The first Avatar in 4K on July 12 (visual)

While Avatar 2: The Way of the Water arrives in 4K on June 23 (see our Avatar 2 news, 4K UHD pre-order on June 23 and technical info update), Avatar first of the name would come out a little more late than expected.

Avatar 4K was supposed to be released on June 20 according to web merchants and news from the US. This time, it is the date of July 12 which is revealed for France, with visual support.

Avatar 4K, the picture

As far as HDR Dolby Vision is concerned, no miracle. As for Avatar 2: the way of the water, it will not be there for the benefit of HDR10 alone. Good news, however, like Avatar 2, Avatar 4K will benefit from a 4K Ultra HD 100 GB disk and not 66 GB as usual at Disney. This promises a more polished video quality than on the 4K Ultra HD discs of the previous very feature films from the big-eared firm (for example Avengers: Endgame). The latter also specifies in its communication that the average bit rate of the image will display more than 60 Mbits (more than 28 Mbits for Blu-Ray). Finally, the image will be in 1.78 format.

Avatar 4K, sound

If this latest information requires confirmation, the soundtracks should be identical to those of Avatar 2, i.e. VOST Dolby Atmos and VF Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 for 4K and VO DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/VF Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 for the Blu-Ray.

Avatar 4K, bonuses

In addition to the 4K Ultra HD disc of the film remastered in cinema version, the box set will contain the Blu-Ray of the film remastered cinema version and the bonus Blu-Ray with the following modules:

• Memories from Avatar: Jon Landau recalls the adventure of the film with Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang (unpublished, VOST)• Avatar: a Look Back: retrospective documentary with the film crew (unpublished, VOST)• Filming Avatar: 4-part documentary on the conception of the film, with the participation of James Cameron, Jon Landau, the actors and the technical team (98', VOST)• Behind the scenes of the production ( VOST)