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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. Message #21 of 188 Aug 30, 2019
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    Robert Crawford

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    TBH, even I, who's watched it several times in my lifetime, now watches it in 2-3 stages. If it ever plays on a large movie screen again, I might force myself to go to it just to watch it at one seating.:) At home, I get antsy and have too many distractions available to me to watch the film in its entirety at one seating. Perhaps, that will change if it comes out on 4K/UHD, but even then I think I will divide it up in almost 2 hour blocks.
     
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    The, shall we say, problematic aspects of GWTW have been controversies to one degree or another since 1939. Fathom events did an 80th anniversary screening event earlier this year, which would suggest WB is not nervous about re-releasing it.

    Maybe they are stuck in deliberations over what kind of swag to include in the over-sized 80th-anniversary box set? Perhaps a commemorative Gone With the Wind 80th-Anniversary electric fan?
     
  3. Robert Crawford

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    Yeah, unfortunately, Fathom events are not shown here in my area without me taking a 40 minute road trip one way.
     
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    She's never seen that one either (it's one of my favorite Kubrick movies). ;)
     
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    I can more easily understand why she'd avoid "Clockwork Orange", as it's not exactly a "female friendly" movie.

    But "GWTW" is arguably the definition of "chick flick"!
     
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    Robert Harris

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    Cannot imagine the need, or propriety for GWTW inn 4k.
     
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    Since this is an Anniverary thread I'll mention that I'd love to have a 60th Anniversary of 1959 Ben-Hur in 4k uhd.
     
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    Which is exactly why I don't get her not wanting, or caring, to see GWTW. I think she'd really like most of it. Oh well... it is what it is.
     
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    This is an Anniversary thread for Gone With the Wind, not any other film title.
     
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    The same can be said about another 1939 title that is coming out in October or many other much lesser titles that are being released in 4K.
     
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    This post bears repeating as some of us keep ignoring it.
     
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    I went when they did the 75th anniversary screening (luckily, I only had to go a couple miles). It was a packed house and AMC even put it on one of their larger screens, instead of the glorified television they usually use for projecting Fathom Events.

    The only problem was they padded out the 4-hour running time by adding a TCM intro and then did not provide a proper intermission: The only break was the length of the entr' acte, which meant a large portion of the audience (myself included) got back to the theater several minutes after the 2nd part had begun.
     
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    The film was a big success for Fathom:
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-gone-wind-sets-record-fathom-1195914

    The screening was far too yellow for me ( I saw it in Beverly Hills, and they gave us a proper intermission).

    I find that the blu looks pretty yellow. too I see some great color values--but, for example, Rhett's proposal in Aunt Pitty's parlor is suffused in yellow and overpowers some of the color and pattern detail to me. I guess I'm too used to the releases not timed to the original release prints.
     
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    Robert,

    Very different films. GW is littered with multiple mattes and opticals, Moreno than even Oz, which blend nicely in dye transfer, which is probably lower Rez than 2k. At 4, it would need a great deal of hand-holding.
     
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    For home video cinema colour gamut is only available with 4K discs so I definitely can even if there is not a single pixel of real 4K detail in sight. It's a package deal. ;)
     
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    Well, based on your comments and reading between the lines, I guess we're out of luck with GWTW on 4K disc in the foreseeable future.:(
     
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    Well if that's how it's going to be and and a 4K release isn't announced by the end of October, then I'm going to plan to re-watch my Blu-ray this winter which I haven't watched in 10 years!
     
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    Does not mean a 4k will not be produced
     
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    Don't understand this comment. If GWTW can be improved by 4K upgrade, why not? Propriety? What does that mean? It's one of the great films in the history of Hollywood film making.
     

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