Titanic is one of the best movies of all time. The 1997 James Cameron masterpiece starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as two of the most iconic star-crossed lovers of all time, Jack and Rose. Can someone please pass the tissues, because honestly we're crying just thinking about their forbidden romance. She's rich. He's poor. They're on the Titanic. It was never meant to work.
When Titanic came out, Paramount had to send replacement reels out to theaters because they were literally wearing out the original reels. And honestly, that's not surprising because we've seen this movie so many times that we can practically recite it from memory. What? Don't judge us! It's a great movie!
This movie has been out for 20 years, so we were sure that we knew all there is to know about it. The boat sinks at the end. It's not a spoiler at this point (and literally wasn't a spoiler before). There's nothing that you could tell us about Titanic that could surprise us.
We know that there's an alternate ending to the movie. No, Jack isn't alive in the alternate ending. It's the one where Old Rose drops the Heart of the Ocean in front of everyone instead of quietly alone in the middle of the night. Because Rose is a monster, she even lets Bill Paxton hold it first. As if having it the entire time wasn't bad enough. You can watch the clip here, but do so at your own risk! You can't un-see it!
We even know that even though Rose told Jack that she'd never let go, she totally did. And then later Kate Winslet confessed that Jack could have fit on the door. We know that Rose is a murderer and we're not shocked by that fact! Literally nothing could shock us! Right? Wrong.
Recently, a deleted scene from Titanic was uncovered, much like how the Heart of the Ocean was uncovered from the sea. It's pretty much changed how we'll be able to watch this movie from now on. No, there's not an extra scene where Jack somehow gets rescued, then thawed out, then finds Rose and they fall in love again. Although... can someone get Hollywood on the phone, because we'd like to pitch a sequel real fast.
The six-minute deleted scene occurs after the Titanic has sunk. Rose has let go and Jack is an icicle. As you remember, Rose gets rescued from the icy waters and taken to the Carpathia. This is where the scene starts. Old Rose shuts her eyes as she narrates the story of her life...
Rose is helped on to the Carpathia. There, we see many of the survivors of the Titanic, crying, hugging and feeling all the feels. We're also feeling all the feels. The scene is underscored by an instrumental version of "My Heart Will Go On." Just the first few notes of that is enough to get us going.
Side note, "My Heart Will Go On" almost didn't appear in the movie. James Cameron didn't want a pop song as the film's theme, but once he heard the recording, he liked it to much he changed his mind. Seriously, some people need to be saved from themselves. Anyways, let's get back to the deleted scene...
Back on the Carpathia, we see Cal (who tricked his way onto a lifeboat by holding a child who wasn't his) looking for Rose. He's kind of a jerk about it, but he's also sad that he can't find her, and he's also really cute because he's played by Billy Zane. So obviously we're conflicted on how to feel. Rose hides from Cal, because who wouldn't?
Then, we see J. Bruce Ismay, the man who told Captain Smith to make the Titanic go faster so that it would get to New York sooner. He's walks around the Titanic survivors, embarrassed. Because this whole thing is kind of his fault and you can't just say, "Whoops! My bad!"
If some of the deleted scene looks familiar, that's because it is. Parts of the scene made it into the final cut of the movie. But the scene as a whole wound up on the cutting room floor. And after seeing it, we're conflicted. Do we really need to cry more while watching the movie?
Honestly, that scene made us bawl like a baby. Just the score alone. And knowing that Rose loves Jack even though she killed him. And Cal turning around all of the red-headed passengers. And Rose's face saying everything. And ugh! We can't. It's just too good.
As Seen On TV
You can watch the deleted scene on You Tube here. But grab a whole pack of tissues before you watch it. And don't say we didn't warn you!