UHD Blu-ray movies – Source & Master format (DI) database


Below is the list of Source and Master format information collected from IMDb, which should give clearer insight what is behing UHD Blu-ray movies offered on the market today. The logic is simple – for best UHD Blu-ray quality movie must be shot in resolution that is 4K or higher and master format needs to be done in 4K as well. In case of movies shot on film, digital intermediate (DI) must be done in 4K or higher resolution. If DI/Master format is 2K, it means that upscaling is done in order to create final UHD content (2048×1080 -> 3840×2160). Despite sophisticated upscaling techniques, upscaling is never good and cannot match to non-scaled or down-scaled content. If movie is shot in 4K and DI is done in 4K, this means that slight downscaling is done to get original UHD material (4096×2160 -> 3840×2160), which will give sharper image which is superior to standard Blu-ray or 1080p streaming.

MovieYearCoverSource formatMaster format (DI)Aspect ratioReview score (max. 5)
Deadpool2016Deadpool - Ultra HD Blu-ray3.4K ARRIRAW4K2.35:14.5
The Revenant2015The Revenant - Ultra HD Blu-ray6.5K/3.4K ARRIRAW
Some scenes:
6K Redcode RAW
Panavision (anamorphic) (source format) (some scenes)
The Smurfs 22013The Smurfs 2 - Ultra HD Blu-ray4K Sony F65 RAW4K1.85:13.5
The Amazing Spider-Man 22014The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Ultra HD Blu-rayPanavision (anamorphic)4K2.35:14.5
Chappie2015Chappie - Ultra HD Blu-rayRedcode RAW
Panavision (anamorphic)
The Last Witch Hunter2015The Last Witch Hunter - Ultra HD Blu-ray3.4K ARRIRAW
Panavision (anamorphic)
Hancock2008Hancock - Ultra HD Blu-raySuper 354K2.35:14
Salt2010Salt - Ultra HD Blu-raySuper 35 (35 mm - Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision3 500T 5219)4K2.35:14
The Maze Runner2014The Maze Runner - Ultra HD Blu-ray2.8K ARRIRAW (2.8K)
Visual effects:
Redcode RAW (5K)
Some shots:
CineForm RAW (2K)
The Expendables 32014The Expendables 3 - Ultra HD Blu-ray4K/5K Redcode RAW4K2.35:12.5
The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials2015The Maze Runner The Scorch Trials - Ultra HD Blu-ray3.4K ARRIRAW 2K2.35:13.5
Exodus: Gods and Kings2014Exodus Gods and Kings - Ultra HD Blu-ray5K Redcode RAW (dual-strip 3-D)2K2.35:13
The Martian2015The Martian - Ultra HD Blu-ray6K Redcode RAW (also dual-strip 3-D)
4K H.264 (some shots)
Kingsman: The Secret Service2014Kingsman The Secret Service3.4K ARRIRAW
Hawk Scope (anamorphic)
Hitman Agent 47 - Ultra HD Blu-ray2015Hitman Agent 47 - Ultra HD Blu-ray3.4K/2.8K ARRIRAW
Master Scope (anamorphic)
Wild2014Wild - Ultra HD Blu-ray2.8K ARRIRAW2K2.35:13
Mad Max: Fury Road2015Mad Max Fury Road - Ultra HD Blu-ray2.8K - ARRIRAW
ProRes 4:2:2 (1080p/24)
San Andreas2015San Andreas - Ultra HD Blu-ray3.4K ARRIRAW Panavision (anamorphic)2K2.35:14
X-Men: Days of Future Past2014X-Men Days of Future Past - Ultra HD Blu-ray2.8K ARRIRAW
Some shots:
Spherical (16 mm footage)
Super 8
Pan2015Pan - Ultra HD Blu-ray5K Redcode RAW
Panavision (anamorphic)
The Peanuts Movie2015The Peanuts Movie - Ultra HD Blu-ray/2K1.85:14
Concussion2015Concussion - Ultra HD Blu-ray3.4K ARRIRAW2K2.35:13
Life of Pi2012Life of Pi - Ultra HD Blu-ray2.8K ARRIRAW2K1.85 : 1
Some scenes:
1.33 : 1
2.00 : 1
2.35 : 1
The Lego Movie2014The Lego Movie - Ultra HD Blu-ray2.8K ARRIRAW2K2.35:14
Ender's Game2013Enders Game - Ultra HD Blu-ray5K Redcode RAW2K2.35:13.5
Pineapple Express2008Pineapple Express - Ultra HD Blu-raySuper 35 (3-perf)2K2.35:14.5
Fantastic 42015Fantastc 4 - Ultra HD Blu-ray3.4k/2.8K ARRIRAW2K2.35:13
The 5th Wave2016The 5th Wave - Ultra HD Blu-rayPanavision (anamorphic)2K2.35:13.5
Journey to Space2015Journey to Space - Ultra HD Blu-rayIMAX, different film formatsUnknown (2K?)1.78:13
Point Break2015Point Break - Ultra HD Blu-ray6K Redcode RAW
Joy2015Joy - Ultra HD Blu-raySuper 35 (3-perf) 2K1.85:13.5
Risen2016Risen - Ultra HD Blu-rayARRI ALEXA2K2.35:14
Gods of Egypt2016Gods of Egypt - Ultra HD Blu-ray6K Redcode RAW2K2.35:13

Key advantages of Ultra HD Blu-ray vs. standard Blu-ray


Ultra HD Blu-ray brings higher native resolution (4 times higher), more colors (approx. 35% more in case of DCI-P3 compared to Rec.709), smoother gradations (10-bit precision), HDR (better picture dynamics) and more advanced compression (HEVC).

Due to variations of source formats and finishing processes, we strongly recommend that before buying any UHD Blu-ray release you check reviews from trusted websites like:

What is 4K?

4K resolution, also called 4K, refers to a display device or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels. Several4K resolutions exist in the fields of digital television and digital cinematography. In the movie projection industry, Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) is the dominant 4K standard. More on Wikipedia >>

What is Digital Intermediate?

Digital intermediate (typically abbreviated to DI) is a motion picture finishing process which classically involves digitizing a motion picture and manipulating the color and other image characteristics. More on Wikipedia >>

What id DCI-P3?

The DCI P3 Color Space is an RGB color space that was introduced in 2007 by the SMPTE. The color space features a color gamut that is much wider than sRGB. All Digital Cinema Projectors are capable of displaying the DCI P3 color space in its entirety. More on Noteloop >>

What is HEVC?

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265, is a video compression standard, one of several potential successors to the widely used AVC (H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10). In comparison to AVC, HEVC offers about double the data compression ratio at the same level of video quality, or substantially improved video quality at the same bit rate. It supports resolutions up to 8192×4320, including 8K UHD. More on Wikipedia >>

What is HDR?

HDR is a way of displaying the wider dynamic range inherent in the original capture of content. More on AVForums >>

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