Demo favourite Oblivion heads Universal’s 4K Blu-ray launch, but catalogue remains patchy

posted on Friday, 27th May 2016 by Steve May

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Universal is the latest studio major to commit to 4K Blu-ray, announcing three releases for the US market: demo-favourite Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion (which arrives with Dolby Atmos audio and a DTS HD MA 7.1 mix), Luc Besson's Lucy (pictured below, also with an Atmos mix) and Lone Survivor (with DTS:X 3D audio and a DTS Headphone:X. Track). The titles ship from August 9. As yet, there is no UK release announcement, although with no regional coding, it easy enough to import them. The Jason Bourne franchise and Warcraft are also expected to debut in 4K UHD later this year.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has also confirmed a UK 4K release for its Ultra HD Blu-ray releases. They match the US release announcement, and include The Amazing Spider-Man 2, SALT, Hancock, Chappie, Pineapple Express and The Smurfs 2.

Perhaps more interestingly, Sony hints that upcoming releases on 4K UHD Blu-ray Captain Philips, Men in Black, Ghostbusters, Bad Boys, The Da Vinci Code, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Guns of Navarone, Taxi Driver and Mr Smith Goes to Washington.

More than 100 titles, from all contributing studios,  are expected to be released in the format before the end of the year.

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Steve May

Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.

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