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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. Bob Furmanek

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    To be clear, the 1954 reissue was presented in 1.75:1, MGM's house ratio at the time for non-anamorphic widescreen presentation.
     
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    Mr. Harris, is there any way you could find information about WB's plans for GWTW? It still would be nice for *something* to happen for the 80th...watching it last night, the process shots, of which there are many, are numerous. I just can't figure out why they wouldn't fix the shot of Tara during the "Land is the only thing that matters" scene. The shot of the house actually seems to be moving vertically.
     
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    Does any footage of Widescreen versions of of GWTW and Oz exist? With all of this talk about them I'd like to see it for myself out of curiosity.
     
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    Which may not have been cuts.
     
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    We all know what non-disc extras they really need to include:

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    No, that would be included in a Carol Burnett Ultimate Collector's Blu-ray Edition along with a Mr. Tuddball intercom mug, As The Stomach Turns door bell keychain that when pressed it rings off cue and a Eunice's dress designed apron.
     
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    What about...this "Here's Lucy" Flip Wilson episode?

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    Scarlett & Prissy. Gale Gordon was Rhett and Lucie Arnaz
    a very pregnant Melanie.
     
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    Probably be considered racist by today's standards as well as being offensive to the LGBT community.
     
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    Anyone offended by Flip Wilson can go pound sand.
     
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    I like the ending of Albert Brooks Real Life where he duplicates the burning of Atlanta by setting fire to a house and you can hear Max Steiner's famous score while the house goes up in flames.

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    Not sure why either of those things would be true in this case?
     
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    Flip Wilson is an icon to the gay community. Never said or did anything offensive.
     
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    They wouldn’t of course.
     
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    "You TELL em, Killuh!!!"

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    I was a little kid when Wilson hit his popular peak, and I was 7 when his show left the air. I was definitely aware of him and pretty sure my family watched the show, but I don't have great memories of his work.

    I do recall that he was enormously popular - so much so that the way his career immediately plummeted when the show left the air when it stopped shocks me.

    It's unclear to me if this was his choice or not. Did he intentionally recede from the spotlight or did he just lose popularity?
     
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    No--the show had run its course, but he was involved in some ugly custody battles in the 70s which is why he didn't bounce back to tv very fast.

    Off topic! I know...
     
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    He also flopped in a CBS sitcom called Charlie and Company in 1985. Gladys Knight played his wife, and she seemed less uncomfortable with it than he did at being tied down to a single non-drag character in a show obviously meant to capitalize on the ratings success of The Cosby Show, which was in Flip's old NBC time slot.* Jaleel White, who later went on to play Steve Urkel** and do the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog (as well as a small part in the movie of Dreamgirls), played their son.

    *The Devil and Max Devlin made them do it. Speaking of "and Company" (not that Billy Joel cartoon based on a Dickens book other than the one read herein), Disney owns Flip's 1980s show now since 20th Century Fox TV produced it.
    **Family Matters premiered in 1989, the same year GWTW turned 50. The year it went off the air, 1998, was the same year as New Line Cinema's disastrous-looking GWTW reissue with the 1.33:1 image windowboxed within anamorphically squeezed 35mm prints.
     
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    I must have missed a memo as this is the first time I have ever heard of Flip Wilson referred to as a gay icon.
     
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