Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox and Sony all offering movies in time for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray launch in 2016
Stephan Jukic – December 31, 2015
Warner Brothers Home Entertainment is definitely getting behind the new 4K UHD Blu-ray format in 2016, with the release of more than 35 different titles planned so far for the next year.
Warner plans on starting off their support of the early 2016 launch of 4K ultra HD Blu-ray players with the release of four newly remastered 4K UHD movie titles and the company will then expand their selection from there to more than 35 other titles throughout the upcoming year.
The company, Warner, is joining Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment in their pledge of entertainment product and technological support for the new 4K Blu-ray format.
The four initial titles that will be released by Warner consist of “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “San Andreas”, “The Lego Movie” and “Pan”. Furthermore, all of these titles will also come with HDR support for the new high dynamic range format that’s one of the pillars of next generation 4K UHD video content.
“Following quickly” according to Warner, there will also be releases of theatrical new release titles, which will be released on the same days and dates in both Blu-ray 4K and DVD versions. And these will be accompanied by catalog movie titles throughout 2016, which include films like “Man of Steel” and “Pacific Rim”.
Warner has also claimed that it will expand the selection of 4K titles with HDR support through digital retailers. Some of these titles will also include Dolby Atmos soundtracks as part of their new technology.
According to Ron Sanders, president of Warner Brothers Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution, his company is “fully committed to releasing a wide range of Ultra HD Blu-ray titles, including both new release titles and offerings from our vast catalog”.
In addition to Warner Bros upcoming releases, the very first Sony Pictures Home Entertainment versions of assorted movie titles will also be hitting the shelves in the new 4K UHD Blu-ray format in early 2016. These too will include HDR support and object based surround sound.
The first releases planned by Sony include “The Amazing Spider-man 2”, “Salt”, “Hancock”, “Chappie”, “ The Smurfs 2” and “Pineapple Express”.
Finally, we also have the case of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, which is planning on releasing reissues of a number of their more popular recent films in 4K ultra HD on the same day as the release of 4K Blu-ray players and discs.
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