Universal Pictures Announces First Slate of Ultra HD Blu-ray Titles

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universal_logo_180.jpgTWICE is reporting that Universal Pictures will offer home-video releases in the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc format, beginning this summer. The first group of titles includes The Huntsman: Winter's War, Warcraft, Jason Bourne, Everest, Lucy, and Lone Survivor. Universal joins Sony Pictures, Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Brothers in offering discs in the new format. All of the titles will be available with High Dynamic Range (HDR).


Universal Pictures Home Entertainment became the latest home-video company to announce plans to offer 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs.

Universal joins Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainments, and Warner Brothers Home Entertainment, all of which previously announced plans to offer 4K Blu-ray discs. Some discs are available, and by the end of the year, more than 100 4K Blu-ray disc titles are expected to be available in the U.S. from multiple companies, Universal said.

Universal's discs will be available beginning this summer and will include a mix of new releases, including "The Huntsman: Winter's War," "Warcraft" and "Jason Bourne" as well as such recent hits as "Everest," " Lucy" and "Lone Survivor." Other 4K Ultra HD offerings in the pipeline include IMAX cinematic films.

Universal also plans titles in 4K Ultra HD digital formats for downloading and streaming by consumers who purchase the discs.

All 4K Blu-ray titles will offer High Dynamic Range (HDR) in the HDR 10 format, and select titles will feature Dolby Vision, excluding IMAX titles, when players are available with Dolby Vision support, a spokesperson told TWICE. Many disc titles will also feature object-based surround sound.

To read the complete TWICE article, click here.

Additional Resources
DirecTV Will Broadcast 25 MLB Games in 4K This Season at HomeTheaterReview.com.
Sony to Launch ULTRA 4K Streaming Service in April at HomeTheaterReview.com.

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