The most commonly available version has been drastically cut and re-edited. It removes several scenes and subplots, reorders certain scenes and shortens the running time. The edited version starts in medias res, with the Titanic sinking, and tells the rest of the story in flashback. The uncut version gives an explanation for why the heroine has been abandoned by her parents. The infamous rap song is also different in the two versions.
The international version of the film features a different music score by Matt McGuire