Warner Brothers has given one of its all time classics the royal treatment. On September 30th, 2014 the company released “Gone with the Wind 75th Anniversary ” as a Blu-ray box set. The winner of 8 Oscars is considered by many to be the greatest film ever. Starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh; the films continues to gain a legion of fans that appreciate its significance. Warner Brothers have added a ton of special features with this release to please fans of the film and film fans alike.
The films takes place in the Civil War South. It focuses on the relationships and love triangles of Scarlett O’Hara (Leigh). She is so enthused and emotional about marriage that she rushes it. After heartbreak and deaths in two marriages she reconnect with Rhett Butler (Gable). Rhett is a gentleman she met at the Wilkes barbecue at the beginning of the film. Their love for each other cannot be denied and they become married. As the marriage progresses, old wounds come back and the relationship becomes tumultuous.
This release is packed with special features.
Those included are:
-Digital HD Ultraviolent Copy
-Collectible Music Box And Handkerchief, Plus Stunning 36-Page Book
-Featuring footage including Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh attending the original movie premiere in Atlanta
– “Old South/New South” NEW! Take a journey of discovery through today’s South, revisiting the real-life locations depicted in “Gone With the Wind,” from Gettysburg to Atlanta to New Orleans, to see how the world of the Old South – and the themes depicted in the film – continue to inform life in the cosmopolitan world of the New South.
-Commentary by Historian Rudy Behlmer
-The Making of a Legend documentary (1989 TV Special) (Narrated by Christopher Plummer) · Restoring a Legend – Chronicles the Film/ Video restoration Process
– 1939 Premiere Newsreel
– 1940 MGM Historical Short “The Old South”
– 1961 Premiere Newsreel · International Prologue
– Foreign Language Version Sample Scenes
– Trailer Gallery – 5 trailers
– Cast Profile – Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond
– The Supporting Players – Cameo portraits of an unforgettable ensemble
– Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents 1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year – Narrated by Kenneth Branagh
– Gone with the Wind: The Legend Lives On –> Explore the legacy of the most beloved film through illuminating interviews, footage and visits to historical sites, events and museums.
-Moviola: The Scarlett O’Hara War 1980 WBTV Special
– Existing Special never before seen on home video release
This is an exciting releasing for film fans and is a must buy.