Disney+ will get support for Imax-enhanced format


Disney has added Imax support for 13 Marvel movies. From the 12th of November Disney+, users will be able to see the Marvel movies in a larger 1,9:1 format. Using this Imax format gives watchers more screen value. Disney also placed a video with a comparison between the standard format and Imax format. You can clearly see more detail compared to movies shot in the standard format we’ve been used to.

In the video, we can see different scenes from Avengers Endgame. Things you would normally not see will now be visible. Adding even more detail to the movie. The 1.90:1 IMAX aspect ratio will look up to 26 percent taller than the typical 2.35:1 widescreen format in Marvel films, so those annoying black bars will almost disappear while you’re watching scenes shot in IMAX.

Technically, IMAX Enhanced does not offer the true aspect ratio of the cinema-wide format, which is more square. But, as we saw with Zack Snyder’s Justice League, that results in huge black bars on the sides of the TV, which are also annoying. Less black bars the better!

The Imax Enhanced format was already available via different streaming services. The Sony Bravia Core and Rakuten supported this already. Enhanced Imax is made possible thanks to IMAX and DTS. Thanks to DTS, users can also enjoy the Spatial DTS sound system. (Like Dolby Atmos). IMAX and DTS also claim that Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos are also supported.

Here are all the IMAX Enhanced films arriving on Disney+ on November 12th:

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Black Panther
  • Black Widow
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Captain Marvel
  • Doctor Strange
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2
  • Iron Man
  • Thor Ragnarok
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

More detail than ever before

You can clearly see how much more detail you will get on your television in the above video. Movies do have to be shot in Imax though to use this feature. (Nowadays many of them are). It is unclear if Disney will add more support for Imax-Enhanced in the future.

Personally, I will re-watch some of the Marvel movies, just for the missed detail. Will you too?

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