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The Criterion Collection’s first run of 4K Blu-rays includes Citizen Kane

The Criterion Collection’s first run of 4K Blu-rays includes Citizen Kane


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Citizen Kane
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The Criterion Collection has announced plans to release a six-film slate of classics on 4K Blu-rays for the first time, including a rerelease of Orson Welles’ American epic Citizen Kane.

Besides the perennial film buff favorite, Criterion is also releasing the following films as part of its initial collection of ultra high-definition Blu-rays:

  • Menace II Society directed by Allen and Albert Hughes
  • The Piano directed by Jane Campion
  • Mulholland Dr. directed by David Lynch
  • The Red Shoes directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
  • A Hard Day’s Night directed by Richard Lester

Criterion writes that each release will include the film in 4K UHD along with a traditional 1080p Blu-ray print. Special features, arguably one of the Criterion Collection’s greatest strengths, will also be included on the Blu-ray. Some select films will even support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

The company didn’t share when to expect the new Blu-rays but did say it would announce more details next week alongside its November release schedule. In the meantime, if you don’t want to wait for physical media, you can stream a whole host of films on the Criterion Channel streaming service.