The Special Collector's Edition DVD of Titanic is being released today. The Academy Award winning film by James Cameron stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bill Paxton, Bernard Hill, David Warner, Victor Garber, Jonathan Hyde, Suzy Amis and Danny Nucci. It tell the fictional romantic story of a poor American and rich British girl who meet aboard the Titanic on its fateful maiden voyage. The VFX were mainly provided by Digital Domain under the supervision of Robert Legato (who also was the show's overall supervisor), Blue Sky/VIFX under the supervision of Richard Hollander, CIS under the supervision of Ken Jones, POP under the supervision of Adam Howard and Ken Littleton, Matte World Digital under the supervision of Craig Barron, Cinesite under the supervision of Jerry Pooler, Banned from the Ranch under the supervision of Van Ling, ILM under the supervision of Dave Carson, Light Matters under the supervision of Mat Beck, 4-Ward Productions under the supervision of Robert Skotak, Hammerhead under the supervision of Jamie Dixon, and Vision Crew Unlimited under the supervision of Evan Jacobs, Doug Miller and John Warren. The film won the Academy Award for Best VFX.
This is a 3 disc release which includes a new digital transfer of the film with 58 min. of new footage available through branching. Also included are another 29 deleted scenes plus an alternate ending. There are 2 audio commentary tracks, one with director James Cameron and another with actors Kate Winslet and Gloria Stuart, and producers Jon Landau and Rae Sanchin. Among the massive amount of new featurettes are: a new making-of documentary, trailers, the music video and 61 production and VFX featurettes which include miniatures, digital stunt doubles, set extensions, the practical water and sinking ship effects, many covering specific sequences.