Warner Home Video has annouced that it will be releasing a special edition DVD of the MGM Oscar winning classic Gone With the Wind on November 9th. The four-disc set will feature over five hours of old and new documentaries, interviews and other bonus features.The DVD has been digitally restored with Warner's "Ultra-Resolution" hi-definition technology. The film's original three-strip Technicolor negatives were digitally separated, aligned frame-by-frame in a computer and scanned at high-resolution. According to the studio, the results look amazing.The four hour film will be presented across two dual-layer discs in fullscreen and with Dolby Digital 5.1 and original mono audio tracks. Bonus materials include a new full-length audio commentary with film historian Rudy Behlmer, hour-long documentaries on actors Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, "Melanie Remembers: Olivia de Havilland Recalls Gone With the Wind" 45min featurette (with a recent interview with 88-year-old star), behind-the-scenes footage, advertising materials and more.Also, actor Christopher Plummer will narrate and introduce many of the bonus features. Also included with the set is a full-color reproduction of the original 22-page souvenir booklet that was sold during premiere road-show engagements from 1939 through 1941. More details soon.
Memorial Day Weekend is sliding up on us, and we could not be happier about this. It means a few days where time is a little bit slower, and the food and drink are savory and satisfying but not too heavy. ... more