There hasn’t been a lot to be excited about more recently in the world of 4K Ultra HD, but that’s really set to change this month. Discover more about upcoming Australian releases in our 4K October 2020 round-up.

4K Ultra HD of the month

4K October 2020 - Back to the Future Trilogy

Back to the Future Trilogy4K October 2020 - Back to the Future Trilogy
Release date: October 28

Which one is your favourite? That argument can be played out with this exciting three-movie set, that sees all three Back to the Future films lovingly remastered in 4K to celebrate the first film’s 35th anniversary. Each movie will come to us in native 4K resolution, and with Dolby Vision/HDR 10+ enhancement. If it isn’t enough that they’ll all look better than ever, they’ll also sound incredible, with brand new Dolby Atmos mixes created for each film. Packaged with standard Blu-rays full of extras, we may not have the hoverboards, flying cars or Jaws 19 that we were promised by now, but this 4K set is possibly the next best thing.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

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

4K October 2020 - 300

3004K October 2020 - 300
Release date: October 7

Zack Snyder’s stylish filmic take on Frank Miller’s epic graphic novel about the ancient Battle of Thermopylae is full of spectacle, and it’s sure to look amazing with added HDR on the 4K Ultra HD format. It’s also set to sound a treat, with a whopping new Dolby Atmos soundtrack attached.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K October 2020 - Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus4K October 2020 - Hocus Pocus
Release date: October 7

Disney pull a surprise by bringing us this fun tale of three witchy sisters who are resurrected one Halloween, only to face two teenagers, a young girl and a magical cat who want to end them for good. This is set to deliver an HDR-enhanced native 4K picture, with cackletastic Dolby Atmos audio.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K October 2020 - Home Alone

Home Alone4K October 2020 - Home Alone
Release date: October 7

The fave Christmas movie for many families, who can forget young Macaulay Culkin’s cute antics as he destroyed a pair of home invaders? A great way to celebrate its 30th anniversary (and Culkin’s 40th birthday!), this is sure to become a top Chrissie watch for those too young for 4K Die Hard.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K October 2020 - Cars 3

Cars 34K October 2020 - Cars 3
Release date: October 14

It’s taken a while to motor to our Aussie shores, but the wait has been worth it. Pixar’s Cars is one of their most successful franchises, and this one improves with every view. The experience is also helped by a flawless, HDR-enhanced transfer with an exciting Dolby Atmos sound mix. Ka-chow! Read our original cinema review here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K October 2020 - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure4K October 2020 - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Release date: October 28

As the stars of one of the most triumphant movies of the late 1980s enjoy a new cinematic outing in Bill & Ted Face the Music, their original – and most excellent – adventure hits 4K Ultra HD. Toting a totally non-bogus 4K restoration with Dolby Vision enhancement, it’s a crucial piece of movie history!

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K October 2020 - District 9

District 94K October 2020 - District 9
Release date: October 28

A modern sci-fi classic from director Neill Blomkamp, this took a different tack on your typical alien invasion story, with the visitors – dismissively referred to as “prawns” – seemingly defeated and left to exist in a squalid shantytown. With its handheld style, this is sure to be one to check out in 4K.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K October 2020 - Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket4K October 2020 - Full Metal Jacket
Release date: October 28

Sir, yes sir! The second Kubrick flick to make it to 4K Ultra HD this month sure looks like being a must-have for war film fans. The full-on Vietnam War drama pulls no punches, and is renowned for its incredible – and scary – performance by R. Lee Ermey. And all in native, HDR-enhanced 4K, too!

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

4K October 2020 - Spartacus

Spartacus4K October 2020 - Spartacus
Release date: October 28

Stanley Kubrick’s genuinely epic tale of a bold gladiator (Kirk Douglas) who led a successful Roman slave revolt comes to 4K Ultra HD in the style that it demands. The three-hour plus masterpiece has been restored in native 4K, and given a wholly new sound experience via the wonders of DTS:X.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

After crickets for a few months, save for the superb Flash Gordon restoration, it’s refreshing to see so many great new 4K releases coming our way in October. 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.