A couple of quick updates in this beginning of the week.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing (February 27) and Downsizing (March 20) now both have a release dates on Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray, sadly none of them will include object-based audio.
Speaking about release dates, it seems Bestbuy are announcing a release date of March 27 for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. More to come later, I imagine we’ll see the official announcement this week.
Finally, it seems that 2001: A Space Odyssey is coming to 4K Blu-ray, again more to come when it’s official.
Note: It’s back ! The firmware has been released again, with the region issue fixes.
Note: As of this February 7th, the firmware update has been pulled once again, so if you did not update your player before, you’re out of luck again. It seems that the update was changing the Blu-ray region from B to A in Europe, so it could be the reason why.
Quick post to let you know that LG finally released for a second time the Dolby Vision firmware upgrade this morning for their UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray player. The firmware was initially released for a very brief period last fall, but was pulled because of unknown reasons.
I quickly confirmed this morning that everything was working well, so know it will be time for some Ultra HD Blu-ray listening in Dolby Vision, starting with Westworld Season 1.
Quick update of the site today to let you know that Universal will release the 3 Pitch Perfect movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray on March 20. All 3 UHD releases will offer a DTS:X soundtrack and the Blu-ray of the 3rd movie will also offer DTS:X.
For the first two movies it’s a brand new object based audio as the movies were not offered in theatres with Atmos nor DTS:X. In the case of the most recent movie, it’s actually one of the rare cases where a theatrical Atmos release is transitionned to DTS:X for home.
Please note that I also added Ferdinand UHD to the list of Dolby Atmos titles and listed the third Maze Runner movie to the list of upcoming UHD titles as Amazon is already taking preorders for it.
Quick update to let you know that Warner confirmed that Justice League will be released on March 13 and that both it’s Blu-ray 3D and Ultra HD Blu-ray release will offer a Dolby Atmos sountrack. 3D discs with Atmos are rare, so this is actually good news.
The only thing that’s unclear is wether the 2D Blu-ray will also have that Atmos track, for now the press release seems to say no, so I will list it only in 3D and update whenever that changes.
The 4K disc will also feature Dolby Vision, also a rare thing for Warner.
Just a quick update of the site release lists, the most important news being that Thor: Ragnarok now has a release date of March 6 and Coco will be available on February 27, both on Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray, the later with Dolby Atmos.
On a bit of side news, I’ve been experimenting in the last weeks with the new KEF Q Series 2017 and with the Buttkicker Mini LFE, so I may post a couple of impressions post in the near future on those !
Treat this still as a rumour, but at the same time it’s not really surprising. Initial informations to retailers seem to confirm that The Last Jedi will be released this Spring on Ultra HD Blu-ray with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack.
No word yet on an official date or if there’s any change on also getting The Force Awakens and Rogue One on the format, but it’s a huge news for the industry.
Please note I also updated the lists with some Atmos and Dolby Vision information including:
- Coco coming to UHD with Dolby Atmos too
- Daddy’s Home (DTS:X) & Daddy’s Home 2 (Atmos) UHDs with Dolby Vision
- Murder on the Orient Express UHD with Atmos now has a February 27 date
A quick update to wish you the best for the on going Holidays and to let you know that I updated the lists on the site with the couple of releases announced recently, even if it’s been a pretty slow news period.
The big one is The Dark Crystal anniversary edition coming to Ultra HD Blu-ray on March 6th with a new Dolby Atmos soundtrack.
The horror movie Jigsaw has also been confirmed with Dolby Atmos on both its Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray next month when it is released on January 23.
We knew it was coming, but now it’s official. The science-fiction movie Blade Runner 2049 from director Denis Villeneuve is now confirmed for Blu-ray and UltraHD Blu-ray on January 16.
Both editions will offer Dolby Atmos, hopefully with a mix as strong as the one in theater.
Just a quick post to let you know I updated the lists on the site with a bunch of upcoming titles for 4K.
Among other things, we now know that Lego Ninjago will have Atmos on both the Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray for its release on December 12.
Moonlight was also confirmed with Atmos, and we already knew it was coming December 12.
Also, quick note that the comedy Daddy’s Home 2 is now up for preorder on Ultra HD Blu-ray, but no official date yet.
A set of new updates on the site for this week, mostly news on UHD and Atmos front this time around.
Hell or High Water
Confirmed for an Ultra HD Blu-ray release on February 13 with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
The movie starring Jennifer Lawrence movie will be released on December 19 with Dolby Atmos both on Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray.
It finally has a release date of December 19 ands both the Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray will have Dolby Atmos while the UHD Blu-ray will have Dolby Vision.