Disney Plus has signed an agreement with IMAX Enhanced to bring its most iconic films, including some new releases, to homes around the world with this technology. This is what it will entail.
Disney + today announced the addition of IMAX Enhanced technology to 13 Marvel titles, including the latest Shang-Chi release on November 12, known as “Disney + Day.”
The relation of 1.90: 1 IMAX aspect lets you see up to 26% higher than the 2.35: 1 widescreen typical of Marvel movies, so the huge, boring black bars will almost disappear when watching movies shot in IMAX (which is common in Marvel movies).
Movies enhanced with IMAX will have a label clearly visible on your Disney + screens, and you can also run the standard version in widescreen if you prefer because at home you are fans of black bars.
This enlarged aspect ratio will give us more information when we watch the movie., because the current format cuts off part of the original frame of films when they are shot. We will especially notice this in the action scenes, where we will discover new details that were previously cut.
Technically, IMAX Enhanced does not offer the true aspect ratio of the wide cinema format, which is more square. But, as we’ve seen with Zack Snyder’s Justice League, that translates to huge black bars on the sides of the TV, which is annoying as well.
Disney + continues to broadcast news, such as its STAR channel. If you buy the annual subscription, you will save the equivalent of two months compared to the monthly subscription.
However, we will continue to see black bars due to IMAX format not completely filling TVs Widescreen in 16 × 9 format, but the change will be more than remarkable and for the better.
It’s also worth noting that we won’t be seeing IMAX versions of the premiere of The Avengers and Ant-Man, as they are one of the few Marvel movies that use the 1.85: 1 aspect ratio, which fills the TV. domesticated.
Looking to the future, IMAX Enhanced will also bring DTS sound immersive at Disney +, an option that competes with the Dolby Atmos format, the most used at the moment.
According to sources, IMAX Enhanced movies will also be compatible with Dolby Vision, HDR10, 4K and Dolby Atmos sound, so that all modern TVs can enjoy the content in high resolution and quality.