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Citizen Kane (Special Edition) (UK)

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Certificate: U
Running Time: 115 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
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In May of 1941, RKO Radio Pictures released a controversial film by a 25-year-old, first-time director. That premiere of Orson Welles` Citizen Kane was to have a profound and lasting effect on the art of motion pictures. Through its unique jigsaw-puzzle storyline, inventive cinematography, brilliant ensemble acting and direction by Welles, the story of Charles Foster Kane is a fascinating portrait of America`s love of power and materialism and the corruption it sometimes fosters. Like all great films, Citizen Kane is a memorable fusion of cinematic art and marvellous entertainment. Discover the meaning of "Rosebud..." in a hugely influential movie that regularly tops the list of the greatest films ever made.

Special Features:
Disc One: Re-mastered feature. Audio commentary by Ken Barnes

Disc Two: `Anatomy of a Classic` - a 50 min documentary presented by Barry Norman
Restoration comparison
Behind the scenes stills gallery
`The War of the Worlds` radio broadcast
Cast and crew profiles
The original film budget
`The Happy Prince` recording with Welles and Bing Crosby
Theatrical trailer

Video Tracks:
Standard 1.33:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

Subtitle Tracks:

Directed By:
Orson Welles

Written By:

Orson Welles
George Coulouris
Paul Stewart
Everett Sloane
Ruth Warrick
Agnes Moorehead
Joseph Cotten

Soundtrack By:
Richard Wagner
Gioacchino Rossini
Frédéric Chopin
Pepe Guízar
Charlie Barnet
Bernard Herrmann

Director of Photography:
Gregg Toland

Robert Wise

Costume Designer:
Edward Stevenson

Richard Baer
Orson Welles

Executive Producer:
George Schaefer

Universal Pictures

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