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[NEWS] Disney halts production of (old?) 4K home media [message #397687] Mon, 10 August 2020 22:41
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Disney Reportedly Halts Production of 4K Physical Home Media
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Disney is looking to make some major changes with its catalogue
as sources report that the House of Mouse is halting production
on all 4K Ultra HD physical media editions of titles, including
the entire 20th Century Studios library, according to Slash
Film.

In a report from The Digital Bits, it's stated that Disney "does
not have any plans" for new 4K Ultra HD releases for their newly
acquired catalogue of titles in an effort to help build up the
still-burgeoning streaming service Disney+, but that Disney,
Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel projects will still be receiving
these editions.

The news may come as a bit of a shock to fans of collecting
physical media, especially given the entire 20th Century Fox
library will not be giving new 4K releases as many of them have
yet to receive one, namely classics such as Fight Club,
The French Connection, and Master and Commander: The Far Side of
the World. Sources do suggest, however, that Disney may offer the
licenses to its "less-demanded" catalogue titles to indie
distribution companies such as Criterion, Arrow or Shout!
Factory.

Despite this, however, the studio is eying potential 4K issues of
James Cameron's Aliens, Avatar, True Lies and The Abyss given the
filmmaker is currently working on sequels to the sci-fi adventure
franchise for Disney, for which the House of Mouse is investing
$1 billion across four films.

Aside from new release titles, the only upcoming 4K UHD releases
scheduled from Disney are Fox's Home Alone and the cult classic
Disney Halloween pic Hocus Pocus, both of which will hit shelves
in September, though no official word has been given from Disney
regarding their plans for new 4K editions.


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