For unknown reasons, there was a long delay in this Blu-ray release (originally announced for last March), and, on final arrival, it seems a troubled product. The visual quality is generally good, and the audio adequate, which was also true of the old DVD version. The main-menu page is terribly designed: When you click on an item, it changes from off-white to eggshell-white (or some such), making it virtually impossible to determine where you are.
The selection of extras is even stranger. The disc repeats everything from the old DVD — two commentary tracks, an audio-only lecture and some Fox Movietone newsreels related to the film's original release — except the most important one, the hour-and-a-half documentary “Beyond Titanic.” Perhaps there were rights problems — maybe that's why the delay — but the omission leaves the Blu-ray only vaguely an upgrade.
"Titanic" (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Blu-ray, $19.98)
--ANDY KLEIN is the film critic for Marquee. He can also be heard on "FilmWeek" on KPCC-FM (89.3).