Chinatown is coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for its 50th birthday

Chinatown 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray set
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The classic mystery Chinatown is heading to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in the UK this June: here’s more information on the release.

How about this for a flat-out classic? 1974’s Chinatown remains one of the very, very, very best films of Jack Nicholson’s career. A neo-noir detective mystery penned by Robert Towne. Nicholson plays Jake Gittes in the film, and in the 50 years since its release has garnered a reputation as being one of the best films of all time.

Directed by rapist Roman Polanski, it co-stars Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Diane Ladd and Perry Lopez. There’s an extensive cast to enjoy, and a tight mystery at the heart of it too. Genuinely, if you’ve never had the pleasure, it’s a film that deserves its reputation.

(Its belated sequel, The Two Jakes, was directed by Jack Nicholson and is worth a look too, although inevitably it’s nowhere near the same league as Chinatown).

The film then is being given a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray outing for its big birthday year, in a posh collector’s edition.

The set is arriving on 17th June 2024, and you can find more information on it – and pre-order a copy – right here.

It comes with both a 4K disc and a Blu-ray too, which will carry over previously-assembled special features. There’s a new special feature too, as author Sam Wasson discusses the film.

Plus, the package includes a poster, six art cards and a flyer. They’ve missed a trick surely by not bundling in a bottle of water as well.

It’s up for order now, and we’ll leave you for the minute with the description of the set from Paramount…

One of the most essential film noir classics, CHINATOWN comes to 4K Ultra HD™ for its 50th Anniversary. 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 as he uncovers a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together in one unforgettable night.

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