For Orson Welles fans, this ultra-high-definition version of his iconic film is a must-see. Watch the rapid rise and fall of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane in vivid detail. Includes commentary, documentaries, interviews, “The Hearts of Age” (1934) bonus short and 'The Complete “Citizen Kane,”' a rarely seen feature-length BBC documentary. B&W. 2 hrs, 4 Blu-ray discs. (One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and three Blu-ray discs with the film and special features) Note: 4K player and 4K TV provide most refined picture.
Run Time: 2 hours
Number of discs: 4
Foreign Language Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: B&W
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Audio Format: Stereo
• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
• Three audio commentaries: from 2021 featuring Orson Welles scholars James Naremore and Jonathan Rosenbaum; from 2002 featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich; and from 2002 featuring film critic Roger Ebert
• The Complete “Citizen Kane,”(1991), a rarely seen feature-length BBC documentary
• New interviews with critic Farran Smith Nehme and film scholar Racquel J. Gates
• New video essay by Orson Welles scholar Robert Carringer
• New program on the film’s special effects by film scholars and effects experts Craig Barron and Ben Burtt
• Interviews from 1990 with editor Robert Wise; actor Ruth Warrick; optical-effects designer Linwood Dunn; filmmakers Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich, Henry Jaglom, Martin Ritt, and Frank Marshall; and cinematographers Allen Daviau, Gary Graver, and Vilmos Zsigmond
• New documentary featuring archival interviews with Welles
• Interviews with actor Joseph Cotten from 1966 and 1975
• The Hearts of Age, a brief silent film made by Welles as a student in 1934
• Television programs from 1979 and 1988 featuring appearances by Welles and Mercury Theatre producer John Houseman
• Selection of The Mercury Theatre on the Air radio plays featuring many of the actors from Citizen Kane
• PLUS: Deluxe packaging, including a book with an essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri
Do I need anything special to play 4K UHD HDR discs?
Yes. You must have a UHD TV, monitor, or projector and a UHD disc player connected by 4K-capable HDMI cables to take advantage of UHD images. In order to watch movies in HDR, both your player and display must support the format.
Can I play a 4K UHD disc in my standard Blu-ray player?
No. You will need a 4K UHD-capable player. All 4K UHD players can play HD Blu-rays and DVDs.
What if I have a UHD TV, but it doesn’t have HDR?
The 4K UHD Blu-ray player will down-convert the picture from HDR to SDR so that it will look correct on your SDR TV.
Will I see a difference from HD to 4K and 4K with HDR?
The larger resolution of 4K is best viewed on bigger TVs or projectors but will still look better on any 4K television. HDR pictures contained on a UHD disc will have a larger range from black to white and will show additional information held in a 35mm negative that might not be seen in standard dynamic range or HD.
What is the difference between watching a 4K restoration on a standard Blu-ray vs. a 4K UHD Blu-ray?
While a film may have been restored at 4K resolution, it must be downscaled to standard HD resolution for presentation on a standard Blu-ray, whereas the restoration is presented at the greater UHD resolution on a 4K UHD Blu-ray.
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore