'Gone with the Wind' Blu-ray Detailed

Posted Tue Aug 11, 2009 at 10:00 AM PDT by

Warner Brothers is releasing a timeless classic on Blu-ray this winter: 'Gone with the Wind: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition.'

One of the greatest films of all time will be remastered in high-definition on November 17.

“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."

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p/VC-1 video, a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack, and loads of supplements including: Commentary by historian Rudy Behlmer; an offer for a numbered limited edition copy of the original 1939 poster; About the Movie; and About the Cast.

New features include: 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year: new documentary about Hollywood's watershed year narrated by Kenneth Branagh; Gone with the Wind: The Legend Lives On: exploring the legacy of the beloved film through illuminating interviews, footage and visits to historical sites, events and museums; Moviola: The Scarlett O'Hara Wars: 1980 WBTV Special never before on home video; and the Blu-ray exclusive MGM: When the Lion Roars.

The release will also have a 20-page reproduction of the original and complete 1939 souvenir program; 40-page production history book with photos and production notes; eight 5x7 art prints; and a CD soundtrack sampler all enclosed inside a limited and numbered in a velvet keepsake box.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray has been set at $84.99.

You can find the latest specs 'Gone with the Wind: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under November 17.

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Gone With the Wind: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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