Universal Pictures to start releasing 4K resolution Blu-ray movies
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing movies in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs by this summer (mid-2016). According to entertainment news magazine Variety, the first titles to adopt this format are Jason Bourne, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Warcraft, Everest, Lucy, and Lone Survivor.
More titles will be rolled out progressively over the U.S. summer, but actual dates and pricing details have not been unveiled. Universal Pictures also plans to include IMAX films into the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray formats as well.
Other film studios such as Warner Bros., Fox, and Paramount have also been putting their foot forward in bringing 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. For instance, Paramount’s combo-packs for Star Trek and Star Trek: Into the Darkness (each contains three discs, in 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD formats) retails at US$47.99 (S$64.53) per pack. Warner Bros. launched their 4K Blu-ray efforts by leading the pack with Mad Max: Fury Road and The Lego Movie, while promising Pacific Rim at a later date.
If anything, this means it’s almost the time to pick up a Ultra HD resolution Blu-ray disc player.