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MAJOR 4K Ultra HD catalog news, including Jurassic Park, The Patriot, Incredible Hulk & more

February 1, 2018 - 12:57 pm   |   by
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All right, we have some potentially huge catalog news for you fans of the 4K Ultra HD format today...

Consider these Rumor Mill-worthy, because while the information come from reliable retail and industry sources, they have not yet been officially confirmed by the studios in question.

Still... our sources tell us that Universal is currently preparing to bring Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Jurassic Park III, and Jurassic World to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray this summer, in anticipation of the June theatrical (and later home video) release of the new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. [Read on here…]

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We also have word that the studio has plans to bring The Incredible Hulk (2008) to 4K Ultra HD in early 2018. Now, Universal currently has the Blu-ray version of The Incredible Hulk due for re-issue in new packaging (celebrating the Marvel Studios anniversary) on 2/13. Our retail sources are suggesting April-ish for the 4K release. This would be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe catalog title (non-new theatrical release) to arrive in the U.S. on the 4K format. One hopes it might encourage Disney to begin releasing their own MCU catalog titles on 4K this year.

Not done yet: Sony is working on The Patriot (2000) and Fury (2014) for release on 4K UHD, likely in May or June.

And of course, all of this is in addition to the news we posted earlier this week, that Warner is planning to release Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey on 4K Ultra HD in 2018 in honor of the film’s 50th anniversary. Not to mention other titles we know are coming to 4K, which include Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, Gladiator, The Big Lebowski, and more.

Keep in mind again, all of this is subject to change until the studios in question make their official announcements. We’ve added all of these titles to our 4K Ultra HD Release List, which you’ll find here.

Here’s a look at the cover artwork for some of the upcoming 4K titles now available for pre-order on Amazon.com (just click on the cover art, and please do so as it allows us to keep The Bits going)...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (4K Ultra HD) Justice League (4K Ultra HD) The Dark Crystal (4K Ultra HD)

Blue Planet II (4K Ultra HD) Tomb Raider (4K Ultra HD) Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life (4K Ultra HD)

Pitch Perfect (4K Ultra HD) Pitch Perfect 2 (4K Ultra HD) Pitch Perfect 3 (4K Ultra HD)

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt

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