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Friday, October 10, 2014

Gone With the Wind 75th Anniversary Blu-Ray Review

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Gone With the Wind 75th Anniversary Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis:  Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard and Hattie McDaniel star in this classic epic of the American South. On the eve of the Civil War, rich, beautiful and self-centered Scarlett O'Hara (Leigh) has everything she could want - except Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard). As the war devastates the South, Scarlett discovers the strength within herself to protect her family and rebuild her life. Through everything, she longs for Ashley, unaware that she is already married to the man she really loves (Gable) - and who truly loves her - until she finally drives him away. Only then does Scarlett realize what she has lost ... and tries to win him back.

Review:  I will preface this by confessing that Gone With the Wind is my all-time favorite film.   I love every second of this classic feature.  This film is adored by millions to this day and what better way to celebrate the pinnacle 75th anniversary than with this box set.  The goodies inside are adorned by a gorgeous box. The insides give us an amazing book, collectible hankerchief and music box, along with the Blu-ray version of the film.  There is nothing about this set that doesn't scream fantastic.  This is not only a must have, but it would also make an amazing gift.  The price is right and the extras are abundant (see below).  There is so much win here, and if you don't agree, frankly my dear,I don't give a damn!  You like what I did there?  Yeah, I knew you would.

Special Features: • Featuring footage including Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh attending the original movie premiere in Atlanta • “Old South/New South” NEW! Take a journey of discovery through today's South, revisiting the real-life locations depicted in “Gone With the Wind,” from Gettysburg to Atlanta to New Orleans, to see how the world of the Old South - and the themes depicted in the film - continue to inform life in the cosmopolitan world of the New South.

INCLUDES COLLECTIBLE MUSIC BOX AND HANDKERCHIEF, PLUS STUNNING 36-PAGE BOOK – Join Acclaimed Fashion Designer Austin Scarlett in Exploring the Monumental Fashion of the Film, the Historical and Cultural Events That Inspired It, and the Continuing Influence of Scarlett O’Hara and Her Unforgettable Gowns on Contemporary Designers

Two all new Featurettes: · Old South/New South · Gone with the Wind: Hollywood Comes to Atlanta

Also includes: · Commentary by Historian Rudy Behlmer · The Making of a Legend documentary (1989 TV Special) (Narrated by Christopher Plummer) · Restoring a Legend - Chronicles the Film/ Video restoration Process · 1939 Premiere Newsreel · 1940 MGM Historical Short "The Old South" · 1961 Premiere Newsreel · International Prologue · Foreign Language Version Sample Scenes · Trailer Gallery - 5 trailers · Cast Profile - Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond · The Supporting Players - Cameo portraits of an unforgettable ensemble · Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year - Narrated by Kenneth Branagh · Gone with the Wind: The Legend Lives On --> Explore the legacy of the most beloved film through illuminating interviews, footage and visits to historical sites, events and museums. · Moviola: The Scarlett O'Hara War 1980 WBTV Special · Existing Special never before seen on home video release

Interest Range: Classics