Star Wars episodes I through VII are on Disney+ in 4K with Dolby Vision HDR


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A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi have all been revamped and updated, as have the prequels and episode VII: The Force Awakens. It’s worth pointing out that the originals are the 'Greedo shot first' Special Editions.

Up until now, only The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story had 4K editions, and none offered Dolby Vision.

Engadget writes that based on the demo setup, the image looks pristine, sharp, and detailed, “with no ugly edge enhancement and a healthy dose of film grain.” Dolby Vision HDR, meanwhile, reportedly adds depth and nuance to scenes.

In the run-up to today’s launch, Disney posted a tweet revealing some extra Marvel movies that will be available at launch. These include Guardians of the Galaxy and GOTG volume 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, The Avengers, Thor, and Doctor Strange.

Those without Disney+ who want to watch the original Star Wars trilogy in 4K might be able to buy the long-rumored 4K box set, which could arrive next year. But for all things Star Wars and Marvel, Disney+ looks like the best option right now.

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Nigerian Prince
Rejoice? We're good. The special effects that added into the "remastered" versions looks horrible. Garbage in 4k still looks like garbage.

Not to mention the dumpster fire that is the new trilogy. At first I was hopeful when the first of the new trailers came out but the latest one ruined that for me.

Atleast there are still hundreds of books for me to read to get my starwars fix. I haven't even watched the cartoons yet,maybe I'll give those a go.
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I'm not a Disney fan for ethical reasons, but is this a streaming solution for home theater PCs that finally supports surround sound ?
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Slappy McPhee

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This set will be up for consumption within a couple weeks otherwise without feeding the corporate pirates that call themselves Disney now.