Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to Re-Release 'Gone With the Wind' Theatrically2 Sep, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Studio is partnering with Turner Classic Movies to celebrate the 10-time Oscar-winning film’s 75th anniversary
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Turner Classic Movies Sept. 2 announced they are partnering to screen Oscar-winning Gone With the Wind in select theatres nationwide on Sept. 28 and Oct. 1.
The studio Sept. 30 is releasing at retail Gone with the Wind: 75th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray Disc and Digital HD with UltraViolet. It will be presented in limited and numbered sets, with new premium packaging, new special features and new collectible memorabilia.
The classic 1939 film, which won 10 Oscars and stars Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara, Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, Olivia De Havilland as Melanie Hamilton and Leslie Howard as Ashley Wilkes, will be presented in its original 1:37:1 aspect ratio so audiences can experience the movie as it was originally shown 75 years ago.
“TCM Presents: Gone With the Wind” also includes a special introduction by TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne.
“Gone With the Wind is one of the most celebrated and iconic films in the WB Library,” Jeff Baker, WBHE EVP and GM of Theatrical Catalog, said in a statement. “We are very selective about re-releasing classic films from our library, theatrically, and this is certainly one that warrants the limited re-release. Deservedly, 75 years later, it remains the domestic box-office king at nearly $1.7 billion (adjusted for inflation).”
Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than 650 select movie theaters nationwide.