More About Titanic
Featuring spectacular special effects set amidst the backdrop of one of the most tragic events of the 20th century, James Cameron's award-winning TITANIC stands as one of the greatest Hollywood spectaculars of all time. Beginning with an undersea expedition in the 1990s, in which scuba divers are searching the sunken ship for lost relics, a painting of young Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) is found. This triggers a flashback to the young woman's story as it happened on the doomed Titanic. Rose is a daughter of privilege on her way to be married to an arrogant but wealthy young man (Billy Zane). Despairing, Rose finds herself falling in love with Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio), a carefree and poor young artist who is also aboard. When the great ship strikes an iceberg and begins to sink, Rose and Jack have only each other as their world falls apart around them.
Director James Cameron spared no expense in bringing his simple yet powerful love story to life, building a 90% scale model of the ship, fussing over the tiniest details, and ultimately spending some $200 million dollars. A worldwide smash, TITANIC received fourteen Academy Award nominations and 11 wins, including Best Picture. Despite all the lavish sets and special effects, the film would be nothing without the emotional core provided by stars Winslet and DiCaprio, who give star making performances as the tragic young lovers.
1997 - Academy Awards - Best Picture Winner
1997 - Academy Awards - Best Director Winner
1997 - Academy Awards - Best Original Score Winner
1997 - Academy Awards - Best Original Song Winner
1997 - Academy Awards - Best Cinematography Winner
Main Cast & Crew
James Cameron - Director
- Format: Blu-ray (DVD + Digital Copy)
- Run Time: 195
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 097361468044
- Genre: Romance
- Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language)
- Release Date: September 1998
Theatrical release: December 19, 1997. The film grossed more than $600 million at the domestic box office and more than $1.8 billion worldwide.
"...Kate Winslet creates one of the most all-around attractive characters in years in an epic that won 11 Oscars..." -- 4 out of 4 stars - 04/03/1998 USA Today, p.5E
"...[Cameron] touches the deepest levels of popular movie-making..." -- Rating: A - 03/27/1998 Entertainment Weekly, p.49
"...Magnificent....A huge, thrilling three-and-a-quarter-hour experience that unerringly lures viewers into the beauty and heartbreak of its lost world..." - 12/19/1997 New York Times, p.E1
"...Sumptuous, stunningly believable sets and visual effects....It is an intimate epic with a moving and resonant love story at its core..." -- 5 out of 5 stars - 01/01/1998 Box Office, p.45
"...It is flawlessly crafted, intelligently constructed, strongly acted and spellbinding..." - 12/19/1997 Chicago Sun-Times, p.37
Ranked #14 in Rolling Stone's 'Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- "TITANIC is simply the greatest romantic epic since GONE WITH THE WIND..." - 12/01/2005 Rolling Stone, p.98