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No 4K release for Gone With The Wind's 80th Anniversary?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ken Koc, Aug 29, 2019.

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  1. Ken Koc

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    I am surprised there not even a whisper about a 4K of Gone With The Wind's 80th Anniversary.
    Is Warner's not interested in what is biggest selling movie of all time?
     
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    Maybe their budget wouldn’t cover both Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind, so they picked just one for this anniversary.
     
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    Isn't it possible that Gone with the Wind comes out in November?
     
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    Keeping my fingers crossed!
     
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    Since Gunga Din is having it’s anniversary I hope to see a new release on disc. The dvd is from 2004 and not from a good print of the film. GWTW would be nice too.
     
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    Gunga Din was RKO... but I live in hope nonetheless.
     
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    Gone With The Wind is $5 on iTunes right now. If it get's a 4k release, this will be upgraded.
     
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    It's available on iTunes with a decent HD presentation.
     
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    I think that’s the same transfer that was the basis of the DVD. It’s totally watchable but doesn’t meet the standard WB insists on for a Blu-ray release.
     
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    I'm thinking we might still see this before the end of the year, but I wonder if WB is a bit nervous about re-releasing Gone with the Wind as there's been some negative sentiment towards it lately.
     
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    This film and Oz are WB's cash cows, they've so far not missed any chance to re-release these two films in order to get more money for themselves.
     
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    Comments like "you would" and "you have no taste" amount to nothing more than personal attacks--the kind that you'd hear in an elementary school cafeteria.

    They are against the HTF Rules. They will stop now. Or there will be disciplinary action.
     
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    They could put the 70mm version on the 4KUHD for a laugh.:)
     
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    Enough with "The Wizard of Oz" cover art posts which I've deleted to prevent the back and forth arguments from continuing in this thread. I will ban anybody from this thread that brings it up again here. We don't need to sidetrack this thread too like that other one.
     
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    Truth be told, I wouldn't mind seeing the "widescreen" version again. I saw it in 1967 during that 70mm presentation and never again. At the time, people were kind of astounded it did blockbuster business at the box-office, but the film has always had its champions. I understood the image was compromised in order to get that wider ratio, but my memories of the experience have completely faded over time.
     
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    All these things are momentary anomalies to appeal to current tastes. I remember a theatrical release of “Fantasia” advertised as “The Ultimate Trip”, and another where the original soundtrack was removed and replaced by a new digital recording of Stokowski’s orchestrations. I still have the CDs of that last one.
     
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    That would be these releases: [​IMG] [​IMG]
    IIRC, the narration for 1982 digital re-recording re-release was done by Hugh Douglas, then replaced by Tim Matheson for a 1985 limited re-release. FWIW, Fantasia was also subjected to a cropped "widescreen" version in SuperScope in 1956.

    And now, back to the original topic.....
     
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    I'm not sure Fantasia is the best analogy to use here considering the optical alteration of the "Pastoral Symphony" sequence over the years.
     
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    Really, guys...let's try to stay on topic.

    It's a young thread and we've spent more time talking about Gunga Din, The Wizard of Oz, and Fantasia than we have about the film in question--Gone With the Wind.
     
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    My wife has *never* seen Gone with the Wind and has zero interest in ever seeing it. I just don't understand that. I first saw it in the 60s when my parents took my sister and I to a revival showing. I thought it was quite long and a bit boring in places but overall really enjoyed it (and Clark Gable cussed!). I have a one of the DVD releases as well as the 70th Anniversary BR and have never been able to talk her into a viewing. :(
     
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