While it comes as no real surprise, but prior to their upcoming appearance at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Warner Bros. has officially announced their plans to release over 35 films on the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, the current highest quality on the market.
The first films they plan to release on this format are none other than Mad Max: Fury Road, San Andreas, and The Lego Movie. They have also release that Man Of Steel and Pacific Rim should also release by year’s end.
Check out the full press release below:
BURBANK, Calif., Dec. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — 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.
After a release annoucement like this, its hard not to think that WB plans to also release their big 2016 films (Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Suicide Squad, & Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, etc) in this format as well.
With the big shift into the 4K quality, its likely more studios may make this move soon enough and a new era of quality with Superhero films.
SOURCE: PR NEWSWIRE