Checked out our previous list of top 4K watches and after some more to get you by? We’re here for you! We’ve come up with a list of another ten of the absolute best to keep you thoroughly entertained.
Not only are all of these great movies, they’re also some of the best showcases of the 4K Ultra HD format out there. We’re not just talking vision, either, with all of these selections featuring the latest in enveloping Dolby Atmos or DTS:X sound technology.
Francis Ford Coppola’s epic war film arrived on 4K Ultra HD in a cool package containing one 4K disc plus two extras-packed standard Blu-rays. Containing the director’s “Final Cut”, it’s been restored quite incredibly and presented in native 4K with Dolby Vision treatment, and features a thumping, brand-new Dolby Atmos soundtrack.
Nobody puts Baby in a corner, but he sure is adept at taking them in his WRX – often sideways. Cars are vital in Edgar Wright’s red-hot action-fuelled heist drama with a love story mixed in, but the music is just as critical. The all-encompassing Dolby Atmos track that features here is an absolute cracker, and easily one of the best that we’ve heard – and we’ve heard a lot of them! Meanwhile, the sumptuous 4K Ultra HD vision is HDR-infused. Bonus stuff junkies will revel in two commentaries, 20-plus minutes of deleted and extended scenes, more than 40 minutes of behind-the-scenes action and quite a bit more.
Men in Black
Barry Sonnenfeld’s Men in Black hit at the height of 1990s “the truth is out there” mania, putting a comedic twist on the whole aliens-are-among-us riff. Great casting – with Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as the titular characters – helped, as the latter becomes the latest recruit to don the shades and suit before being let loose with a “flashy thing”. The video presentation on this release is, appropriately, stellar, with a native 4K transfer offering incredible detail. Meanwhile, a new Dolby Atmos sound mix doesn’t let the exemplary transfer down at all. Extras include a commentary, games and a Will Smith music video.
Whoa! Keanu Reeves’s Neo comes to 4K in pure 4K remastered from the original 35mm film, complete with both HDR and Dolby Vision enhancement. A brand-new Dolby Atmos mix was also created for this release of the Wachowskis’ mind-blowing modern sci-fi/action classic, which comes with a text intro from the pair as well as a whopping FOUR audio commentaries (“Philosopher”, “Critics”, “Cast & Crew” and “Composer”).
The Lion King (1994)
Disney’s Shakespearian musical adventure based around the circle of life as it applies to the laws of the jungle was the studio’s first (mainly) hand animated tale to hit 4K Ultra HD. It managed to do so with essentially flawless upscaled 2K vision from the 2011 remastering, and a brand-new Dolby Atmos audio experience that really shows its value when those famous musical numbers kick in. Not to mention the bass in the stampede scene – hold onto your couch!
Bad Times at the El Royale
Seven strangers meet at a dodgy hotel and all manner of hell breaks loose in this noir-drenched thriller from director Drew Goddard, who also gave us The Cabin in the Woods. As for the 4K Ultra HD version, we’re treated to a sumptuous native 4K transfer with HDR enhancement, that’s accompanied by a Dolby Atmos audio track that really goes to town when required.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The winner of last year’s Oscar for ‘Best Animated Feature Film’ – and boy it feels good to type that – hit home in 4K style. Detailed HDR-treated vision looks divine despite its 2K origins, while the visual explosion is accompanied by a swinging Dolby Atmos sound mix that delivers all the sweet, sweet bass. A commentary track is included on the 4K disc, along with a new Spider-Ham cartoon short.
Imagine a world without The Beatles. It isn’t easy, even if you try, but this fab Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis collaboration does its best to give an idea as to how it could be. It comes to us as a native 4K presentation, complete with HDR (and HDR10+ if your equipment supports it). All those classic songs hit our ears via a Dolby Atmos mix, plus there’s a bonus standard Blu-ray with sweet extra features.
To quote Mel Gibson as William Wallace, “Every man dies. Not every man really lives”. Fans of Braveheart won’t have truly lived until they clap eyes on this native 4K release, that comes complete with Dolby Vision treatment. Then there’s the audio, remastered in Dolby Atmos to spectacular effect, this disc is destined to become many a 4K evangelist’s go-to demo disc.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Watch Tom Cruise risk his life – again – to entertain us via this latest M:I instalment. Watch him do it in glorious native 4K, too, which is both Dolby Vision and HDR enhanced – just wait until you experience the climactic scenes when they go all IMAX! Sound, meanwhile, comes via a very active Dolby Atmos mix that’s full of thrills. There are even several extras on the 4K disk, with three commentaries and an isolated soundtrack.