It’s almost that time of year when hibernation can be a solid plan, so it’s time to stock up on great 4K movie entertainment – and May packed a wallop, especially for action fans. Keep reading for all the Australian releases that hit the format, in our 4K May 2019 round-up.

4K Ultra HD system demo of the month

4K May 2019 - Black Hawk Down

4K May 2019 - Black Hawk DownBlack Hawk Down
Release date: May 8

This incredible tale came to 4K Ultra HD with brand new HDR-enhanced 4K transfers of both the original cinematic cut and the eight-minute longer extended version, both of which have been approved by Ridley Scott. Added to this were new Dolby Atmos sound mixes for both cuts. Our review of this stunning 4K release is right here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

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

4K May 2019 - Glass

4K May 2019 - GlassGlass
Release date: May 1

M Night Shyamalan’s sequel to 2016’s Split arrived on 4K Ultra HD toting a native 4K transfer with HDR enhancement, accompanied by a smashing (sorry) Dolby Atmos mix. Check out our movie review here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K May 2019 - The Karate Kid

4K May 2019 - The Karate KidThe Karate Kid
Release date: May 1

There was a whole lot of waxing on and waxing off this month, as The Karate Kid hit 4K Ultra HD. The much-loved flick came to us via a brand new restored 4K transfer that was created from the original camera negative, complete with added HDR. The coming-of-age tale delivered every crack, thump and chop in glorious Dolby Atmos. The 4K disc also included a new featurette, Remembering The Karate Kid, featuring interviews with Macchio and co-stars William Zabka and Martin Kove. Banzai! Want to read our review? Click here, grasshopper!

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K May 2019 - Cliffhanger

4K May 2019 - CliffhangerCliffhanger
Release date: May 8

Our first Stallone release this month saw Sly in full-on action mode, with a Dolby Vision enhanced, native 4K transfer that was been newly created from the original camera negative. Add a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio mix and this was one cool new 4K arrival. There’s no need to hang on for our review, it’s right here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K May 2019 - Rambo: First Blood

4K May 2019 - Rambo: First BloodRambo: First Blood
Release date: May 8

The first of Stallone’s 1980s Rambo trilogy hit with a new, native 4K transfer featuring HDR enhancement. Meanwhile, sound came via a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix. Mumble, mumble… Review!

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K May 2019 - Rambo: First Blood Part II

4K May 2019 - Rambo: First Blood Part IIRambo: First Blood Part II
Release date: May 8

The second Rambo flick in May shared the same specs as the first, with a fresh, HDR-enhanced native 4K transfer, accompanied by a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix. Our review of all three 4K Rambo releases is here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K May 2019 - Rambo III

4K May 2019 - Rambo IIIRambo III
Release date: May 8

Our final hunk of Rambo for May once again kept the spec sheet neat, with a new 4K transfer (HDR-enhanced) and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 in the sound department. Read all of our 4K Rambo reviews here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K May 2019 - Cold Pursuit

4K May 2019 - Cold PursuitCold Pursuit
Release date: May 29

Get taken by Liam Neeson as he runs around in the cold of the Rocky Mountains to avenge his son’s murder. The sights all come Dolby Vision and HDR enhanced and looked quite stunning, while the blizzard of action hits our home cinema spaces via a cool Dolby Atmos mix. The 4K disc also packs a bunch of extras, including interviews, deleted scenes and a behind the scenes featurette.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K May 2019 - Godzilla

4K May 2019 - GodzillaGodzilla (1998)
Release date: May 29

If you like action and guilty pleasures, then have we got a big monster movie for you! Roland Emmerich’s take on the legendary giant lizard came to us with a newly-restored, pure 4K transfer (HDR enhanced), and an utterly thumptastic Dolby Atmos sound mix.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

 

That all made for a strong month of back catalogue releases on 4K Ultra HD, with a couple of recent flicks to boot! 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.