I Attended The Titanic 3D Premiere!

Last night I was lucky enough to attend the world premiere of Titanic 3D. 15 years on from it's original release and almost 100 years to the day after the tragic White Star Line disaster on April 14 1912.

Held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, I was fortunate enough to walk the same red carpet as the film's stars in the London evening sunshine.

Kate Winslet looked every inch the hollywood superstar in her subtlely embellished black floor length Jenny Peckham gown.

Other cast in attendance included Billy Zane who plays controlling fiance Caldone Hockley, Frances Fisher who plays Rose's almost evil mother - who was much more warm and friendlier in real life! 

Bernard Hill who brought the role of Captain Edward Smith to life commented in the auditorium prior to the screening that he was excited to be in attendance as his son was only aged one during the first premiere so never got to witness his Dad's moment on the big screen. 

Jason Barry who plays Irish 3rd class passenger Tommy Ryan, Bill Paxon who plays explorer Brock Loveit and Suzi Cameron who plays older Rose's granddaughter also joined the presidents of Twenthifth Century Fox in taking to the stage alongside director James Cameron for a short speech prior to the feature. 
(I apologise for the photo quality - the stage lighting was very bright!)

Not only we're we lucky enough to be the first people in the world to witness Titanic in 3D, it had also been kept under wraps that we were to be treated to Oscar winning composer James Horner conducting a 30 strong orchestra through the Original Soundtrack score prior to the movie. I'm not a particularly big fan of classical music, but this was a soundtrack I grew up during my teens with! ...it was a pleasure to witness.

A particular favourite being a piece entitled "Hymn To The Sea" - I'm sure you'll recognise it! I always thought the prominent sound you hear during the song was from an instrument, but it was the lady above singing!

Aside the stirling cast with a noteably absent Leo DiCaprio (boohoo), there was also an abundance of other famous-types including new Dr Who Assistant and star of the current ITV 4-part series "Titanic" Jenna-Louise Coleman and the Made In Chelsea mob.

Despite the fact I had seen the film around 7 times at the cinema on it's realease when I was 11(!) and numerous times after, initially on VHS tape then upgrading my purchase to DVD ...last night it was like watching it for the first time all over again.

I was quite dubious how a film not originally shot in 3D could ever work in this format, but Cameron - the pioneer behind 3D cinematic technology - excelled himself again. The movie is much more vivid, upscaled to high definition and the 3D is subtly present - not over the top or constantly in-you-face - but enough to enhance the viewing pleasure of those who originally enjoyed the film in 1997, whilst meeting the expectations of the new, possibly more demanding audience of cinema goers.

So, are you "Ready to go back to Titanic?" ...Will you be making a trip to the cinema to see it in 3D? 

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  1. Your so lucky!
    I loved the titanic the first time 3D can only make it better :)



  2. Wow your so lucky! As soon as I seen the trailers for this I was like eek I have to see this, I must have seen this film over 10 times aswell..can't wait to see it in 3d xx

  3. omg my goodness I'm so jel! It looked great, I can't wait to go and see it!
    Hollie x

  4. How lucky!! It sounds an amazing night xo

  5. Ahhh I'm so jealous! That song took me straight back! I think I'll try my best to go and see it, I remember watching it every night when I was about 9 and my parents bought it for me on VHS! Have you seen the TV series yet? Not sure if I was too impressed xx

  6. you're so lucky getting to go to the premiere!:o I LOVE this movie and will definitely be seeing it in 3D!:)xo

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  8. I didn't see it in the cinema first time round so I DEFINITELY won't be missing it this time round! The Premiere sounded amazing, super jealous is an understatement!

  9. Ahh so jealous! Can't wait til this comes out xx

  10. I was obsessed with this film when I was younger but I think thats mostly because I'm from Belfast, where the Titanic was built.

    Looks like you had a lovely night.

  11. Wow what a fab opportunity to go to this! Glad you had a lovely time! I'm too much of a wuss to see this in 3D, the normal film scares me enough! xxx


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  14. omg I love this film, but I can´t watch it without crying so if Im going to watch I would have to plan it to a night where there´s not a problem crying my eyes out, ha ha :) i would def see it in 3D!!

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  15. I love the movie, it's one of the best movies ever!
    Me and my best friends are going to watch this this week, I think it will be amazing:) <3

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  18. So lucky you went to the premier! Sounds fab, i can't wait to see it!

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  21. OMGGG! Titanic is my all time favorite movie! seriously, I'm obsessed! haha you are one lucky girl to be there at the premiere! I love your blog as well, your posts are amazing and you are so stunning!! Following :D

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  23. I can't believe that they've bought it back in 3d!

    Xox Soph


  24. Wow, you got to see the premiere AND walk the red carpet?? You're so lucky! :D Great post. Thanks so much for sharing. By the way, I love "Hymn to the Sea," but it makes me sad LOL

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  26. Wow! Lucky you!!! I loved the movie growing up. I want to see it, but I have such a short attention span in theaters.. but, I might have to suck it up.

  27. Cue the tears! I love this movie. And Mr. di Caprio... I cannot wait to see this. I love your blog so much! The layout is so fun, and your posts are really engrossing. Thanks so much! I am your lucky 600th follower! (Lucky for me; 6 is my lucky number, haha.) Congrats! It would make my day if you would check out my blog!

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  28. Gosh I love Titanic quite so, such an empowering film! Love your blog header/artwork btw xxx

  29. Awww you're such a lucky lady going to the premier. I want to go but have no one to go with... booo!


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  31. Awww sucks that Leo didn't go to the premiere! I loveeee this movie. Kate winslet is such a beautiful woman.
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  33. That's so cool! Such a classic film! :)


  34. oh my gosh! you lucky girl, titanic is the only film to have ever made me cry. havent seen it in 3D yet...I thought it might take the effect of it away from when I first saw it. but if it was ok for you I may have to pay my cinema a visit aha! xx

  35. I so wanted to go and see it in 3d, but I was too ill at the time. I love this film, it makes me cry every time.

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