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Gone With The Wind [Blu-ray] [1939] [Region Free]

Clark Gable , Vivien Leigh , Victor Fleming , George Cukor    Parental Guidance   Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia De Havilland, Harry Davenport
  • Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, English, German
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.37:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Nov 2009
  • Run Time: 233 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002CYIR84
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,458 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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, colour, 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

Product Description

Epic romantic drama based on Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning novel set during the American Civil War. Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) often uses men to get what she wants, but is unable to get the one man she truly desires, Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard). She soon meets her match in the roguish Captain Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) and in the war itself which destroys the genteel way of life she has always known. With determination she rebuilds her life from the shattered remains the Union Army leaves behind. Despite its sometimes troubled production (director George Cukor was replaced by Victor Fleming, with Sam Wood brought in when Fleming's health failed), the film won ten Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress.


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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Golden Age In Blu. 2 Jan 2010
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As I said in my Blu-ray review of "North By Northwest", when major studios really want to get it together for BD releases, they can make really impressive products. "Gone With The Wind" is a perfect marriage of Hollywood nous, production values and acting bravura: similarly, the Blu-ray release gets the full-on treatment, in terms of restoration of the original print and extras.

"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.
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111 of 117 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth The Wait! 23 Mar 2005
Format:DVD
Wow! I accidentally came across this new DVD version of Gone With The Wind whilst browsing in the shops. I have previously ignored other DVD versions, because they didn't put any special features on them which disappointed me deeply. I always knew that eventually a DVD with special features would be released, and it has now been released in style with this edition.
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!!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Although I already had bought the 4-disc-65th anniversary-edition, I decided to buy this new 70th anniversary DVD which contains one more disc. I already was pretty impressed by the edition 5 years ago, which showed the movie in great clarity and all its Technicolor splendor. In addition it had the most amazing bonus features, I had ever seen on a DVD release. It contained feature length profiles on the lead actors Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, and much to my delight small cast featurettes on all the other actors. It also had a Making-of documentary and vintage newsreels on the original 1939 Atlanta premiere, as well as the the 25th Anniversay re-release in Atlanta. Furthermore, it has foreign language sample scenes, an exclusive 2004 documentary with Olivia de Havilland (who played Melanie in the movie), as well as a documentary on the restoration process and the vintage short "The Old South" (1940) - Needless to say, that those bonus features alone would justify the purchase of this DVD.

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.
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70 of 74 people found the following review helpful
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Format:DVD
As a man I am probably not the most typical fan of this movie, which is very feminine, and sometimes surprisingly feminist. And still I can not help it. I always loved GWTW and it still has on me a magical effect, as few others manage to do (the others being essentially "Star Wars", "The longest day", "The seven samurai" and "Alien"). This is an adaptation of a very long (and excellent) book, so it has to be long. And it is. And me for one I am very happy that it is, because there is no way to tell the whole story shorter. Period.

GWTW is two stories in one and they are both passionate - and very, very sad. The background is about the death of a country, a civilisation and a way of life. And no matter what is your opinion on the American South, a death is never happy - but it can be a great story. And it is. The scene with Scarlett walking between the wounded Confederate soldiers in the railway station of Atlanta is unbelievable - those who never saw it, missed something great and perfect.

The second story is about the coming of age and maturing of a very beautiful, but antipatic, mean and rather stupid young girl. Scarlett is 17 at the beginning of the movie - immature, silly, lazy and spoiled she is in fact a horrible (although cute) little brat. The cataclysm swallowing her world will force her to change and she will show a surprising strength - you simply must admire her for the moment when she succesfully deals with the repugnant Yankee plunderer, who came to steal the very last money and the very last food of four starving and sick women. The scene in which, on the ruins of the world, in the background of blood coloured sunset she swears that she will never be hungry again, is one of the most powerful ever in the history of cinema.
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one of the worst bluray transfers
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Published 5 days ago by 69punchy
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps the oldies entertained all afternoon
Perfect to keep the oldies entertained an damp cold afternoons.they sing along as if it was yesterday great.
Published 10 days ago by Linda Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Why I loved again "Gone with the Wind"
I just read:"Frankiy,My Dear:Gone with the Wind" Revisited...by Molly Haskell.It is a huge sociological and introspective analytical impact brought by Margaret Mitchell's... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Bertrand LEWINSON
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film, but I miss the extra material from the 4 disc edition.
This film about the American Civil War is always a pleasure to see, it is amazing that it was made so long ago. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Berit Storset
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Just the best film ever even after 75 years! This box set provides all you need in relation to the film and characters
Published 1 month ago by Ken Kirk
4.0 out of 5 stars I have always been a fan of this film since seeing it first in war...
I would prefer that all such items when ordered from New Zealand were of the type that are able to be played in that zone
Published 2 months ago by james seaman
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastice service
Thank you so much for delivering my item free of charge and delivering on time. It was ready to give as a birthday present in record time.
Published 2 months ago by Mrs J E Brown
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for me.
I remember when this film first came out. My Auntie went to see it at the Dewsbury Playhouse sometime in the 1940s. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Pgmason
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite movie looking better than ever
I have no doubt in my mind- "Gone with the Wind" is the greatest live action movie ever made. Read more
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