Citizen Kane - 60th Anniversary Edition (1941)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Welles, Orson
Ray Collins Boss James 'Jim' W. Gettys
Dorothy Comingore Susan Alexander Kane
Joseph Cotten Jedediah Leland/Newsreel Reporter
George Coulouris Walter Parks Thatcher
Agnes Moorehead Mrs. Mary Kane
Ruth Warrick Emily Monroe Norton Kane
Erskine Sanford Herbert Carter, Inquirer Editor-in-Chief/Newsreel Reporter
Everett Sloane Mr. Bernstein, Kane's General Manager
William Alland Jerry Thompson/'News on the March' Narrator
Paul Stewart Raymond, Kane's Butler
Fortunio Bonanova Signor Matiste, Susan's Opera Coach
Gus Schilling The Headwaiter
Philip Van Zandt Mr. Rawlston
Georgia Backus Bertha
Harry Shannon Kane's Father
Orson Welles
Movie Details
Genre Box Sets; Classics; Drama
Director Michael Epstein; Thomas Lennon; Orson Wells; Orson Welles
Producer Orson Welles
Writer Richard Ben Cramer; Thomas Lennon; Herman J. Mankiewicz; Orson Welles
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 59 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 8.7
A Double-Disc Set

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 .
Narrated by Richard Ben Cramer
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 320
Collection Status In Collection
Quantity 1
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 053939656527
Chapters 31
Release Date 2001
Subtitles English; French; Portuguese; Spanish
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Disc One: Citizen Kane Features: Two Feature-Length Audio Commentaries: One by Film Critic Roger Ebert and the Other by Director/Welles Biographer Peter Bogdanovich
1941 Movie Premiere Newsreel
Gallery Of Storyboards
Rare Photos
Alternate Ad Campaigns
Studio Correspondence
Call Sheets and Other Memorabilia
Interactive Menus
Theatrical Trailer
Production Notes
Filmmaker Postscripts and Awards Data
Scene Access

Disc Two: The Battle Over Citizen Kane Features:
Welles Filmography