With the first season of Westworld for home video release on November 7, 2017, the hit HBO show will be the first scripted television series to released in 4K resolution on Ultra HD Blu-ray.
This particular technological milestone for the home video release of Westworld will of course further exemplify the already stunningly vibrant landscapes and extravagant sets that have since then become a staple of the show.
Entertainment Weekly recently interviewed Westworld creator and showrunner Jonathan Nolan who divulged into his a desire to bring home television viewers a show that resonates the same high definition and theatrical quality that you’d see at the cinema:
“From the beginning, we wanted to shoot in film — the traditional format for the Western. I grew up with my brother [director Christopher Nolan] shooting on film, and felt it remained the best image capture system available. But it’s hard to reproduce the beauty of what we’re getting in a broadcast environment. I’m very excited about the presentation we were able to do on HBO, but with UHD and HDR we were able to do something that’s much more faithful to what we’re shooting and get closer to the texture and density of colors of the film that we’re making.”
In case that wasn’t enough, audiophiles will be in luck as Nolan revealed that he had a sound team remaster the season’s memorable score from the ground up for the Dolby Atmos format.
“Atmos is pretty extraordinary. If you want to buy 28 speakers for your home and hook them all up, you can, and Atmos will figure out how to divvy up all the channels and figure out the most immersive version of the soundtrack.”
The series stars Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Hiroyuki Sanada, Gustaf Skarsgård, Fares Fares, Betty Gabriel, Jonathan Tucker, Neil Jackson, Katja Herbers, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Luke Hemsworth.
While Westworld season one hits home video on November 7, 2017 you can expect season two to premiere in 2018 on HBO.
Source: Entertainment Weekly