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Product Details

  • Actors: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell
  • Directors: Victor Fleming
  • Format: AC-3, Box set, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, Limited Edition, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 17, 2009
  • Run Time: 238 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,313 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001MS7H3W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,632 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Gone with the Wind (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

Over 13 Hours of Exciting Extras About This Timeless Classic, including More Than 3 Hours Never Before on Home Video

New Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Presents 1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year

Documentary and Gone with the Wind: The Legend Lives On Featurette,

Plus the the Marvelous Emmy-Winning Telefilm Moviola: The Scarlett O’Hara War Starring Tony Curtis and a Delicious Supporting Cast in a Dramatization of Producer David O. Selznick’s Search for the Actress Who Would Play GWTW’s Heroine.

COLLECTIBLES:
Commemorative Photo/Production Art Book

10 5x7 Frameable Color Art Cards Deluxe Leather GWTW Journal


Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Gone with the Wind 70th Anniversary 5-Disc DVD set: LIMITED and NUMBERED one-of-a-kind Velvet Box packaging. Contains the feature film mastered in hi-definition plus more than 8 hours of timeless extras, including an all new documentary narrated by Kenneth Branagh “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year,” “Gone with the Wind: The Legend Lives On” featurette, and much more. Collectibles include an Exclusive 52-pg Hardcover Photo and Production Art Book, ten (10) 5”x7” frameable Watercolor Reproduction Art Prints, Bonus CD Soundtrack Sampler, and Reproduction of the Original 1939 Program.

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David O. Selznick wanted Gone with the Wind to be somehow more than a movie, a film that would broaden the very idea of what a film could be and do and look like. In many respects he got what he worked so hard to achieve in this 1939 epic (and all-time box-office champ in terms of tickets sold), and in some respects he fell far short of the goal. While the first half of this Civil War drama is taut and suspenseful and nostalgic, the second is ramshackle and arbitrary. But there's no question that the film is an enormous achievement in terms of its every resource--art direction, color, sound, cinematography--being pushed to new limits for the greater glory of telling an American story as fully as possible. Vivien Leigh is still magnificently narcissistic, Olivia de Havilland angelic and lovely, Leslie Howard reckless and aristocratic. As for Clark Gable: we're talking one of the most vital, masculine performances ever committed to film. --Tom Keogh


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Customer Reviews

I love this movie and I watch it over and over.
Howard S. Smith
Rhett Butler; Clark Gable, Scarlett O'hara; Vivien Leigh, two legendary characters performed to perfection by two great actors.
LuKus McAll
Gone With The Wind is one of the best movies ever, a classic not to be missed.
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743 of 787 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin J Burgraff VINE VOICE on December 22, 2004
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
It seems like a 'new, improved' edition of "Gone With the Wind" has appeared every couple of years, offering the 'ultimate' in picture and sound reproduction, and extras. It can become expensive keeping up, and frustrating (much like buying a classic Disney DVD, when you know a more complete "Special Edition" will soon render your "First Time on Video" copy obsolete), but the new GWTW Four-Disc Collector's Edition most assuredly deserves a place in your collection.

First off, the picture and sound quality is astonishing. Warner's Ultra-Resolution process, which 'locks' the three Technicolor strips into exact alignment, provides a clarity and 'crispness' to the images that even the 1939 original print couldn't achieve. You'll honestly believe your TV is picking up HD, whether you're HD-ready, or not! This carries over to the Dolby Digital-remastered sound, as well. All of the tell-tale hiss and scratchiness of the opening credit title music, still discernable in the last upgrade, is gone, replaced by a richness of tone that will give your home theater a good workout. (Listen to the brass in this sequence, and you'll notice what I'm talking about...)

The biggest selling point of this edition is, of course, the two discs of additional features offered, and these are, in general, superb.
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323 of 351 people found the following review helpful By William Sommerwerck VINE VOICE on November 17, 2009
Format: Blu-ray
As with the "Wizard of OZ" BD set, the GWTW set is elaborated -- and made "spendier" -- with the addition of material that might not be absolutely necessary for one's enjoyment. The box is covered in red velvet flocking (green would have been more appropriate and amusing -- qv, Carol Burnett). There's a CD "sampler" of Max Steiner's score, running a measly 45 minutes. Given that Max took excessive scoring to the max (Bette Davis had some pointedly unkind things to say about it), a "sampler" could have filled two CDs, and still not have exhausted the music (though the music might exhaust you). *

As with "OZ", there's a 52-page hard-backed book that's largely content-free, plus reproductions of some of the watercolor set-design paintings (in their own little envelope), and various memoranda sent to and from David O. Selznick. I was expecting a reproduction of Gerald O'Hara's pocket watch, but it likely would have been of even poorer quality than the kiddie watch in the "OZ" box.

The best bonus is a reproduction of the 25-cent (expensive in 1939) souvenir booklet. It includes pieces by the principals, notably one from Clark Gable telling how badly he wanted to play Rhett Butler and much he enjoyed every minute of making the film. (He didn't want to appear in "costume" films (having had bad luck in a film about Irish revolutionaries), was afraid to take on a role the public had such definite ideas about, and got along poorly with the first director, George Cukor.)

As I write this, I haven't viewed all the supplemental material on the second disk. (There's a lot.) The third disk duplicates the "When the Lion Roars" feature included in the "OZ" box -- though the package labeling suggests it's unique to GWTW.
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275 of 320 people found the following review helpful By D. Paul Dalton on November 30, 2004
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I do hope you'll return and revise your rating to a '5' once you digest this information:

Gone With the Wind was never released in a Widescreen version on DVD because it was never released in a Widescreen version on film. In fact, when it was released (1939), there were NO "Widescreen" movies at all -- becaues no one had yet thought about formatting movies in that way.

Through the 1940s and into the 1950s, essentially ALL movies were in the 3:4 format that we now consider to be "regular". My understanding is that those proportions originally were adopted by the film industry to roughly correspond with the proportions of viewable area for the "live" theaters extant when the film industry started. Similarly, when television arrived in the late 40s/early 50s, its screen format was determined by copying the 3:4 screen proportions of films made up to that time. By the mid-1950s, the film industry became concerned about losing its audience to TV, so various WIDESCREEN formats (CinemaScope was one; I think there was another called VistaVision; I can't remember the others offhand) were conceived by the film industry in the 1950s as a way in which the film industry could distinguish its film products from what could efficiently be shown on television screens. This was the film industry's attempt to keep audiences coming to theaters to see their movies, rather than just waiting to see movie productions on home televisions; by coming to the theater, the audience could experience something different that what television could offer.
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Still has cut, from the original!!!
I think you are imagining things. GWTW has not been cut since its release. Unless you saw the sneak preview.
Nov 4, 2007 by Plymouth 58 |  See all 11 posts
Blu-ray Reviews Mixed With DVD Reviews.
Yes what is wrong with amazon why are all the reveiws here when i display a blu-ray i only want to see the blu-ray reveiws amazon is run by jerks who dont know what they are doing this has been going on for years
Feb 10, 2010 by BOB SZVETICS |  See all 10 posts
gwtw blu-ray
Wendy - I would only suggest you compare the picture on the DVD version of GWTW to the picture on the blu-ray of Adventures of Robin Hood and I think you will be sold on this new set. In addition to being blu-ray I read that Warner Brothers has yet again remastered this film through their... Read More
Apr 29, 2009 by J. Tommassello |  See all 18 posts
special features different than the 60th anniversary edition?
apparently due for release on 17th november with these special features:
Disc 1 The Movie, Part 1
Remastered feature with Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio
Commentary by historian Rudy Behlmer
Disc 2 The Movie, Part 2
Remastered feature
Commentary by historian Rudy Behlmer
Offer for a numbered Limited... Read More
Aug 10, 2009 by Michael Eldicott |  See all 4 posts
widescreen version
If you want to see a widescreen version of your favorite classic film then just put it on and cover up the top 1/4 and bottom 1/4 of your screen and you'll be seeing the widescreen version! You think Im kidding but that is EXACTLY how they did wide-screen in the 1967 re-release. They went frame... Read More
Feb 15, 2009 by A. Danovi |  See all 5 posts
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