We may not have Ultra HD Blu-ray players yet, but we now have new packaging that will be used to help promote the new 4K high-resolution media content platform, and Sony Pictures has just revealed its first Ultra HD Blu-ray titles.
The members of the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), the multi-industry video entertainment promotions body charged with advocating new entertainment platforms, said Tuesday that it has developed new artwork and other design elements for the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray content packaging.
The package was developed in collaboration with Anchor Bay Entertainment, HBO Home Entertainment, Lionsgate, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and is expected to help drive rapid adoption of the new Ultra HD Blu-ray format while maintaining overall consistency in merchandising and messaging, the DEG said.
At the same time, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) revealedt its first releases in the next-generation 4K Ultra HD Disc format, which will arrive in early 2016. The Sony titles will join those announced by 20th Century Fox at IFA in Berlin, Germany earlier this year.
Sony Picture’s first 4K Ultra HD releases will include The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Salt, Hancock, Chappie, Pineapple Express, and The Smurfs 2, with more to follow, including new release films and television content, the company said. No word yet on pricing or exact availability.
Read more on the new Ultra HD Blu-ray disc packaging and Sony Pictures titles after the jump:
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