What did we want? More 4K Ultra HD releases! When did we want them? This past month! The universe delivered, too, as October was a relatively big month for both new titles and classic back catalogue hitting 4K. So, strap yourselves in…

 

4K Ultra HD system demo of the month

4K October 2018 - The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski4K October 2018 - The Big Lebowski
Release date: October 17

To say that we were excited about this one would be an understatement, as 20 years after we first met him, The Dude now abides in 4K. This disc bowled us over, with a native 4K presentation that’s HDR enhanced, and a righteous new DTS:X soundtrack. Want to know more of what we think of it? Our review is over the line here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

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

4K October 2018 - Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story4K October 2018 - Solo: A Star Wars Story
Release date: October 3

It may have had a slightly tumultuous time getting made, but this origin story of Han Solo ended up a whole lot of fun. It’s come to 4K Ultra HD via a pure 4K transfer with HDR enhancement, and totes a Dolby Atmos sound mix. Here’s our original movie review, right about here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

4K October 2018 - Constantine: City of Demons

Constantine: City of Demons4K October 2018 - Constantine: City of Demons
Release date: October 10

The next in the long line of Warner Bros DC animated movies to make it to 4K Ultra HD, this one continues the established trend of an upscaled 2K transfer with HDR that’s couple with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack. Our review of the 4K release can be found right here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

4K October 2018 - Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Sicario: Day of the Soldado4K October 2018 - Sicario: Day of the Soldado
Release date: October 17

The sequel we never knew we wanted until we got it and were blown away, a fine looking upscaled 2K transfer with HDR is the order of the day, along with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. Here’s our original cinema review.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

Christine
Release date: October 17

Classic Stephen King hit 4K Ultra HD with this evil car masterpiece. There’s nothing evil about the presentation though, with a slick native 4K transfer that’s HDR enhanced, accompanied by a new Dolby Atmos audio mix. Catch up with our 4K review here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

4K October 2018 - Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time

Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time4K October 2018 - Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time
Release date: October 17

Want your Doctor in 4K? Well, here you go! Last year’s Chrissie special hit the format in upscaled 2K style, with HDR enhancement and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. Here’s our review.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

4K October 2018 - Hotel Transylvania 3

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation4K October 2018 - Hotel Transylvania 3
Release date: October 17

The third jaunt for the Hotel Transylvania crew sees them off on a holiday – and arriving on 4K Ultra HD with an upscaled 2K transfer that’s been given the HDR treatment, along with a fang-tastic Dolby Atmos sound mix.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

4K October 2018 - Justice League Dark

Justice League Dark4K October 2018 - Justice League Dark
Release date: October 17

DC strikes again, with this cool animated feature bringing the same specs as other releases in the series – upscaled, HDR-enhanced 2K with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. Our review is right here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

4K October 2018 - The Fast and the Furious

The Fast and the Furious4K October 2018 - The Fast and the Furious
Release date: October 17

We have 6, 7 and 8, now here’s where it all began. This one’s in pure 4K with HDR enhancement, accompanied by a hot new DTS:X sound mix. We cranked our system to bring you our review, here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

4K October 2018 - 2 Fast 2 Furious

2 Fast 2 Furious4K October 2018 - 2 Fast 2 Furious
Release date: October 17

As the title suggests (twice), this is the second of the Fast and Furious flicks, and also hit 4K Ultra HD in native 4K with HDR, coupled with a new DTS:X sound onslaught. Our review is revved up and ready to go here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

4K October 2018 - The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift4K October 2018 - The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Release date: October 17

The final new F&F release for now – hopefully 4 and 5 will follow soon to complete the set on 4K – this one’s a 2K upscale with HDR and DTS:X sound. Catch our review right here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

4K October 2018 - Skyscraper

Skyscraper4K October 2018 - Skyscraper
Release date: October 31

Big dumb action flicks and Dwayne Johnson go together like bread and butter, and if you like your BDAFs huge and bombastic, then this one definitely fits the bill. Essentially it’s The Rock does Die Hard, with a whole lot of The Towering Inferno mixed in. What’s not to love?! This one comes to 4K Ultra HD with a shiny new upscaled 2K transfer bolstered by Dolby Vision and HDR, while all the whopperous sound thumps down in Dolby Atmos. Check out our Skyscraper movie review here.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

4K October 2018 - 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey4K October 2018 - 2001: A Space Odyssey
Release date: October 31

The big one for many this month, Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi game-changer landed on 4K via a truly stunning remastering – a pure 4K transfer with Dolby Vision and standard HDR enhancement. Two different DTS:HD Master Audio 5.1 mixes are the order of the day – the impressive 1999 remix, and the original 1968 six-track audio tweaked for DTS. There’s also a commentary from actors Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood. Here‘s our review of this 4K spectacular.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

4K October 2018 - The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Reloaded4K October 2018 - The Matrix Reloaded
Release date: October 31

Just like the original, this first sequel to The Matrix arrived toting a pure 4K transfer with Dolby Vision/HDR enhancement, and a new Dolby Atmos sound experience.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

4K October 2018 - The Matrix Revolutions

The Matrix Revolutions4K October 2018 - The Matrix Revolutions
Release date: October 31

This sequel to the sequel matches the others, with a pure 4K transfer, Dolby Vision and HDR enhancement, plus a newly-created Dolby Atmos sound mix.

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

DYN - The Matrix

The Matrix Trilogy4K October 2018 - The Matrix Trilogy
Release date: October 31

All three The Matrix flicks in the one box, all presented in native 4K, all with Dolby Vision and HDR, and all with Dolby Atmos sound. Whoa!

Buy now at JB Hi-Fi

 

It was a pretty huge month for 4K Ultra HD – and there’s plenty more exciting stuff due before we say hello to 2019. For all the latest news on Australian 4K happenings, remember to stay tuned to STACK.

Meanwhile, have you seen 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 specifications for all the latest releases in Australia.