As winter crawled to an end (at least by the calendar) it hasn’t just been very gradually hotting up outside, it’s definitely been hotting up in the 4K Ultra HD release department too. Here’s our look at all of the Australian releases that hit the format this past month, in our 4K August 2019 round-up.

4K Ultra HD system demo of the month

4K August 2019 - Avengers: Endgame

4K August 2019 - Avengers: EndgameAvengers: Endgame
Release date: August 14

Not only is it the biggest movie ever in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s the biggest movie ever if you go by box office records. The fourth and final part of the MCU Phase 3 Avengers foursome hit home in style, in a bumper one 4K/two standard Blu-ray pack that packed more extras in it than Tony Stark has quips. The onscreen spectacle is huge with its HDR enhancement, and the Dolby Atmos sound just adds to the dynamic home theatre experience immeasurably. Read our cinema review here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

What other new releases hit 4K Ultra HD in August?

4K August 2019 - Iron Man

4K August 2019 - Iron ManIron Man
Release date: August 14

If you’d been itching to fill some back catalogue holes in your 4K MCU collection, then you would have loved August. First up, the originator in Iron Man, complete with HDR treatment and Dolby Atmos sound, hit home. Read our full review here.

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4K August 2019 - Iron Man 2

4K August 2019 - Iron Man 2Iron Man 2
Release date: August 14

What’s better than one Iron Man? Two Iron Men! This one also arrived toting HDR visual enhancement, along with Dolby Atmos audio. Our full review is here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K August 2019 - Iron Man 3

4K August 2019 - Iron Man 3Iron Man 3
Release date: August 14

What’s better tha- oh, we already went there. Anyway, trilogy complete, as the third standalone Iron Man flick also touched down, also with HDR-bolstered vision and Dolby Atmos sound. Our review of this one is right here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K August 2019 - Thor

4K August 2019 - Thor: The Dark WorldThor
Release date: August 14

If your Thor: Ragnarok 4K Ultra HD has been feeling lonely, you can now cheer it up, as the first standalone Thor outing, starring Chris Hemsworth, has hit. This 4K release includes HDR enhancement and Dolby Atmos audio. For more info, here‘s our review.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K August 2019 - Thor: The Dark World

4K August 2019 - ThorThor: The Dark World
Release date: August 14

Set complete! Yes, the second Thor flick also made its way onto 4K, also with a hearty HDR boost and also with Dolby Atmos sound. We also reviewed this one, here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K August 2019 - Batman: Hush

4K August 2019 - Batman: HushBatman: Hush
Release date: August 21

The latest in the long line of DC Animated Movie Universe releases brought back the bat this month, with chaos unleashed upon him in his beloved Gotham. The package boasts HDR enhancement, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound and a bonus standard Blu-ray featuring several extras, including two dives into the DC vaults and a Sgt Rock short. Want more info? Our review of the release is here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K August 2019 - Pokémon Detective Pikachu

4K August 2019 - Pokémon Detective PikachuPokémon Detective Pikachu
Release date: August 21

The collect-em-up sensation hit our screens featuring Ryan ‘Deadpool’ Reynolds as the voice of the most famous Poké-creature of all, Pikachu – and he’s gone detective! Featuring HDR-boosted vision and Dolby Atmos audio, a bonus standard Blu-ray brought features galore, including an alternate opening, a bunch of featurettes and a Rita Ora music video. Get in quick and you may still secure your own limited steelbook at JB Hi-Fi. Read our original review here.

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4K August 2019 - Brightburn

4K August 2019 - BrightburnBrightburn
Release date: August 28

Flipping the classic Superman story on its head, a kid lands on Earth from another planet, but while he’s definitely super, he isn’t a good boy. This one also does the HDR and Dolby Atmos combo thing. Between the 4K disc and bonus standard Blu-ray, extras fans will find several featurettes and a commentary track. Read our cinema review right here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K August 2019 - Rocketman

4K August 2019 - RocketmanRocketman
Release date: August 28

The musical fantasy based on the life of Elton John hit home with all the razzle, dazzle, glitz and glamour that you’d expect. Along with Dolby Atmos sound, a bonus standard Blu-ray delivers some 75 minutes of extra content, including extended musical numbers, several featurettes and singalong lyric subtitles. If you’re speedy, you can also secure a very flashy steelbook at JB Hi-Fi. Read our cinema review right here.

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4K August 2019 - The Scorpion King

4K August 2019 - The Scorpion KingThe Scorpion King
Release date: August 28

Revisit one of the screen’s favourite big guys, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, in one of his first movie outings, and do so in native 4K with HDR enhancement and bulging DTS:X audio. A director’s commentary features, along with a couple of other bonuses on the handily included standard Blu-ray.

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That was one bumper month for Marvel devotees, let alone anybody who’s after great recent cinema releases with all the benefits that 4K Ultra HD offers. Remember, stay tuned to STACK for all the latest 4K news.

Meanwhile, have you checked out our 4K Ultra HD specifications guide? Bookmark it, as we update it regularly with all the latest 4K/2K, HDR/Dolby Vision and best sound format info for all the latest 4K Ultra HD releases in Australia.