Take advantage of great prices on blu ray, 4k, merchandise, games, clothing and more. Its region free, has extras and comes in a two disc digibook. This is is the thickest digibook you will ever see with a whopping 48. Buy citizen kane from zavvi, the home of pop culture. Citizen kane received a glorious bluray release from warner bros. Citizen kane is number one on the american film institutes list of americas 100 greatest movies. Publicity stills were speciallyposed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork. The second release was given digibook packaging and included only one of the two bonus dvds. Unlike other landmark filmmaking oldies such as birth of a nation or battleship potemkin, citizen kane is not a snoozer its really amazingly entertaining. Its a timeless tale about the american dream among other things that heavily influenced essentially an entire generation of cinematic artists and. Citizen kane, orson welless 1941 masterpiece with the frequentlymade and quite valid claim to being the best motion picture ever made, is in every sense a film of such mythical proportions that its persistent evocations of. A film worth watching more than once the 75th anniversary edition also comes with a slim book about the film and a series of postcards featuring posters, receipts and other collateral from the production which will be of interest to fans of the film andor welles.
Nominated for academy awards in nine categories, it won an academy award for best writing original screenplay by herman j. This 75th anniversary blu ray takes two small steps backward, omitting the previous second dvd pbs 1996 documentary the battle over citizen kane and the ultimate collectors editions third dvd hbos 1999 film rko 281, leaving us with material that most fans have owned in multiple formats. Citizen kane bluray disc, 2012, 2disc set for sale online ebay. While citizen kane was a film full of distinguished debuts along with welles, it was the first feature for joseph cotten, everett sloane, ray collins, agnes moorehead, and ruth warrick the only academy award it received was for best original screenplay, for which welles shared credit with veteran screenwriter herman mankiewicz. Citizen kane bluray 1941 365 days in the making and every minute of it an exciting new thrill for you. Orson welles received the american film institute life achievement award from charlton heston in 1975. The image creates an exetremely good 3dimensional sense of depth. Included in a foldout digipak are the blu ray disc and then two dvds that contain the battle over citizen kane and rko 281. Released on bluray disc on september th, 2011 also available on dvd film rating. Us bluray citizen kane 70th anniversary blu ray 1941 us import picture quality is the best ive ever seen it. Tout sur citizen kane bluray orson welles joseph cotten, bluray et toute lactualite en dvd et bluray. Just because citizen kane is often cited as the greatest film ever made or the most important film of all time and just because you might have had to watch it in an intro to film class does not mean its homework. The film was nominated for academy awards in nine categories. Citizen kane bluray digibook 2disc 70th anniversary edition new limited oop.
He whispers the word rosebud just before dropping a snow globe and dying in bed. Us bluray citizen kane 70th anniversary bluray 1941 us import picture quality is the best ive ever seen it. This will only be for us releases, and will not include niche products like wrestling. As film critic roger ebert notes in one of the bonus features on this new 75th anniversary blu ray, such. Nov, 2016 the original bluray release of citizen kane was truly remarkable. Last week, i watched citizen kane 1941 for the first time being a child of the modern age of film and also a bit tired, i had to fight my brain a little bit to stay interested during certain parts especially given i hadnt watched any older films prior and so wasnt exactly primed to watch another. Dec 15, 2012 citizen kane blu ray digibook overview p. Well lets start with the kane part of citizen kane, since its the part of the title thats taken from our main characters name. Rent citizen kane 1941 on dvd and bluray dvd netflix. This is a companion to citizen kane the film that was designed to sh. You might already know that kane is a famous name also spelled cain that comes from the book of genesis.
If you have not seen citizen kane, then this is the perfect opportunity to pick up a classic. Though not a total slamdunk, i thought the transfer offered a fine reproduction of the source photography. Citizen kane was an original selection to the library of congress national film registry in 1989. An excellent universal can be played in any zoneregion blu ray dvd of perhaps the best known of welles films. Upc 883929224289 citizen kane 70th anniversary bluray. Rent citizen kane 1941 starring orson welles and joseph cotten on dvd and blu ray. Still, theres a modest amount of room for improvement, even if this bluray sounds a notch or two better than warner bros. As film critic roger ebert notes in one of the bonus features on this new 75th anniversary bluray, such. Staring orson welles, joseph cotten, dorothy comingore and george coulouris. An excellent universal can be played in any zoneregion bluray dvd of perhaps the best known of welles films. Citizen kane bluray digibook 2disc 70th anniversary edition new. On may 1, 1941, rko radio pictures held the premiere of citizen kane at the palace theatre in new york, garnering raves from local critics. The latest news on all things 4k ultra hd, bluray and gear.
From new releases to complete box sets all available at the lowest prices. Citizen kane 75th anniversary bluray available for preorder. Since the dawn of the sound era, an estimated 25,000 featurelength films have been producedand thats in the english language alone. The sound is very front loaded as it is dts hdma 1.
Kinowelt recently got access to this master and is presenting citizen kane with a very high picture quality. See the full list of citizen kane cast and crew including actors, directors, producers and more. I do really like the bluray ultimate collectors edition, but i understand that its pretty expensive, especially since it doesnt add many new supplements to the party. For those new to kane in high definition, this bluray represents a substantial improvement over lesser formats in every category. Citizen kane 70th anniversary edition blu ray digibook format best buy exclusive. Citizen kane bluray release date january 17, 2012 digibook. Rent citizen kane 1941 starring orson welles and joseph cotten on dvd and bluray. The bluray format seems an excellent fit for citizen kane, which still boasts some of the more luscious cinematography, picturesque shot composition, and ingenious sound design ever put to film. From its complex and dazzling narrative structure to cinematographer gregg toland s pioneering deepfocus photography to its incredibly rich use of sound, orson welles s 1941 picture remains one of the most innovative movies ever to come out of a hollywood studio. With orson welles, joseph cotten, dorothy comingore, agnes moorehead. What more can there be to say about a masterpiece so universally acknowledged. When, in the early 1960s, an international group of film critics were polled as to their numberone film of all time, citizen kane was in first position.
World premiere of citizen kane 1941 newsreel interview with ruth warrick. Possibly the most praised film in history, citizen kane remains an excellent experience 75 years after its initial release. If you own an older dvd of citizen kane you probably watch it a couple times a year. The original bluray release of citizen kane was truly remarkable. The movie opens with newsreel obituary footage that briefs us on the life and times of charles foster kane. Citizen kanes unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest films in all cinema is matched only by the accumulation of critical commentary that surrounds it. I am always mistified by those who do not like the film. The bluray offers excellent visuals, good audio and an informative array of supplements. One of the great films of all time and the new 4k restoration is beautiful. Jun, 2011 citizen kane is slated for release on blu ray this fall, on september th. But what really made citizen kane revolutionary in 1941 was the way the story was told besides gregg tolands groundbreaking camera work.
Citizen kane is a 1941 american drama film produced by, cowritten by, directed by and starring orson welles. It opens with a long newsreel documentary after kane has died which tells his life story though a press eye view. Citizen kane bluray release date january 17, 2012 70th anniversary edition. Citizen kane is a triumph for orson welles, who overnight, so to speak, joins the top ranks of boxoffice film personalities. Citizen kane by joseph cotten, everett sloane, dorothy.
Citizen kane appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1. Citizen kane is a 1941 american drama film by orson welles, its producer, coscreenwriter, director and star. Here are several photos taken of orson welles to publicize rkos citizen kane 1941. As laura mulvey shows in a fresh and original reading, the richness of the film, both thematically and stylistically, is inexhaustible. We dont know it yet, but we see kanes mouth in the opening scene of this movie. Citizen kane 75th anniversary bluray available for preorder discussion in bluray and uhd started by ronald epstein, oct 10. Considered by many critics, filmmakers, and fans to be the greatest film ever made, citizen. Citizen kane is widely hailed as the great american film and with good reason. Take advantage of great prices on bluray, 4k, merchandise, games, clothing and more. We sell slip covers, steelbooks, digibooks, digipacks, figurines and anything releated to bluray products, shipped in well protected boxes. Buy citizen kane 75th anniversary from zavvi, the home of pop culture. Originally a best buy exclusive but released widely as of. Bluray all america warner home video 70th anniversary edition bluray all. The structure of citizen kane is circular, adding more depth every time it passes over the life.
Detail resolution and picture sharpness are very high for a movie from 1941. Hd talk list of all us blu ray digibooks not sure if there is a market for this thread, but ive recently decided to try to collect all of these and wish that dvdtalk, my source for all information in life, had a definitive list. The former is a very fine 1995 twohour oscarnominated documentary that chronicles the struggle between welles and newspaper magnate william randolph hearst who claimed citizen kane was but a thinly veiled and slanderous. Citizen kane was scanned and restored by lowry digital images dts. Originally a best buy exclusive but released widely as of jan 17, 2012. Citizen kane digibook blu ray youtube hailed as the greatest film of all time, here is quick look at the american digibook. The movie has aged quite well, and its stylistic techniques seem dynamic and compelling to this day.
The toxic avenger 4 2000 r2 bluray 300 gamer law abiding citizen triple feature. Its region free, has extras and comes in a two disc digi book. The audio presentation isnt as impressive, though its entirely due to source material limitations. Following the death of publishing tycoon charles foster kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance. The film is a true masterpiece and the bluray is a mustown for cinephiles. The repetition of this poll in the early 1970s and once again in 1982 produced the same result. Citizen kane digibook on bluray 883929224289 from warner bros directed by orson welles. Mankiewicz, orson welles, orson welles, orson welles, orson welles, joseph. Combine this new 4k restored copy with a blu ray player and a 4k screen and you will love it. Citizen kane bluray arriving this fall screen rant. A turner entertainment spokesperson initially stated that citizen kane would not be colorized, but in july 1988 turner said, citizen kane.1558 1507 668 1488 1412 1620 1180 752 1558 1594 940 63 547 1441 598 1098 453 165 680 990 287 626 1340 148 1450 932 181 457 663 114 1378 315 1379