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“Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.”



So ends a film that is widely recognized as one of the greatest in cinema history. The haunting noir classic CHINATOWN celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and Paramount is marking the occasion with a Limited-Edition 4K Ultra HD release on June 18, 2024.



Produced by the legendary Robert Evans, CHINATOWN was originally released on June 26, 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 brilliant Academy Award®-winning screenplay weaves a tragic and shocking tale of corruption, greed, and the human propensity for evil. Powerhouse performances by Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston, 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.



The Limited-Edition Paramount Presents release includes the restored film on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc™ for the first time ever. The exacting restoration was completed using the original camera negative, which was repaired using the latest technology in areas that had been previously damaged. The result is a sparkling 4K Ultra HD presentation that uses more of the best possible source than previous masters and faithfully captures the film’s distinctively dreamy and simultaneously realistic look.



In addition, this release includes extensive new and legacy bonus content (see below), access to a Digital copy of the film, and a bonus Blu-ray™ with the 1990 sequel The Two Jakes, directed by and starring Jack Nicholson and written by Robert Towne.



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bonus content 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:



  • 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

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This looks like a must purchase. I recall there being some unhappiness about the Blu-ray. I hope they hit a grand slam this time picture wise. This film deserves the best.
 

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This looks like a must purchase. I recall there being some unhappiness about the Blu-ray. I hope they hit a grand slam this time picture wise. This film deserves the best.
It's about time because the 4K/Dolby Vision digital has been available on streaming services for six years. I watched it back in 2018, and it looked beautiful on my OLED.

This combo release also has The Two Jakes on Blu-ray.
 

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“Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.”



So ends a film that is widely recognized as one of the greatest in cinema history. The haunting noir classic CHINATOWN celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and Paramount is marking the occasion with a Limited-Edition 4K Ultra HD release on June 18, 2024.



Produced by the legendary Robert Evans, CHINATOWN was originally released on June 26, 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 brilliant Academy Award®-winning screenplay weaves a tragic and shocking tale of corruption, greed, and the human propensity for evil. Powerhouse performances by Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston, 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.



The Limited-Edition Paramount Presents release includes the restored film on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc™ for the first time ever. The exacting restoration was completed using the original camera negative, which was repaired using the latest technology in areas that had been previously damaged. The result is a sparkling 4K Ultra HD presentation that uses more of the best possible source than previous masters and faithfully captures the film’s distinctively dreamy and simultaneously realistic look.



In addition, this release includes extensive new and legacy bonus content (see below), access to a Digital copy of the film, and a bonus Blu-ray™ with the 1990 sequel The Two Jakes, directed by and starring Jack Nicholson and written by Robert Towne.



New
bonus content 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:



  • 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

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I’ll bite in this one.
 

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Interesting to note that the name of the director of "Chinatown" is missing from the press release...
And very deliberately left off the cover. In contrast to the upcoming Once Upon a Time In the West. However, a replica of the original one-sheet, with credits, is inside the cover.


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Interesting to note that the name of the director of "Chinatown" is missing from the press release...
I left this part in small print of the press release off the initial post in this thread:

A ROBERT EVANS Production of a ROMAN POLANSKI Film

JACK NICHOLSON FAYE DUNAWAY

“CHINATOWN”

Co-starring JOHN HILLERMAN PERRY LOPEZ BURT YOUNG and JOHN HUSTON

Production Designer RICHARD SYLBERT Associate Producer C.O. ERICKSON Music Scored by JERRY GOLDSMITH

Written by ROBERT TOWNE Produced by ROBERT EVANS Directed by ROMAN POLANSKI

TECHNICOLOR® PANAVISION® A PARAMOUNT PRESENTATION

©1974 by Long Road Productions. All Rights Reserved​
 

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A pity they didn't include a blu ray of the remaster for those of us who haven't moved on to UHD yet. As to the cover art, the original Chinatown poster is iconic, one of the most gorgeous film posters ever! The new cover art would be just fine if the original poster didn't exist. I think the original film posters for Chinatown and Day Of The Locust are the best designed film posters of the 1970s.
 

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