Sony Pictures confirms first UK 4K Blu-rays

Spider-Man and Smurfs among the Ultra HD heroes coming to these shores in May

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced its first wave of Ultra HD Blu-ray releases for the UK. As expected, the titles in question are the same as those the studio released in the US at the end of February and include The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Salt, Hancock, Chappie, The Pineapple Express and The Smurfs 2. The discs go on sale in the UK on May 23.

Sony's press release also points out that the studio has an extensive library of 4K content, including newer films and television shows, as well as restorations of classic films. Captain Phillips, Men in Black, Ghostbusters, Bad BoysBram Stoker's Dracula, Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Taxi Driver and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington are among the examples cited.