If you needed a break from summer fun outside, a hot selection of new 4K Ultra HD discs came out this month. Here’s a rundown of all the Australian releases in our 4K January 2020 round-up.
4K Ultra HD system demo of the month
Release date: January 22
What’s better than one Will Smith? Two Will Smiths, in this doppleganger sci-fi action thriller from Ang Lee! As well as delivering it all in scrumptious native 4K, this Dolby Vision-enhanced explosion came at us at 60 frames per second, with it hitting our screens looking like a slice of real life. Coupled with the Dolby Atmos audio, it’s certainly an incredible experience. A brief visual effects featurette also pops up on the 4K disc, while the included standard Blu-ray delivers alternate and deleted scenes, and a selection of more featurettes. Check out our review of the original cinema release here.
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Release date: January 8
Todd Phillips gave us a different take on the comic book origin story, in this gripping tale of what made the Joker the Joker. With Dolby Vision-bolstered native 4K vision and Dolby Atmos audio, it also looks and sounds an utter treat. The included standard Blu-ray gives us further insight into the film via a selection of featurettes. Read our review of the original cinema release here.
Zombieland: Double Tap
Release date: January 22
It’s time to nut up or shut up again, as ten years on we finally get a sequel to Zombieland. Complete with HDR visual enhancement, this one booms from our speakers via a DTS:X sound mix. The 4K disc includes an audio commentary with director Ruben Fleischer, as well as a 30-second featurette. Jam the included standard Blu-ray into your player and you’ll also get access to outtakes, deleted scenes and a bunch more featurettes. Our review of the original cinema release is here.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Release date: January 29
Angelina Jolie returns as the titular evil fairy, in an HDR-enhanced sequel to the Disney Sleeping Beauty universe spin-off that cast a spell over us with its fab Dolby Atmos audio mix. While the 4K disc itself holds no extra stuff, the handily included standard Blu-ray delivers, with a selection of outtakes, extended scenes, featurettes and a Bebe Rexha music video.
It may not be a huge selection of brand new 4K Ultra HD releases for the month, but it is a good one. 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 latest 4K Ultra HD releases in Australia.