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Star Wars movies are in 4K with HDR for the first time on Disney+

The original and prequel trilogies are looking better than ever before.

In a nice surprise, Disney+ has launched in the US with eight of the 10 Star Wars movies in 4K and HDR — both HDR10 and Dolby Vision, which will cover most setups.

It’s the first time the original and prequel trilogies have been released in the format. The best quality to date has been the 2011 Blu-ray release. Episodes I-VI are joined by The Force Awakens and Rogue One, which have also previously been confined to 1080p.

All the films feature Dolby Atmos so, providing you have the hardware, they should sound better than ever, too.

Solo (which you can find on Stan) and The Last Jedi (previously on Stan but now removed) aren’t on Disney+, at least in the US, but have both been released on Ultra HD Blu-ray.

Australia will be one of the first regions to access Disney+ when it launches next Tuesday, 19 November, for AUD $8.99 per month. There is no additional fee for 4K content, unlike Netflix and Stan.

Here is a full list of everything coming to Disney+, and while there may be some regional differences, we can confirm The Simpsons will be on Disney+ in Australia, despite initially being absent from the local advertising.

For a Star Wars fix before then, Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order launches on 15 November for Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.


Ben Salter
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