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The Criterion Collection: The Magnificent Ambersons DVD/Blu-ray

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Orson Welles's ambitious follow up to Citizen Kane was every bit its equal: A masterful adaptation of Booth Tarkington's novel featuring inventive camera work and powerful performances from stars Joseph Cotten, Tim Holt, and Agnes Moorehead. This emotionally rich family saga provides a moving elegy for a bygone chapter of American life. 1 ½ hrs, 1 DVD or 1 Blu-ray disc, B&W. Bonus features galore.
DVD Extras
• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• Two audio commentaries, featuring film scholars Robert Carringer and James Naremore and critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
• New interviews with scholars Simon Callow and Joseph McBride
• New video essay on the film's cinematographers by scholar François Thomas
• New video essay on the film's score by scholar Christopher Husted
• Welles on The Dick Cavett Show in 1970
• Segment from Pampered Youth, a 1925 silent adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons
• Audio from a 1979 AFI symposium on Welles
• Two Mercury Theatre radio plays: Seventeen (1938), an adaptation of another Booth Tarkington novel by Welles, and The Magnificent Ambersons (1939)
• Trailer
• PLUS: An essay by critic Molly Haskell and (Blu-ray only) essays by authors and critics Luc Sante, Geoffrey O'Brien, Farran Smith Nehme, and Jonathan Lethem, and excerpts from an unfinished 1982 memoir by Welles
Packaging: Boxed
Run Time: 88 minutes
Format: Widescreen
Number of discs: 1 blu-ray and 2 DVD discs
Language: English
Foreign Language Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Black & White
SDH: Yes
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Audio Format:
Rating: NR
Joseph Cotten, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead
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