By PS3_Kiwi on May 20, 2017 at 6:01 AM
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    As studios begin to push the new format, SteelBooks are beginning to emerge. The early releases include both the 4K and standard Blu-ray discs. Sony are also including a 3D disc in some of their 4k releases. This may change at a later date when 4K gets a stronger foothold, but in the meantime, for any SteelBook collector who is planning to upgrade their gear in the future, it may be a good time to add to your SteelBook collection, and future proof your movie collection at the same time.

    For many of you Blu-ray will be "good enough" and I get that. 4k will probably be, at best, a niche market, and also likely to be the last disc based media, as more and more people switch to streaming services, iTunes etc. Call me old school, but I still like to own my movies on disc.

    Most (but not all) discs will include immersive audio (Dolby ATMOS/DTS:X)

    Dolby Vision is now being encoded on some new releases, and will probably be included in the UHD spec. at a later date.

    All 4K Blu-ray UHD discs are Region Free.

    N.B. Some of the standard Blu-ray discs included, may be Region Locked.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2017


Discussion in 'Blu-Ray/4K UHD SteelBooks' started by PS3_Kiwi, May 20, 2017.

    1. PS3_Kiwi

      UK 4K UHD HDR SteelBook Releases, (Zavvi Exclusives Unless Stated)

      Alien Covenant - 18 September - (HMV)
      American Made -
      Labyrinth - 30th Anniversary Edition (General Release)
      Fast & Furious 8 - 13 October 2017
      Ghost In The Shell
      Great Wall, The
      Guardians of the Galaxy Ver. 2
      Mummy, The - 23 October 2017 (HMV)
      Spider-Man: Homecoming (Inc. 3D) -
      20 November (HMV)
      Transformers: The Last Knight -
      30 October 2017
      War for the Planet of the Apes (Inc 3D) - TBA (HMV)
      Last edited: Aug 26, 2017
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    3. PS3_Kiwi
      The Mummy (2017) HMV exclusive. Added to list
    4. PS3_Kiwi
      Transformers: The Last Knight added to list.

      Limited to 500 4K units. Sold Out ATM

    5. PS3_Kiwi
      Spider-Man: Homecoming added to list. Will include 4K / 3D / 2D and a comic, for the excellent price of £24.99.

      Last edited: Jul 11, 2017
    6. PS3_Kiwi
      HMV are really killing it with their 4K SteelBook exclusives.

      Just announced is War for the Planet of the Apes: 4K UHD, 3D, 2D, I believe this is the first 4K/3D/2D combo world wide from Fox.

      As with the Spider-Man Homecoming release, the price of $24.99 makes it an excellent package. Especially when the 3D disc is also included. Zavvi would do well to take note ;)

      If they continue in this vein, they will become the go to store for 4K SteelBooks. Hopefully they will include international shipping again soon.

      Methinks its time to get your pre-orders in. International customers need a friend or relative in the UK. Or even find a group buy somewhere.

      Artwork is TBC.

      Last edited: Jul 11, 2017
    7. PS3_Kiwi
      Announced today by Zavvi, is the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 4K SteelBook. The first of Disney's 4K releases

      I like the artwork......some won't.

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    9. PS3_Kiwi
      Updated release dates in OP.
    10. PS3_Kiwi
      American Made added to the list.

      Limited to 500 copies. Sold Out!

    11. Gemini-Phoenix
      List needs to be updated, @PS3_Kiwi ;)

      I believe there are 17 UHD SteelBooks for the UK now (some are 2018 releases)
    12. Eldorado
      Picking up the torch?
    13. Gemini-Phoenix
      If Kiwi's not around, looks like we will have to intervene and keep this list up-to-date.

      Although it will get to the point where 4K UHD SteelBooks become the majority with no HD alternatives
    14. Gemini-Phoenix
      @PS3_Kiwi Kiwi, are you keeping this thread up-to-date? Or do I have to slap you around the face with a soggy trout again?
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    15. Gemini-Phoenix
      2018's UK 4K releases announced so far:

      - 2001: A Space Odyssey
      - A Quiet Place
      - Ant-Man And The Wasp
      - Atomic Blonde
      - Avengers Assemble
      - Avengers: Age Of Ultron
      - Avengers: Infinity War
      - Black Panther
      - Blade Runner 2049
      - Cabin In The Woods
      - Deadpool (re-release)
      - Escape From Darkness
      - Evil Dead II
      - First Man
      - Mission Impossible: Fallout
      - Gladiator
      - Grease
      - Halloween (2018)
      - Jack Ryan: Never Go Back (re-release)
      - Jurassic Park
      - Jurassic Park: The Lost World
      - Jurassic Park III
      - Jurassic World
      - Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom
      - Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
      - Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle Of Life
      - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
      - Mission Impossible
      - Mission Impossible 2
      - Mission Impossible 3
      - Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
      - Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
      - Predator
      - Prince Of Darkness
      - Rambo: First Blood
      - Rambo_ First Blood - Part II
      - Rambo III
      - Red Sparrow
      - Sicario
      - Sicario 2
      - Skyscraper
      - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
      - Terminator Genisys (re-release)
      - The Big Lebowski
      - The Big Lebowski LE
      - The Big Lebowski CE Box Set
      - The Commuter
      - The Equalizer 2
      - The First Purge
      - The Fog
      - The Lion King
      - The Predator
      - The Shape Of Water
      - They Live
      - Thor Ragnarok
      - Venom
      - Venom CE Box Set
      - xXx: Return Of Xander Cage (re-release)
      Last edited: Oct 31, 2018
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    16. PS3_Kiwi
      Not updating this UK thread. Concentrating on the US 4K UHD releases. US SteelBook announcements and Big Sleeve Edition threads. Also keeping my SteelBook Collection thread up to date.
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    17. Gemini-Phoenix
      Fair enough. In that case, anyone else want to take over the duties of keeping this list up-to-date? I've done most of the hard work for you above ;)

      @LWilko1982 @AWilko 82 @Giboon @Eldorado @assassin @Dragonman @danno82
      Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
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    18. Eldorado
      What about Lars or Snausages?
    19. PS3_Kiwi
      Someone based in the UK would probably be able to keep things up to date.

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