Gone with the Wind celebrates its 70th birthday this year, and has been restored and remastered for both Blu-ray and DVD, and these new versions will be in stores on December 2.

There will be 2 editions of the film in the 2 formats – the Ultimate Collectors Edition, and the 2-Disc Special Edition.

Ultimate Collectors Edition

Includes the movie, plus a bonus disc with three new documentaries:

  • ‘1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year’, narrated by Kenneth Branagh
  • ‘Gone with the Wind: The Legend Lives On’ – interviews, footage and visits to historical sites, events and museums
  • ‘Moviola: The Scarlett O’Hara Wars’ – a 1980 WBTV Special, never before seen on home video

This version is a limited edition, and will also include a 40-page hardcover book with photos, production notes and more; a reproduction of the 1939 original program and ten 5″ x 7″ frameable art prints. As an extra bonus, the Blu-ray will include the documentary ‘MGM: When The Lion Roars’.

Other bonus material includes:

  • The Making of a Legend documentary (1989 TV special, narrated by Christopher Plummer)
  • Restoring a Legend – Chronicles the film/video restoration process
  • Dixie Hails Gone with the Wind -1939 Premiere newsreel
  • 1940 MGM historical short – The Old South
  • Atlanta Civil War Centennial 1961 premiere newsreel
  • International prologue
  • Foreign language version sample scenes
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Melanie Remembers: Reflections by Olivia de Havilland – Exclusive 2004 Documentary
  • Cast profile – Gable: The King Remembered
  • Cast profile – Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond
  • The Supporting Players – cameo portraits of the ensemble

It’s 5 discs for the DVD version, while Blu-ray gets it in on 2 discs.

2-Disc Special Edition

This version includes the film, and commentary by the film historian Rudy Behlmer.

Price

  • Ultimate Collectors Edition: Blu-ray $79.95 RRP, DVD $59.95 RRP
  • 2-Disc Special Edition: Blu-ray $29.95 RRP, DVD $19.95 RRP