Petition for TITANIC Special Edition DVD sign now

Dear Paramount,

We are signing this petition to mark the importance that the film "TITANIC" makes it to DVD in the best possible way in a new refined Special Edition. We want you to make this release the finest DVD any studio has ever produced, - and given the film's extraordinary box office success, we are confident that a DVD of such quality will also succeed.

Following are some of our wishes of what this release should include:

- 16x9 enhanced 2.35:1 transfer without edge enhancement
The existing DVD uses no edge enhancement - a very wise choice indeed since it looks better on large-screen displays than most other titles. However it needs to be mastered in anamorphic fashion to use the full potential of DVD.

- 754 or 1508 kbps DTS 5.1 or DTS-ES sound track
Paramount, it is time for you to start using DTS! The existing DVD is using low bit-rate Dolby Digital sound, and while the mix is good, it's nowhere near what it could be using DTS compression. DTS would consume more disc space (in particular using full bit-rate) but splitting the movie in two parts (just like the Laserdisc and VHS releases) solves the problem. Most studios use half-bitrate DTS instead of the real 1.5 MBps bitrate. There is no need to be like that, instead make use of it to its full potential! Also, as EX/ES compatible systems are more and more common, such a mix would be future-proof and satisfy everybody.

- 448 kbps Dolby Digital 5.1 or Dolby Digital EX sound track
This has to be included as well to match the DVD spec. Also not all DVD consumers have DTS-compatible systems. This time, use the higher bitrate for the mix, and why not provide EX coding for those who can take advantage of it?

- Split the movie in two parts and use two discs to store it on. This is necessary considering the length of the film. Using only one disc, video and audio quality would need to be severely reduced. The potential of doing this was recently displayed with Buena Vista's release of "Pearl Harbor". While a lot of people opened their mouths when they found out the movie was split up, those same mouths closed when they saw the quality of the release. The intermission could be in the same place as seen on the Titanic Laserdisc/VHS. Also make sure to use all the space like Columbia/Tristar recently showcased with their "Superbit" DVDs.

Extra features including - but not limited to:

- Feature length commentary(ies) by James Cameron & Russel Carpenter, Kate Winslet & Leonardo DiCaprio, and perhaps others involved such as composer James Horner and advisors Ken Marshcall, Don Lynch, and Bob Ballard
- Deleted scenes, with commentary
- Historical footage that was left out of the film - We know there are a lot of this since some of it was on the James Cameron's Titanic Explorer CD-ROM set.
- Fox's "Titanic: Breaking New Ground" special
- Behind the scenes/making of documentaries
- Documentary on the Music of Titanic and/or an additional commentary track by James Horner
- Theatrical trailer(s) with 5.1 surround sound
- Celine Dion music video

Extra feature content could easily fill two DVDs alone, probably even more. We are sure there are loads of footage shot that did not even get mentioned above. We want these extra features. New Line will be putting out a 4-disc release of "Lord of the Rings" this fall, Buena Vista are releasing the 4-disc set of "Pearl Harbor: Directors Cut" very soon. There is no need for you to do any worse, instead - do better! TITANIC is a bigger phenomenon than both those movies. There is no such thing as too much extra features, as long as it is quality features. Now, it might be true that not everybody care as much for extra content as the die-hard fans, so financially it would be a good idea to also release a movie-only edition aside from the more expensive disc set. This is being done with "Lord of The Rings" and has successfully been done with "Pearl Harbor".

Paramount, this is your chance to show who from now on are making the best DVD's out there - by releasing the most successful movie ever made in the finest DVD Special Edition ever produced. Please don't let us down.

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Latest Signatures

  • 27 February 20161000. Sean H
  • 21 February 2016999. Paul J
    /additions Please ensure it's at least anamorphic widescreen. A DTS track would also be nice.
  • 21 February 2016998. Joel P
    I support this petition
  • 21 February 2016997. Ht Crosby
    I support this petition
  • 19 February 2016996. Ben Jennings
    /additions PLEASE!!!
  • 16 February 2016995. Curt L
    /additions Have the original, but what the hell, another sale. Couldn't agree more with points made in petition.
  • 15 February 2016994. Deidre M
    I support this petition
  • 12 February 2016993. Mathias E
    I support this petition
  • 10 February 2016992. Meaghan Combs
    I support this petition
  • 10 February 2016991. Grant D
    /additions Commentaries, deleted scenes and lots of features, please!!
  • 08 February 2016990. James H
    I support this petition
  • 04 February 2016989. Ivan Bush
    I support this petition
  • 01 February 2016988. Dieter R
    I support this petition
  • 30 January 2016987. Nathan W
    /additions I agree with this petition 100%
  • 30 January 2016986. Matt N
    /additions Bring the BIGGEST and BEST movie to DVD the way it's meant to. A 2 or more disc set please!!!! Long live TITANIC!!!
  • 29 January 2016985. Joshua P
    /additions I have been waiting for a DTS version for years
  • 25 January 2016984. Howard R
    /additions I would buy this DVD if has DTS and is anamorphic!
  • 20 January 2016983. Ray R
    /additions I fully agree wirth the of this letter. I would particularly like to see the making: special effects, the building of the set, etc
  • 16 January 2016982. Ross G
    I support this petition
  • 16 January 2016981. Bjrn K
    /additions Why does one of the biggest moviehits ever have one of the worst DVDs ever?? It's REALLY time for an Ultimate Edition of Titanic!!
  • 15 January 2016980. Evan V
    /additions A film that grossed over $1 billion worldwide deserves a DVD edition equal to that success. I dont care if the film is split (just give us a fake intermission like the Pearl Harbor set), but I want a quality picture with DTS sound and extras I
  • 08 January 2016979. Kevin M
    /additions Won't buy Titanic until we get a special edition.
  • 07 January 2016978. Jens H
    I support this petition
  • 05 January 2016977. Aubrey S
    I support this petition
  • 05 January 2016976. Ingo C
    I support this petition
  • 03 January 2016975. Alex G
    I support this petition
  • 03 January 2016974. Carmen Odom
    /additions love titanic

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