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Universal Unveils 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Plans

19 Apr, 2016 By: John Latchem

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) April 19 became the latest studio to announce a release slate for the new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format. Universal titles arriving in 4K this summer include upcoming theatrical releases such as The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Warcraft and Jason Bourne, as well as recent hits such as Everest, Lucy and Lone Survivor, among others. Other 4K Ultra HD offerings in the pipeline include a selection of movies created for Imax. Universal plans to make its titles available in both Ultra HD Blu-ray and 4K digital formats.

The titles will be mastered in Dolby Vision, a high-dynamic-range (HDR) format and playback solution designed to bring out ultra-vivid colors and more hues across a full range of brightness.

“4K Ultra HD represents a giant leap forward in movie-watching,” said Eddie Cunningham, president of UPHE. “The format’s stunning resolution and peak luminance, combined with its deep bench of industry support, enables us to deliver to the consumer a truly differentiated viewing experience, one that has the capability to power the future of home entertainment. The advanced technology powering 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray in particular has created unquestionably the best, most pristine home viewing experience ever offered — one that will surely excite consumers and will remain unrivaled for years to come.”

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