Sky Q 4K Movies Kicks Off This Year With The Revenant, Mad Max, Ghostbusters

By Gerald Lynch on at

Leonardo DiCaprio's gurning, frothing, bleeding and muddied face will be screaming in the living rooms of Sky Q customers before the year is out, as Sky revealed more details on its forthcoming 4K service at a media briefing this morning.

Alongside the news that Sky Movies is to rebrand as Sky Cinema this July, the company also confirmed that its 4K service will roll out before the end of the year.

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With the news also came word of the first 4K movies set to be available through Sky's Ultra High definition service. Though we'd already been teased with a 4K showing of Ghostbusters heading to the service, DiCaprio's The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, Angry Birds and Mission Impossible Rogue Nation will also be screened at the higher resolution rate.

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If you're still living with a standard Sky+ HD box there's still good news coming your way too. Sky Cinema will offer a brand new movie premiere every single day when it launches, with 45 of the top 50 UK box office grossing films of 2015 making their way to Sky. In addition, Sky is looking to improve the picture quality of its existing HD service – though the details are a bit sparse, a new internal master format will provide a third more pixels and four times the number of colour shades of the current HD content offered.

Finally, those that buy films from the Sky Store and take advantage of the deal that sends a physical disc in the post along with your digital download, will be pleased to hear that Sky will soon start offering Blu-rays instead of DVDs for those with a high-res player, too.