A top notch edit which does exactly what it set out to do and looks great.
A/V Quality - 10 - I watched the BD-50 and it looked spectacular. Looks just like my blu-ray.
Visual Editing - 10 - No jarring cuts, all of the deleted material is integrated seamlessly.
Audio Editing - 10 - Same thing, everything was seamless, the transition cues were well done.
Narrative - 9 - This is hard to score. I certainly wouldn't tell someone who's never seen Titanic that they should watch a three and a half hour version of it. There are a lot of superfluous scenes (and a couple clunkers - like the terrible 'ice' pun as the iceberg looms in the background or the alternate ending) BUT if you love Titanic and want to see it all in one place then this is perfect. Some of the scenes I would have preferred to keep in the theatrical cut but the narrative doesn't suffer at all from them all being included. It's just really long so I'd only recommend it to diehards. But if you've downloaded this, that's probably exactly what you're looking for.
Enjoyment - 9 - This was a really enjoyable edit. My wife and I are both huge Titanic fans and we've seen all of these scenes by themselves (or in SD back in the day) but we both thoroughly enjoyed watching this version. It'll go next to the original proverbially - I'd rewatch either depending on my mood/how much time I have.
Titanic is one of the few films that 100% needed an extended edition. I have been searching all over the internet for the past few weeks trying to find the extended edition, but sadly, James Cameron never released one.
Q2 has gathered all 29 (ish) deleted scenes from the film released to the public and has inserted them all into the film in an extraordinary way. The scenes fit in seamlessly and the transitions are very well executed.
My only complaints are with the gym tour scene. Q2 has put it after the tour scene on the bridge, but in the end of the gym tour scene, Andrews says that their next stop is to the bridge. But they've already been there. It's a minor issue that will go unnoticed to casual audiences, but it is a tad bit annoying when you realise it.
Also as a treat, we get to see lost footage from James Cameron's Titanic explorer, which shows collapsible B floating towards the Carpathia.
I also am not the biggest fan of the decision to shoehorn the "Rose's dreams" scene between Molly Brown/Ruth's conversation and Captain Smith/Ismay's conversation in the reception room, it think it would be better if they placed that scene before or after it, but it's only a minor issue.
The movie itself is terrific, with breath-taking visual effects, possibly one of the best romance stories ever put into film, outstanding costumes and stellar performances by Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and the large supporting cast.
Overall, this is the best Titanic fan edit out there, I highly recommend it and it is a must-see for all.
An overdue but required review...this is essential Titanic viewing.
Contrary to making the film interminably long, I find that the added scenes actually balance out the narrative and make the "voyage" more enjoyable. The work on audio and visuals is seamless as is the color work too. Overall I would recommend this over the Theatrical version - HANDS DOWN.
This is just incredible work! One might think that the deleted scenes would drag an already long movie out and possibly ruin it or make it boring. However, that was far from the case.
The color correction is beautifully done, and overall, it really does enhance the experience of watching this epic film. There was only one scene with some minor audio hindrance in the beginning, but again, nothing to quibble over. My hunch is that it was the quality of the source more than anything else.
I highly recommend this edition for one's collection if you're any sort of Titanc fan.