The day has finally come when Marvel and Disney finally jump on the 4K UHD Blu-ray bandwagon! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 will be Disney’s first official 4k UHD Blu-ray release. Sure you can purchase the Iron-Man Trilogy from some German distributor but some how I doubt that’s an official release, so I’m not going to count that. Guardians, coming out August 2nd, will be Marvel’s first official title. This is where I subtlety remind the Disney person that reads this article, that I own a really nice LG OLED 4K TV and a nice Samsung UHD player. Hint.
If this does well, you can bet Disney will double dip that back catalog likity split and by next summer there will be more Marvel titles and hopefully Disney and LucasFilm stuff soon. I’m hoping Disney Movies Anywhere supports the 4K digital copy as well – doubt it’ll happen, but it’d be awesome.
This August, Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the blockbuster sequel featuring the world’s favorite band of intergalactic misfits, blasts into homes digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Disney Movies Anywhere on Aug. 8 and physically on 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 22.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″ marks the Studios first in-home title to release in stunning 4K Ultra HD format, providing consumers with the ultimate home entertainment experience with next-generation high dynamic range visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. 4K Ultra HD provides four times sharper resolution of HD with exceptional HDR which produces brighter brights, deeper blacks and richer colors than ever before. The galaxy has never looked so good!
Delivering the ultimate in-home experience is the Ultimate Cinematic Universe Edition (which includes a collectible poster while supplies last) comes packaged to include a 4K Ultra HD version of the film, a Blu-ray, a Digital Copy and more than 80-minutes of exclusive, never-before-seen bonus materials. Bonus will take fans behind the scenes with the movie’s diverse, dynamic cast of misfits and inspired team of filmmakers, debut an all-new original music video starring David Hasselhoff and special guests, hilarious outtakes, deleted scenes, audio commentary by director James Gunn, and more.