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Disney+ adding IMAX Enhanced sound by DTS

April 15, 2024

Following its success as the biggest IMAX exclusive event release ever, Queen Rock Montreal will make its global streaming premiere on May 15th on Disney+ as the first concert film available with IMAX Enhanced sound powered by DTS. It will debut alongside the availability of IMAX Enhanced sound for 18 Marvel films. The announcement was made by Disney+, IMAX Corporation, and DTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xperi Inc.

Subscribers on IMAX Enhanced certified devices will be able to feel the full dynamic range of every moment of the digitally remastered concert film, which captures one of the world’s most iconic rock band at the very peak of their live powers. Queen Rock Montreal presents Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon at their most exhilarating. The original concerts, which took place on November 24th and 25th 1981, were arranged specifically to be filmed for a full-length concert film to document their live show. The film was restored for IMAX by Mercury Studios. Executive producers include Geoff Kempin and Alice Webb for Mercury Studios and Jim Beach and Matilda Beach for Queen Films.

Select Marvel Studios films available with IMAX Enhanced sound on Disney+ at launch will include:

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Doctor Strange

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Avengers: Infinity War


Avengers: Endgame

Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 2)

Black Panther

Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 3)

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The Marvels

Black Widow

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Captain America: Civil War

Thor: Ragnarok

Captain Marvel

Thor: Love & Thunder


Best-in-class certified device manufacturers will support IMAX Enhanced sound, beginning with select DTS:X enabled Android/Google TV devices from Sony, Hisense, Sharp, Xiaomi, and others. Additionally, owners of certified DTS:X enabled AV receivers from manufacturers like Denon, Marantz, and JBL will also be able to enjoy the experience at launch.

With IMAX Enhanced, IMAX and technology partner DTS enable content that can be experienced in-home and beyond with the highest fidelity, ensuring that filmmakers’ creative intent is fully optimised for an IMAX-quality presentation. DTS:X, provided by DTS, preserves the full dynamic range of the theatrical mix, allowing sound to move freely around the listener for a more immersive presentation at home. Disney+ is the first major streaming service to elevate the at-home viewing experience with IMAX Enhanced, giving its subscribers new ways to re-experience the Marvel Cinematic Universe and beyond.

The announcement is the latest evolution in the storied relationship between IMAX and Disney Entertainment, with audiences first entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe in IMAX in 2010. Since then, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the highest grossing franchise in IMAX history. Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame were the first films shot entirely with IMAX digital cameras, and all titles available in IMAX Enhanced on Disney+ feature select sequences in IMAX’s expanded aspect ratio.

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