Titanic (1953) - Blu-Ray
Retail: $24.99, Our: $19.99
If you don't know it yet, you'll soon be aware that the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is this April.
To coincide with it, Criterion has already announced the release of A Night to Remember (1958); and now, 20th Century-Fox has scheduled 1953's Titanic for release on Blu-Ray this April 3rd.
Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb, and featuring Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton, Thelma Ritter, Brian Aherne and Richard Basehart, the disc will retail for $24.99, but is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $19.99. All bonus features will carry over from the standard release.
Determined to remove her family from the superficial, high society world in which her husband Richard (Clifton Webb) is engrossed, Julia Sturges (Barbara Stanwyck) boards the R.M.S. Titanic in England on its maiden voyage to America, along with her two children. Learning of her plans, however, Richard purchases a steerage ticket aboard the ship in hopes of reconciling with his family.
But when fate, ice and an overzealous ship captain step in, the Sturges family faces an unimaginable challenge - the possibility of separation from one another forever. This classic, based on the true-life history of the famed ocean liner, remains one of the most poignant, well-crafted films of all time.
- Commentary by Film Critic Richard Shickel
- Commentary by Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton and Cinematographer Michael Lonza
- "Beyond Titanic" Documentary
- Movietone Newsreels (1953)
- Audio Essay by Titanic Historian Silvia Stoddard
- Still Gallery
- Theatrical Trailer