Posted Tue May 22, 2018 at 01:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Viewers can enter the OASIS in 4K later this year.
In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Bros. is prepping Ready Player One for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on July 24. In addition, a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook and a Blu-ray Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook will also be available that same day.
A separate Blu-ray 3D version is currently listed on Amazon as well, but the Warner Bros. press release makes no mention of this disc so it might be removed.
In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spend their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone—the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the OASIS to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends—known as the High Five—are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world.
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will feature 2160p video with Dolby Vision and HDR10, along with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. The Blu-ray 3D disc will also include a Dolby Atmos soundtrack, but the press release does not confirm the audio used on the standard Blu-ray disc. Supplements will include:
· Game Changer: Cracking the Code
· Effects for a Brave New World
· Level Up: Sound for the Future
· High Score: Endgame
· Ernie & Tye's Excellent Adventure
· The '80’s: You’re The Inspiration
Suggested list price for the Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack is $44.95. Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $35.99.
You can find the latest specs for Ready Player One linked from our Blu-ray and 4K Release Schedules, where it is indexed under July 24.
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