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4K Ultra HD Blu-ray movies are already in store – but how much do they cost?

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The first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs are now in store with JB Hi-Fi among the first stores to display the opening wave of titles. But how much can you expect to pay for these movies with four times the resolution of Blu-ray?

At JB Hi-Fi, a new release Blu-ray Disc is usually priced at $29.98 with DVDs at between $19.98 and $24.98.

Recommended retail pricing for movies on Blu-ray Disc and DVD is usually determined by individual studios and the same will apply for 4K Ultra HD discs.

At JB Hi-Fi, prices for 4K Ultra HD movies were between $34.98 and $49.98.

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Each 4K Ultra HD title includes not only the 4K Ultra HD disc but also the Blu-ray version of the film inside as well along with a digital copy.

The special features are all included on the Blu-ray Disc because there would be no room on the 4K disc.

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You have to remember the 4K version of the film has four times the resolution of Blu-ray so is a much larger file to fit on a single disc.

There were only Sony and 20th Century Fox movies for sale on 4K Ultra HD so far at JB Hi-Fi this week.

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The Sony movies on sale were new release The 5th Wave ($44.98) and catalogue title The Amazing Spider-Man 2: The Rise of Electro ($34.98).

All of Fox’s 4K Ultra were priced at $49.98 and these included recently released films The Martian, The Maze Runner, The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Life of Pi and The Kingsman.

Next week from Fox we’ll see The Revenant (May 18) and the following week Deadpool (May 25).

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Roadshow Entertainment will also release next week Mad Max: Fury Road, San Andreas and The Lego Movie.

To view a 4K Ultra HD movie you’ll need the following things – a 4K Ultra HD TV, a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and, of course, the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc.

Samsung has already released its 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player which is priced at $599.

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The player is backwards compatible which means it will play your older movies on Blu-ray Disc and DVD as well as your music CDs.

And 4K Ultra HD discs, unlike Blu-ray and DVDs, will have no region codes.

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This means you can purchase movies on 4K Ultra HD disc anywhere in the world and they will work with Australian 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players.