Wizarding World Comes to 4K
Updated October 30
As we told you back in March (see below), J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World of films first entered the 4k Ultra High Definition (UHD) Blu-ray market with the release of the final four Harry Potter films and the blockbuster prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Now, on November 7, the 4k UHD journey will be complete as the first four Harry Potter movies—Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire—arrive in this visually stunning new format. Also available on the same day is the 4k UHD Blu-ray version of the Harry Potter 8-Film Collection.
Read more about the 4k UHD format below…
Posted March 27
Tomorrow marks the day when J.K. Rowling's Wizard World enters the Ultra HD universe of 4k Blu-ray with the simultaneous release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the final four Harry Potter films (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2). The first four Potter films are slated to arrive on UHD Blu-ray later this fall.
In case you're new to the Ultra HD Blu-ray party, the new home entertainment format showcases 4k resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home viewing experience like never before. Here's everything you'll need to enter this exciting new world:
In its recent review of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, DigitalBits.com said of the 4k UHD experience: "its dramatic enhancement with HDR, make this the finest way to experience the film bar none."
If you're interested in learning more about Ultra HD Blu-ray, check out our interview with WB exec Jim Wuthrich, who spoke to us about this burgeoning format last year.