To celebrate the launch of the cineplex romance/disaster phenomenon Titanic in Blu-ray Hi-Def 3D and Blu-ray [Paramount Picture; Paramount Home Media], Oscar winner James Cameron, joined by producer Jon Landau, will appear Monday [September 10] at Best Buy [Union Square, 14th Street and Park Avenue South] at 7 P.M. for a two-hour Q&A followed by a signing. The event is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating will be extremely limited.
Cameron will give fans personal insights from the making of the international blockbuster, which won 11 Academy Awards, the most ever for any film [14 nominations]. The film starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Oscar nominee Kate Winslet, and Billy Zane with strong support from Kathy Bates, Oscar nominee the late Gloria Stuart, Frances Fisher, Bill Paxton, and Victor Garber. Cameron took home Oscars for Picture and Direction. Other Oscars were for Cinematography, Editing, Special effects, Score [James Horner], and Song.
Titanic’s run time is a whopping 194 minutes, but the Blu-ray release will include more than 2 ½ hours of new feature content, which makes the disc a must-have for fans. The film was originally released in wide-screen, but for rerelease in April it was adapted into 3D.
Most recently, Cameron, who started his career in 1984 directing The Terminator, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, directed the 3D blockbuster Avatar. which currently holds domestic and worldwide box office records with grosses in excess of $2.7-billion — beating the previous record holder, Titanic, which held the record for 12 years.
Landau holds the distinction of having produced the two highest grossing movies of all-time, Avatar and Titanic.