One of the most lucrative movies of all time is about to pull even more bucks from your pockets. James Cameron's "Titanic" made its Blu-ray debut Monday -- breaking the customary pattern of Tuesday debuts -- as a four-disc set with 3-D and 2-D versions (Paramount, $45) and a four-disc set with 2-D Blu-ray and DVD ($40).
As you would expect from Cameron, whose pursuit of technological perfection is long-standing, the Blu-ray looks amazing. At times, it seems as if every drop of water is individually defined.
Even if you are fine with your old DVD, the new sets offer a "final word" from Cameron and "Reflections on Titanic"; together they run more than 21/2 hours.
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Movies: "Barbie: The Princess and the Popstar," "For Greater Glory," "Girl in Progress," "Snow White and the Huntsman," "What to Expect When You're Expecting," "Where Do We Go Now?"
TV: "Absolutely Fabulous: 20th Anniversary," "The Big Bang Theory" (Season 5), "Blue Bloods" (Season 2), "Castle" (Season 4), "Private Practice" (Season 5), "Spartacus: Vengeance" (Season 2), "Terra Nova," "30 Rock" (Season 6), "The Vampire Diaries" (Season 3).
Blu-ray debuts: "Airplane," "The Firm," "Jeepers Creepers," "Killer Klowns From Outer Space," "The Ring," "The Score," "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2."
TV Guide has released an update to its app (free for Apple devices) that brings its old-school listings into the new media era. Not only can users seek out their favorite broadcast and cable shows with ease, the app also offers synopses of episodes and will send alerts for shows you want to watch. Those who have regular shows that they watch can add those titles to their Watchlist, which provides listings of episodes that are airing on TV, available On Demand, available for streaming and for DVD rentals online. Perhaps the coolest feature is that the app will hook in with video apps you use -- such as Hulu and the ABC Player -- as well as the iTunes store, so you can watch episodes on demand.