by JC Alvarez

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday May 9, 2012

Titanic was called the "Ship of Dreams" but on its fateful maiden voyage more than a thousand souls were lost at sea snuffing out for many their hopes and dreams of a life across the Atlantic Ocean. At the height of the Industrial Age, the Titanic was a symbol of man's growing technological ambition. As a society the clash of the classes was still hampering any progress, giving way to greed and discourse among the many under the heel of the paranoia and entitlement of the upper crust.

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the tragedy, Julian Fellowes, the acclaimed Oscar® and Emmy® winning writer behind the runaway BBC hit "Downton Abbey" takes us back aboard "Titanic" for this 4-part series. Immaculately recreating the feel of the era down to the most sterling details, audiences are plunged into the lives of the crew and passengers, and the colorful backstories of these forgotten characters are revealed. Brilliantly texturizing the class struggles which are the center of the story, "Titanic" provides the character development that is always easily the first casualty of any big Hollywood blockbuster.

A stellar cast including Linus Roache, Steven Waddington, Geraldine Somerville, Lyndsey Marshall and many more, fans of Fellowes "Downton Abbey" will be left breathless as "Titanic" collides on its date with destiny. With six Behind-the-Scenes features and a full-length documentary detailing a lost tale of this doomed voyage, history buffs and enthusiasts alike will subscribe willingly to this 4-part epic and return to "Titanic."

Entertainment One
Available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack


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Native New Yorker JC Alvarez is a pop-culture enthusiast and the nightlife chronicler of the club scene and its celebrity denizens from coast-to-coast. He is the on-air host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Out Loud & Live!" and is also on the panel of the local-access talk show "Talking About".