It brings us great pleasure to say that this month saw a bumper crop of big new 4K Ultra HD releases, featuring both recent cinema outings and the odd classic. Check them all out in our 4K March 2022 round-up!

4K Ultra HD of the month

4K March 2022 - The Godfather Trilogy

4K March 2022 - The Godfather Trilogy

The Godfather Trilogy
Release date: March 23

As Francis Ford Coppola’s watershed mob flick The Godfather celebrates its 50th year, we all got to join in the celebrations as it – and its two sequels – came to 4K Ultra HD. An offer you can’t refuse?

Billed as “the essential, definitive saga of the Corleone family”, the films have undergone a painstaking restoration and remastering process, overseen by Coppola, that took thousands of hours. The result is the trilogy in native 4K, complete with Dolby Vision HDR enhancement and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio.

What will be of interest to many is that while the set features The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, the third entry in the trilogy is represented by both 1990’s The Godfather: Part III (the theatrical and 1991 cuts) and Mario Puzo’s The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone, which is Coppola’s preferred version.

The three movies are joined in the set by a raft of both new and legacy special features, with new content including an ‘Introduction to The Godfather’ by Coppola, plus several featurettes covering everything from the painstaking restoration process to home movies captured during the filming of the original movie.

Said Coppola of this new re-release: “I am very proud of The Godfather, which certainly defined the first third of my creative life.”

Two versions are available, a standard collection housing all three films, and a special deluxe limited-edition set also featuring a coffee table book and three high-quality art prints. You can order that one here.

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

4K March 2022 - Dune (2021)

4K March 2022 - Dune (2021)Dune (2021)
Release date: March 2

Denis Villeneuve’s take on Frank Herbert’s legendary novel Dune pulls out all the event-watch stops, with a Dolby Vision-enhanced, native 4K transfer accompanied by a stunning Dolby Atmos mix. A plethora of behind-the-scenes and other featurettes are also included. Grab a very cool, JB-exclusive steelbook version here.

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4K March 2022 - West Side Story

4K March 2022 - West Side Story (2021)West Side Story (2021)
Release date: March 2

A passion project for Steven Spielberg, this remake of the classic musical bursts into life on our screens via a native 4K transfer with HDR enhancement, accompanied by a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. A bonus standard Blu-ray delivers features that include a superb feature-length documentary entitled The Stories of West Side Story, and direct links to the movie’s songs.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K March 2022 - Nightmare Alley

4K March 2022 - Nightmare Alley (2021)Nightmare Alley (2021)
Release date: March 9

Guillermo del Toro has his way with the classic noir tale magnificently, bringing a red hot cast – Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Toni Collette and David Strathairn – to our screens in native 4K with HDR, accompanied by Dolby Atmos in the sound department. A bonus standard Blu-ray includes three featurettes.

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4K March 2022 - Your Name

4K March 2022 - Your NameYour Name
Release date: March 9

Director Makoto Shinkai’s award-winning 2016 tale is the third highest grossing anime movie ever, and those who’ve seen it will understand why. It’s the captivating story of two teens – one girl, one guy – who forge an incredible, ever-closer connection via a sudden body swap. Naturally, however, the fun doesn’t last… This beautifully presented collector’s edition comes in a hard case packing a 28-page booklet and four art cards. As for the disc, the vision is HDR enhanced, with both Japanese and English 5.1 soundtracks included.

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4K March 2022 - Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

4K March 2022 - Mad Max 2: The Road WarriorMad Max 2: The Road Warrior
Release date: March 16

After an aborted release last year due to an issue with the soundtrack, Max returned triumphantly with everything as it should be. Native 4K vision with HDR enhancement is the order of the day, while audio-wise things go big with Dolby Atmos, or old school with the original theatrical mix in DTS-HD 2.0. A beefy ‘Making Of’, a Leonard Maltin intro and audio commentray feature on the 4K disc, while a bonus standard Blu-ray adds a trailer to the Max mix.

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4K March 2022 - Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

4K March 2022 - Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon CityResident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
Release date: March 16

A reboot of the popular video-game-goes-to-the-movies series, this one touched down on 4K Ultra HD with a Dolby Vision-bolstered, native 4K transfer with all the many joys of Dolby Atmos in the sound department. Three featurettes add to the fun of the 4K disc, while a bonus standard Blu-ray is also included.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K March 2022 - The Matrix Resurrections

4K March 2022 - The Matrix ResurrectionsThe Matrix Resurrections
Release date: March 16

Neo’s back! His return was marked by a native 4K transfer that came complete with Dolby Vision, while the sounds came to us via Dolby Atmos. A bonus standard Blu-ray includes a wealth of featurettes, adding up to around two hours of extra content. Get your hands on the limited, JB-exclusive steelbook here.

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4K March 2022 - Scream (2022)

4K March 2022 - Scream (2022)Scream (2022)
Release date: March 30

The return of the classic scary franchise has proven to be quite a crowd pleaser. Vision-wise we’re talking Dolby Vision enahancement, while the audio is delivered via a DTS-HD MA 7.1 mix. Extras on the 4K disc include a filmmaker commentary, deleted scenes and a trio of interview featurettes. A standard Blu-ray is also included in the package.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K March 2022 - Sing 2

4K March 2022 - Sing 2Sing 2
Release date: March 30

Buster Moon and his very talented menagerie hit the big time in this super-fun sequel from animation whizzes Illumination. The vision comes to us with Dolby Vision enhancement, while a Dolby Atmos audio mix is joyously boisterous. The 4K disc delivers a bunch of fun extras, including two Sing mini-movies, outtakes, sing-alongs and a selection of featurettes. A bonus standard Blu-ray rounds out the package.

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That’s plenty of new options to add to our 4K Ultra HD collections – but which ones to choose?! 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 4K Ultra HD releases in Australia.