Paramount: Any Plans for Titanic SE??

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  1. Paul Chi

    Paul Chi Stunt Coordinator

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    I was wondering if there is any plans for a Titanic Special Edition in the works. I have been waiting forever to buy this disc. The current edition is too bare bones for me to buy at $24.99. I know that many people like me would buy this title in a heartbeat if there was a SE verision. Paramount please consider doing a special edition. Thanks!!
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    I'd buy a Titanic SE. I know a lot of people like to slam this film, but I think it's pretty good. Hook us up!
     
  3. Tom Brennan

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    I refuse to buy the current bare bones, non anamorphic version. I currently own the DTS Laserdisc release, which is far superior. Paramount, you need to include this fantastic DTS track on any future DVD release.
     
  4. Luis A

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    I also own the DTS laserdisc version of Titanic, and would gladly buy an Anamorphic/DTS/SE on DVD.[​IMG]
    L
     
  5. Larry Sutliff

    Larry Sutliff Cinematographer

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    Heck, I have both the current DVD and the Laserdisc and I will still buy this title again if it's made available in an anamorphic transfer(special edition preferable of course).
     
  6. Jonathan

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    I want two things for this disc. 16x9 enhanced and DTS. Everything else is gravy. Maybe by this time next year we will have a SE of Titanic.
     
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  8. Inspector Hammer!

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    Paramount, I know that a great SE is inevitable, just please pack it with as much material as you can find, make it anamorphic, and include A GREAT 5.1 MIX either Dolby Digital OR DTS.
    One thing that I have my heart set on, is a commentary track by historians Don Lynch, Ken Marschall, and Bob Ballard. In fact, you could just leave out the DTS track and use the disc space for that.
    Considering that this is the highest grossing film in worldwide box office history, AND the winner of 11 academy awards, I would expect nothing less than a SE that rivals even the 'T2 Ultimate Edition' content wise. This is no ordinary film. And I know that Van Ling could come up with animated menus that top even his greatest works including 'SW EP I'.
    I've even thought of a name for this dvd, you could call it Titanic: the First Class Edition DVD. Cool huh?
    Please Paramount, I know that your at the Mercy of James Cameron on this one, but the wait for fans of this film is getting unbearable! I mean what's Cameron waiting for? Perhaps Martin could give us an update on the status of this title.
    Anyway, when the time comes, give us a dvd set as big, grand, and luxurious as the Titanic herself was. I'd shell out any amount you asked for it too. Thanks.
     
  9. Sean Conklin

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    Allright! As a Titanic Fanboy myself, I too would pay any price for a proper, loaded, SE release!

    This movie deserves the finest, so count me in for a SE Paramount!
     
  10. Dave F

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    This really needs a special edition. Heck, just an anamorphic transfer with DD & DTS would be enough for me.

    -Dave
     
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    John,
    "Titanic-First Class Edition" I Like it! [​IMG]
    Martin,
    I think Ive told you before that I want this disc as well. If you can include a DTS track that would be gravy. What Im hoping for is the deleted scenes most of which were historical.
     
  12. Martin Blythe

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    There have been some initial conversations but it's still way too early.
     
  13. John Stockton

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    Please make the SE a two disc, so that the main feature will be as least compressed as possible.

    All the extras will go on the second disc of course.

    Thanks
     
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    Thanks for the update, Mr. Blythe. Please count me in as a sale, I would be up for buying anything (anamorphic re-release to full-blown multidisc SE) that offers an improvement for this film.
     
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    I also have the current non SE, non 16x9 version. I consider it one of the best films around so if they came with a 2 disk SE with dts then I would buy the new version and sell the old one. Bring it on.
     
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    Mr Blythe,

    From your perspective is a late 2002 rerelease possible or is it more likely to come out in 2003? Thanks for all the information you provide to the HTF.
     
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  20. Alex Morrow

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    If there was a release from Paramount that might have a dts track this would be it. But only if Mr. Camron asked them to put one on. My recomendation is to try and flood Jim with letters asking for the titanic dvd to have a dts track. The specified at one of the home theater meets that the only way they'd get into dts would be if someone like "tom cruise" asked for it. I'll hunt down the address for his production company.

    On a side note, Paramount could easily compensate any additional costs for dts discs by changing over to a different disc manufacturer. Right now they use the most expensive one out there. If they switched over to someone like technicolor they could probably save a fortune in making discs and maybe even make the discs cheaper.
     

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