In May 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 modern motion pictures. Through its unique jigsaw puzzle storyline, inventive cinematography, brilliant ensemble acting and directions 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.
Citizen Kane is the most highly rated film by reviewers/critics ever. For a film made in 1941 it certainly stands against the course of time. A good film but I suspect its appeal is limited and I am slightly surprised to be the first viewer reviewer. It is a thinly veiled biography of a newspaper tycoon that got Wells into some trouble. Ahead of its time but that was 75 years ago. A must see classic for all film buffs.
This disc includes the following special features:
- 'Anatomy Of A Classic': a documentary presented by Barry Norman
- Cast and crew profiles
- Welles Off Scren: 'The War Of The Worlds', 'The Happy Prince'
- What Kane Cost
- Photo Gallery
- Restoration Comparison