May 14, 2011

KANE!

Movie fans will be happy to hear that Citizen Kane by Orson Welles, often listed as one of the greatest films ever made, will be released on Blu-ray soon. Famous for its documentary-like tone, stunning photography by Gregg Toland, and Bernard Herrmann score, the film premiered in New York on May 1st, 1941. The 70th Anniversary Collector's Edition will not only include many bonus features, but according to the Blu-ray website, it will also include Welles' out-of-print second feature, The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)- amazingly its first region 1 DVD release. The Citizen Kane Blu-ray edition is currently listed on Amazon for a pre-sale price of $44.99. More news on the Blu-ray website here.


Bonus Features (Amazon):
Bonus Disc: American Experience: The Battle Over Citizen Kane Documentary
Bonus Disc: RKO 281
Commentary by Peter Bogdanovich
Commentary by Roger Ebert
Opening: World Premier of Citizen Kane Vintage Featurettes
Interview with Ruth Warrick
Interview with Robert Wise
Storyboards
Call Sheets
Still Photography with Commentary by Roger Ebert
Deleted Scenes
Ad Campaign
Press Book
Opening Night
10/30/38 Mercury Theatre Broadcast of War of the Worlds (Audio Only)
10/28/40 KTSA, San Antonio Broadcast of H.G. Wells Meets Orson Welles (Audio Only)
Theatrical Trailer

1 comment:

  1. The Magnificent Ambersons! Finally on disc. I'd love to see it. At that price it'll have to wait even longer though. Kane is one of my tops.
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