Orson Welles’s 1941 film Citizen Kane is coming to Blu-ray as an Ultimate Collector’s Edition release later this year in celebration of its 70th anniversary from Warner Home Video. If you’re thinking of purchasing it, online retailer Amazon.com is offering a special packge exclusive to their store.
Anyone who pre-orders or purchases Citizen Kane: Ultimate Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray at Amazon will also receive The Magnificent Ambersons on DVD. This title will not be available through any other retailer.
Warner is ensuring Citizen Kane lives up to its Ultimate Collector’s Edition designation by loading with bonus features in addition to the restored and remastered video and audio presentation. The complete list is as follows:|
- Bonus Disc: The Magnificent Ambersons (DVD)
- Bonus Disc: RKO 281 (DVD)
- Bonus Disc: American Experience: The Battle Over Citizen Kane (DVD)
- Commentary by Peter Bogdanovich
- Commentary by Roger Ebert
- The Battle Over Citizen Kane Documentary
- Opening: World Premier of Citizen Kane Vintage Featurettes
- Interview with Ruth Warrick
- Interview with Robert Wise
- Call Sheets
- Still Photography with Commentary by Roger Ebert
- Deleted Scenes
- Ad Campaign
- Press Book
- Opening Night
- 10/30/38 Mercury Theatre Broadcast of War of the Worlds (Audio Only)
- 10/28/40 KTSA, San Antonio Broadcast of H.G. Wells Meets Orson Welles (Audio Only)
- Theatrical Trailer
I will share the exact release date for Citizen Kane: Ultimate Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray when it is announced.
Click here to pre-order Citizen Kane: Ultimate Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray for $49.99 at Amazon, 37% off the $79.99 list price.