Full focus in UHD 4K HDR for Rakuten TV’s May

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After having announced the launch of its UHD 4K HDR service in December, Rakuten TV continues keeping its focus on the promise to be the top UHD 4K HDR offer for Smart TV owners, enabling them to experience an authentic cinematic viewing experience through the latest cinematic releases.

 In May the company gives it full throttle and takes a major step by giving all its users the possibility to upgrade some of their favourite movies to UHD 4K HDR free of charge. Users that bought movies now available in UHD 4K HDR, will now be able to enjoy the same movie in the best audio-visual quality.

Rakuten TV starts springtime with the best new cinema releases designed to thrill and captivate the whole family. New titles will be available in UHD 4K HDR quality for Smart TVs – presenting the latest films with a genuine cinematic experience for all film lovers at home.

 The latest blockbusters from the cinema to your living room in UHD 4K HDR

Viewers will be able to enjoy the latest cinematic and critically acclaimed releases in UHD 4K HDR, including: The Florida Project which picked up an Academy Award nomination for Willem Dafoe in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role; Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World starring Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg. Also, available is Roman J. Israel, Esq., starring Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo which also saw an Oscar nomination for Denzel Washington in the Best Supporting Actor category, as well as Jennifer Peedom’s Mountain – a truly cinematic experience about the highest peaks around the world featuring narration from Willem Dafoe.

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 New in the UHD 4K HDR Library is: Despicable Me 2 and Despicable Me, Jurassic World, Fate of the Furious, Mission: Impossible, Mission: Impossible 2Mission: Impossible 3Wonder WomanJustice League or Dunkirk, among many others.

The latest releases to enjoy on Rakuten TV

Some of the Awards Season’s biggest winners will now be available on Rakuten TVThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri featuring Academy Award-winning performances by Leading Actress Frances McDormand and Best Supporting Actor winner Sam Rockwell will be available from early May on Rakuten TV. Also, featured is Steven Spielberg’s The Post starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks about a cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents and pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

Gary Oldman’s Oscar winning performance as Lead Actor in Darkest Hour in his commanding role of Sir Winston Churchill will be coming to Rakuten TV screens. Directed by Joe Wright, it also stars Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James.


The big highlight for the family in May is the Oscar-winning animation Coco – which won Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song and also a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for Best Animated Feature. Animated voices featureGael Garcia Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez and Benjamin Bratt.

Additional new May highlights include the next horror instalment in the franchise: Insidious: The Last Key; Maze Runner: The Death Cure and Early Man starring Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne and Maisie Williams.

Watch the May release trailer here:

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