Amazon’s ‘Jack Ryan’ Getting Dolby Treatment

Actor Jack Krasinski’s recent movie, A Quiet Place, stressed silence as a means of survival against extraterrestrial creatures that hunt by sound.

Now, the “The Office” alum is upping the volume in a second season turn as a CIA analyst in “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” which begins streaming on Prime Video Aug. 31.

Dolby Laboratories and Amazon announced that the series will be available in both Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision HDR. The combined Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision experience will initially be available on certain Dolby Vision TVs and Dolby Atmos enabled audio devices.

Dolby Vision claims to deliver contrast, color highlights that are up to 40 times brighter than standard TV quality, and blacks that are 10 times darker. When combined, Dolby says the lifelike images and sound “leap from the screen” to make entertainment experiences “truly spectacular.”

“Amazon is committed to delivering immersive and compelling content to our Prime Video members around the world,” Greg Hart, VP of Prime Video, said in a statement. “Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision will enhance the action-packed scenes in ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’and make viewers feel like they are at the center of the story.”

“Dolby enables spectacular audio and visual experiences that take your favorite entertainment to the next level,” said John Couling, SVP, commercial partnerships, Dolby Labs. “Through our growing work with Amazon, we can now bring more lifelike experiences to Prime members.”

 

 

‘Air Force One’ Coming on 4K UHD Nov. 6 From Sony

Air Force One, starring Harrison Ford at the President of the United States, debuts on 4K Ultra HD and on digital in 4K Nov. 6 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

In the 1997 film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, the president (Ford) fights to save his family and the hostages aboard Air Force One when communist radicals led by Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) hijack the plane.

Fully restored in 4K from the original camera negative, the 4K Ultra HD disc features high dynamic range with Dolby Atmos audio. Bonus features include audio commentary with Petersen.

‘Oceans 8’ Due on Digital Aug. 21, Disc Sept. 11 From Warner

The caper flick Ocean’s 8 will come out on digital Aug. 21 and 4K UHD combo pack, Blu-ray combo pack and DVD special edition Sept. 11 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The film stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter as a group of thieves targeting $150 million in diamonds to be worn at the Met Gala.

Ocean’s 8 earned $136.5 million at the box office.

The 4K UHD combo pack ($44.95) features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the film in 4K with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos sound, a Blu-ray disc of the film and special features, and a digital version of the movie. The Blu-ray combo pack ($35.99) features a Blu-ray disc of the film and special features in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition, and a digital version of the movie. The DVD special edition ($28.98) features a DVD with the film in standard definition and a second DVD with special features in standard definition. The film will also be available on Movies Anywhere.

Special features include deleted scenes and the featurettes “A Heist in Heels,” “Ocean’s Team 3.0” and “Reimagining the Met Gala.”

Jason Statham Actioner ‘Transporter 3’ Bows on 4K Ultra HD Aug. 7 From Lionsgate

The Jason Statham action film Transporter 3 will come out on 4K Ultra HD combo pack (plus Blu-ray and digital) Aug. 7 from Lionsgate at $22.99.

The release will feature Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

In the film, Statham (also starring in The Meg hitting theaters Aug. 10) is back for a third time in the action series as Frank Martin, the Transporter. He is presented an offer he can’t refuse and ends up with a mysterious passenger and a dangerous destination.

Special features include audio commentary with director Olivier Megaton; the “Special Delivery: Transporters in the Real World” featurette; the “Making of Transporter 3” featurette; storyboards; sequences on visual effects and the sets; and the theatrical trailer.

‘Quick and the Dead’ Coming to 4K UHD from Sony July 17

The Quick and the Dead, directed by Sam Raimi and starring Sharon Stone, will be released on 4K Ultra HD on both disc (with standard Blu-ray disc) and digital July 17 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

In the Western, Stone stars as a female gunfighter returning to a frontier town for a dueling tournament. Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio also star.

The release, fully restored in 4K resolution with high dynamic range from the original camera negative, includes seven, never-before-seen deleted scenes. It also includes newly-remixed Dolby Atmos audio.

Sony to Release ‘The Equalizer’ on 4K UHD in Time for Sequel’s Theatrical Debut

As Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua reunite for The Equalizer 2 in theaters July 20, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release The Equalizer on 4K Ultra HD and Digital in 4K with HDR July 10.

In addition to HDR, the 4K release includes Dolby Atmos audio.

In The Equalizer Washington plays a former government intelligence agent who uses his combat skills to help shake a young girl loose from the grasp of Russian gangsters.

The 4K Ultra HD release features five never-before-seen deleted scenes, including “McCall’s Epilogue” teasing the new film; more than 20 minutes of features; and the Blu-ray with all previously released bonus content.
Featurettes on the 4K release include “A Villain’s Psychosis,” “Boston: On Location,” “A Modern Hero,” “Joining Forces Again: Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua,” “Playing the Part: The Cast of The Equalizer” and “The Home Mart Advantage: The Action of The Equalizer.

Featurettes on the included Blu-ray are “Denzel Washington: A Different Kind of Superhero,” “Equalizer Vision: Antoine Fuqua,” “Inside The Equalizer,” “One Man Army: Training and Fighting,” “Home Mart: Taking Care of Business One Bolt at a Time” and “Children of the Night.” The Blu-ray also includes “Vengeance Mode with Denzel Washington & Antoine Fuqua.”

Lionsgate to Mount ‘Escape Plan’ on 4K UHD

Lionsgate will release Escape Plan (2013), starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in a first-time pairing, in a 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and digital copy) June 5 from the Summit Entertainment label at $22.99.

The thriller also stars Jim Caviezel, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Sam Neill, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio and Amy Ryan. In the film, one of the world’s foremost authorities on structural security agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called “The Tomb.” Deceived and wrongfully imprisoned, Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.

The 4K disc will feature Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio.

Combo pack special features include:

  • audio commentary with director Mikael Håfström and co-writer Miles Chapman;
  • the “Executing the Plan: The Making of Escape Plan” featurette;
  • the “Maximum Security: The Real-Life Tomb” featurette;
  • the “Clash of the Titans” Featurette; and
  • deleted scenes.

Dolby Touts Expansion of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos at CES

LAS VEGAS — Dolby Laboratories touted partners and the expansion of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos adoption at the Consumer Electronics Show.

The company noted leading global partners, such as Apple, Lenovo, LG, Netflix, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, TCL and Vestel.

“Dolby advances the science of sight and sound to create and enable spectacular experiences,” said Kevin Yeaman, president and CEO, Dolby Laboratories. “We are excited to showcase the momentum of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos at CES and to continue to deliver more Dolby experiences to consumers around the world.”

Some of the partnerships highlighted at the show:

  • Lenovo is bringing Dolby Vision to its ThinkPad X1 Series – the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga. This milestone marks the first PCs to support Dolby Vision.
  • Panasonic is bringing Dolby Vision to its UB820 4K UHD Blu-ray player, expanding the lineup of OEMs that support Dolby Vision.
  • Three Chinese TV OEMs bring new products supporting Dolby technologies. TCL is the first TV OEM to announce a Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos TV in China. The company also announced a new line of mainstream Dolby Vision TVs available in the United States. Both Hisense and Changhong are expanding support of Dolby Vision to new TV lines. In addition, Skyworth has plans to bring Dolby Atmos to its TVs in 2018.
  • LG Electronics announced that all 2018 LG OLED and Super UHD TVs will support both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. LG also unveiled its latest Dolby Atmos sound bar – the SK10Y. These announcements will enable a broader range of LG’s product lines to deliver both cutting-edge imaging and state-of-the-art sound.
  • Sony revealed that its 2018 X900F series and A8F Bravia OLED series TVs will support Dolby Vision and will be joined by its first Dolby Vision capable 4K UHD Blu-ray player. To marry stellar imaging with phenomenal audio, Sony also announced a new line of mainstream Dolby Atmos sound bars including the HT-X9000F, priced at $599 MSRP.
  • P&F USA, branded as Philips in the United States, is bringing Dolby Vision to its new 69 and 59-Series TVs.
  • Dolby’s proposals for dynamic metadata and color representation, which are foundational components of Dolby Vision, are now included within the HDR specification of the ATSC 3.0 next-generation TV standard. This major milestone enables delivery of live broadcasts in Dolby Vision.
  • Dolby AC-4 has been selected for ATSC 3.0 audio and will deliver the future of audio entertainment to living rooms around the world.

Major Hollywood studios including Disney, Lionsgate, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos in the home, noted Dolby. Nearly 200 movies are available in Dolby Vision on iTunes, and Netflix has more than 200 hours of Dolby Vision content and continues to grow its catalog. This includes popular series such as “Stranger Things 2” as well as Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos titles such as Marvel’s “The Punisher” and the recently released film, Bright.