It’s been a pretty busy week on the Dolby Atmos front and to some extent also on the Ultra HD Blu-ray side. If there’s anyone still doubting that Dolby is winning the format war on UHD, I think there’s less and less doubts. Amazing how the year of delay that happened with DTS:X changed the landscape completely.
Here are the new titles announced this week.
The science-fiction movie has been confirmed by Sony on Ultra HD Blu-ray, no date yet. Because it’s Sony, we can confirm it will have a Dolby Atmos track as all their UHD titles do.
The action movie from the Dan Brown book will be released on UHD Blu-ray on January 24 with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Already confirmed on UHD Blu-ray, the title from Sony now has a release date of February 14 and will feature a Dolby Atmos track.
The war movie will be released by Lionsgate on February 21 with a Dolby Atmos track on both the Blu-ray and Ultra HD releases.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Finally, the Tom Cruise starring movie from Paramount will be released on January 31 with Atmos on both the Blu-ray and UHD Blu-ray.
Microsoft announced this week that the Xbox One and Xbox One S will now offer Dolby Atmos gaming. This will also come to PC gaming at the same time but not really news as it was already done on Battlefront.
Also please note that Microsoft made available for preview users the new bitstream features for Blu-rays and Ultra HD Blu-rays (on the Xbox One S) so you can listen to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X movies with the console.
As we are getting closer to the end of the year, here are some new Ultra HD Blu-ray releases confirmed by the studios.
Warner now confirmed the movie would be released on January 10, but only with a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track.
Birth of a Nation, The
The movie was now confirmed by Fox on Ultra HD Blu-ray for January 10 with a DTS-HD MA 5.1 track.
Keeping Up With The Joneses
The movie from the 20th Century Fox now has a release date of January 17 on UHD Blu-ray and it’s now confirmed it will not have object based audio either, with a DTS-HD MA 7.1 track.
A quick post today to confirm some new releases that are now announced or were leaked by Amazon for Ultra HD Blu-ray.
Paramount confirmed that Arrival, from the Quebec director Devis Villeneuve, would get an Ultra HD Blu-ray release into the new year. No audio details yet.
Lionsgate will release the action movie John Wick on UHD Blu-ray on February 7th, just in time for the sequel to launch in theaters. It will of course includes it’s really solid Dolby Atmos soundtrack.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
We already knew the movie was coming on UHD, it nows has a date, December 13, and also a confirmation that the 4K version will be offered by Fox with Dolby Atmos
Keeping Up With The Joneses
The comedy was confirmed by Amazon as coming on Ultra HD Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox.