Premium home cinema provider Kaleidescape is kicking off an Oscar-related promotion of discounted titles, launching on Tuesday.
It will include a mix of current and past nominees as well as prior winners with select titles available in 4K with high dynamic range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos sound, including Warner Bros. Judas and the Black Messiah, Searchlight’s Nomadland and Focus’ Promising Young Woman.
Tayloe Stansbury, Kaleidescape’s recently named CEO, noted that with the service’s ability to play 4K HDR movies with a high video bitrate, “audiences can experience every sound and image nuance the filmmakers intended to get a true sense of why these films are Oscar contenders.”
Kaleidescape also offers support for Filmmaker Mode, a setting that effectively disables post processing such as motion smoothing and aims to give consumers the opportunity to view content in the way that the filmmakers intended, including with the original aspect ratio, color and frame rates. This setting, available on select consumer display systems, was developed by the UHD Alliance, a coalition whose members include Hollywood studios and consumer electronics manufacturers.
The promotion runs through May 3.