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

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 KaneNarrated by Richard Ben Cramer

  Orson Welles
  Dorothy Comingore
  Joseph Cotten
  Agnes Moorehead
  Ray Collins
  George Coulouris

  Orson Welles
  Thomas Lennon
  Herman J. Mankiewicz
  Richard Ben Cramer

  Orson Welles
  Thomas Lennon
  Michael Epstein

  Orson Welles
  Thomas Lennon
  Michael Epstein