Titanic 3D Limited Collector's Edition September 14 Pre-order Amazon Germany
Posted July 4, 2012 06:59 AM by Webmaster
Germany also gets 20th Century Fox's Limited Collector's Edition of James Cameron's Titanic 3D
(1997) on September 14, available for pre-order now from Amazon.de
simultaneously with the standard 2D and 3D Blu-ray editions of the movie.
The 3D Blu-ray version will have the IMAX 3D version of movie in the 1.78 Full Frame HDTV
aspect ratio used in the IMAX presentations, while the 2D version will present the film in the
original theatrical Scope 2.4:1 aspect ratio.
The 2D Blu-ray version will also be available separately as a 2-Disc Set the same day.
Amazon.uk's previously posted UK Collector's Edition, limited to a 1000 copies, sold out almost immediately, while the 3500-copies Japanese version sold out a couple of days later. Amazon.de in this case doesn't state the number of Limited Edition copies.
The Collector's Limited Edition is available in France and a couple of other Nordic countries.
@ moviegeekrp - It's not cropped, it was shot in 1.78:1. For its theatrical release in 1997 it was shown 2.39:1, but when converted to 3D Cameron reverted back to the 1.78:1 version as he's said a several occasions he thinks that's a better ration for 3D films.
@troysayshi - Transformers 3 was filmed with 2.39:1 in mind. Same with Titanic and, to a lesser extent, Avatar. So you will notice there's a lot of empty head room that probably should be cropped on Titanic (since that was the original intention anyway).
As for Ghost Protocol... that one was just stupid. You can see there's supposed to be more head room, the music even hits on some of the expansion shots, it just needed to open up to at least 1.78 for the IMAX stuff. And since it didn't I feel it really hurt the presentation.
I have decided to stop buying into this stuff since they keep coming out with these sets and ignoring us in the U.S.. I guess we just don't count anymore. Even american movies are now being released overseas before we get it. What the heck is going on?
Looks to me like these collector's sets are identical regardless of country they are released in.
So far it seems the French one is the one to get. I'd say the only difference being some cover art text in respective language.