The old and the new bounded onto 4K Ultra HD in what was a cavalcade of fabulous 4K entertainment. Read on for all the Australian releases that hit the format in our 4K April 2019 round-up.

4K Ultra HD system demo of the month

4K April 2019 - Aquaman

4K April 2019 - AquamanAquaman
Release date: April 17

Jason Momoa’s revitalisation of the once slightly wussy aquatic DC superhero slammed onto 4K with both Dolby Vision and standard HDR enhancement. Despite being a film that was finished at 2K, this looks magnificent on 4K Ultra HD – especially in the many instances where the screen opens up for full IMAX effect at home. If the vision isn’t enough to wow you, then the booming Dolby Atmos sound mix is sure to win you over. It’s a playful affair that really goes to town with the surround effects – especially when we’re underwater. Dart into JB Hi-Fi for their cool exclusive steelbook edition, and read our movie review here.

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

4K April 2019 - Alien

4K April 2019 - AlienAlien: 40th Anniversary
Release date: April 24

Ridley Scott’s masterpiece of sci-fi filmmaking celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and it’s doing it in 4K style. A brand new native 4K transfer has been created, with Scott overseeing the work. The resolution of 4K combined with the wider dynamic range afforded by HDR had us drooling. Featuring both both the original 1979 theatrical edition and the 2003 director’s cut, sound comes via a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix, with 4.1 also available for the original edit. Check out our full review right here.

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4K April 2019 - Bumblebee

4K April 2019 - BumblebeeBumblebee
Release date: April 3

The fab fun spinoff from the Transformers movie franchise brought the very flexible yellow Beetle to our screens with Dolby Vision/HDR enhancement, and a pounding Dolby Atmos audio track. If you’d like an awesome steelbook for your collection, then JB Hi-Fi have an exclusive one, complete with bonus comic! Want to check out our original review? Do so here.

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4K April 2019 - Mary Poppins Returns

4K April 2019 - Mary Poppins ReturnsMary Poppins Returns
Release date: April 10

Ms Poppins fluttered onto 4K Ultra HD with HDR enhancement, and a Dolby Atmos sound mix that sprang to life in the most delightful way. Read something about Mary that we wrote back when she hit cinemas here.

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4K April 2019 - How to Train Your Dragon 3

4K April 2019 - How to Train Your Dragon 3How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Release date: April 10

The exciting third outing for Hiccup and Toothless hit 4K Ultra HD with HDR enhancement, accompanied by fiery Dolby Atmos sound.

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4K April 2019 - Escape from New York

4K April 2019 - Escape from New YorkEscape from New York
Release date: April 10

It was a wondrous John Carpenter frenzy on 4K Ultra HD in April, with Escape from New York leading the charge. Prepare yourself for a newly-created native 4K transfer with Dolby Vision/HDR enhancement, that comes partnered with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio. Our review of the disc is right here.

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4K April 2019 - Prince of Darkness

4K April 2019 - Prince of DarknessPrince of Darkness
Release date: April 10

The Carpenter-fest continues, with this journey into the depths also arriving with a new, native 4K transfer (yes, with Dolby Vision/HDR), and also toting a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound mix. Dive into our review here.

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4K April 2019 - The Fog

4K April 2019 - The FogThe Fog
Release date: April 10

Want more John Carpenter? Good, because here comes The Fog! Join Jamie Lee Curtis and friends in stunning native 4K with Dolby Vision/HDR enrichment, accompanied by DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. You can just make out our review here.

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4K April 2019 - They Live

4K April 2019 - They LiveThey Live
Release date: April 10

The run of Carpenter classics finishes up with a favourite, and you won’t need special sunnies to enjoy the new, native 4K transfer with Dolby Vision and HDR! As you’ve possibly guessed by now, sound comes via DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. Get your Rowdy Roddy peepers on our review here.

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4K April 2019 - Captain America: The First Avenger

4K April 2019 - Captain America: The First AvengerCaptain America: The First Avenger
Release date: April 17

All three of Marvel’s Captain America flicks hit 4K in April, beginning at the beginning with The First Avenger. It gave us HDR-enhanced vision, accompanied by Dolby Atmos sound. Our review is right here.

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4K April 2019 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier

4K April 2019 - Captain America: The Winter SoldierCaptain America: The Winter Soldier
Release date: April 17

More of the good Captain, more HDR enhancement and more Dolby Atmos sound! What’s not to love? Read our thoughts on the release here.

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4K April 2019 - Captain America: Civil War

4K April 2019 - Captain America: Civil WarCaptain America: Civil War
Release date: April 17

Things get serious for Cap and the crew, and we get to watch it with HDR enhancement and marvellous Dolby Atmos sound. For our full thoughts on this and the other two new Captain America releases, just click here.

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4K April 2019 - Justice League vs the Fatal Five

4K April 2019 - Justice League vs the Fatal FiveJustice League vs the Fatal Five
Release date: April 17

The latest release from the DC Animated Movie Universe brings us the Justice League with HDR enhancement, and good old DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 in the sound department. Our review can be read right here.

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What another great month for new releases on 4K Ultra HD – and there are more exciting releases to look forward to in May! But that’s for another article…

Meanwhile, have you checked out our 4K Ultra HD specifications guide yet? 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 releases in Australia.