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Citizen Kane
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985, screenwriter, film director, film producer.
70th Anniversary, Ultimate collector's ed., Blu-ray.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Turner Entertainment Co. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2011]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 bonus discs
Citizen Kane: Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

The battle over Citizen Kane: Chronicles the battle between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over Welles' Citizen Kane. Includes interviews with colleagues of both men as well as biographical information about Hearst.

RKO 281: Dramatizes Orson Welles battle to produce Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.
General Note:
Citizen Kane originally released as a motion picture in 1941. The battle over Citizen Kane originally broadcast in 1996 as an episode of the PBS television series American experience. RKO 281 originally released as a made-for-TV movie in 1999.

RKO 281 based in part on the documentary The battle over Citizen Kane, from The American experience, directed by Benjamin Ross.

Blu-ray Disc special features: Optional commentary tracks by Roger Ebert and Peter Bogdanovich; opening world premiere of Citizen Kane; interviews with Ruth Warrick and Robert Wise; the production; post production; theatrical trailer.

Bonus DVD special features: Cast & crew biographies (The battle over Citizen Kane); Welles filmography, web link (RKO 281).


The battle over Citizen Kane / RKO 281
Reading Level:
Citizen Kane : MPAA rating: PG.

The battle over Citizen Kane: Not rated.

RKO 281: MPAA rating: R; language and some graphic sexual images.
Added Uniform Title:
American experience (Television program)

Citizen Kane (Motion picture)
Added Title:
Battle over Citizen Kane.

RKO 281.
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