The Criterion Collection has announced its first slate of 4K Ultra HD releases, the first in the storied home video distribution company’s lineup. Leading the wave of six-films is a 4K Ultra HD release of Citizen Kane, Orson Welles’ influential drama long considered the best film in history (and, incidentally, The Criterion Collection’s first release on laserdisc 37 years ago).
In addition to Kane, Criterion announced five other titles to be released in its first 4K Ultra HD lineup. These include Allen and Albert Hughes’ Menace II Society; David Lynch’s brain-breaking neo-noir Mulholland Drive; Jane Campion’s The Piano; Powell and Pressburger’s wonderful The Red Shoes; and the iconic Beatles musical A Hard Day’s Night.
Each title will be available in a 4K UHD+Blu-ray combo pack that includes 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. More details will be released in next week’s November Announcement.