4K Ultra HD is becoming more popular by the month, and that means more releases each month! April saw a great selection of new and back catalogue titles, ranging from comedy to action and animation to documentaries. So, please join us for our 4K April 2018 release recap…

 

4K Ultra HD system demos of the month (yes, two – again!)

4K April 2018 - Blue Planet II

Blue Planet II
Release date: April 4

The BBC’s documentary Planet Earth II is an absolute showstopper on 4K Ultra HD, and this underwater offshoot continues the trend of delivering stunning, demo material visuals. This pure 4K presentation comes with HDR enhancement, plus a DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 sound mix. You can also do yourself a favour and pick up Blue Planet II in a 4K twin pack with Planet Earth II. Dive into our review here.

4K April 2018 - Blue Planet II double

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4K April 2018 - Earth: One Amazing Day

Earth: One Amazing Day
Release date: April 4

The gorgeous nature visions continue with this movie-length BBC documentary from the creators of Planet Earth II. Narrated by Robert Redford in English and Jackie Chan in Mandarin, it comes in gorgeous pure 4K with a choice of HDR or Dolby Vision enhancement, along with a Dolby Atmos audio track (English) and six featurettes. Snuggle up with our review here.

4K April 2018 - Earth: One Amazing Day

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

4K April 2018 - Coco

Coco
Release date: April 4

Pixar’s best movie since Inside Out hit 4K with more glorious colour than any one movie should be able to contain. The tale of a boy with the music in him who travels to the Land of the Dead comes with upscaled, HDR-bolstered video, accompanied by a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. Our review of the movie is here.

4K April 2018 - Coco

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4K April 2018 - Downsizing

Downsizing
Release date: April 11

This fab Matt-Damon-starring tale thinks big with its concept of making people small in order to save the planet. It comes with a big, HDR-enhanced (as well as Dolby Vision if your gear supports it), upscaled 2K transfer accompanied by big DTS HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. There’s nothing small about this release – except for Matt Damon’s character! Our movie review is parked right about here.

4K April 2018 - Downsizing

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4K April 2018 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Release date: April 11

It’s Jumanji for a new generation, as the game that brings broader meaning to the term “immersive play” jumps from board game to video game. This not-a-remake was a genuinely pleasant surprise, and didn;t disappoint when we let it loose in our lounge. It comes to 4K Ultra HD via a 2K upscaled transfer that features both standard HDR and Dolby Vision, toting a Dolby Atmos mix that is really great fun, exploiting the extra speakers to marvellous effect. Check out STACK’s movie review here. Meanwhile, if you haven’t caught up with the ace original Jumanji on 4K Ultra HD (our review is here), you can pick up a double pack in 4K that’s available exclusively at JB Hi-Fi.

4K April 2018 - Jumanji double

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4K April 2018 - The Boss Baby

The Boss Baby
Release date: April 11

With Dreamworks’ distribution recently changing nappi- erm, hands from Fox to Universal, this Oscar-nominated tale about the business of being a baby finally hits 4K Ultra HD in Australia (hopefully the awesome Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie will follow shortly). A goo-goo upscaled 2K picture is coupled with a ga-ga Dolby Atmos sound mix, both of which do their jobbies nicely. Visit here for our review of the 4K release.

4K April 2018 - The Boss Baby

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4K April 2018 - Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect
Release date: April 18

Who’d believe that a high school acapella movie would be fabulous? Anybody who’s seen this! The first in what became a trilogy comes to 4K with an upscaled, HDR-enhanced transfer, accompanied by a funky new DTS:X audio track. Want to read our 4K review? OK then, just click here.

4K April 2018 - Pitch Perfect

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4K April 2018 - Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2
Release date: April 18

The enjoyable second Pitch Perfect outing continues the tale of the Bellas and their urge to sing it like they mean it. This one also comes with an upscaled 2K transfer featuring HDR, along with a newly-minted DTS:X sound mix.

4K April 2018 - Pitch Perfect 2

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4K April 2018 - Pitch Perfect 3

Pitch Perfect 3
Release date: April 18

Yay, another PP! This third – and apparently final – tale of the Barden Bellas as they deal with life after high school also has an upscaled, HDR-boosted transfer with beefy DTS:X sound. Grab it at JB Hi-Fi and score an exclusive bonus disc. Meanwhile, you can wrap your eyes around our movie review here.

4K April 2018 - Pitch Perfect 3

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4K April 2018 - Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
Release date: April 18

DC’s second animated feature to hit 4K Ultra HD sees Task Force X targeting a powerful mystical object that they’ll risk their lives to steal. It arrived with an upscaled 2K transfer, accompanied by a DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 mix. Read our review of the 4K release here.

4K April 2018 - Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay

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4K April 2018 - Maze Runner: The Death Cure

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Release date: April 25

Another trilogy, another final episode. The explosive finale to the Maze Runner threesome bursts onto 4K Ultra HD with what is apparently an upscaled 2K transfer, complete with HDR enhancement. We say “apparently” as it really looks fantastic. Meanwhile, an eager Dolby Atmos soundtrack is sure to please owners of the requisite speakers. If you’re late to the series, you can pick up all three movies in one handy triple pack exclusively at JB Hi-Fi. Our review of the movie is here.

4K April 2018 - Maze Runner triple

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