By Chris Willman
Updated October 15, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT
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  • Movie

With due respect to that fun little potboiler Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil might be Orson Welles’ most relentlessly entertaining directorial effort, combining everything you love about Shakespearean power plays and ’50s-era B movies. This anniversary set is a film buff?s dream, with three historical edits — the original, the longer 1976 cut, and a ’98 reconstruction — plus expert commentaries and Welles’ famously aggrieved 58-page studio memo. Even the most bowdlerized version is a masterpiece. A

Touch of Evil

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  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 96 minutes
director
  • Orson Welles

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