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Knaldskalle

The Hearts of Age can be found on the (R1) DVD "Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and '30s" released by Kino Video if you're not happy with the Youtube link provided below.
7 years 7 months ago
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LostOverThere

Some of Orson's films are really hard to find (or find good copies of).

To help anyone interested, I've compiled a small list of the best quality versions of each film (as of April 2012):

Citizen Kane (1941):
Warner Bros' "70th Anniversary" Blu-Ray: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050G3NWG/

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942):
Warner Bros 2012 DVD Release: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005JKGX/

The Stranger (1946):
Debatable. There's a Blu-Ray out, but it's incredibly soft. Your best bet is probably the MGM DVD Release.

Lady from Shanghai (1947):
Columbia Classics DVD: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004W229/

Macbeth (1948):
There's a 3-Disc DVD Edition from Wild Side Vidéo (a French company). The transfer seems okay but there's a wealth of extras. A Region 1 edition from Olive is coming soon.

Othello (1952):
Uh, nothing? I'm actually not sure.

Mr. Arkadin (aka Confidential Report) (1955):
Criterion Collection (3-Disc Package with Novel): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000E1OI80/

Touch of Evil (1958):
Masters of Cinema Blu-Ray. I highly recommend this one. The film looks absolutely spectacular and it contains a huge wealth of extras. Region-B locked: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005DDIUYM/

The Trial (1962):
Studio Canal DVD. Warner Bros also did a pretty good DVD release too, however it's missing the "Before the Law" opening!

Chimes at Midnight (1965):
Due to rights legal issues regarding ownership, this one is next to impossible to find in good condition. It's very sad. There was once a Studio Canal version that looked great, but other than that, Nostalgia Home Video put out a pretty good DVD-R release of it recently. Be very careful when finding copies of this film - many of them appear like a poor VHS in quality with out of sync audio and such. Bleh. With that being said, Nostalgia Home Video actually uploaded their release in 360p on YouTube: (mod-edit: dead link removed)

The Immortal Story (1968):
Criterion did an alright restoration of this which is exclusively available via Hulu. Other than that, Madman did a Region 4 DVD of it which apparently is pretty nice.

F for Fake (1974):
Both Masters of Cinema (PAL) and Criterion (NTSC) did fantastic DVD releases of this. Both use the same great transfer and come with a wealth of extras, so you can't really go wrong with either of them.

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Others:

The Hearts of Age (1934):
There's a few copies on YouTube. Here's one with a decent enough score: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXKIMag5hHE

The Fountain of Youth (1958):
Never seen a DVD release of this. Someone did a disgusting 240p upload of it on YouTube which you can find here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2F9B6462E7ECE8EF&feature=mh_lolz

Filming Othello (1978):
Good Luck finding this as well. There's no DVD releases. Someone did an incredibly low quality transfer of it and threw it up on Archive.org: http://archive.org/details/FilmingOtheloByOrsonWelles
7 years 7 months ago
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BillieDove

My favorite director... Now let's go hunt down "Filming Othello".
7 years 11 months ago
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