The most obvious edition to compare this Madman edition to is the two-disc, region free Criterion release. This set was released in April 2005 and contains the following extras:
- Audio commentary by star and co-writer Oja Kodar and director of photography Gary Graver.
- Introduction by director Peter Bogdanovich.
- Orson Welles: One-Man Band - 88-minute documentary from 1995 about Welles's unfinished projects.
- Almost True: The Noble Art of Forgery - a 52-minute documentary from 1997 about art forger, Elmyr de Hory.
- A 2000 60 Minutes interview with Clifford Irving about his Howard Hughes autobiography hoax.
- A 1972 Hughes press conference exposing Irving's hoax.
- Extended nine-minute trailer.
- English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
- 16 page booklet by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum.
It's pretty rare that a Criterion edition loses out and there is no exception here. Despite the obvious advantages of the Criterion set, I believe the local Madman release is an excellent edition and worthy of any DVD collection.