It’s been a quiet year for the latest optical disc format and supposed successor to Blu-ray, Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray. While titles have continued to trickle through, and finally some price promotions are kicking in, the problem is that there’s little sense of consumer enthusiasm, and not much being done to change that.
Maybe things will start to alter with this news, though.
The Digital Bits is reporting that Disney is finally set to take the plunge and support Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray, starting later this year. As of yet, none of its titles are on the format, although a release of the Iron Man trilogy has surfaced in Germany, courtesy of a licensing deal.
The Digital Bits report doesn’t have formal confirmation of individual titles that Disney is likely to release, it’s no secret that Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn has advocated for a release of his film on the format. That’s likely to be the studio’s first 4K disc release, something that’ll be confirmed one way or another when the disc release is announced in the coming weeks.
The title the format could use more than ever, though, would be a Star Wars one we’d suggest. Perhaps Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One in glistening 4K. That may persuade a few cinephiles to upgrade their systems.