Disney has now officially announced plans to bring the 2018 Marvel Studios film “Avengers: Infinity War” to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 14th. Tech specs for the releases are as follows: the 4K UHD Blu-ray will receive Dolby Atmos sound and the Blu-ray Disc will receive DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. Both will be presented visually in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 High Dynamic Range. The pre-order listings are not yet available over at Amazon, but stay tuned for updates.
UPDATE: Forbes Tech journalist John Archer has received official word from Disney that this title will only receive HDR10 and not also include Dolby Vision – as most expected. Also, as many fans have expressed, even to me on social media, this release will be in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio strictly and not expand to the IMAX 1.90:1 aspect ratio as it did during its theatrical run. More info regarding this can be found in John’s article.
The 4K UHD Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo” pack with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film included. The Blu-ray Disc will include a Digital Copy of the film. Bonus materials set to be included on both versions are listed further below, after the break.
In an early alert to retailers, Lionsgate, has made public their plans to bring AMC TV show “The Walking Dead: The Complete Eighth Season” to Blu-ray Disc in a 5-disc set on August 21st. Tech specs for the release (as with previous seasons) will include full 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 sound. You can already find a PRE-ORDER listing (confirming the release date) over at Amazon. In terms of bonus materials we are getting word that you can expect some of the following:
- Six Extended Episodes
- Audio Commentary for Three Episodes
- Three Featurettes
Stay tuned for further details on the release.