Criterion announces support for 4K UHD Blu-ray, beginning with Citizen Kane

Enlarge / Coming soon in full 4K. (credit: Criterion)
The Criterion Collection, one of the most renowned distributors of home films on various formats, has long been dogged for not releasing movies on the latest high-resolution disc format, 4K UHD Blu-ray. That situation finally changes this week with the announcement of Criterion films coming to 4K discs later this year.
As it turns out, Criterion waited to secure the rights to a pivotal film—Citizen Kane—before making its 4K entrance. This film choice, coming to 4K Blu-ray in “November 2021,” is remarkable for a few reasons. But beyond its inclusion in typical best-films-ever lists, Criterion hasn’t been able to release a version of Citizen Kane since its 50th anniversary Laserdisc release in 1992.
That same month, five other films from Criterion will join Citizen Kane in 4K UHD Blu-ray format:Read 4 remaining paragraphs | Comments


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