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Friday, 05 September 2014 15:30

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: 75th, Gone with the Wind: 75th & deluxe new BBC Sherlock box

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All right, let’s finish the week with a little more fun release news…

First up today, Sony Picture Home Entertainment has announced the release of a Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: 75th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray on 12/2. The film has been digitally restored and remastered in 4K and will be presented in 1080p on this release. The set includes audio commentary with Frank Capra Jr., the Frank Capra’s American Dream feature-length documentary, 5 featurettes (Frank Capra Jr. Remembers... Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Conversations with Frank Capra Jr.: A Family History, Conversations with Frank Capra Jr.: The Golden Years, Frank Capra: Collaboration, and The Frank Capra I Knew), the film’s original theatrical trailer, and a rare international trailer. SRP is $19.99 but Amazon is selling it for just $13.99. See the artwork below.  [Read on here…]

Warner Home Video has announced the Gone with the Wind: 75th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray box set for release on 9/30. From the press release: “The memorabilia includes a replica of Rhett Butler’s handkerchief and a music box paperweight playing Tara’s theme with an image on top of the Rhett-Scarlett kiss. Also included is a 36-page companion booklet featuring a look at the immortal style of Gone with the Wind, written by New York fashion designer and Project Runway fan favorite Austin Scarlett, whose signature look reflects the romantic elegance of the Gone with the Wind era. The new special features include footage of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh attending the original movie premiere in Atlanta and Old South/New South, a journey through today’s South, revisiting the real-life locations depicted to see how the world of the Old South continues to inform life in the New South’s cosmopolitan world.” More importantly, the studio has also announced that the film is also going back into theaters for a pair of nationwide Fathom Events screenings on 9/28 and 10/1. More details are available at this link, and here’s the box set artwork…

Gone with the Wind: 75th Anniversary Edition box (Blu-ray Disc)

Home Entertainment is releasing a terrific Sherlock: The Complete Seasons 1-3 Blu-ray/DVD Combo box set (SRP $197.50, but Amazon has it for just $138.25). The 14 disc set will include all three seasons (9 episodes) on both Blu-ray and DVD, with all of the previously-available bonus content, as well as all-new content including: Outtakes from Seasons 2 and 3, all new audio commentary, an exclusive deleted scene from Season Three, BBC Archive interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Steven Moffat, and Sue Vertue from the time of the Season One premiere (and which are all new to disc), the 60-minute Unlocking Sherlock documentary (about Season Three), and a trio of 25-minute Sherlock Uncovered featurettes about each Season Three episode. Not only that, the box set also includes limited edition busts of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, and a pair of limited edition collectible artwork cards. It’s pretty slick. Here’s what the open box looks like (click on the image to pre-order it on Amazon)…

Sherlock: The Complete Series 1-3 box set (Blu-ray Disc)

By the way, while we’re talking about Sherlock Holmes, here at last is the Amazon Blu-ray pre-order link for MPI’s Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series featuring Jeremy Brett (click on the cover)…

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada TV Series (Blu-ray Disc)    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: 75th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Disc()    Sex Tape (Blu-ray Disc)

As you can see, we also included artwork for Sony’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and Sex Tape (due 10/21).

So there you go! Lots more on tap for next week, so have a great weekend and we’ll see you back here on Monday. Peace out!

- Bill Hunt


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