Looking at these initial but still technically end products, I suspect this is being positioned as a Blu-ray replacement. Much like distributors are packing DVD/Blu-ray together, they may start packing HD/UHD together as the only way for Blu-ray. I'm not sure UHD is within the same market space as LD once was. DVD alone is able to handle everything LD's offered save one thing, the best quality picture on the market. Distributors like Synapse, Shout and yes even Criterion are having a hard enough time dealing with the expense of 2k masters, none the less 4k masters. Especially when the optimal source materials would be 8k for true aficionados. Considering how tough of a time both Criterion and Synapse had in the early years, and how late in the game all three ventured in, I don't see UHD in the indie's near future. No, UHD is purely in the domain of the largest corporations and the biggest productions. Who will be able to churn out 4K as a simple byproduct of their business processes. I expect catalog titles to be a slow trickle on UHD. I hope I'm wrong, I hope Suspiria and NOTLD are out in time for Halloween in UHD. Hell I placed my investment in Atomic Brain purely on the 4k master.