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No Dolby Vision on BR2049 4K UHD Blu-Ray.( (2 replies and 1 comment)

1 week ago
darklight 1 week ago


Big DVD/BLURAY/4K collector here.

With recent 1917 4K UHD Blu-Ray release which has three HDR format: Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Generic HDR10. The movie itself had very strict color palette compare to bleak yet colorful neon world of Blade Runner 2049.  Blade Runner 2049 had much wider color gamut than 1917. 

But in Blade Runner 2049 UHD Blu-Ray, only option for HDR format was HDR10, which is less superior than Dolby Vision format IMO.

What was the reason NOT including the Dolby Vision format in the BR2049 4K UHD bluray.   Was it purely matter of post production budget ?

was Roger disliking the HDR format at time?

Like to know, Thank You.)


Roger Deakins
1 week ago
Roger Deakins 1 week ago

So many formats! That would have been a choice that was above my pay grade, as they say.

1 week ago

I was curious about this too! Can't wait for my physical disc to arrive.
Universal used to be known for their lack of extras in releases, it pleasantly surprised me with all of the extras.
Actually, the 4k release of PJ's "King Kong" a few years ago was quite good.

The Byre
7 days ago
The Byre 7 days ago

The various home versions of a film (DVD, BR, 4K-BR, each with its various audio options) are nearly always mastered in one go and by one mastering house and it is at that time that all the various format decisions for the domestic market have to be made. 

This usually happens after the film goes into the theatres.  Although it is a time-consuming process as each version has to be colour-correct and each audio version has to be remastered for stereo, 5.1 and 3D (Dolby Atmos, DTS-X, etc.) and menus designed and authored and every step QC'ed, all those discs have to be replicated and in the shops/Amazon/wherever on time and just three months after release.

At the time BR2049 was released, Dolby Vision's market share was somewhere below microscopic.  Mastering and authoring each version and for each area code costs money - except Dolby Vision.  That costs more money as Dolby wants a fee - and HDR10 is free and open-source.

Yes it is 10-bit and DV is 12-bit, but TBH, most people don't see much of a difference!

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