Film company 20th Century Fox is releasing the film Alita: Battle Angel on UHD Blu-ray with support for both Dolby Vision and the competing HDR10+. It is the second UHD Blu-ray film to be released with both HDR formats.
Disney-acquired 20th Century Fox has announced that the film Alita: Battle Angel will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and UHD-Blu-ray from July 23. It marks the first time 20th Century Fox has released a UHD Blu-ray version of the film with Dolby Vision; Previously, most of the publisher’s titles only came standard with HDR10 and in some cases with HDR10+. The streamed version of the film is traditionally released a bit earlier, on July 9.
It’s only the second time a UHD Blu-ray movie has been released that supports both HDR dynamic metadata formats; the first was the Lionsgate movie Robin Hood. 20th Century Fox was previously in the camp of hdr10+, the competitor of Dolby Vision developed by Samsung. The same applied to Philips and Panasonic, but those two parties no longer focus on the exclusive support of hdr10+. This will probably make it even harder for this royalty-free alternative to Dolby Vision against Dolby Vision.
Alita: Battle Angel was created by James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez; directors of Avatar and Sin City respectively. The film is about Alita, a cyborg who wakes up with no memory in a future world. Slowly she regains her memory, partly because she is being chased by the corrupt forces that rule Iron City.