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Vivien-Leigh.com is announcing a Enter for Your Chance to Win Contest! V-L.com will be giving away 3 DVD copies of The Deep Blue Sea! Released in 1955, the film stars Vivien Leigh and Kenneth More. This color film was never released on VHS or DVD but played on American television a couple decades ago. I have in my possession a recording of that TV version so it borders on poor quality, but I have it nonetheless. The Deep Blue Sea is about Hester (Vivien Leigh) “the troubled wife of a London attorney (Emlyn Williams). Racked with emotional problems, Leigh turns her back on her loveless marriage and sets up house with a handsome RAF officer (Kenneth More). When her lover proves to be shallow and unreliable, Leigh attempts to kill herself ” (quoted text taken from Fandango.com).

To enter the contest, please answer the question below. One winner will be chosen at random from the correct submissions. This contest is only open to those living in the USA and Canada (sorry, the DVDs will only work in DVD players from this region). To enter for your chance to win, click on the email link below and send your answer in the email. Please put “Deep Blue Sea” in the subject line.  The contest ends March 31st! Good Luck, everyone!

QUESTION: The film The Deep Blue Sea is adapted from the play of what playwright? Hint: Answer can be found on Vivien-Leigh.com

ANSWER: Send your answer to webmaster @ vivien-leigh.com or CLICK HERE.


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Yes, you read that correctly! The Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum & Warner Brothers have a special announcement! The Gone with the Wind 70th Anniversary Edition on DVD and Blu-Ray will be available early! The DVD will be available to the general public on November 17 but on November 13, at the Gone with the Wind Re-Premiere event in Marietta, fans will have the opportunity to  be the first to purchase either the standard or Blu-Ray version of the film and to get it autographed! This collector’s edition includes extra features such as the documentary “Gone With the Wind: The Legend Lives On”, “Moviola: The Scarlett O’Hara Wars,”  Turner Classic Movies documentary film  “1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year,” “The Making of a Legend: Gone With the Wind” (1989), “Melanie Remembers: Reflections by Olivia de Havilland,” documentary on Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable,  “The Old South” a MGM promotional short piece (1940) , Newsreel from the 1939 Atlanta premiere & from the 1961 Civil War Centennial festivities, theatrical trailers from various releases over the years, a 20 -page reproduction of the original 1939 movie program, a 40-page hardback book on the making of the film, eight  framable 5″x7″ photos of scenes and characters from the film, and a CD sampler of selections from the original GWTW musical score. Whew! And the Ultimate Collector’s Edition will be available in a limited edition and beautiful numbered red velvet keepsake box.

The prices for the DVD’s are as follows:  Standard 69.99   Blu-Ray 84.99

The museum is taking orders for the DVD’s now and those who would like to reserve an autographed copy should email to csutherland@mariettaga.gov or they can call 770-794-5576 to reserve.  Please specify which version is desired and provide your credit card information if not attending the event.  The DVD’s will be autographed by the attending cast members but cannot be personalized due to time restraints.


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Check out the theatrical trailer for the soon-to-be-released Gone with the Wind Blu-Ray Collector’s edition. I can’t imagine Vivien Leigh or Clark Gable in High-Def! It’s going  to be amazing! Thanks, Brian, for sharing.

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The release date for the special 70th anniversary Gone with the Wind DVD has been announced. Place your preorders now! Click here to order the Collector’s Edition or click here to order the Blu-Ray DVD. Both available in the Vivien-Leigh.com E-Store.

By : Chris Tribbey | Posted: 10 Aug 2009
ctribbey@questex.com

Blu-ray Disc fans will have a reason to give a damn Nov. 17, when Warner Home Video pulls one of the all-time greats out of the vault for high-def.

For its 70th anniversary, Gone With the Wind will be available as a limited and numbered Ultimate Collector’s Edition, with both Blu-ray ($84.99) and DVD ($69.92) offerings. The two-disc Blu-ray and five-disc DVD collections, housed in velvet boxes, come with three new documentaries:

1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year, a Turner Classic Movies documentary that aired in July, looks at the other great films from that year, including The Wizard of Oz and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

Gone With the Wind: The Legend Lives On takes a look back at the legacy of the film with interviews, archival footage, and visits to historical sites and museums.

Moviola: The Scarlett O’Hara Wars, a 1980 TV special that’s never made it to home video.

The collector’s editions include a 40-page hardcover book, a reproduction of the 1939 original film program, a CD soundtrack sampler, and eight 5×7-inch art prints. The film is split across the first two discs on the DVDs to accommodate the 220 minute-plus movie running time, with optional commentaries by historian Rudy Behlmer. There is not split of the movie on Blu-ray.

An exclusive planned for the Blu-ray release is a separate DVD of MGM: When the Lion Roars documentary.

“As we’ve done with our spectacular new Wizard of Oz, this new GWTW Blu-ray continues to maximize what the format can do,” said Jeff Baker, EVP and GM for Warner Home Video theatrical catalog. The Blu-ray edition comes with restored and remastered picture.

“It’s six times higher resolution than standard DVD and the most pristine audio available today,” Baker said. “Viewing GWTW on Blu-ray is seeing it again for the first time.”

Bonuses for the collector’s editions include the 1989 The Making of a Legend TV documentary (which the studio also is breaking out as a separate title on its own at $14.97); newsreels about the film’s premiere and the 1961 Atlanta Civil War Centennial; a 1940 MGM short called “The Old South”; foreign-language sample scenes; an “About the Cast” featurette with Olivia Mary de Havilland, the last surviving member from the principal cast; a documentary covering all the main and supporting stars; and trailers.

A bare-bones two-DVD set for $24.98 also will be available. All versions will include an offer for a limited edition copy of the original movie poster.

On Nov. 13-14, Warner and Turner Classic Movies will support an anniversary celebration of the film in Marietta, Ga., home to the Gone With the Wind Museum: Scarlett on the Square, opened there in 2003. The weekend will include a screening of the film, a red carpet event, vintage 1930s cars and a costume ball.

Warner will market the releases heavily with national TV spots on Hallmark, TBS, TNT, AMC, Food Network and high-def channels. Print holiday guides will heavily feature the releases (prebook Oct. 13) and online campaigns will hit IMDb, EW, People and iVillage.

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Vivien-Leigh.com is announcing its first ever Enter for Your Chance to Win Contest! Together with ClassicFlix.com, V-L.com has will be giving away 1 Criterion That Hamilton Woman DVD. To enter, please answer the question below. One winner will be chosen at random from the correct submissions. This contest is only open to those living in the USA (sorry, but future product giveaways will be open to world-wide visitors). To enter for your chance to win, click on the email link below and send your answer in the email. Please put “Hamilton Contest” in the subject line.  The contest ends August 31! Good Luck, everyone!

QUESTION: That Hamilton Woman was the third and final film Laurence Olivier & Vivien Leigh made together, but it was the first film they made as a married couple. What is the date of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier’s wedding anniversary? hint: Answer can be found on Vivien-Leigh.com

edit on September 2, 2009: This contest has ended. Congrats to Gaylon for winning! The correct answer to the question is August 31.

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Let the countdown begin! Place your preorders now at your favorite online film store or at the Vivien-Leigh.com E-Store: That Hamilton Woman will be released by Criterion on September 8, 2009! Take a look at the cover art and the special features the DVD will have, below.

Finally, check this blog or Vivien-Leigh.com on July 1 for a special announcement concerning this film.

June 23, 2009 – On September 8, 2009, the Criterion Collection will release That Hamilton Woman on DVD.

Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars of the late eighteenth century, That Hamilton Woman is a gripping account of the scandalous adulterous affair between the British Royal Navy officer Lord Horatio Nelson (Laurence Olivier) and the renowned beauty Lady Emma Hamilton (Vivien Leigh).

It will contain bonus materials and extra features, and the DVD will be available for the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of $39.95.

The That Hamilton Woman DVD will feature the following bonus materials:

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary featuring noted film historian Ian Christie
  • New video interview with author and editor Michael Korda, Alexander’s nephew, who discusses growing up in the Korda family and the making of That Hamilton Woman
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Alexander Korda Presents, a 1942 promotional radio piece for the film
  • A booklet featuring an essay by Molly Haskell
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    Marietta museum being filmed by documentary crew as ‘GWTW’ turns 70

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Friday, February 13, 2009

    That most enduring of love stories — Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler — celebrates 70 years on the big screen this year. Marietta’s Gone With the Wind Museum is to be part of that celebration.

    Warner Bros. plans to issue a special edition DVD boxed set of the movie and a documentary about the film that premiered in Atlanta on Dec. 15, 1939, said museum director Connie Sutherland.

    “Gone With the Wind,” the book, was written by Atlanta’s Margaret Mitchell. Published in 1936, it is the most widely read book in America after the Bible.

    The Marietta museum, host to 10,000 visitors a year, houses memorabilia on Mitchell, her book, the movie and cast. Only there can Windies — as die-hard GWTW fans are called — see an original dress worn by Vivian Leigh as Scarlett in the movie.

    Referred to as the bengaline honeymoon gown, it’s the one Scarlett wore when she married Rhett Butler. It is the only original dress worn by Leigh as Scarlett that is on display for the public to view, Sutherland said. Every few years, she and Dr. Christopher Sullivan of Akron, Ohio, owner of the museum’s collection, carefully pack up the dress and other artifacts for loan to other exhibits.

    Recently, two chairs from the Scarlett and Rhett dining room scene were added to the museum’s collection.

    “We are kind of a mecca for Windies,” Sutherland said. “They count on us. We’re somewhat the keepers of the flame.”

    That’s why the documentary crew is to be in Marietta Feb. 27 to interview Sutherland and film the museum. Sutherland helped the film crew locate several of the remaining cast members. The hope is that some cast members can be at the museum to be included in the documentary, she said.

    Sutherland admits she has lost track but has read the book at least six times and seen the entire movie about 25 times. The movie plays daily at the museum.

    “I’ve always been a ‘Gone With the Wind’ fan. Mainly, I’m a Margaret Mitchell fan. I’ve always had a connection with her,” Sutherland said. “In the movie, the person I think was the core of the story is Hattie McDaniel. She’s so different than Mammy. She was the one person who knew Scarlett for who she was, for how she was.”

    “There is something mystical and magic about ‘Gone With the Wind,” she said. “The reason people come here is the romance. Rhett and Scarlett didn’t even wind up together at the end of the movie. People will assume they went back together because Scarlett got everything else she wanted.”

    IF YOU GO
    Gone With the Wind Museum
    18 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, 770-794-5145
    www.gwwmarietta.com
    Museum and gift shop open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Admission rates vary from $4 to $7

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