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Raise the Titanic




Raise the Titanic 


I have been a fan of Shout Factory for many years now. In fact before we ever started to review Blu-ray discs, and DVDs I appreciated the work of Shout Factory. There are plenty of products on the market thanks to Shout Factory. No one else would give older television shows and movies a chance. Shout Factory steps up to the plate and takes care of it. Which is something I really love about them.

Raise the Titanic is an interesting Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack. The movie is from 1979 – 1980. Which is five years before the Titanic was officially discovered. So Raise the Titanic got some things right, and some things wrong. The whole concept of raising the Titanic is an interesting one. Now we know the ship split into two major portions, and plenty of smaller parts in between. So raising her is not a viable option.

But Raise the Titanic is a movie, and its a lot of fantasy. A precious and powerful mineral was found, and put on the Titanic to be brought to the United States. Hence the reason the US Navy wants to Raise the Titanic. They can create a shield that will protect the United States from any missiles. Since this was before the US won the Cold War, we had to worry about the Russians attacking.

I will not spoil the twist ending in Raise the Titanic for you. It is pretty typical of 80s movies though. Raise the Titanic is an older PG rated movie. Which means there was no PG-13 rating. It was PG, and then a big jump to R rated movies. Raise the Titanic has plenty of bad language in it. It surprised me to see that much in a PG rated movie. Then I remembered the rating era it came from and it made sense.

The main bonus feature in Raise the Titanic is Making of Raise the Titanic. This is a really neat look back by the men involved in creating this movie. They address all kinds of interesting issues like the models they used, and working underwater for so many hours. The other bonus feature is the theatrical trailer.

Raise the Titanic contains some well known actors who do the roles justice. Some of Raise the Titanic comes off as campy or corny. The movie is over thirty years old so it is to be expected. Some fascinating issues are addressed in Raise the Titanic. Using something for defense or offense is the biggest one in my opinion.
- Paul


Graphics: 78%
Sound: 64%
Replay/Extras: 80%
Gameplay: 83%
Family Friendly Factor: 75%

System: Blu-ray/DVD
Publisher: Shout Factory
Rating: 'PG' for Parental Guidance
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