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Universal reveals the movies coming in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

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Lucy (2015) is coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has announced its plans to release some of its biggest movies in 4K Ultra HD.

The media giant revealed a roster of upcoming titles that would arrive in the high-resolution format, all of which will be available to buy before the end of 2016.

Some of the movies pegged for 4K release include Jason Bourne, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Warcraft, Everest, Lucy, and Lone Survivor.

UPHE will also release a number of Imax films for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, while other Universal films will also be available in High Dynamic Range.

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“4K Ultra HD represents a giant leap forward in movie-watching,” said Eddie Cunningham, UPHE President.

Cunningham continued: “The format’s stunning resolution and peak luminance, combined with its deep bench of industry support, enables us to deliver to the consumer a truly differentiated viewing experience, one that has the capability to power the future of home entertainment.”

The first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc players are already available to buy in the UK. As a result, Universal rivals like Paramount and Lionsgate have already started releasing 4K discs.

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What would you like to see in 4K Ultra HD? Let us know in the comments.

Bugblatter

April 20, 2016, 11:54 am

Most of the current '4K' titles are upscaled 2K or 2.8K, because that's what they were filmed at.

They ought to be required to state whether the film was in at least 4K throughout the shooting and mastering process. My TV and the new Panny UHD player do great jobs of upscaling so I don't see the need to pay extra for some studio to do it for me.

Might be an article in this perhaps?

cheese king

April 20, 2016, 4:46 pm

Some movies can be made up of different formats and resolutions, interstellar and mad max for instance.I guess what matters is what their final master to cinemas was, if it was 4k then it could be argued it was a 4k movie, everything else would be upscaled unless then unpacked the render and rerendered all the special effects and the original takes to 4k, I doubt that actually happens though.

Bugblatter

April 20, 2016, 8:58 pm

Apparently even some films that were shot in 4K had the effects done in 2K.

With with Batman vs Superman the cinema release 35mm was scanned at 2K but the Imax release was scanned at 8K and the end result is supposedly a 4K master. Confusing much? And that's probably one of the best ones (Amazing Spiderman 2 probably being the best so far).

It's a mess and consumers don't know what they're buying. If it's 2K upscaled to 4K then they're charging a significant premium for something a TV, UHD player or even madVR can do pretty damned well. Add the mess that is HDR and I really have to wonder what we're paying for with the majority of 'UHD' films.

But as ever the drive is to get us to spend more money, not to give us the best experience possible.

cheese king

April 20, 2016, 11:23 pm

agreed, I wont be going anywhere near HDR or UHD until this mess is sorted out, I'm still happy with my 1080p stuff upscaled to 4k, from 8ft away I cant see much difference anyway.

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