Venom to get 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray debut on Feb 4

Sony Pictures' Spider-Man spin-off flick Venom, starring Tom Hardy, will debut on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray on February 4th, with the latter featuring Dolby Atmos audio and Dolby Vision HDR.

The studio will hope the comic book adaptation's home media launch, including release on digital platforms from January 26, will continue the movie's strong performance – it has earned over $845m at cinemas worldwide, currently just shy of Spider-Man: Homecoming's $880m gross.

Special features on the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases include a Venom Mode pop-up track; deleted and extended scenes, including a longer post-credits sequence; further features about stuntwork, Easter Eggs and character design; eight pre-vis VFX breakdowns; and music videos and Into the Spider-Verse trailer.

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This release continues Sony Pictures' pick-'n'-mix implementation of Dolby Vision on 4K HDR titles. While it launched its first DV-encoded disc last year (Resident Evil: Vendetta) and recently gave Spider-Man: Homecoming the dynamic metadata treatment, movies such as The Equalizer 2 (out on 4K BD on December 10) are sticking with HDR10.

3D fans will be irked to discover there's no Venom 3D Blu-ray release currently scheduled.

Note that the studio still hasn't released final artwork for the 4K release, but says it will get a 15 certificate, not the 18 rating suggested by the pre-release mock up.

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Nearly 2 months after US release cheers SONY even though it realesed in the UK before the US