Citizen Kane
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1941
Director: Orson Welles
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 053939-656527
Running time: 1:59 (119 Min.)
Casetype: Digipak, Slip Cover
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 25, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#408)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 03, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 10 / 10
Orson Welles' timeless masterwork (#1 in the American Film Institute's 1998 list of Best American Movies) is more than a groundbreaking film. Presented here in a magnificent 60th anniversary digital transfer with revitalized digital audio from the highest quality surviving elements [Disc One], it is also grand entertainment, sharply acted (starting many of Welles' Mercury Players on the road to thriving film careers) and superbly directed with inspired visual flair. Depicting the controversial life of an influential publishing tycoon, this Best Original Screenplay Academy Award® winner (1941) is rooted in themes of power, corruption, vanity — the American Dream lost in the mystery of a dying man's last word: "Rosebud."

"A two-hour tornado of a documentary" (Time) nominated for the 1995 Best Documentary Oscar®, The Battle over Citizen Kane [Disc Two] chronicles the titanic clash between Welles, RKO Studios and publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, whose life and accomplishments reportedly inspired Citizen Kane.
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Production Studios:
 • RKO Radio Pictures
 • Mercury Productions
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
 • Turner Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
 • "The Battle Over Citizen Kane"
Easter Eggs
Actress, editor interviews

Insert the first disc from the set and from the Main Menu, go to the 'Special Features.' Once you get there, press the 'Right' arrow on your remote control to highlight the sled. Now, press 'Enter' and you have the chance to view a 5-minute interview with Ruth Warrick, who played Emily Norton Kane - Charles Foster Kane's first wife, in which she reminisces about her experiences making the classic film.

Another hidden feature can be found in the 'Production Notes' on the disc. From there, select 'On The Set' to see a series of text screens. When you get to the one that has information about the 'News On The March' segment, you will see another sled in the background. Press the 'Up' arrow key on your remote, followed by 'Enter' and you will be treated to a 3 1/2 minute interview with acclaimed director Robert Wise as he recalls several interesting moments from his involvement, as Film Editor, with the film.
Orson Welles....Director
Herman J. Mankiewicz....Screenwriter
Orson Welles....Screenwriter
Orson Welles....Producer
Gregg Toland....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Robert Wise....Film Editor
Bernard Herrmann....Composer
Bailey Fesler....Sound
James G. Stewart....Sound
Vernon L. Walker....Visual Effects
Van Nest Polglase....Art Director
Edward Stevenson....Costume Designer
Joseph Cotten....Jedediah Leland
Dorothy Comingore....Susan Alexander
Agnes Moorehead....Mrs. Kane (Mother)
Ruth Warrick....Emily Norton
Ray Collins....James W. Gettys
Erskine Sanford....Herbert Carter
Everett Sloane....Mr. Bernstein
William Alland....Jerry Thompson
Paul Stewart....Raymond
George Coulouris....Walter Parks Thatcher
Fortunio Bonanova....Matiste
Gus Schilling....The Headwaiter
Philip Van Zandt....Mr. Rawlston
Georgia Backus....Miss Anderson
Harry Shannon....Kane's Father
Sonny Bupp....Kane III
Buddy Swan....Kane, age eight
Orson Welles....Kane