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This year's centennial of the most famous shipwreck in history continues to ripple through pop culture with today's inaugural release of Titanic on Blu-ray for the home video market.
"We've been holding back Titanic," says director James Cameron, who notes that it hasn't been available for purchase since a year before April, when the film was re-released to theaters in 3-D. "So, fingers crossed."
Cameron and producer Jon Landau marked the release over the weekend with a visit to the Titanic Belfast museum in Ireland, near the spot where the doomed vessel was designed.
The Blu-ray release contains numerous extras, including a National Geographic documentary that brings together Cameron and the world's leading Titanic experts, and bonus features including Kate Winslet's original screen test.
"She didn't have the accent quite right then," Cameron says. "But it didn't matter."