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.
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.
Not really a surprise, but pre-orders for the latest X-Men movie are now available for all formats including Ultra HD Blu-ray.
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.
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
The 20th Century Fox movie will be released on UHD Blu-ray with Atmos on March 21.
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.
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.
Quick message to confirm that three more titles were confirmed for Dolby Atmos.
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 re-release from Sony wad confirmed with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. No date has been confirmed yet.
Universal Studios confirmed that the two most recent movies of the Fast & Furious franchise will be release on Ultra-HD Blu-ray on March 28 and that both would feature a DTS:X remix for home.
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)
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.
The animated movie from Universal was confirmed on UltraHD Blu-ray with a Spring release.
Confirmed through Amazon listing, the action movie from the 20th Century Fox will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray
The movie from Paramount was also confirmed through Amazon for a release on Ultra HD Blu-ray.
The movie on NASA from 20th Century Fox is also coming to Ultra HD Blu-ray
The movie starring Will Smith from Warner will be available on UHD Blu-ray this Spring.
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.