In a somewhat shocking chain of events, director James Gunn has confirmed that Disney will be releasing their first 4K UHD Blu-ray disc when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits home video later this summer.
While promoting the film, Gunn has been pretty vocal about grading the film with Dolby Vision, which is a form of HDR, which brings out brighter and deeper color representation for theatrical and home video viewing.
Gunn has been quoted as saying that he was trying his best to get Disney to release the film on 4K UHD, which would be his preferred version of the film, because of the coloring and sound that 4K discs can provide when compared to traditional Blu-rays.
The 4K UHD version of the film is said to have both HDR and Dolby Vision, as well as Dolby ATMOS, plus “tons” of bonus material.
While I enjoyed the film a decent amount, I must say that I am more excited about what this could mean for Disney and the 4K UHD home video format, which has been growing, but not as rapidly as one would hope.
Disney is one of the largest studios in the world, owning both Star Wars and Marvel properties, as well as Pixar and other animated features. Seeing them release a 4K UHD could mean more titles in the future and maybe even catalog titles.
Can you imagine what Rogue One or The Last Jedi would look like with some HDR? How about recent titles such as TRON: Legacy or John Carter? The Lone Ranger? Even Pirates of the Caribbean.
The list goes on…
Source : Blu-ray.com