The complete Mr. Arkadin a.k.a confidential report written and directed by Orson Welles.

American smuggler Guy van Strattan decides to investigate the mysterious Mr. Arkadin after hearing about the wealthy man from a prison cellmate, but Arkadin claims amnesia about his own life, sending van Strattan off to investigate Arkadin's past. Three different versions are presented in this...

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Corporate Authors: Criterion Collection (Firm) Janus Films. Film Organization (Firm) Cervantes Films. Mercury Productions.
Other Authors: Welles, Orson, 1915-1985. Tamiroff, Akim, 1899-1972. Aslan, Grégoire, 1908-1982. Medina, Patricia, 1919-2012. Watling, Jack, 1923-2001. Auer, Mischa, 1905-1967. Eyck, Peter van, 1911-1969. Redgrave, Michael. Flon, Suzanne, 1918-2005. O'Brady, Frédéric, 1903-2003. Paxinou, Katina, 1900-1973. Shayne, Tamara. Mori, Paola. Arden, Robert, 1922-2004. Misraki, Paul, 1908-1998. Lucidi, Renzo. Bogdanovich, Peter, 1939-2022. Polito, Robert, 1951- Dolivet, Louis. Welles, Orson, 1915-1985. Mr. Arkadin.
Format: Video DVD
Language:English
Published:Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection : Janus Films, [2006], ©2006.
Edition:Special edition 3-disc set.
Series:Criterion collection ; 322.
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Summary:American smuggler Guy van Strattan decides to investigate the mysterious Mr. Arkadin after hearing about the wealthy man from a prison cellmate, but Arkadin claims amnesia about his own life, sending van Strattan off to investigate Arkadin's past. Three different versions are presented in this collection since Orson Welles never completed a final cut of Mr. Arkadin, several edits of the film exist, in different languages, with different sequences, actors, narrative structures, and even titles. The Corinth version was unearthed by filmaker Peter Bogdanovich in the early 1960s, based on statements made by Welles and editor Renzo Lucidi, the Corinth version is thought to be the latest version to have been under Welles's control. The Confidential report version is believed to be the cut finished by producer Louis Dolivet after he barred Welles from the editing room. The Confidential version is a new version of the film representing a "best guess" approach following Welles's later statements, style, and continuity clues and includes as much existing footage as possible.
Item Description:Title from container.
"The Corinth version" originally released as a motion picture in 1955; "Confidential report" originally released as a motion picture in 1955; "The comprehensive version" originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Accompanying novel titled: Mr. Arkadin / Orson Welles with a new preface by Robert Polito.
Container states optional English subtitles (SDH) however discs do not offer subtitle selection and no subtitles appear during film play.
Special features: Disc 1. Optional commentary featuring film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum and author James Naremore; The lives of Harry Lime (radio program); Stills gallery. Disc 2. Men of mystery (video interview with biographer Simon Callow). Disc 3. On the comprehensive version; Outtakes and rushes; The Spanish actresses.
Physical Description:3 videodiscs (approximately 302 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (35 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm) + 1 novel (xix, 245 pages ; 19 cm).
Format:DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Production Credits:Music, Paul Misraki ; film editor, Renzo Lucidi ; Confidential version edited by Claude Bertemes, Issa Clubb, Stefan Drössler, Christian Ketels in collaboration with Peter Bogdanovich.
ISBN:0780030109
9780780030107
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