What Titanic movies do you own, and what are their formats?

Arun Vajpey

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When did you first see the 1964 film The Unsinkable Molly Brown that sparked your interest in the Titanic? Mine was the 1997 film when I was 5.
In 1967 in my native Bangalore, India. That was the second run. I was 12 years old at the time.

To be truthful, I took only some notice of the Titanic at the time; I was more fascinated by the iceberg, which was depicted in that film to be far larger than it actually was..Then the following year, a cousin was involved in an RTA and broke his femur badly enough to be confined to bed for 9 months. He became a guest at my house during that time because my adopted parents were doctors. As he was in my age group we chatted a lot about common interests like comics, movies etc. He had seen the 1953 Barbara Stanwyck version of Titanic (probably in its third or fourth run) and could not stop talking about it. That was what really made my interest take off. But other than ANTR and Geoffrey Marcus' book The Maiden Voyage I had little source material in India for the next 17 years.

My wife and I came to the UK in 1985 and in the first 12 months lived in a small town called Burton-on-Trent in the Midlands. Being doctors ourselves, we were given hospital accommodation; opposite our apartment building was a second hand bookshop. Its owner was very interested in the Titanic since his friend, who had died the previous year, was related to a survivor. We got talking -a lot - and I have never looked back since. :)
 
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I really like Raise The Titanic actually even though obviously it’s so wrong portraying the ship in one piece. I find it very emotional when it comes out of the water. The music is so beautiful. I think I had this on VHS years ago.
 

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If it had been some other ship other than the one and only Titanic, I accept that it was a good film. But having been a Titanic buff for over 50 years, the events shown in the film are hard to digest.
 
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In 1967 in my native Bangalore, India. That was the second run. I was 12 years old at the time.

To be truthful, I took only some notice of the Titanic at the time; I was more fascinated by the iceberg, which was depicted in that film to be far larger than it actually was..Then the following year, a cousin was involved in an RTA and broke his femur badly enough to be confined to bed for 9 months. He became a guest at my house during that time because my adopted parents were doctors. As he was in my age group we chatted a lot about common interests like comics, movies etc. He had seen the 1953 Barbara Stanwyck version of Titanic (probably in its third or fourth run) and could not stop talking about it. That was what really made my interest take off. But other than ANTR and Geoffrey Marcus' book The Maiden Voyage I had little source material in India for the next 17 years.

My wife and I came to the UK in 1985 and in the first 12 months lived in a small town called Burton-on-Trent in the midlands. Being doctors ourselves, we were given hospital accommodation; opposite our apartment building was a second hand bookshop. Its owner was very interested in the Titanic since his friend, who had died the previous year, was related to a survivor. We got talking -a lot - and I have never looked back since. :)
I became interested when they found the wreck in 1985. My father had a couple of books on it.
 
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If it had been some other ship other than the one and only Titanic, I accept that it was a good film. But having been a Titanic buff for over 50 years, the events shown in the film are hard to digest.
Yes I agree. The book and the film differ somewhat to each other also. I hate it when they do that!
 
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I really like Raise The Titanic actually even though obviously it’s so wrong portraying the ship in one piece. I find it very emotional when it comes out of the water. The music is so beautiful. I think I had this on VHS years ago.
That movie was entertaining despite the flaws. I watched it again not that long ago. I liked the book even more.
 
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SPOILERS!

Yes books are generally better than the film versions but I think in the book version they use the Byzanium but keep it secret in the film don’t they? I preferred they kept it secret :)
 
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