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'Citizen Kane': Kenneth Turan's DVD/Blu-ray pick [video]

September 28, 2011 |  3:14 pm

Citizen Kane

Few films have the reputation of Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane." Critics both individually and in groups have called it the greatest movie ever made, and a new 70th anniversary DVD release, including a first ever Blu-ray disc, allows viewers to either introduce themselves to the film for the first time or revisit it as an old friend.

The three-disc set includes nearly four hours of bonus material, including the documentary "The Battle over Citizen Kane" and an HBO feature, "RKO 281," which covers the same material in dramatic form.

Also in the box are a 48-page hardcover book and a reproduction of the film's original 1941 souvenir program.


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Photo: Orson Welles, center, stars as Charles Foster Kane in "Citizen Kane." Credit: File photo.