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Original 'Titanic' Comes to Blu-ray

5 Mar, 2012 By: Billy Gil

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic — and in time for the April 4 release of James Cameron’s Titanic 3D in theaters — 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release the 1953 film Titanic on Blu-ray April 3 (order date March 7) at $24.99.

The original “Titanic” film won the Academy Award for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay and was nominated for Best Art Direction — Set Decoration, Black-and-White. The film stars Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner and Audrey Dalton in the story of a woman (Stanwyck) who is hoping to escape upper-crust society with her two children, while her husband (Webb) boards the ship hoping to reconcile the family and unaware of the fateful events that will take place on the doomed ship.

The special features include a commentary by film critic Richard Schickel; and another by cinematographer Michael D. Lonzo, Dalton, Wagner and historian Sylvia Stoddard; two MovieTone News pieces on Titanic; the audio essay “Titanic Aftermath,” by Stoddard; the theatrical trailer and a still gallery.

A Titanic miniseries also airs on ABC starting April 14, and Entertainment One will release a two-DVD set ($29.98), a two-disc Blu-ray ($34.98) and a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack ($39.98) April 24.

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