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Those who may have logged in to view the Disney+ streaming debut of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings were in for a treat, as the service has rolled out a new option. Select Marvel Cinematic Universe titles now include an option to view IMAX Enhanced versions. Previously these versions were only available in the theater or on select 3D Blu-rays. These versions include specially shot footage in the expanded aspect ratio of 1.90:1.

IMAX Enhanced introduces streaming and technology advancements that bring the power of IMAX to Disney+. For the first time in the home, Disney+ subscribers can stream select Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in IMAX’s expanded aspect ratio — accessible on all Disney+ supported devices. Please note that other IMAX Enhanced features and functionality are not currently available on Disney+.

Some movies may only include specific sequences using the format, while others may have it for their full runtime. Depending on how the film was shot, this means there could be up to 26 percent increased image over the previous widescreen version.

IMAX Enhanced content on Disney+ features an expanded aspect ratio of 1.90:1. This differs from most films where the picture appears wide but does not take up the full height of your screen.

IMAX’s expanded aspect ratio allows you to see up to 26% more of the original image and experience the full scale and scope of the picture from the comfort of your home or on the go. Some movies only have select sequences filmed in IMAX’s expanded aspect ratio.

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There is now an IMAX Enhanced category on the Disney+ home page. Presently there are 13 titles listed. After clicking on a title, there’s a new “versions” option listed for supported titles. From there, users can pick which one they’d like to view.

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

Source: Disney

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  1. TVs are 1.77:1 (16:9), most movies are between 2.35:1 and 2.39:1 in the theater. Are we supposed to be excited about an intermediate aspect ratio? Is the image expanded vertically from cinematic?

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