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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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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.

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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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.

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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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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They could put the 70mm version on the 4KUHD for a laugh.:)
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:
fantasia_ver3.jpg
fantasia_ver5.jpg

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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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. :(