Gone with the Wind: Buy now or wait?

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  1. MatthewA

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    Should I buy the current DVD of "Gone with the Wind" or wait for a special edition, as the 65th anniversary is in 2004 and Warner has plans to release several 2-disc sets per year.
     
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    While you can get the current DVD for cheap (14.99), it's a mess.

    There's DVNR and ringing all over the place, plus there's only a trailer for an extra.

    I'd look for a cheap copy if you REALLY want it, but I'd wait for an SE, which will probably happen in the near future.
     
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    Thank you. I'll stick to my LD, which I got before I had a DVD player.
     
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    Woohoo.. First double post. [​IMG]
     
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    The reason why the R1 DVD is inferior is because it's one of the very first MGM-Turner DVD's (so old, it actually came in a MGM snapper!).

    It's not WB's fault, but I'd expect an SE to use this better transfer.
     
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    I've heard that there is some footage of the wall from King Kong being burned down during the filming of GWTW. It was purposely burned down during the burning of Atlanta scenes. As a huge KK fan, I'd love to see that footage on a 2nd disc of extras!
     
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    I'm positive it wasn't one of the very first MGM-Turner DVD's. I got it when it was first released in a non-snapper MGM case after the theatrical re-release which was June 1998, so it came out months after that. It became a snapper when WB got the rights to it.
     
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    dan you can see that bit IN THE FILM

    if you find the WONDERFUL documentary "Making of a Legend : Gone With The Wind" you can see the raw footage of the set being torn down while aflame.

    I have it on LD so if you have a player you should look for a copy.

    Any SE of GWTW should be 3 discs, the movie on two, then a third disc with MOAL:GWTW and the rest of the extras from the CAV box set (one movie, 5 discs, those were the days)

    That set had several trailers, footage from reissue premieres and the foreign opening which explained what the civil war was...
     
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    Quite frankly my dear, I really don't give a damn.
     
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