Do you remember watching the Titanic movie when it first came out? I remember well. It was 1997 and we were near Chicago, IL where Craig was in the studio recording an album with the band for Eagle Lake. We wanted to see it, but were afraid the theater would be sold out, so I dashed out into crazy suburban Chicago to get us tickets and got stuck in traffic going back for him. We made it back in time, but just barely. Two weeks later when we were back home in Colorado Springs, our director with the Navigators took the whole staff out to see it again. Well, for most of us it was the first time, but it was our second.
There is something just. so. powerful about the story. Of course James Cameron did an amazing, if not over-the-top job with it, but wowza – it makes you almost feel like you’ve experienced it for yourself after you’ve watched it. Now with Titanic being out on Blu-Ray, even more so. We were recently sent the combo pack you see above which includes the Blu-Ray, Anniversary Edition CD, and Titanic Journal. My kids were PUMPED. We had just shown them Titanic on VHS tape back at their grandparents’ farm over the summer, so they were excited to see it again, this time on Blu-Ray.
And the CD? My diva-to-be has been getting her Celine Dion on in a way that can only smack of early 1998 when the rest of us were doing the same. In fact, when I went hunting for the CD to snap a photo, I found it upstairs in Maddie’s room:
So fun. She pretty much has the whole CD memorized now. For kicks she looked up Leonardo DiCaprio the other day and was shocked by how “old” he was. I had to remind her that the film was originally released in 1997, so, yep, life happens, even to actors.
At any rate, she’s enjoyed this and we’re glad to have our own copy on DVD now.
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