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Gone with the Wind 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition

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The Ultimate Collector’s Edition of Gone with the Wind is beautifully restored for Blu-ray, showing off how good a movie can look even many decades after its release. The second Blu-ray disc has a wide variety of bonus material. New for the Ultimate Collector’s Edition are two 2009 documentaries: 1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year is narrated by Kenneth Branagh and summarizes the famous films that debuted that year, including Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Stagecoach, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; “Gone with the Wind: The Legend Lives On” is a 33-minute study of the legacy of the movie, with interviews of film critics, Ted Turner, former Georgia Senator Max Cleeland, and surviving cast member Anne Rutherford (Careen O’Hara). Also new for the UCE is Moviola: The Scarlett O’Hara War, a 1980 television movie that dramatizes the casting of Gone with the Wind, starring Tony Curtis, William H. Macy, Sharon Gless, Morgan Brittany, and others. Much of the rest was on the 2004 four-disc edition, including the commentary track by Rudy Behlmer and documentaries on Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, other actors, and the filming and restoration of the movie. The third disc is a double-sided standard DVD of the documentary MGM: The Lion Roars, and the UCE comes in an oversize box with a beautiful photo book of stills and theatrical posters, reproductions of studio correspondence and a publicity booklet, a soundtrack CD sampler, and art cards. –David Horiuchi

Gave this to my wife for her birthday, then we watched the main feature! It’s a fantastic film that has some obvious issues that haven’t aged very well, but at the end of the day it’s still a joy to watch, even after nearly 90 years.

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