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.
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.