So, what does this new year have in store for us in the way of 4K Ultra HD? Read on for all the Australian releases that are set to hit this month, in our 4K January 2019 round-up.

 

4K Ultra HD of the month

4K January 2019 - First Man

4K January 2019 - First ManFirst Man
Release date: January 23

Damien Chazelle’s highly-regarded biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong, starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy, is set to hit on 4K Ultra HD with an upscaled 2K transfer featuring Dolby Vision and HDR encoding, accompanied by Dolby Atmos audio. Get into JB Hi-Fi for a version with an exclusive bonus disc included. You can read our movie review here.

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What other new releases are hitting 4K Ultra HD in January?

4K January 2019 - Venom

4K January 2019 - VenomVenom
Release date: January 16

Spider-Verse offshoot Venom sees Tom Hardy getting gooey – and we’re not talking romcom. This one’s set to be a 2K upscale with both Dolby Vision and HDR, and will be another one to show off your Dolby Atmos setup with. Swing into JB Hi-Fi for an exclusive steelbook version, and read our original movie review here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

4K January 2019 - Halloween

4K January 2019 - HalloweenHalloween (2018)
Release date: January 23

It’s once more into the fray for Jamie Lee Curtis, as she confronts the ultra-creepy Mike Myers once again – groovy! Another 2K upscale, this one will come with HDR and a DTS:X audio track. Read our thoughts on the movie here.

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4K January 2019 - Bad Times at the El Royale

4K January 2019 - Bad Times at the El RoyaleBad Times at the El Royale
Release date: January 30

Seven strangers meet at a dodgy hotel and all manner of hell breaks loose. As for the 4K Ultra HD version, we’re in for a native 4K transfer with HDR enhancement, accompanied by a Dolby Atmos audio track. You can read our original movie review here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

4K January 2019 - Hunter Killer

4K January 2019 - Hunter KillerHunter Killer
Release date: January 30

Gerard Butler goes down where it’s wetter in this submarine action thriller that we are told will hit with an upscaled 2K transfer, Dolby Vision (and HDR) enhancement and a Dolby Atmos soundtrack.

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4K January 2019 - Reign of the Supermen

4K January 2019 - Reign of the SupermenReign of the Supermen
Release date: January 30

The latest DC Animated Movie Universe flick, and follow-up to The Death of Superman, gets a same-day release with other formats. As for the specs, while a press release boasts of Dolby Vision enhancement and Dolby Atmos audio, the back of the box tells us it’ll feature standard HDR and a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix. As the latter has been the case for all such releases before it (as has been upscaled 2K), we’re more inclined to believe the box. We’ll confirm specs for sure as soon as we have a copy of this in our hands.

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That’s a small, but perfectly formed, array of new releases for the month. Remember, stay tuned to STACK for all the latest in 4K Ultra HD news.

Also, make sure to check out 4K Ultra HD releases – what you may have missed in December.

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 releases in Australia.