You should be well-aware of my interest in the Titanic since I have featured several products over the past year on it. I just love getting to do Titanic DVD Reviews. So, imagine my surprise one night when I was flipping channels and came upon what appeared to be a made for television movie on Titanic. I caught the last few moments of what happened to be a miniseries story on it. I had never heard of it and was shocked to find it on. Then, a few days later, an email landed in my inbox with info on its release to dvd. Naturally, I wanted to watch it. Here is some quick info on it:
As the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the legendary tragedy with numerous events, Entertainment One (eOne) will release TITANIC on DVD and Blu-ray only ten days after its premiere on ABC. Penned by Oscar, Golden Globe and EmmyAward-winning “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes and BAFTA-winning producer Nigel Stafford Clark (“Bleak House”), the innovative miniseries presents an extraordinary re-telling of the doomed voyage, cleverly weaving action, mystery and romance across four engrossing hours.
As it turns out, the series attempts to focus on the difference between the different classes aboard the ship. They try to show the preparation for the trip as well as the interaction between the several characters. You become attached and interested in the characters in the first three hours. Then, the final hour allows you to realize the fate of each one. I thought this was a new and great way to tell some of the stories from the ship. I felt that it really gave a good, complete picture of what it was like on the Titanic.
I also liked the movie had some well-known people in it. My mom actually recognized a man from Law & Order, Linus Roache as the Earl of Manton. I was happy to spot Geraldine Somerville from The Harry Potter films as Louisa, Countess of Manton. I was impressed with the attention to details in this series. I found the clothing and set to be very beautiful. I did find some of the technology-enhanced scenes to appear to be too obviously fake (for me). However, I don’t think it ruins the movie.
You can purchase a copy of the Titanic TV Miniseries on the lovely site linked here which allows you to explore the ship and other things. So, did you catch this on ABC? What were your thoughts on it?
Disclosure: I received a free copy of the miniseries. No compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own.