Ahead of CES 2016 (a big consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas), Warner Bros. has announced that it will release over 35 movies on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray this year. The first titles released in this new super high-resolution format will be Mad Max: Fury Road, San Andreas, The Lego Movie and Pan, but Man of Steel is specifically promised to be here in 4K by the end of the year.
Hopefully that means we can count on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice being released in 4K when it hits Blu-ray this summer, and Suicide Squad later this winter. For those with 4K TVs, it’d be awesome to be able to experience the DC Extended Universe in the best quality possible.
Check out the full press release below for more:
BURBANK, Calif. — To coincide with the availability of Ultra HD Blu-ray™ players in the marketplace in early 2016, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be offering four titles on Ultra HD Blu-ray at initial launch showcasing 4K Ultra HD resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR), offering consumers a sharper, brighter and more colorful home entertainment viewing experience than ever before.
The first available titles will be Mad Max: Fury Road, San Andreas, The Lego Movie and Pan. Following quickly will be theatrical new release titles available day and date with their initial home entertainment release as well as a selection of catalog titles throughout the year including Man of Steel and Pacific Rim. By the end of 2016, Warner Bros. will have over 35 titles available on Ultra HD Blu-ray. To complement the disc releases, Warner Bros. will also expand the titles available on 4K Ultra HD with HDR via digital retailers. Dolby Atmos® will also be included on select titles for a truly immersive home theater experience.
“We are excited to take this next technological leap which will allow us to bring our audiences the best possible home viewing experience with crystal clear images and immersive audio,” said Ron Sanders, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution. “Ultra HD with HDR is the next, and most exciting, advancement in home entertainment, and with the anticipated proliferation of Ultra HD televisions in the coming years, our Ultra HD Blu-ray product offerings will truly complement the stunning capabilities of this new generation of home entertainment hardware. Warner Bros. 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.”
Warner Bros.’ Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs will feature 4K resolution, High Dynamic Range for enhanced picture vibrancy and color contrast, a wider range of available colors, smoother color transitions, and immersive audio on select titles.
VIA: The Verge