With the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking and the movie now being re-released on the big screen in 3-D, you might want to sit down this weekend and watch the 1997 movie again.
Good luck finding it.
Quietly stopped selling movie
NPR reports that Paramount -- which owns the Academy Award-winning film -- quietly stopped selling the movie more than a year ago, in advance of the 3-D release.
If you want to buy, download, or even rent Titanic now, you'll have to hunt hard, or pay a lot of money.
Netflix and iTunes have only the 1953 Barbara Stanwick version available for streaming (of course fans of that movie say it's much more accurate.)
Netflix says you'll have a "long wait" for a mail order DVD.
We did find a few leftover unopened DVD's selling for $49 on Amazon. But seriously, who pays $49 for a DVD these days? And it had a boxed 3 DVD set for "only" $145. You may find a used copy for sale for less.
Most libraries, meantime, report waiting lists for Titanic.
Wait and be rewarded
All this is expected to change soon, once the 3-D version is no longer in theaters, and Paramount releases a re-mastered version.
In the meantime, if you want to see it this month, you may have to hunt around for your old VHS copy (which lots of families still have tucked away somewhere), or go to the theater and watch it in 3-D.
As always, don't waste your money.
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