Though originally announced as September 14, the Blu-ray debut of the 1997 box office sensation Titanic will bow September 10, 2012. Paramount Home Media Distribution and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are aiming to please fans of the Oscar-winning epic with a four-disc 2D Bluray/DVD combo pack with Digital Copy or a four-disc Bluray 3D and 2D combo pack with Digital Copy.

Writer/director James Cameron had this to say in the press release: “Bluray extends Titanic’s immersive 3D theatrical experience into audiences’ homes, where their living room becomes the backdrop for big spectacular environments and intense action, as well as profoundly intimate human moments, allowing generations of fans—new and old—to truly become part of the movie like never before.”

Both the 3D and 2D Blu-ray packages will include some two and a half hours of bonus material never previously available on disc. Among this material is “a fascinating in-depth exploration of the film” with Cameron and National Geographic-produced documentary footage invovling the “world’s leading RMS Titanic experts.”

Carried over from earlier releases are deleted scenes, more than 60 featurettes, 2,000-plus photos, three audio commentaries and more. Titanic will also be available in a two-disc DVD set with deleted scenes and, for the first time ever, for digital download.

Titanic is currently available for pre-order from online retailers. 

All photos: ™TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX. ©2012 PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION & TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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