Mummy Trilogy in 4K, Patriots Day in DTS:X and other news

Another week of interesting announcements in Ultra HD Blu-ray and for object-based audio.

Ultimate Mummy Trilogy

Universal will release a boxset of the three Mummy movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray on May 16. There is a rumour going around that all of them will feature DTS:X, but I’ll confirm as soon as the press release is out. There will also be individual editions of each movie, but the timing has not been confirmed for them.

Patriots Day

The action movie from Lionsgate will be released on Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray on March 28 with a new DTS:X soundtrack as the movie was not released in theaters with object-based audio.

The Great Wall

The Universal movie starring Matt Damon will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray. No release date or audio format has been confirmed yet.

Logan

Not really a surprise, but pre-orders for the latest X-Men movie are now available for all formats including Ultra HD Blu-ray.

Three new Atmos titles and one new DTS:X title

Quick update on a couple of releases confirmed recently on Ultra HD and Blu-ray.

Live By Night

Warner will release the Ben Affleck movie on March 21 on Blu-ray with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. No Ultra HD Blu-ray edition have been announced at this point.

Expendables & Expendables 2

The two movies from Lionsgate will have an Ultra HD Blu-ray release, now with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. Both will be available on May 2.

3:10 to Yuma

The Lionsgate movie will receive a brand new DTS:X soundtrack when release on UltraHD Blu-ray on May 2.

Three new titles confirmed with Dolby Atmos

It’s a good week for Dolby with three new titles confirmed with Atmos on Ultra HD Blu-ray and one also on regular Blu-ray

Assassin’s Creed

The 20th Century Fox movie will be released on UHD Blu-ray with Atmos on March 21.

Sing

The animated movie from Universal will feature Dolby Atmos on all of its editions : Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray when released on March 21.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Sony will release the action movie with Dolby Atmos on Ultra HD Blu-ray, no official date confirmed yet.

All Harry Potter Movies Confirmed For Ultra HD Blu-ray with DTS:X

Great news for Harry Potter fans as Warner Brothers confirmed the eight movies of the series will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray this year. All of them will feature a brand new DTS:X soundtrack.

The last four movies will be available on March 28, same day as the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The first four titles don’t have an official release date yet.

Fantastic Beasts, The Smurfs and Trolls confirmed with Dolby Atmos

Quick message to confirm that three more titles were confirmed for Dolby Atmos.

Trolls

The animated movie from Fox coming out on February 7 will contain a Dolby Atmos soundtrack on its 4K edition.

Fantastic Beasts  and Where to Find Them

The Warner Brothers movie was confirmed for March 28 with Dolby Atmos on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray.

The Smurfs

The re-release from Sony wad confirmed with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. No date has been confirmed yet.

New Ultra HD Blu-Ray Titles confirmed

Quick post to confirm some new movies that are in theater now and that have been confirmed on 4K Blu-ray thanks to Amazon. No detail yet on audio formats on release dates.

Monster Trucks (Paramount)

Patriot’s Day (Lionsgate)

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Sony)

Why Him? (20th Century Fox)

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (Paramount)

 

Confirmation On Multiple New Ultra HD Blu-rays

With CES this week, there’s been a good level of confirmation of Ultra HD Blu-ray titles from the studios.

Underworld Blood Wars

The new action title from Sony will be released this Spring with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. And from the Amazon listing, it seems the disc will be UHD + 3D Blu-ray as we’ve seen with Ghostbusters.

Catalog Titles From Sony

Sony is preparing new 4K releases for the following titles : Dracula, The Fifth Element and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It’s fait to say that the first two titles will have their Atmos soundtrack from their recent Blu-ray release.

Sing

The animated movie from Universal was confirmed on UltraHD Blu-ray with a Spring release.

Assassin’s Creed

Confirmed through Amazon listing, the action movie from the 20th Century Fox will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray

Allied

The movie from Paramount was also confirmed through Amazon for a release on Ultra HD Blu-ray.

Hidden Figures

The movie on NASA from 20th Century Fox is also coming to Ultra HD Blu-ray

Collateral Beauty

The movie starring Will Smith from Warner will be available on UHD Blu-ray this Spring.

A Lot of New Titles with Dolby Atmos and some Ultra HD Blu-ray news

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.

Passengers

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.

Inferno

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.

Hacksaw Ridge

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.

Dolby Atmos gaming and Blu-ray bitstream coming to Xbox One

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.