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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One resolution to rule them all: Lord of the Rings trilogy coming to 4K Blu-ray [Updated]

In case you haven’t already purchased enough copies of these trilogies, Warner Bros. has you covered. [credit:
Warner Bros. / Aurich Lawson
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Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, arguably the greatest home theater showcase outside of documentaries like Planet Earth, is finally coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray.
Details emerged late Monday via Den of Geek, whose Instagram account posted leaked images from Best Buy-exclusive listings for the trilogy’s SteelBook version. While Best Buy store listings were soon found by enterprising fans, those were eventually taken down, but they were followed by nonexclusive versions at Amazon: $90 for the normal trilogy, spread across nine Blu-ray discs, or $140 for a “gift set” version, which collects all of the normal cases in a larger, book-like case that may or may not include a replica of the One Ring.
Whichever set you buy, you can


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