In May of 1941, RKO Radio Pictures released a controversial film by a 25-year-old, first-time director. That premiere of Orson Welles' Citizen Kane was to have a profound and lasting effect on the art of motion pictures. Through its unique jigsaw-puzzle storyline, inventive cinematography, brilliant ensemble acting and direction by Welles, the story of Charles Foster Kane is a fascinating portrait of America's love of power and materialism and the corruption it sometimes fosters. Like all great films, Citizen Kane is a memorable fusion of cinematic art and marvellous entertainment. Discover the meaning of "Rosebud..." in a hugely influential movie that regularly tops the list of the greatest films ever made.
- Two full-length audio commentaries -- one by noted film critic Roger Ebert and the other by writer/director and Welles biographer Peter Bogdanovich
- The 1941 New York movie premiere newsreel
- Gallery of storyboards, rare production photos, call sheets, and other memorabilia
- The original theatrical trailer
- The two-hour documentary, The Battle Over Citizen Kane, featuring: Interviews with Welles, the stars of Citizen Kane and associates of Welles and Hearst
- Rare footage from Hearss San Simeon estate and Welles historic The War of the Worlds broadcast
- Biographical profiles of Welles and Hearst