Chinatown is one of the most legendary and acclaimed films ever made. The noir classic is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and to mark the occasion, Paramount is putting out a brand-new limited edition of the film. This new 4K UHD release comes out on June 18th, 2024.

Chinatown was originally released in theaters on June 26th, 1974 and was nominated for 11 Oscars, including Best Picture. If you’ve never seen Chinatown, here’s a synopsis.

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.

Special Features Of Chinatown On 4K UHD

Chinatown Blu-ray And 4K Disc Art Packaging

New Bonus Content

  • 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. 

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

Also included is 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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