DTS, Disney+ and IMAX Corporation have announced the global streaming premiere of Queen Rock Montreal – the first concert film available with IMAX Enhanced sound powered by DTS.

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.

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. 

The digitally remastered concert film will debut alongside 18 Marvel films, all of which have IMAX Enhanced sound powered by DTS, a subsidiary of Xperi.

Disney+ subscribers with IMAX Enhanced certified devices will be able to feel the full dynamic range of these films through the immersive audio experience of DTS:X, which allows sound to move freely around listeners.

“Sound is such a huge part of the movie watching experience that we’re very excited to now have officially unleashed our heart pounding, immersive sound capabilities for IMAX Enhanced on Disney+,” says Sven Mevissen, Director of Product Management for DTS.

“Our commitment to delivering the utmost in audio excellence ensures every moment reverberates with cinematic magic, elevating the viewing experience to new audio heights, literally.”

Queen Rock Montreal presents Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon at their most exciting and exhilarating. The original concerts, which took place on November 24 and 25 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 WaspDoctor Strange
Ant-Man and the Wasp: QuantumaniaDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Avengers: Infinity WarEternals
Avengers: EndgameGuardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 2)
Black PantherGuardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 3)
Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverThe Marvels
Black WidowShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Captain America: Civil WarThor: Ragnarok
Captain MarvelThor: 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. 

Queen Rock Montreal will make its global streaming premiere May 15 on Disney+ as the first concert film available with IMAX Enhanced sound powered by DTS. 

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