Watching blockbusters at home has never been more magical, with 4K Ultra HD readily available in everyone’s living room. Both new and old releases are getting the 4K release/remaster treatment, but some movies are more worthy of others. If you’re looking for a true marvel to enjoy at home in 4K, you’ve come to the right place.
Hitting theaters back in December 2021, the highly anticipated Dune remake is a visual masterpiece. The movie was shot in 4.5K and given a 4K finish, which makes it look spectacular on a UHD-capable screen. The combining of Dolby Vision and HDR10 ensures all colors are contrasted excellently and everything is vibrant. If you’re a true movie buff, the only part of the shooting you’ll pick apart is the aspect ratio, which remains in widescreen throughout all IMAX scenes.
Despite being prematurely slated by critics and social media warriors, Robert Pattinson smashed the role of Gotham’s defender, which saw The Batman become one of the year’s highest-grossing movies. As you can imagine, the movie is packed with dark scenes, which may leave you thinking 4K isn’t worth it here. However, thanks to The Batman’s native 4K shooting, every detail in the film pops – from the stitching of his cowl to the edges of his suit.
This movie won’t show off the color range of your TV, but if you’ve got a computer with a quality graphics card, you’re all set for a post-work film. You can read more at lenovo.com about 4K-capable graphics.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Regardless of your thoughts on Warner Brothers’ handling of the DC Universe, there’s no denying that the “Snyder Cut” was a true masterpiece – we’re talking about everything from character development to picture quality. Zack Snyder’s Justice League overhauled Joss Whedon’s release, with Snyder himself stating he refused to use a single frame from the initial release. When you watch the film, you will notice that all of the colors are toned down, which creates a much more atmospheric environment. Where bright colors are used, they stand out so much more, which means 4K is the perfect output for home viewing.
Alita: Battle Angel
Released in 2019, Alita: Battle Angel managed to bring in a worldwide box office of $405 million, which was more than double the production costs. Although this doesn’t break any ground and the movie still doesn’t have a sequel announced, despite its huge cult following, Robert Rodriguez’s work deserves to be watched in 4K. Although the film has only been translated for 2K intermediate, the 4K re-release does extremely well. Everything in this science fiction world is crystal clear, to the point that we’re confident you won’t find a cyborg with as much detail anywhere else.
Whether you’re just looking for a decent flick or you want to show off that beautiful UHD TV in your living room, the films above are perfect for the occasion. Once you’ve experienced movies at 4K, you’ll never want to go back.