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- May 26, 2016
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Just as it "used" to be standard to have a DVD included with the bku-ray ... not all 4KUHDs have a blu-ray with them. Some of the Black Friday packages bought were 4K discs only. The only way to be sure you are getting a blu-ray as well is if it says so on the cover. (That isn't to say that it might not have one).Here's an interesting one:
Best Buy has a new-ish steelbook release of Interstellar in 4K which their website lists as being released on Tuesday.
The artwork for this steelbook is identical to the original Blu-ray+DVD steelbook release in 2015, which was exclusive to Target at that time. I have that original steelbook and it is one of my favorites.
However, the new one is a 2-disc set featuring a 4K movie disc only, and a Blu-ray special features disc. The new steelbook does not appear to include a Blu-ray movie disc. If you've already upgraded to 4K, that wouldn't really be an issue, but I thought it was an agreed-upon standard that 4K releases would also include a Blu-ray of the film so as to be backwards compatible. I don't buy too many 4K discs because we're not equipped for that, but the handful of steelbooks I've gotten lately have all had Blu-rays included. This makes it okay for me to buy that and still have something to watch even if we don't have 4K right now. So it's interesting that they took the opposite approach with Interstellar.
I don't feel the need to upgrade this right now anyway, but I thought it was odd.