Gone With the Wind [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Get £1 Off Amazon Video*
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
"Gone With The Wind" is a fantastic investment on Blu-ray. Technicolor films from the 1930s and 1940s tend to look ravishing, paradoxically because of the lessened colour palette (see also "The Adventures Of Robin Hood" (1938)). Respected production designer William Cameron Menzies was behind the "look" of GWtW, and envisaged rich colour alternating with muted tones for more melancholic scenes: the Blu-ray captures his vision triumphantly, with wonderfully dark blacks, glowing oranges and reds, and sombre greys all equally rendered. Although the transfer is only in 4:3, when you get over the fact there is no pseudo-widescreen option (as there was on the DVD of "Snow White" in that BD combi pack) the quality of the images is in my opinion flawless.
As for extras, the second disc abounds with interesting documentaries and cast biographies that add to the experience of one of the genuinely biggest films ever made.
Being born the seventies myself I never had the chance to see this picture on the big screen - but it doesn't take anything away from the awesome film it is.
Indeed I guess it has been the first ever film featuring a strong woman - and not in every role: a leading strong woman who fights, cheats, uses men to her own benefit. My, what a Lady!
Of course Hollywood of the Thirties had to have her lose her humanity, friends and her loved husband in the end: but all this is only conventions. What remains is one of the most spell-binding film ever. A plot that gets you whirling in the history of the USA: Believe me, a true Masterpiece!
I was very excited when I saw it contained 4 different discs. It contains 'The Making Of A Legend' which I saw on TV previously. It is a highly enjoyable account of the story of the making of GWTW, and the most avid fan will enjoy it immensely. It shows behind the scenes shots of all the stars, and some of the auditions starring other populars actors/actresses of the time. It is interesting to see this, and compare their performances to those of the stars of the film.
Being a massive Vivien Leigh fan, I was very pleased to see that one of the discs contains the Vivien Leigh documentary 'Scarlett and Beyond' which is lovely.
There is also a great recent interview with the brilliant Olivia De Havilland. She looks amazing for her age, and her account of the making of the film is spellbinding. She is a very interesting lady.
The overall quality of the film is brilliant. It is almost as if the film was done in recent years. The details and colour is much more superior to any editions before, and you notice things that you didn't notice before. The colour of Vivien Leigh's eyes is more vivid, and you can see that her eyes are actually green, and not the blueish colour that they have on previous versions.
If you love this film then buy it. If you're a mad GWTW fan, then definitely buy it, you would be a fool not to. I promise you, you will not be disappointed!!
Just as I thought that this 2004 DVD couldn't not be topped, the 70th anniversary edition comes along. This new 2009 edition contains one more disc. The first 4 discs are identical to the 2004 release (although the language options are slightly different). The new additional 5th disc contains a feature length documentary titled "1939 - Hollywood's Greatest Year", which is narrated by Kenneth Brannagh and focuses on all the movie classics that were made during that year. Furthermore, you'll find a new documentary on the legacy of "Gone With The Wind" with new contributions by actress Ann Rutherford (who played Scarlett's younger sister). Last but not least, the disc contains a TV movie called "The Scarlett Wars" (1980.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this film - what a classic - I can't believe it was made so long ago and Vivien Leigh was just the best actress, so beautiful - no-one else could ever be Scarlett O'Hara. Read morePublished 8 days ago by amberfarleigh
Sprawling visually brilliant epic and worth sitting through the whole preamble just for that one immortal line.Published 9 days ago by LeBrit
They sure don't make 'em like this anymore! This is areal classic film which gets new fans every time it is put on air! Read morePublished 10 days ago by Mr. M. K. Johnson
I got this for my mum for her birthday,and of course she loved it.
You couldn't get a cheaper price 92p