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OFFICIAL: Criterion finally joins 4K Ultra HD starting November - Six films announced


Orson Welles's masterpiece “Citizen Kane” consider the greatest film in American cinema, highlights the first six films to be released.

THE CRITERION COLLECTION today announced its first 4K Ultra HD releases, a six-film slate that includes “Citizen Kane,” “Menace II Society,” “The Piano,” “Mulholland Dr.,” “The Red Shoes,” and “A Hard Day’s Night.”

The first of these editions and their special features will be detailed in the November 2021 announcement next week, with others to follow in subsequent months.

The most dazzling debut in cinema history, Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane was Criterion’s first laserdisc release 37 years ago. It now rejoins the library after a long absence, making its first appearance in 4K Ultra HD along with Allen and Albert Hughes riveting breakthrough, Menace II Society; Jane Campion’s Academy Award–winning The Piano, starring Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin in her breakout role; David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr., a tale of love and jealousy in the city of dreams; Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s singular Technicolor fantasia The Red Shoes; and Richard Lester’s timeless movie musical A Hard Day’s Night, which brought the Beatles’ revolutionary talent and irreverent humor to the big screen.


Each title will be available in a 4K UHD+Blu-ray combo pack including a 4K UHD disc of the feature film as well as the film and its special features on Blu-ray. Select films will be presented in Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos. Stay tuned for more details in the November announcement!



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