Watch: 75th Anniversary Re-Release Trailer for Welles' 'Citizen Kane'

November 13, 2016
Source: YouTube

Citizen Kane Trailer

"It isn't enough to tell us what a man did, you've got to tell us who he was." Everyone knows this film. We don't cover home entertainment releases, but occasionally we will make an exception. Such as, for example, the "#1 movie of all-time" - Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, which was first released in 1941. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the film, Warner Home Video is re-releasing Citizen Kane on Blu-ray this fall. To mark the occasion, they've debuted a new trailer. If only this was getting a theatrical re-release to go along with the Blu-ray, but perhaps now is not the right time. Orson Welles plays newspaper baron Charles Foster Kane, and the film examines his life and his loss of ideals as he gains more power and money. Watch below.

Here's the new 75th anniversary re-release trailer for Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, found on YouTube:

Citizen Kane

Original description: When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane's friend and colleague Jedediah Leland, and his mistress, Susan Alexander, shed fragments of light on Kane's life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man's final word, "Rosebud." Citizen Kane was directed by Orson Welles, and was first released in late 1941. Despite being nominated for eight Oscars, it only won one - for Best Writing. The film has since gone on to be listed as the #1 film of all-time as ranked by the AFI. Citizen Kane is getting a new Blu-ray re-release this year, but no theatrical re-release (as far as we know). Is it one of your favorites?

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Reader Feedback - 15 Comments


This is the one film where masterpiece is an understatement.

Robert Palmar on Nov 13, 2016


I've never seen this. Might watch it one day.

Carpola on Nov 13, 2016


You should, it's worth it for Welles' performance alone. What a legend.

Efterklang on Nov 14, 2016


It's on the list for sure.

Carpola on Nov 14, 2016


And the special effects used at the time were revolutionary. Loved this movie.

SteadyEddieTX on Nov 14, 2016


The most overrated movie of all time.

tarek on Nov 13, 2016


How are you able to type with your head so far up your own ass?

Nick Sears on Nov 14, 2016


Well, I just copycat your awesome technique. I didn't succeed in biting my stomach yet. You're the best. Maybe your bottleneck helps you, maybe not enough guts...Who could tell.

tarek on Nov 14, 2016


Well you gave zero details on why you think it's overrated, nor highlight the good/bad to state your point, so I figured I'd show the same disposition that you've shown here. For what they accomplished, 75 years ago mind you, I think it demands a bit more respect. There are SO many layers to this film, the scenes, cinematography, actors lines - even where they stand in a scene! It's wild when you really dig in. You can not like it, but jeeze make some solid points than just a blehhhh type of comment.

Nick Sears on Nov 14, 2016


Well, if you asked me in a more polite and civilized manner, I would have given you an answer on why I believe it's the most overrated movie of all time. When someone starts a discussion with insults, he shouldn't expect to receive an academic answer. Just common sense.

tarek on Nov 14, 2016


then we both now know moving forward how to best approach a comment's board.

Nick Sears on Nov 14, 2016


Maybe. Except for one thing: I never bring someone's arse when I speak to people. Call me old school.

tarek on Nov 14, 2016


Transfer looks good.

DAVIDPD on Nov 14, 2016


This is definitely a good film. However, the best or the most influential film is never a good film. So, this is some kind of dishonoring it. Like so many others ...

shiboleth on Nov 14, 2016


I'll stick with the original trailer. Still as playful and entertaining as the film itself:

Dave_Sikula on Nov 15, 2016

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