‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and ‘Doctor Strange’ Coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The First Avenger and Doctor Strange are the next Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise entries to soon debut on the premium 4K Ultra HD format.

As reported by The Digital Bits, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will premiere 2016’s Doctor Strange for the first time on the 4K format on January 15.

2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger on 4K now has a listing on Amazon France, where it’s dated for February 26.

Disney released its first-ever 4K disc, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, last August. The studio then debuted two other Marvel Cinematic Universe installments — Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther — on the premium format this past March and May, respectively, as part of their disc debuts.

2012’s The Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron both received their 4K upgrades in August to coincide with the home release of Avengers: Infinity War, followed by the debut of this summer’s Ant-Man and the Wasp on 4K in October.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment previously brought Spider-Man: Homecoming to the format last October and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment gave The Incredible Hulk similar treatment in April, signifying an increasing presence for the shared Marvel Cinematic Universe on the relatively new format, which boasts content in 3840 x 2160 pixels compared to the 1920 x 1080 pixels capability of standard Blu-ray discs.

UHD discs often feature High Dynamic Range, or HDR, giving the picture brighter, deeper, and more lifelike colors — making the format the go-to pick for home theater enthusiasts and movie collectors.

Captain America: The First Avenger centers around future man-out-of-time Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), who is transformed into the ultimate soldier by way of an experimental serum. Dubbed “Captain America,” Rogers must then defeat the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), a super-powered tyrant aiming to possess a godly amount of power.

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In Doctor Strange, arrogant neurosurgeon Stephen Strange (Beneduct Cumberbatch) irreparably damages his hands in a car accident, turning to mysticism in his attempt to heal. As he comes to master his newly learned magical abilities, he must confront the powerful Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) and overcome his master, Dormammu, the supremely powerful inter-dimensional ruler of the Dark Dimension.

Both heroes return to the big screen in Avengers 4, dated May 3, 2019.