All right, we’ve got a rare Saturday news update here at The Digital Bits with some potentially BIG breaking 4K news for you all today...
Keep in mind that this isn’t to be considered official until Paramount Home Entertainment makes their actual announcement with a press release, official cover artwork, and all the usual details.
However, it appears that retail and distribution sources are starting to list an Indiana Jones: 4-Film Collection for release on 4K Ultra HD from Paramount with an anticipated street date of 6/8.
And for those of you who may be wondering, that’s just in time for the 40th anniversary of the original Raiders of the Lost Ark on 6/12.
We’ve known that the films were being remastered in 4K since last year, so this isn’t too surprising.
In fact, we’ve had the title listed in our 4K Ultra HD Release List for many months now. But it looks like things are finally heating up for an actual release this summer. [Read on here...]
The distributor listing suggests a 5-disc set, presumably including each of the four existing movies and a disc of extras. A/V details are subject to change, but so far it looks like the films will include HDR10 high dynamic range and the existing 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio mixes. Keep in mind again though that this shouldn’t be considered confirmed until the studio weighs in officially.
The fact that distributors are starting to list the SKU however, suggests that an announcement could come fairly soon, possibly as early as next week. More details as they come in...
And one other note this afternoon: A couple of Bits readers have emailed or messaged us today to report that they’ve just gotten their fixed Akira 4K UHD discs in the mail from FUNimation. So it appears that their replacement program has begun sending out the corrected discs. Keep an eye on those mailboxes.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned...
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