and Leonardo DiCaprio, playing the poor but charming young artist Jack Dawson, who's returning to America after failing to make a go of it in France. Rose's mother has arranged her marriage to the wealthy Cal Hockley, who Rose despises, and when Rose meets Jack, the romance is on. Complications arise, however, when the ship strikes an iceberg and sinks 2½ hours later. You knew that already, of course, but what happens in the film during the final moments of the Titanic's life is nonstop action with one of the most suspenseful endings I've seen in any movie.
One feature of Amazon Instant Video that I love is X-Ray, which identifies the actors in each scene, and reveals bloopers - both factual errors and continuity errors. Titanic is full of these, which is not unexpected, since movie fans have had almost two decades to find the bloopers. That's not a criticism of the film, however, and if anything, it actually added to my enjoyment.
It's easy to see why Titanic won eleven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, tying it with Ben Hur for the most Oscars (11) won by a single film.
Titanic has got to be one of THE BEST movies ever made! And how can it be improved upon? Being able to watch it in 3D!! I have to say If you have a 3D TV and you like this movie and have not watched it in 3D yet, then you have to get it in 3D and experience it again! James Cameron's remake in 3D has gone above my expectations. Some of the scenes have really come to life and have pulled me into the storyline further than it's 2D counterpart. I have alway's loved this movie, but now in 3D I have fallen in love all over again. I have over 30 3D titles and this is by far one of, if not THE BEST I have! A superb job was done on the 2D to 3D remastering of this title. It does not feel cheesy or appear to be a 3D remake at all. Some remakes in 3D are done poorly, this is NOT one of them. Buy it and see for yourself, you won't regret it!
The product itself: The movie is sealed and new like described. And I did get the edition I purchased/the same one in the picture and as described. Thank you. :D.
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