Outside of the aforementioned essay, Criterion has included several other bonus features as well. These include a commentary by Don Lynch and Ken Marschall, author and illustrator of an illustrated history of the ship; a full-length making-of piece from the early '90s; an interview with a survivor, Eva Hart; and a Swedish documentary on the ship which is based off of this film and its source material. My personal favorite bonus feature, however, is a BBC documentary on the iceberg that sank the Titanic. It delves into the history of the iceberg including how it got to be where it was on the night of April 14. It is a fascinating look at icebergs in general and distinctly odd that it is done through the lens of this tragedy, but the new perspective is a welcome one.
For my money, I would rather watch A Night to Remember than James Cameron's film. I won't attempt to argue that one is better than the other, but by fixating on a love story which doesn't speak to me in any way, Cameron's Titanic misses the mark. Here what one gets may be slightly less accurate and realistic in terms of the sinking (even if it was made with the best available data at the time) but is more fully compelling.