Gone with the Wind
is the grandest, most ambitious and spectacular piece of filmmaking in cinematic history. Set in the South against the backdrop of the Civil War, between handsome Rhett Butler (Clark Gable
) and his sassy, headstrong heroine Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh
), "Gone with the Wind" has thrilled audiences with its eternal love affair.
Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, and still history's all time domestic box-office champion ($1.5 billion), "Gone With The Wind" has long been considered the most celebrated motion picture of all time.
On November 17, Warner Home Video will honor the romantic epic with a stunningly restored and remastered version, available for the first time on Blu-ray. "Gone with the Wind 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collectors Edition" is sure to be a "must-have" for collectors of classic films, available both in Blu-ray as well as on DVD.
The highlight of this new Blu-ray version of Gone with the Wind is how it looks and sounds. As they've done with The Wizard of Oz, Warner Home Video continues to maximize what the Blu-ray format can do in terms of picture and sound. With six times higher resolution than standard DVD along with the sonic excellence of Dolby TruHD, the film will be at its absolute pristine best.
"You're going to see, hear and experience so much more with this Blu-ray edition," said Jeff Baker, WHV Executive Vice President and General Manager, Theatrical Catalog. Viewing Gone with the Wind again on Blu-ray is like seeing it for the first time. You're brought into the saga of the war torn Tara so intensely, you feel as if all the characters literally come alive. At times, I felt as if I was on the set standing next to the camera watching Gable and Leigh as the whole scene unfolded."Brand new to these editions is a bonus disc with three new outstanding documentaries:
-1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year is a fascinating tribute to a year considered to be one of Hollywood's greatest. This documentary, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, had its on-air premiere in July as part of TCM's month-long festival saluting that year's 'bumper-crop' of films.
-Gone with the Wind: The Legend Lives On is an exploration of the legacy of this most beloved film through illuminating interviews, footage and visits to historical sites, events and museums.
-Moviola: The Scarlett O'Hara Wars -- a 1980 WBTV Special, never before seen on home video.
This historic "70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition," limited and numbered, will be further enhanced with unique nostalgic premiums - a 40-page hardcover book with photos, production notes and more; a reproduction of the 1939 original program; eight 5" x 7" frameable art prints, and a CD soundtrack sampler.