Gone with the Wind is certainly a flawed film, but while it naked romanticization can be vexing to modern audience, it is hard to dismiss the film as anything short of a masterpiece (warts and all). The film is sweeping in scope, epic in proportions and technically brilliant. With its large budget at the time and its 50 speaking parts and 2400 extras it is the textbook definition of a Hollywood Epic. That is why I was as pleased as punch to get my hand on the Gone with the Wind 70th Anniversary Edition DVD.
To start off with the film looks wonderful. The movies have been remastered with from the original technicolor film elements for a vibrant crisp picture that audience from 1939 could have only dreamed of and the Dolby Digital 5.1 audio sounds great. What I would have liked to have seen is more extras, but I guess that is why they have also released the Gone with the Wind (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition), which contains over 8 HOURS of extras.
The two disc DVD set has an inciteful audio commentary from historian Rudy Behlmer, which is very illuminating and adds new levels of watchability to a film I have seen a dozen times before, which is no small feat. So why not rediscover epic Hollywood movie making and pick up a copy of Gone with the Wind (Two-Disc Special Edition) on DVD . If Blu-Ray is your thing, why not pick up Gone with the Wind (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray] and enjoy the film in crisp, and from what I hear, wrinkle revealing HD.
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