Now then, the big announcement news is more 4K Ultra HD: Paramount has just officially set Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan for release on 4K on 5/8 in a new 20th Anniversary Edition. The film has been scanned from 35mm film in full native 4K and will feature Dolby Atmos audio and Dolby Vision HDR. This is confirmed. The package will also include a Blu-ray edition with all the previous bonus features, as well as a Digital Copy code. You can see the official cover artwork above left and also below.
Not done with Paramount yet... we have officially confirmed with the studio that they are indeed releasing Braveheart and Gladiator on 4K Ultra HD on 5/15. And here’s the best news: Both have been scanned from film in full native 4K and will feature Dolby Vision HDR. Braveheart will also feature Dolby Atmos object-based audio, while Gladiator will feature DTS:X. Again, this information is confirmed directly with the studio.
Don’t forget, we’ve also updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with new Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links and we’d certainly appreciate it if you shopped through our links there.
Also, the 90th Academy Awards were announced last night here in Hollywood. We were very pleased to see cinematographer Roger Deakins win his first Oscar for his work on Blade Runner 2049, after many nominations. And our friend Lee Unkrich won for directing Pixar’s Coco as well. You can see the full list of winners here.
We’ll leave you today with more of that new 4K cover artwork. All of it is now final including Braveheart. And we’ll add Amazon links for Fury, The Patriot, and Saving Private Ryan as soon as they’re live...
- Bill Hunt