Have you made the leap to the spectacular world of 4K Ultra HD yet? We’re huge fans of the format here at STACK and intend to keep you right up to date with all the latest releases. Here’s a round-up of all the 4K September 2017 newies…
4K Ultra HD system demo of the month
Blade Runner: The Final Cut
We’d heard great things about this full 4K package before we laid eyes and ears on it, but nothing prepared us for how good it truly is. Short story? This is quite possibly the ultimate way to demo 4K Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos sound. Long story? Read STACK‘s review of the disc here.
What else hit 4K Ultra HD in September?
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince – aka, of course, Wonder Woman – comes to 4K Ultra HD complete with a whip-smart Dolby Atmos soundtrack. If you want to see an example of just how good HDR can make a 4K disc look, then here’s a very fine place to start. Plus, it’s one of the best superhero movies ever made. Check out STACK’s movie review here.
It only seems like yesterday that we were cheering on Brendon Fraser in The Mummy. Actually it was, as we sat down with the 1999 flick on 4K! Part of the new Universal monsters ‘Dark Universe’ series, this latest take on the Egyptian legend sees Tom Cruise getting busy in the sand while fighting a really grumpy ancient chick with crazy eyes. A rather rousing Atmos soundtrack accompanies a transfer that expertly veers from incredible-looking bright desert scenes to the detailed darkness of underground. Check out STACK’s movie review here.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Captain Jack Sparrow returns, in the rollicking good time movie that also caused the international Pistol and Boo incident. The frisky Dolby Atmos soundtrack will have you thinking that there are ghost pirates haunting your room, while the HDR-enhanced upscaled 4K transfer ensures that every pock mark on Sparrow’s face is firmly in yours. Fun movie, fun sound, fun video – what’s not ripe to plunder? Check out STACK’s movie review here.
Despicable Me 3
The most successful animated franchise in the world ever sees it’s fun fourth foray dropping a bombshell – baddie turned goodie Gru has a twin brother! Complete with South Park’s Trey Parker voicing ex-’80s child star turned felon Balthazar Bratt, this one comes armed with a boisterous DTS:X soundtrack and that special HDR-enhanced 4K vibrancy that only animated flicks can deliver. Check out STACK’s movie review here.
4K Ultra HD isn’t all about action and animation, so it’s great to see this rather raunch-infused bachelorette party comedy stumble merrily onto the format. Starring Scarlett Johansson as the subject of the soiree, bad things just start happening – including to their stripper – and all in lovely, lovely Atmos surround! Couple with a decent upscaled 4K transfer and very busy HDR, this is one of the better raunch-fests of recent times. Check out STACK’s movie review here.
As far as back catalogue went in September, on top of Blade Runner: The Final Cut (which we could easily start gushing over again), Despicable Me spinoff Minions invaded 4K Ultra HD, along with ET – the Extra Terrestrial. We would have had individual reviews up by now, but our discs remain lost somewhere in Australia Post purgatory as we type. We hope to resolve this situation soon, but when you’re dealing with…
Anyway, stay tuned to STACK for all the latest 4K Ultra HD info!
Want to know what to get next? Check out STACK‘s 4K Ultra HD specifications guide.