Citizen Kane

Directed by Orson Welles
Starring Everett Sloane, Joseph Cotten

Turner Home Entertainment | September 13, 2011 | Blu-Ray

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CITIZEN KANE is quite simply one of the best films ever made. Orson Welles is astounding as both actor and director in this sweeping drama, based largely on the life of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst.

Video Release: September 13, 2011

Runtime: 193

Rating: PG (MPAA)

Studio: Turner Home Entertainment

UPC: 883929184804

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Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

Directed by Orson Welles
Starring Everett Sloane, Joseph Cotten

Video Release: September 13, 2011

Runtime: 193

Rating: PG (MPAA)

Studio: Turner Home Entertainment

UPC: 883929184804


Edition Description
  • Runtime: 193 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English

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Citizen Kane: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition features: 48-page collector's book, 20-page reproduction of the 1941 program, Lobby cards, Production memo and correspondence reproductions, Audio commentary by Peter Bogdanovich, Audio commentary by Roger Ebert, World Premier of Citizen Kane featurettes, Interviews with Ruth Warrick and Robert Wise, Production galleries (featuring commentary from Roger Ebert, Deleted scenes, Theatrical trailer, Full-length The Battle Over Citizen Kane documentary on DVD, HBO Films' docudrama RKO 281, starring Liev Schreiber as Orson Welles and James Cromwell as newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst on DVD

Synopsis

CITIZEN KANE is quite simply one of the best films ever made. Orson Welles is astounding as both actor and director in this sweeping drama, based largely on the life of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst.

Description

Welles's greatest achievement, and a landmark of cinema history. The narrative charts the rise to power of a newspaper publisher whose wealth and power ultimately leave him alone in his castle-like refuge. Every aspect of the production marked an advance in film language: the deep-focus, deeply shadowed cinematography; the discontinuous narrative (in a screenplay by Herman Mankiewicz); the innovative use of sound and score; the ensemble acting forged in the fires of Welles's Mercury Theater. Essential viewing. The laserdisc contains a second audio track with commentary by a noted film historian, and the 50th-anniversary release includes the restored original movie plus the 30-minute documentary Reflections on Citizen Kane featuring the recollections of the actors and editors along with commentary by other filmmakers.

Notes

This was the debut film of the 25-year-old Orson Welles, who had formerly made his name as a radio and theatre actor and director. RKO, with great fanfare, had signed him to an exclusive contract, giving him almost total control over his work. Although Bernard Herrmann received an Academy Award nomination for his score for "Citizen Kane," he actually won the award that year for his music for "All That Money Can Buy." The Image laserdisc has two audio tracks: one is the original mono soundtrack, the other is an "enhanced" version of the soundtrack. Copyright 1941 RKO Pictures, Inc.
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