The first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray titles will arrive in stores roughly eight weeks from now via Fox Home Entertainment based on multiple online pre-orders that have popped up over the past couple days.
The official online Fox Connect store is promoting the studio’s 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray launch lineup right on the website’s home page. Those titles include The Martian, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Wild, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Hitman: Agent 47, The Maze Runner, Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, The Kingsman: The Secret Service, Life of Pi, and Fantastic Four (2015).
Better yet, Fox Connect lists the release date for all 10 of these 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray titles as March 1, 2016, which happens to fall on the traditional home video release weekday of Tuesday. The titles and date are corroborated by a similar pre-order page at Best Buy and individual 4K Blu-ray pre-order pages at Amazon.com, such as the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of Martian.
The first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player out of the gate is the Samsung UBD-K8500, which is already available for pre-order at Amazon.com for $399 with free shipping. A vague March release frame is tied to the player, and given Fox’s aggressive March 1 release date for the first wave of films, I’d expect the UBD-K8500 to arrive the same week.