New on Blu-ray: Gone with the Wind – 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition

New on Blu-ray: Gone with the Wind – 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Gone with the Wind is one of the grandest, spectacular pieces of filmmaking in history. It is not only a must-see classic, but a Hollywood epic. In the South during the Civil War, the handsome Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) has a turbulent love affair with the sassy, headstrong heroine Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh). Scarlett thought […]

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Gone with the Wind is one of the grandest, spectacular pieces of filmmaking in history. It is not only a must-see classic, but a Hollywood epic.

In the South during the Civil War, the handsome Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) has a turbulent love affair with the sassy, headstrong heroine Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh). Scarlett thought Ashley (Leslie Howard) was her true love and she pleads with him to marry her instead of his cousin, but his mind will not be changed. Scarlett then fights to keep her plantation while everything falls apart around her. Rhett is practical and roguish, refusing to be play Scarlett’s games and uttering the famous line, “Scarlett, I don’t give a damn.”

There are several other well-known events in the film, including the making of Scarlett’s dress from large velvet green curtains and the burning of Atlanta as she and Rhett escape. The 70th anniversary of this picture, which won 10 Academy Awards including best picture, is definitely an occasion to be celebrated as it can be enjoyed by every generation of film lovers.

The Ultimate Collector’s Edition comes in a limited, numbered velvet keepsake box containing a 40-page hardcover Production History book with photos and production notes; a 20-page reproduction of the original and complete 1939 Souvenir Program; eight frameable 5×7 art prints; and a CD soundtrack sampler.

The two-disc Blu-ray includes: The Making of a Legend documentary; Restoring a Legend, chronicling the film/video restoration process; Dixie Hails Gone with the Wind, the 1939 premiere newsreel; The Old South, a 1940 MGM historical short; Atlanta Civil War Centennial 1961 premiere newsreel; international prologue, foreign language sample scenes; Melanie Remembers: Reflections of Olivia de Havilland; Gable: The King Remembered; Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond; and cameo portraits of the supporting players. Bonus features include:1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year, a new documentary about Hollywood’s watershed year narrated by Kenneth Branagh; Gone with the Wind: The Legend Lives On, exploring the film’s legacy; and Movieola: The Scarlett O’Hara Wars, a 1980 WBTV special never before on home video.


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  • Thanks for your review of the anniversary edition. The extra fetaures look great! Who killed RHETT? It’s never been written, until NOW!

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