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Warner Announces First 4K Release Slate

6 Jan, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Studio working with Dolby to stream movies in Ultra-HD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is working with Dolby Laboratories for an initial slate of movies earmarked for re-release in 4K Ultra-HD resolution early this year.

Movies such as Edge of Tomorrow, Into the Storm and The Lego Movie will be released early this year incorporating Dolby’s new technology that enhances brightness, contrast and color for over-the-top (OTT) streaming, broadcast, and gaming applications. UHD 4K features four times the resolution of 1080p.

“The future of imaging and television is full of amazing possibilities, and we’re eager to expand our partnership with Dolby to deliver a steady pipeline of titles … to consumers in 2015,” Jim Wuthrich, president of the Americas for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, said in a statement. “By leveraging Dolby Vision to unlock artistic intent in a completely new way, we are able to provide home audiences around the world with dramatically enhanced picture quality that fully engages their senses and brings Warner movies to life in their living room.”

Dolby and Warner are collaborating to prepare the initial slate of titles in time for the launch of Dolby Vision technology enabled TVs, as well as a pipeline of additional catalog and new release titles throughout the year.

“With Dolby Vision enabled displays, TV manufacturers can offer consumers who purchase Warner movies in Dolby Vision a dramatically improved visual experience that engages their senses, regardless of screen size or viewing distance,” Curt Behlmer, SVP of content solutions and industry relations for Dolby, said in a statement.

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