Originally Posted by bjorg
The slow trickle of releases is by far the most disappointing aspect of Sony's 4K effort. I can live with marginally better picture and higher prices since I don't buy every movie and love being on the cutting edge. And I appreciate getting an Ultraviolet copy of the movie as well. But if there is no content... well, then there's no point. Sony should force itself to release one 4K movie per week. At least, then I would have reason to log in and check out what's new. As it is now, I can go weeks without missing anything (other than the money I put into the puck which would have given me much more satisfaction somewhere else).
I think that the guys at Sony want to pace themselves in order to deliver a steady stream of content. With Skyfall there may also be some rights issues on top of the other factors. In any case I am not sure that Sony could even sustain one movie every two weeks for the next year, the only title where I am quite certain that it is not on the list from Park Circus but in 4k is Lord Jim that is announced for a European release I believe next month. Impossible to believe that they will not have a 4k master for this one (shot in 65mm).
Other than that I can imagine possibly 8 more catalog titles in 4k each year and maybe 10 new movies from Sony pictures (possibly an estimate that is unrealistically high as they only plan about 18 movies per year) so that would only come to a total output of 18 movies or 1.5 per month. Even with existing titles that are still not released anything more than 2 titles per month or every two weeks might be too much.
It would be interesting to hear what Sony has to say about this as it seems that they have some kind of strategy for the 4k rollout that might become more clear when they are more public about it, but so far it seems that they are adding on average maybe 2 movies per month at most and they do not even space them out strategically.