Creative Design makes its claim on Citizen Kane

Creative Design is taking a stab at one of the greatest films of all time. For those that have never considered a Creative Designs special edition pack, Citizen Kane may be the place to start.

Voted the best film of all time by nearly every film critic and the #1 film on the American Film Institute’s “100 Years, 100 Movies,” Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” charts the rise and fall of a newspaper publisher whose wealth and power ultimately isolates him in his castle-like refuge, climaxing in the man’s mysterious final word, “Rosebud.” The film’s protagonist, Charles Foster Kane, was a fictionalized version of William Randolph Hearst and enraged Hearst so much that he tried to have the film stopped. Every aspect of the production marked an advance in film language: the deep focus and deeply-shadowed cinematography; the discontinuous narrative, relying heavily on flashbacks and newsreel footage; the innovative use of sound and score. Every moment of the film, every shot, was choreographed to perfection.

Like all Creative Design sets, the DVD of the film is no different than its Warner Brothers Counterpart, but this collector’s set is packaged in a luxury fitted slipcase and includes the bonus DVD RKO 281, a dramatic retelling of the production of “Citizen Kane” and William Randolph Hearst’s attempts to have it destroyed before the public could see it; a senitype image from the movie and 35mm film frame are included as are a 16-page commemorative booklet. More details on the features on the Kane DVD can be found here.

Priced at a hefty $99.99, the set will hit your local video specialty stores on October 29th.

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