Rent Citizen Kane (1941)

3.9 of 5 from 336 ratings
1h 55min
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Synopsis:
Orson Welles makes his feature-length directorial debut with this classic drama which often tops critics' polls of the best films of all time. In 1940, newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane (Welles) dies after uttering the word 'Rosebud'. An anonymous reporter (William Alland) is assigned the task of uncovering the meaning of Kane's dying word, and in the course of his enquiries he receives varying accounts of his life from former colleagues Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten) and Bernstein (Everett Sloan), and ex-wife Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore). The film, which Welles also produced and co-wrote, was not-so-loosely based on the life of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst.
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Directors:
Producers:
Orson Welles, George Schaefer
Writers:
Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles, John Houseman, Roger Q. Denny, Mollie Kent
Others:
Robert Wise, Bernard Herrmann, Darrell Silvera, John Aalberg, Perry Ferguson, Al Fields, Van Nest Polglase
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Awards:

1942 Oscar Best Original Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
05/01/2004
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
English, German
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, German Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary by Peter Bogdanovich
  • Commentary by Roger Ebert
  • Opening: World Premiere of Citizen Kane (1941 Newsreel)
  • Interview with Ruth Warrick
  • Interview with Robert Wise
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Photography Commentary by Roger Ebert
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/11/2012
Run Time:
119 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Anatomy of a Classic - presented by Barry Norman
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Ken Barnes
  • The Original Film Budget
  • Welles off-screen (The War of the Worlds and The Happy Prince)
  • The Restoration of Citizen Kane

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Reviews (2) of Citizen Kane

Reviewers paradise. - Citizen Kane review by JD

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16/02/2016

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.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Disapointment - Citizen Kane review by GL

Spoiler Alert
31/01/2019

Wonderful film but a dreadful blu-ray version. It would appear that there has been no restoration of the original print and the transfer was poorly achieved. There is a constant ghosting of light, and many parts of the film have lines and blemishes. I understand that there is a much better blue ray version of this film and would suggest that cinemoparadiso invest in that and withdraw this version.

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