Since its initial release n movie theaters in 1997, James Cameron’s “Titanic” has continuously kept a steady fan base. Disappointment arose, however, when the first DVD hit stores, only containing the movie itself, the theatrical trailer and the usual language options. For a long time, fans of “Titanic” expressed their desires to see the deleted scenes presented in the illustrated screen play, as well as behind-the scenes features. However, when the idea was originally presented to James Cameron, he turned it down. According to a website dedicated to the lead “Titanic” actress Kate Winslet, an article quotes Cameron’s two major reasons for not originally agreeing to create a special edition: “The first is that the previous movie-only version is still selling quite well.
The other is that the process of making the film was such a grueling experience that most involved needed to leave the project behind for a few years in order to feel the desire to revisit it again for a worthy special edition.” (www.discoverkate.com) Despite Cameron’s remarks about the extended edition, fans continued to petition for it. This went on for a long time and for a good while there were rumors circulating about the extended version of the movie, but nothing that had anysolid evidence of being truthful. The desire for an extended edition seemed to fade, until Peter Jackson released the amazing extended editions of the “Lord of the Rings'” trilogy. People realized that indeed, this could be done, and once again began petitioning to Cameron on the subject. “Titanic” fans have officially gotten what they asked for. Over the summer, Cameron officially announced that he would be releasing a two-disc, three-disc, and four-disc edition in October.
The two-disc and four-disc editions will only be released in European countries, while the threedisc edition will be available in the United States. A release date of Oct. 25 appeared on Amazon. com towards the end of the summer, and several websites are out there discussing exactly what the DVD’s will contain. According to the official DVD website, each of the DVD’s will contain the full-length feature film, 29 deleted scenes, Celine Deon’s “My Heart Will Go On” music video, cast and crew audio commentaries, 50 minutes of behindthe- scenes footage and more! Interested in more information about the extended editions? Visit www.foxinternational. com/ww/titanic_dvd and get a sneak peak at some of the deleted scenes, as well as a special “Titanic” trivia game. Make sure to reserve your copies of “Titanic” extended edition DVD today.