Sony Pictures Home Entertainment just announced that the action movie Pixels will be released on October 27th with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack in both 3D and 2D.
The release schedule for this fall is getting very interesting with a good quantity of new Dolby Atmos titles. We will have three titles released on October 27th, which is unseen since the initial launch. I updated, as usual, the list of Atmos titles on this site.
The 20th Century Fox just confirmed than they plan to release all of their new movies on home video to the 4K UltraHD Blu-ray format at the same time as the regular Blu-ray edition.
The first title to be released will be Kingsman : The Secret Service which offers us a first glimpse at the look of the boxes for this new physical format. As you can see, the title will also include Blu-ray and Digital Download, but no DVD copy. Which is good news in my mind as the format should start disappearing and we should stop paying for an unwanted disc. Talking about prices, they said the new titles should have an MRSP around 30 US dollars, not surprising for a new format.
No word yet on the technical details of the disc, the main question being if Fox will start working with Dolby Atmos or DTS:X as the movie was shown in cinema in Atmos.
Finally, Fox also confirmed other titles that will be also available on UltraHD Blu-ray soon after launch: Exodus: Gods and Kings, Fantastic Four, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Life of Pi, The Maze Runner and Wild.
Exciting times !
Please note I will add pictures as soon as official ones are available, as I don’t want to use the copyrighted content from the media sources.
It looks like it’s going to be an exciting week at IFA 2015 in Berlin, as Samsung just announced in their press conference this morning the upcoming UBD-K8500, their first UHD Blu-ray player.
They said the player would be available early in 2016 in Europe. Let’s see if they will be able to make it sooner so they can hit the Holiday period here. No official pricing announced either.
There’s not a lot to report about the player other than that right now, but they also discussed with Fox the plans to release all of the new movies in the format.
I’ll report as soon as other electronic companies announce their own player.
The pace of Dolby Atmos releases continue to increase as Warner Home Video announces the Blu-ray release of The Gallows on October 13th with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. This will become the first horror movie available in the home theater with an object-based sountrack.
As usual the list of Blu-rays with Dolby Atmos availble on the site has been updated.