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Not that anyone is keeping track of these things, but I believe this would pass the torch from Frankenstein to Cabinet of Dr. Caligari as the oldest film to have a 4K release to the home market. I am certainly not aware of any other silent films having been released in 4K.
 

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Not that anyone is keeping track of these things, but I believe this would pass the torch from Frankenstein to Cabinet of Dr. Caligari as the oldest film to have a 4K release to the home market. I am certainly not aware of any other silent films having been released in 4K.
That would seem to be the case. Still not certain as to the proprietary or need of 4k before the ‘70s at the earliest excepting 65, VVLA and TLA.

This based upon modern 4k scans as source.
 

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In our dumbed-down age, where the average person would never consider watching a film in black and white, Caligari has become the property of the ever-dwindling class of the culturally-educated and students of fine cinema. So be it! We are not all dead yet.

Unless their parents or peers drum into them that black and white was/is inferior to color, they really don't have that issue. I've known and know a ton of children for whom the story, characters and action are what count, and if they have a bias against b&w, it soon dissipates once a (good) film rolls on.
 

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Unless their parents or peers drum into them that black and white was/is inferior to color, they really don't have that issue. I've known and know a ton of children for whom the story, characters and action are what count, and if they have a bias against b&w, it soon dissipates once a (good) film rolls on.
As a child, and I’m referring to 9-12, my only film bias was CineColor,

Knew enough about it to hate it.

Anything else was fine.
 

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That would seem to be the case. Still not certain as to the proprietary or need of 4k before the ‘70s at the earliest excepting 65, VVLA and TLA.

This based upon modern 4k scans as source.
Yes but the WarnerUK version of Citizen Kane 4K offers "lifelike colours" ;).

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In spotchecking my copy the picture looks superb in glorious black & white and virtually all of the special features are on the 4k disc. The blu-ray is Region ABC as well.
 

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Yes but the WarnerUK version of Citizen Kane 4K offers "lifelike colours" ;).

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In spotchecking my copy the picture looks superb in glorious black & white and virtually all of the special features are on the 4k disc. The blu-ray is Region ABC as well.
...In "Life Like Colors" if you live in a Black and White World...LOL!!!
 

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