Films such as The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Salt, Hancock, Chappie, Pineapple Express and The Smurfs 2 will all be released on 4K Ultra HD blu-rays over the next year, with additional titles to be announced throughout 2016 and beyond.
It’s no surprise that Sony has been quick to adopt Dolby Atmos, after all it was the first studio to announce support for Dolby Vision for home releases. It’s not the only studio support the technology though, Universal, Warner Bros. and MGM have also pledged their support.
“By adding Dolby Atmos to our home entertainment content, SPHE has the ability to offer audiences a rich, enveloping sound experience on both physical and digital formats, including the new 4K Ultra HD discs,” said Sony Pictures Home Entertainment president Man Jit Singh.
“With Sony Pictures leading the expansion of 4K Ultra HD for home entertainment, Dolby is thrilled that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has selected Dolby Atmos to deliver a more-immersive next-generation audio experience to consumers, including SPHE’s initial slate of 4K Ultra HD discs,” adds Curt Behlmer, senior vice president, content solutions and industry relations, Dolby Laboratories.