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Raising 'Kane'

Re-releasing ''Citizen Kane'' -- Turner Entertainment's surprising decision for the video package of Orson Welles' masterpiece

Rosebud won't appear in red, even though the color-loving Turner Entertainment Co., with Paramount, will rerelease Citizen Kane in theaters on May 1, its 50th anniversary. ''The original agreement with [producer, cowriter, director, and star Orson] Welles gave him sufficient control that we decided not to colorize it in making the new prints,'' says Turner president Roger Mayer. To boost the product, Turner also will offer a video package in August.

Originally posted Mar 15, 1991 Published in issue #57 Mar 15, 1991 Order article reprints