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Old 10-24-2013, 01:01 PM   #1101
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Yesterday the italian version hit the shelves. It's from Sony, but I don't know which master they used. Price is quite low. If Amazon is correct, it has DD audio, which of course makes things pretty grim.

I'll wait a review before to buy.

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Old 11-03-2013, 07:23 AM   #1102
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$24.99 at BBY, see it going any lower?
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:16 AM   #1103
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$24.99 at BBY, see it going any lower?
I'm gonna hold out to see how low Amazon will go on this one during Black Friday week there.
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #1104
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I found the Citizen Kane digibook in perfect condition at a used store today for $20, so I jumped on it. I could probably score it cheaper online somewhere, but the condition of the package was good and the price was good right in front of me.

I have not seen this movie in ages, so I'm looking forward to viewing it in high definition.
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:49 PM   #1105
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ordered it up for my nephew on the weekend. I think it is the digibook version (Won't tell you how much I paid). I think it is a great movie and he has some unusual tastes when it comes to movies, much like his uncle!
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:08 AM   #1106
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I watched the Citizen Kane Blu-ray earlier this evening with undivided attention, and then watched the Roger Ebert commentary track and the first part of the Peter Bogdanovich commentary track. I'm now watching the documentary, The Battle Over Citizen Kane, on the DVD disc.

The movie looks astounding on Blu-ray. I saw this movie a few times on television and on VHS, but tonight's viewing was the first time that I had revisited it in ages, and it was a pleasure to see it in a high definition presentation with proper aspect ratio and such. The brilliant use of shadows and framing stands out so much more in this format.

Citizen Kane, for me, is like an amusement park of various visual styles, and there's something to marvel at during each and every still frame. The focus shot of the childhood Kane playing in the snow that recedes through the window into the house with the parents is a scene for the ages. In terms of the story, I appreciate the idea of a famous person about whom everybody recognizes, but whom nobody actually knows. It's interesting how constant tabloid coverage of a person can somehow make their actual character more of a mystery than ever. The exposition newsreel footage was a stroke of genius, and it guides us through the nonlinear storytelling to follow.

I also love watching some of my favorite film noir actors (Paul Stewart, Alan Ladd, Joseph Cotton, and, of course, Orson Welles himself) in action together in this movie.

I'm too sleepy to write an extensive user review for this one, but Citizen Kane, while not my personal all-time favorite film, is a fun and beautifully-paced work of cinema that deserves all of its mass acclaim. On Blu-ray, the effect is wondrous.

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Old 12-03-2013, 02:41 AM   #1107
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I watched the Citizen Kane Blu-ray earlier this evening with undivided attention, and then watched the Roger Ebert commentary track and the first part of the Peter Bogdanovich commentary track. I'm now watching the documentary, The Battle Over Citizen Kane, on the DVD disc.

The movie looks astounding on Blu-ray. I saw this movie a few times on television and on VHS, but tonight's viewing was the first time that I had revisited it in ages, and it was a pleasure to see it in a high definition presentation with proper aspect ratio and such. The brilliant use of shadows and framing stands out so much more in this format.

Citizen Kane, for me, is like an amusement park of various visual styles, and there's something to marvel at during each and every still frame. The focus shot of the childhood Kane playing in the snow that recedes through the window into the house with the parents is a scene for the ages. In terms of the story, I appreciate the idea of a famous person about whom everybody recognizes, but whom nobody actually knows. It's interesting how constant tabloid coverage of a person can somehow make their actual character more of a mystery than ever. The exposition newsreel footage was a stroke of genius, and it guides us through the nonlinear storytelling to follow.

I also love watching some of my favorite film noir actors (Paul Stewart, Alan Ladd, Joseph Cotton, and, of course, Orson Welles himself) in action together in this movie.

I'm too sleepy to write an extensive user review for this one, but Citizen Kane, while not my personal all-time favorite film, is a fun and beautifully-paced work of cinema that deserves all of its mass acclaim. On Blu-ray, the effect is wondrous.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:45 PM   #1108
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Went to Costco tonight and got Citizen Kane Digibook for $13.99. Going for over $25 on Amazon
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Old 02-01-2014, 12:33 AM   #1109
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I watched this yesterday for the first time,UK disc which is pretty poor but I really enjoyed the movie and I kinda regret not 'blind buying' it when it was $14.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:19 AM   #1110
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Got the digi-book tonight for just over $20.

Love this film although I haven't seen it in years. Looking forward to revisiting it on blu-ray!
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:49 AM   #1111
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Yesterday the italian version hit the shelves. It's from Sony, but I don't know which master they used. Price is quite low. If Amazon is correct, it has DD audio, which of course makes things pretty grim.

I'll wait a review before to buy.

http://www.amazon.it/Quarto-Potere-O...=quarto+potere
http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleich...D=1556#auswahl

If your English is fluent, get the US release. The Italian transfer looks pretty bad by comparison.
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:56 AM   #1112
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http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleich...D=1556#auswahl

If your English is fluent, get the US release. The Italian transfer looks pretty bad by comparison.
Yeah the Italian release is the same as the UK one,it's mentioned here.
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=237320
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:33 PM   #1113
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I bought the non-digibook Australian release. Same specs as U.S.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:53 PM   #1114
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Used to own the Digibook ended up trading it up for the Collector's Edition because I like the movie so much.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:24 PM   #1115
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I was just curious as to if there are any plans for a Blu-ray release of Citizen Kane in a standard Blu-ray case? The digi-book and the huge box wouldn't look good with the other movies I own on Blu-ray. Thanks.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:25 PM   #1116
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I gave up and bought the UK version.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:26 PM   #1117
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I gave up and bought the UK version.
That version is very inferior to the Warner release.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:33 PM   #1118
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This is the version I own

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUbIY...ature=youtu.be
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:47 PM   #1119
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That version is very inferior to the Warner release.
Different specs or less features? Aw crap, didn't even check.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:52 PM   #1120
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Different specs? Aw crap, didn't even check.
It's from a different source from the one Warner used from what I've read, and it wasn't in great condition, or restored with the same care. It does have some unique special features though, like a different commentary track, and some other featurettes.

One user gave it a 1.5 for video:

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It goes without saying that the film is a classic - but we in the UK have been seriously short changed by Universal with this Blu-ray. It is not the same as the well-reviewed Warner release in the USA.
The special features claim that the film has been restored by the BFI, but it's hard to believe that they put very much time or effort into it, judging by these feeble results.
It's hard to say which aspect of the video presentation is worst. There is still a fair amount of print damage. The contrast is all over the place, with very few real blacks throughout the whole movie. The contrast also fluctuates constantly. Frequently the contrast varies across single frames, with the middle dark and the edges faded and grey. The whites and highlights are often washed out. Other than in a few scenes, there is very little detail to the image. For much of the time it is hard to believe you’re not watching a standard definition DVD – and a bad one at that!
The audio is not much better. The best you can say is that the dialogue is intelligible - but it is also often harsh, as is the music.
Really Universal - is this the way to treat one of the most important movies of all time (and your UK audience)?
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I received this release used due to an ordering mix-up, and I can certainly see why the previous owner got rid of it! Looks like the old DVD master was used. This master was one of the worst ever created for a DVD and was a subject of complaint for many years. Now it has returned to haunt us. My advice to all readers is to purchase one of Warner's outstanding US releases of this film. They are region free and even if the cost is a bit higher, you'll be FAR more satisfied with the product.
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