Here's an interesting video that gives us a little taste of what could have been for James Cameron's Titanic. This is the screen test that won Kate Winslet the role in the film. What's interesting about it, is it doesn't include Leonardo DiCaprio. Instead, she's acting alongside another familiar face... Jeremy Sisto from Law and Order, Six Feet Under, and most recently, Suburgatory. There's such a different chemistry here than what we saw between her and DiCaprio. I can see why he wasn't cast in the role, Dicaprio was definitely a better choice, but it's always fun to get a little taste of a completely different take on the character from another actor.
Check it out and let us know what you think of the performances! Do you think the role should have gone to Sisto, or are you happy with the casting of DiCaprio?
This video is part of the four-disc 2D Blu-ray/DVD combo pack being released on September 14th. Both versions include over two and a half hours of never-before-seen bonus footage, including exploration of the movie with the mastermind James Cameron.
Also, footage by National Geographic is included with James Cameron and the leading RMS Titanic experts, and together they explore the questions of why the “unsinkable” ship had an unexpected and sudden death. The special features include 30 deleted scenes, 60+ behind-the-scenes featurettes, an in-depth look at visual effects, more than 2,000 photos, three commentaries and a lot more! Also, Titanic for the first time ever will be available for digital download.
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