Is it Real 4K or Fake 4K

With the new 4K UHD Blu-ray standard the studios are once again charging you for the upgrade, but many are "faking it" by upscaling 2K films into 4K. While it's true that the 4K UHD standard allows for more beneficial features than purely the upgraded resolution, they are still advertised as 4K which is false advertisement.

Here is an updating list to help you separate the real 4K films from the fake ones. Enjoy the movies!

Fake 4K
2020 - Real

Fake 4K
2019 - Real

2012 - Real
Django Unchained
Men in Black 3
The Dark Knight Rises
2005 - Real
Batman Begins
2002 - Real
Men in Black II
2001 - Real
Jurassic Park III
1999 - Real
The Matrix
1998 - Real
Saving Private Ryan
1995 - Real
Bad Boys
The Quick and the Dead
Apollo 13
1993 - Real
Groundhog day
Schindler's List
Jurassic Park
1990 - Real
Days of Thunder
1988 - Real
Die Hard
1986 - Real
Top Gun
1983 - Real
1980 - Real
The Shining
The Elephant Man
1979 - Real
Apocalypse Now
1978 - Real
The Deer Hunter
1975 - Real
1968 - Real
2001: A Space Odyssey

^ 1. The film was shot mostly in 2.8K mixed with some 5K, with a 4K Digital Intermediate. VFX resolution unknown.

^ 2. According to comments from Fox we can assume that some of the movie is in true 4K as the CGI-less scenes could be redone from the 5K source.

^ 3. VFX was rendered at 2K and upscaled to 4K.

^ 4. VFX done at 2K and upscaled to 4K.

^ 5. 35mm scenes were scanned at 2K, IMAX and final Digital Intermediate were done at 4K.

^ 6. VFX done at 2K and upscaled to 4K.

^ 7. The whole movie was shot on an iPhone.

^ 8. Though mastered in 2K, the picture quality is very high.

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