In the course of its epic three hour and fifteen minute run, James Cameron’s Titanic manages to deliver some pretty memorable and punchy scenes.
Scenes that make you laugh, such as Rose spitting off the side of the ship; scenes that spawned countless annoying photo opportunities – “I’m the king of the world,” we’re looking at you; and scenes that make you shake your fist at Rose .
Given the immensely tragic nature of what happened, the film also delivers its fair share of heartbreaking moments.
Now one deleted extended scene has been unearthed – and it’s absolutely haunting.
A shorter version of the scene, which takes place at the end, was included in the film’s final cut.
However, the previously unseen full edit, which was uncovered by BuzzFeed writer Chris Pena, really ramps up the anguish of the survivors.
In it we see Joseph Bruce Ismay. Ismay, in case you’ve forgotten, was a high ranking official in the company who owned the Titanic who showed himself to be both cowardly and driven by self-interest.
The close-up of Ismay shows him looking guilt-ridden, while survivors stare at him accusingly.
We also see a longer shot of a shell-shocked Rose climb on board, while her teary mother searches for her.
There’s also get a brief shot of the girl Rose’s fiancé, Cal, used to get a space on a lifeboat. Unsurprisingly, he’s nowhere to be seen.
As for whether this makes the film better is up for debate, but it certainly gives us a clearer, more poignant look at the passengers who managed to get rescued.