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Sony confirms five new 'Mastered in 4K' Blu-ray discs

Sony has confirmed five more Mastered in 4K Blu-ray discs, bringing the total number of releases up to 15.

The five new titles, available on US import (the discs are region-free), are Godzilla, Men in Black, Moneyball, Spider-Man 2 and Pineapple Express, according to French site, HD Fever.

These discs joing the 10 Mastered in 4K Blu-ray launch titles revealed earlier this year.

Remember, these discs aren't native 4K Ultra HD content, rather films that have been shot in 4K, scanned in 4K, then downscaled to 2K aka 1080p for Blu-ray.

Sony claims the discs, which will work on any Blu-ray player, says the discs are optimized for 4K Ultra HD TVs. And, will even look best on a Sony 4K TV...

There's still no sign of either the 4K Media Player or the 4K Video Unlimited service – both launched in the US – making their way over to the UK.

by Joe Cox

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Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.