Posted Tue Jun 14, 2011 at 10:30 AM PDT by Tom Landy
Orson Welles' timeless classic is coming to Blu-ray in September!
As previously reported, Warner Brothers is preparing 'Citizen Kane: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition' for Blu-ray later this year, and now the official release date looks to be September 13.
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."
Specs have yet to be revealed, but the film will be receiving a 4k restoration and supplements include: Audio commentaries with Peter Bogdanovich and Roger Ebert; World Premier of Citizen Kane featurettes; one move down two Interviews with Ruth Warrick and Robert Wise; Production galleries (featuring commentary from Roger Ebert); Deleted scenes; Theatrical trailer; Full-length The Battle Over Citizen Kane documentary on DVD; and HBO Films' docudrama RKO 281, starring Liev Schreiber as Orson Welles and James Cromwell as newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst on DVD.
This set will also include a 48-page collector's book, 20-page reproduction of the 1941 program, lobby cards, and production memo and correspondence reproductions.
Amazon also has an exclusive version that also includes 'The Magnificent Ambersons' on DVD.
Here's a closer look at the contents:
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray set is $64.99 while the Amazon exclusive is $79.89.
You can find the latest specs for 'Citizen Kane: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under September 13.
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