So, what has this new year had in store for us in the way of 4K Ultra HD so far? Read on for all the Australian releases that hit last month, in our 4K January 2019 round-up.

 

4K Ultra HD system demo of the month

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 in this noir-drenched thriller. 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. You can read our original movie review here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

What other new releases hit 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 a 2K upscale with both Dolby Vision and HDR, and is most definitely 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 - 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, hit on 4K Ultra HD with an upscaled 2K transfer featuring both Dolby Vision and HDR encoding, accompanied by some pretty sweet Dolby Atmos audio. Get into JB Hi-Fi for a version with an exclusive bonus disc included. You can read our movie review here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

4K January 2019 - Halloween

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

It was once more into the fray for Jamie Lee Curtis, as she confronted the ultra-creepy Mike Myers once again – groovy! Another 2K upscale, this one comes with HDR encoding, along with a fab DTS:X audio track. Read our thoughts on the movie 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 hit with a fabulous-looking transfer that is reportedly a 2K upscale, Dolby Vision (and HDR) enhancement and an absolutely storming Dolby Atmos soundtrack.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

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, got a same-day release with other formats. As for the specs, like all of its stablemates it’s a 2K upscale featuring HDR and a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix. Read our review of the 4K release here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

That was 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.

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.