20th Century Fox to release more than hundred 4K (Ultra HD) Blu-ray movies

Posted 06 January 2016 19:26 CEST by Jan Willem Aldershoff

The 4K Blu-ray format sees a rather successful start with announcements of many companies of movie releases on the format this year. In an announcement of a Samsung 4K Blu-ray player movie studio 20th Century Fox states it will release more than 100 4K Blu-ray movies.

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The 4K Blu-ray releases will also include recent blockbusters such as ‘The Martian’ and ‘The Peanuts Movie’.

Warner has also stated it will release 4K Blu-ray releases, the movie studio expects to release more than 35 titles. The studio will start with four newly remastered 4K Ultra HD movies. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment also announced it will release 4K Blu-ray titles but hasn’t disclosed a number.

Some of the 4K Blu-ray movies will also support Dolby Atmos, a new surround format with the main feature that sound can go up and down. This is achieved with highly placed speakers or speakers targeted to the ceiling of which the sound should bounce downwards.

Also High Dynamic Range (HDR) will be part of many  4K Blu-ray movies. This technology should provide brighter colors and deeper shadows.



alan1476
Administrator, Software Editor and Head of Promotions
Posted on: 06 Jan 16 18:30
Mark my words, if those movies are going sell retail like blurays, they better be the same price or cheaper than blurays or this will be a big disaster. How many people do they think have 4K equipment anyway?
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paulw2
MyCE Senior Member
Posted on: 06 Jan 16 20:09
What's the bet it will be DRMed out of this world wand will only play if your player is connected to the internet  so it can validate that it's a genuine copy and of course from the correct region. 
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mosis14
MyCE Member
Posted on: 06 Jan 16 20:21
Going by the leaks from earlier last year that's exactly what will happen.
And worse !

http://www.myce.com/news/sony-hack-r...details-75833/
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alan1476
Administrator, Software Editor and Head of Promotions
Posted on: 06 Jan 16 20:27
I haven't bought a DVD or a Bluray in years, but I do subscribe to NetFlix, so I imagine I can see these on whatever equipment I have, not just 4K.
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Xercus
MyCE Senior Member
Posted on: 06 Jan 16 21:28
Quote:
Originally Posted by alan1476
Mark my words, if those movies are going sell retail like blurays, they better be the same price or cheaper than blurays or this will be a big disaster. How many people do they think have 4K equipment anyway?
It will largely depend on how much capital is behind it, but timeframe*4k equipment... I think the odds (we've just had some comments regarding it in the CatBox) are in your favor here...
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Zod
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 07 Jan 16 01:11
I had a modest DVD collection but I have a fairly big bluray collection.   I have a 60" 1080p TV and the couch is about 13 feet away from it.   I was all over the SD to HD TV revolution.   Once I heard about it I stopped buying DVDs (even though it was a few years before I got my first hd dvd/bluray players).

I'm not that excited about 4k.   From what I know and how far away we sit from the TV, unless we get a TV over 80" (which is a bit big for my living room) I don't see the need.   The upgrade seems minor at best unless you have a really really big tv.    I'm sure if my 60" ever dies I'll have to replace it, and when I replace it I may have no choice but to buy 4k.

I think bluray might be my list physical movie format.   It's still pretty damn good for what I need.   I don't think it bodes well for the format because I already feel like I'm one of the only people I know that still likes to buy movies.   If I'm not willing to jump on board for the next format, that doesn't seem good.
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Millennium12
MyCE Senior Member
Posted on: 07 Jan 16 04:06
Remastered means upscaled to 4k hence not the real thing - nice try!
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voxsmart
MyCE Senior Member
Posted on: 07 Jan 16 08:45
Imagine a 4K 32" curved TV with 3D, what would go with that? A curved 4K ultra Blu-ray player! It probably will happen.

I am lucky enough to have a 65" Samsung TV and recently I gotten so used to 4K I cannot really see the difference between that and 1080i on Netflix. As for a 1080P Blu-ray played on my OPPO 105, well, the picture quality to me seems better that the Netflix 4K. Would 4K Blu-ray be that much better?

A few people that have seen 4K say without any prompting think a lot scenes seem to be plasticy and that's not just on my TV.
Will I buy a new UBlu-ray player, no chance, It's all too soon and I bet it won't be long before 8K appears, then it all starts again. It's all totally nuts to make money.
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Millennium12
MyCE Senior Member
Posted on: 07 Jan 16 09:34
Quote:
Originally Posted by voxsmart
Imagine a 4K 32" curved TV with 3D, what would go with that?....It's all too soon and I bet it won't be long before 8K appears, then it all starts again. It's all totally nuts to make money.
Umm, 4k only makes sense on big screens like 60+ inch, anything below that size is fine with 1080 HD.

8k TV is already out by LG being proud to be the first but ... there are not many living rooms allowing 120 inch screens to make it useful, no?

Hence the 4/8k DVD player are more of a marketing gimmick for people trying it on their 32 inch screens, sigh!
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ivid
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 07 Jan 16 18:09
I guess it helps there's no UHD-DVD to compete and slow the releases this time !
There is a huge benefit with 4K that is not mentioned enough. There will be a great improvements in color with the technologies in 4K its a big deal.
Also, its nonsense that smaller screens won't benefit from 4K. I work in broadcast and use broadcast monitors as well as 4K HDTV's for testing etc. With real 4K content you can get so close to the screen and not feel close. That's a big benefit and feature than most don't realize.
Another point is the retina ipads and PC monitors and the fact digital cameras are in the 10's of MPs now (much higher than 4K). If anyone here has seen the staggering difference between retina iPad and non-retina iPad when looking at high res photography. If you want to use a 4K TV to watch your high-res photography then a 40" will benefit from the higher res.
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Millennium12
MyCE Senior Member
Posted on: 07 Jan 16 23:06
The smallest 4K screen on the market is 60 inch what I see but if you have a tiny 32 inch 4k (~4000 pixels) then of course you will benefit from 4k.

Otherwise, for now, all those smaller screens are just HD (1920 pixels line) and there is nothing worthwhile playing 4k on it - end of story
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TSJnachos117
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 12 Jan 16 00:01
I predict that one or two years in the future, Apple and Samsung will be among the first to proclaim to the heavens how great their 4K cell phones are. Meanwhile, there will literally be only one or two people in the entire universe who will care. Despite this, every other cell phone manufacturer will blindly follow their lead.
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tvine2000
New Member
Posted on: 21 Jan 16 23:19
They will try to sell them at a top price, then realize they need to lower the price
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hogger129
MyCE Senior Member
Posted on: 22 Jan 16 07:39
Quote:
Originally Posted by paulw2
What's the bet it will be DRMed out of this world wand will only play if your player is connected to the internet  so it can validate that it's a genuine copy and of course from the correct region. 
That's what I am thinking as well. They'll find some way to make sure you can't copy em or play the copies, like this Cinavia bull$hit.

Plus 4K? I don't even have a 4K TV much less a screen big enough for it to make a difference. Regular Blu-ray is what I'll keep buying. Even DVD doesn't look terrible on an upscaling player.
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MaryHax3
New Member
Posted on: 22 Jan 16 11:04
step right
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