Posted Thu Jul 6, 2017 at 07:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Wizards, astronauts, aliens, and a Grinch are all making their way toward 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.
New info has been revealed for several upcoming 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases from Warner Bros., Universal Studios, and Sony Pictures.
First up, as previously reported, Warner Bros. is prepping the first four Harry Potter films starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson for Ultra HD Blu-ray, and now word indicates that the titles are set for an October 3 release. The selection will include:
Chris Columbus' Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Chris Columbus' Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Alfonso Cuarón's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Mike Newell's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Full specs and details have not been revealed yet, but the discs are expected to include DTS:X soundtracks.
The upcoming titles will now join the previously released Harry Potter films from director David Yates which all first hit the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format back in March:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Meanwhile, according to a report from The Digital Bits, Universal is prepping several catalog titles for a potential October debut on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The rumored selection, revealed by The Bits' industry and retail sources, will include:
Joss Whedon's Serenity starring Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, and Jewel Staite.
Ron Howard's Apollo 13 starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, and Kathleen Quinlan.
Ron Howard's Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin, and Molly Shannon
Likewise, as previously reported, Steven Spielberg's E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial starring Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton, and Drew Barrymore is also on deck for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, and rumors now indicate a September release.
No other specs or details have been revealed at this time and an official announcement from Universal is still forthcoming.
Finally, Sony is prepping Lucia Aniello's Rough Night starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoë Kravitz, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Paul W. Downs for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Specs, supplements, and an exact release date have not been announced yet, but pre-orders for the raunchy comedy are now live.
You can find the latest specs for all of the 4K titles listed above linked from our Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Schedule.
Source: The Digital Bits
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