The American film companies Warner Bros. and Universal have announced release dates for several new UHD Blu-ray movies, with the 4K discs supporting both Dolby Vison and the competing HDR10+.
Universal will first release The Secret Life Of Pets 2 on UHD Blu-ray on August 27, followed by a Simon Pegg trilogy on September 10, featuring Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, Forbes writes. The films not only support HDR on TVs with Dolby Vision, but also on screens with HDR10+.
In addition, Warner Bros. details about Godzilla: King Of The Monsters. Released on August 27 on UHD Blu-ray, this 4K disc also includes support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10+. As with the four Universal films, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is for Warner Bros. the first time to support both HDR dynamic metadata standards on a UHD Blu-ray.
All UHD Blu-rays contain HDR10 as standard, but there are also the necessary discs with Dolby Vision as a supplement and a few copies with HDR10+. The number of uhd-blu-rays that contain both standards in addition to the usual hdr10 is still very small. Soon 20th Century Fox will also come with an uhd-blu-ray that has both standards; this concerns the movie Alita: Battle Angel.
The fact that several major film companies are now choosing to add all major HDR standards to their UHD Blu-rays could be the start of a trend where this is slowly becoming the standard. Also on the TV side, some manufacturers are now responding to this; Panasonic and TP Vision support both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision with their latest TVs. For the time being, however, there will still be enough UHD Blu-rays with different HDR standards. Universal informed tech editor John Archer in April that it will decide for the time being which HDR standards will be added per title.