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Want to impress your friends and neighbors with the best sound and picture on Blu-Ray? Here are some of the newest titles on 4K that will blow them away.

Alien: Covenant

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Ridley Scott’s latest Alien film is a follow-up to Prometheus that creates the mythology for the Alien saga you never knew you needed or wanted. Featuring a litany of great bonus feature including a compelling Ridley Scott commentary and ample deleted scenes, this visually sumptuous film looks stellar in 4K. At home, everyone can hear you scream.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes / Rise of the Planet of the Apes

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

This CGI-laden reinvention of the Planet of the Apes saga looks beautiful in Ultra High Definition and both films include a wide array of fascinating bonus material including creating the apes through motion capture, deleted scenes, and audio commentary.

La La Land

Lionsgate Home Entertainment

The movie that almost was Best Picture certainly ranks as one of the great Blu-Ray releases of the year with an ample array of over three hours of behind-the-scenes material, including how the filmmakers shut down an L.A. freeway to shoot one of the most memorable musical numbers since “Singing in the Rain.” This sun drenched homage to movie musicals looks stunning on 4K and is a must own.

The Fifth Element

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

The Fifth Element has been the go-to demo disc for years for both laserdisc and DVD so you might wonder if the film, currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, still holds up under state-of-the-art scrutiny. The answer is a definitive yes. While the special features aren’t the star here, Luc Besson’s auteurist sci-fi vision is and this eclectic sci-fi classic is a welcome release on UHD

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Walt Disney/Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Writer/director James Gunn brings back his punk rock superhero sensibility to a satisfying summer sequel that marks the entry of Disney into the world of 4K UHD Blu-Ray. It’s an impressive debut for the studio with a disc that not only looks stunning but has a potent Dolby Atmos mix. And while the disc itself lacks Dolby Vision, you can stream the film in Dolby Vision on Vudu.

Which of these releases are you going to add to your collection?


Images: 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures, Marvel Studios

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Check out a few geeky 4K releases you need for your shelf!

By MARK A. ALTMAN | 09/12/2017 03:00 PM PT

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Want to impress your friends and neighbors with the best sound and picture on Blu-Ray? Here are some of the newest titles on 4K that will blow them away.

Alien: Covenant

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Ridley Scott’s latest Alien film is a follow-up to Prometheus that creates the mythology for the Alien saga you never knew you needed or wanted. Featuring a litany of great bonus feature including a compelling Ridley Scott commentary and ample deleted scenes, this visually sumptuous film looks stellar in 4K. At home, everyone can hear you scream.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes / Rise of the Planet of the Apes

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

This CGI-laden reinvention of the Planet of the Apes saga looks beautiful in Ultra High Definition and both films include a wide array of fascinating bonus material including creating the apes through motion capture, deleted scenes, and audio commentary.

La La Land

Lionsgate Home Entertainment

The movie that almost was Best Picture certainly ranks as one of the great Blu-Ray releases of the year with an ample array of over three hours of behind-the-scenes material, including how the filmmakers shut down an L.A. freeway to shoot one of the most memorable musical numbers since “Singing in the Rain.” This sun drenched homage to movie musicals looks stunning on 4K and is a must own.

The Fifth Element

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

The Fifth Element has been the go-to demo disc for years for both laserdisc and DVD so you might wonder if the film, currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, still holds up under state-of-the-art scrutiny. The answer is a definitive yes. While the special features aren’t the star here, Luc Besson’s auteurist sci-fi vision is and this eclectic sci-fi classic is a welcome release on UHD

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Walt Disney/Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Writer/director James Gunn brings back his punk rock superhero sensibility to a satisfying summer sequel that marks the entry of Disney into the world of 4K UHD Blu-Ray. It’s an impressive debut for the studio with a disc that not only looks stunning but has a potent Dolby Atmos mix. And while the disc itself lacks Dolby Vision, you can stream the film in Dolby Vision on Vudu.

Which of these releases are you going to add to your collection?


Images: 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures, Marvel Studios

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