12 June 2024
Chinatown coming to 4K

Chinatown Getting A 4K 50th Anniversary Collector’s Release

Considered by many as the ‘greatest film ever made’ , the classic noir Chinatown celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and Paramount is marking the occasion with a Limited-Edition 4K Ultra HD™ release in June.

Starring Powerhouse performances by Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston, produced by the legendary Robert Evans. The film is a riveting story inspired by real events, vivid imagery, and a stirring score combine to make an unforgettable film that is essential for every cinephile’s collection.

Chinatown was originally released on 26th June  1974 and received widespread critical acclaim along with 11 Oscar® nominations, including Best Picture. In 1991, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”

Robert Towne’s  screenplay weaves a tragic and shocking tale of corruption, greed, and the human propensity for evil.  The Limited 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition release includes the restored film on 4K Ultra HD™ disc for the first time ever. Capturing the film’s distinctively dreamy and simultaneously realistic look, check out this trailer…

Jack Nicholson is unforgettable as private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite (Faye Dunaway) to investigate her husband’s extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night.
Chinatown 4K Spread
In addition, this release includes extensive new and legacy bonus content on the 4K Ultra HDdisc which is detailed below:

  • A State of Mind: Author Sam Wasson On Chinatown – Sam Wasson, film historian and bestselling author of The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years Of Hollywood, on the importance of the film and its legacy.
  • Chinatown Memories – Legendary producer Hawk Koch shares stories from his time as assistant director on the film.
  • The Trilogy That Never Was – Sam Wasson discusses the planned third installment of what would have been a trio of movies featuring the character Jake Gittes.

Additional legacy bonus content which appears on 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ discs:

  • Commentary by screenwriter Robert Towne with David Fincher
  • Water and Power
    • The Aqueduct
    • The Aftermath
    • The River & Beyond
  • Chinatown: An Appreciation
  • Chinatown: The Beginning and the End
  • Chinatown: Filming
  • Chinatown: Legacy
  • Theatrical Trailer

Chinatown will be released on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray from 17th June.


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