Titanic parents guide


Overall C

Titanic sails again as the film re-releases to home video in 3D. Concentrating more on fiction than fact, Director James Cameron's Titanic depicts the catastrophic voyage of the unsinkable ship through the eyes of young lovers Jack and Rose (Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet).

Release date April 4, 2012

Violence C
Sexual Content D
Profanity C-
Substance Use C

Why is Titanic rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Titanic PG-13 for disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language.

Run Time: 194 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Titanic rated PG-13? Titanic is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language.

Pushing the limits of the PG-13 rating, Titanic includes multiple views of a woman’s naked breasts (as she poses for an artist), a sexual encounter between an unmarried teen couple (some activity shown), a sexual expletive along with other mild and moderate profanities, and glamorization of gambling, drinking and smoking. As well, suicide is contemplated and violent threats against life are made. The peril and trauma of the passengers on board the fated ship may also be disturbing to some viewers.


- Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence.v

- Frequent portrayals of violent death and corpses (some involving children).

-A character contemplates suicide.

Sexual Content:

- Breast nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Implied sexual relations.


- One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context, and one crude hand gesture.

- Frequent use of scatological slang and cursing.

- Infrequent use of profanity and mild sexual slang.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Frequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use.


- Depictions of gambling.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Disturbing Content, Not Recommended For Young Children. (Reclassified 2012)
Manitoba PG Formerly rated PA for Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Frightening scenes. Not Recommended for Young Children.
Quebec G not Recommended for young Children.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "Titanic"

Cast and Crew

Titanic is directed by James Cameron and stars Leonard DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Titanic movie is September 10, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Titanic

Release Date: 10 September 2012

After a successful re-launch of the Titanic on theatrical screens in April of 2012, this movie is being released to the home video market in Blu-ray (Blu-ray/DVD/UV Digital Copy) and 3D (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/UV Digital Copy). Both editions offer the following bonus extras:

- In-depth exploration of the film with James Cameron

- Documentary footage produced by National Geographic with James Cameron that brings the world’s leading RMS Titanic experts together to discuss why and how the ship sank

- Three audio commentaries

- Sixty behind-the-scenes featurettes

- Featurette on the visual effects

- Thirty deleted scenes

- Over 2,000 archival photographs

DVD Notes: Titanic

Release Date: 25 October 2005

Paramount Home Entertainment enshrines this epic film in a three-disc Special Collector’s Edition. The over three hours movie will be spit onto two of those DVDs, along with commentaries by Director James Cameron and cast (Kate Winslet & Gloria Stuart) and crewmembers (Producer Jon Landau and Executive Producer Rae Sanchini). Historical background and a visual effects breakdown of the stunts are also provided.

The third disc offers on opportunity to watch 29 deleted scenes (46 minutes worth of them) and an alternate ending. Other bonuses include behind-the-scenes and making-of footage, more historical tidbits, and the Celine Dion music video of My Heart Will Go On.

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James Cameron returned to the subject of the Titanic for another film project—this time a documentary exploring the wreck at the bottom of the ocean called .

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