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Universal announces first 4K movie releases

Universal logoUniversal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) has announced plans to release a broad selection of 4K, ultra HD films, beginning this summer.

Universal said that the “progressive rollout” would include recent titles such as Everest, Lucy and Lone Survivor, as well as 4K releases of forthcoming releases The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Warcraft and the latest film in the ‘Bourne’ franchise, Jason Bourne.

UPHE said that is plans to make its titles available in both 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD digital formats, and that more than 100 titles across the industry are expected to be available on store shelves to consumers by the end of 2016.

“4K Ultra HD represents a giant leap forward in movie-watching. The format’s stunning resolution and peak luminance, combined with its deep bench of industry support, enables us to deliver to the consumer a truly differentiated viewing experience, one that has the capability to power the future of home entertainment,” said UPHE president, Eddie Cunningham.

“The advanced technology powering 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray in particular has created unquestionably the best, most pristine home viewing experience ever offered – one that will surely excite consumers and will remain unrivaled for years to come.”