Batman Vs. Superman is already available for pre-order in 4K UHD Blu-ray
Stephan Jukic – April 2, 2016
Just as we’d predicted when the first “limited” selections of 4K Blu-ray titles were announced for timed releases during the length of 2016, this product market has been growing in new directions with numerous further movie titles slowly emerging as they move from the big screen to the TV screen.
Now, even a movie that’s still in theaters, “Batman vs. Superman” is already getting pre-order availability for 4K UHD Blu-ray disc well in advance of its home theater release.
For those of you who don’t outright hate this new action adventure saga from the famous DC comic universe, this pending 4K Blu-ray release is pretty awesome news indeed, and even if the movie is as terrible as some critics have been claiming, there is at least the genuine pleasure of seeing some truly cutting edge CGI and action effects in full blown HDR with 4K ultra HD resolution to look forward to. Sort of a type of visual candy for the eyes, even if the story ends up sucking (disclaimer, this author hasn’t seen Batman vs. Superman quite yet).
It almost goes without saying that for now at least, deeper release details on the latest film in the Batman and Superman universe are rather thin on the ground but the title’s Amazon.com listing looks real enough and we can assume that it features the real cover art we’re going to see when the movie starts shipping out.
Furthermore, it seems that the Batman/Superman Blu-ray release will consist of a dual disc pack featuring the 4K UHD Blu-ray version and a conventional HD movie disc as well. This has been the format of current 4K BD releases and there’s no reason to think it will change soon.
Naturally, given the craze for genuinely superb high dynamic range technology, the new 4K disc version of the movie will include HDR, in accordance with the display capacities of most 4K TVs in 2016 and of all existing 4K Blu-ray disc player models. This means a much wider and more realistic range of contrast, superior color realism and enhanced brightness and darkness where necessary in movie scenes. “UHD Premium” 4K TVs for 2016 like the Samsung KS models (2016 SUHD TVs) or LG’s 2016 OLED G6 TVs will offer a particularly stunning way of watching this and other 2016 4K Blu-ray titles.
Finally, according to a bit of 4K release snooping from Forbes writer John Archer , the new Batman vs. Superman will likely be a 4K remaster of a 2K Digital Intermediate instead of coming from an original and native 4K master of the movie’s footage.
This isn’t as great as native 4K mastering going direct to disc but it is a lot better than the HD Blu-ray we’ve been used to for years.
So far, the pre-order version of this still theatrical release movie is listing on the Amazon.com website for a fairly reasonable $24.95 and does indeed consist of a “(Ultimate Edition Blu-ray + Theatrical Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack)”.
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