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Gone with the Wind 70th AE UCE (R1/US BD) in November - Artwork added

Warner Home Video have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Gone with the Wind 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition on 17th November 2009. This romantic epic arrives in a “stunningly restored and remastered version” that features a bonus disc with three new 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.

The 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition, limited and numbered, will also include 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. The UCEs will be available in Blu-ray for $84.99 and DVD for $69.92 SRP. A Two Disc Special Edition DVD will also be offered with the film and commentary for $24.98 SRP. The documentary The Making of a Legend will also be available as a stand alone for $14.97 SRP.

There will also be a Target exclusive single-disc Blu-ray release priced at $28.99 SRP.

DVD Tech Specs
  • 1.33:1
  • English and French DD5.1 Surround
  • English and Spanish DD1.0 Mono
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles

Blu-ray Disc Tech Specs
  • 1080P 1.33:1
  • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
  • English, French and Spanish (Castilian) DD5.1 Surround
  • English and Spanish (Latin) DD1.0
  • English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles

2-Disc DVD 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 Edition copy of the Original 1939 Poster

Includes everything listed in the Two Disc SE as well as the following:

Disc 3
About The Movie
  • The Making of a Legend documentary (1989 TV Special) (Narrated by Christopher Plummer)
  • Restoring a Legend - Chronicles the film/video restoration process
  • Dixie Hails Gone with the Wind -1939 Premiere newsreel
  • 1940 MGM historical short - The Old South
  • Atlanta Civil War Centennial 1961 premiere newsreel
  • International prologue
  • Foreign language version sample scenes
  • Theatrical Trailers

Disc 4
About The Cast
  • Melanie Remembers: Reflections by Olivia de Havilland - Exclusive 2004 Documentary
  • Cast profile - Gable: The King Remembered
  • Cast profile - Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond
  • The Supporting Players - Cameo portraits of an unforgettable ensemble
    • At Tara
      • The O’Hara Plantation in Georgia
      • Thomas Mitchell as Gerald O’Hara
      • Barbara O’Neill as Ellen, his wife
    • Their Daughters
      • Evelyn Keyes as Suellen
      • Ann Rutherford as Carreen
    • The house servants
      • Hattie McDaniel as Mammy
      • Oscar Polk as Pork
      • Butterfly McQueen as Prissy
    • At Twelve Oaks
      • Leslie Howard as Ashley Wilkes
      • Rand Brooks as Charles Hamilton, her brother
      • Carroll Nye as Frank Kennedy, a guest
    • In Atlanta
      • Laura Hope Crews as Aunt Pittypat Hamilton
      • Eddie Anderson as Uncle Peter, her coachman
      • Harry Davenport as Dr. Meade
      • Jane Darwell as Mrs. Merriwether
      • Ona Munson as Belle Watling
      • Cammie King as Bonnie Blue Butler

    Disc 5
    New Bonus Disc
    • Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents 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 most 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
    • Trailers

    (Blu-ray Hi-Def will have all discs above combined onto 2 discs)

    Also included are unique premiums housed in a beautiful velvet keepsake box, limited and numbered:

    • 20-page reproduction of the original and complete 1939 Souvenir Program
    • 40-page Production History Book with photos and production notes
    • Eight Frameable 5x7 Art Prints
    • CD soundtrack sampler featuring eight tracks
      • Main Title
      • Tara
      • The Barbecue
      • Escape From Atlanta
      • I'll Never Be Hungry Again!
      • Paddock Scene 5:27
      • Scarlett In The Mist/Rhett Leaves
      • Flashback/Finale

    • MGM: When The Lion Roars Documentary

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