The Criterion Assortment is lastly making the leap to Extremely HD. The boutique Blu-ray writer introduced on Wednesday that it’s going to begin releasing 4K UHD Blu-rays, however just for sure movies within the assortment.
Criterion is beginning its run of UHD movies off with a killer lineup that’s headlined by Orson Nicely’s legendary Citizen Kane. That is the primary time that Criterion has put out a brand new version of Citizen Kane because the movie’s fiftieth anniversary in 1992, though that model was launched on Laserdisc.
Additionally included in Criterion’s first 4K choices will likely be David Lynch’s haunting and dreamlike Mulholland Dr., Powell and Pressburger’s The Pink Sneakers, Richard Lester’s Beatles musical A Arduous Day’s Evening, Jane Campion’s The Piano, and Albert Hughes’ Menace II Society.
Every new UHD launch will embrace the 4K model of the movie together with a typical Blu-ray, which can comprise each the movie and the particular options. A few of these movies, in response to Criterion, will even embrace assist for Dolby Imaginative and prescient HDR and Dolby Atmos.
Criterion will announce which of those releases is coming first, and what new options they’ll have, together with some extra info on the following releases, as a part of its November 2021 announcement subsequent week.