Warner Home Video will release the latest special edition of Gone With the Wind on November 9, reports Variety. The film has been through yet another digital restoration, this time via Warner’s “Ultra-Resolution” process.
Among the bonus features is a 17-minute featurette on the restoration process and the critically acclaimed 1989 two-hour “The Making of a Legend” documentary, which was sold separately from all previous VHS, DVD and laserdisc versions of the film that have been on the market since 1985.
The new “Gone With the Wind Four-Disc Collector’s Edition” includes a rare recent interview with 88-year-old star Olivia de Havilland that is part of a new 45-minute program called “Melanie Remembers: Olivia de Havilland Recalls ‘Gone with the Wind.’ ” Other bonus features include a new full-length audio commentary by film historian Rudy Behlmer; a 66-minute doc on Clark Gable; and a 45-minute doc on Vivien Leigh.
Warner recruited Christopher Plummer, who narrated the “Making of a Legend” documentary 15 years ago, to narrate and introduce many of the bonus features on the new DVD. Also included with each set is a full-color reproduction of the original 22-page souvenir booklet sold during premiere roadshow engagements from 1939-41.
DVD File also reports that Warner Home Video has officially scheduled a ten-disc “The Matrix” box set due by the holidays. The set will include all three films and hours of newly-produced making of material, new transfers and more.