The Industry's First IMAX Enhanced Titles are Released
The IMAX Enhanced program also identifies certified IMAX Enhanced equipment partners – including Sony, Denon, Marantz, and ARCAM – that manufacturer gear with a “carefully prescribed set of the highest audio and video specifications” along with an IMAX Mode for playback of content.
On the content front, studio partners include Sony Pictures and Paramount, while IMAX is also dipping into its rich library of films. Until today, IMAX Content content wasn’t available, but that’s changed with the announced release of two IMAX documentary films: A Beautiful Planet and Journey to the South Pacific. The films, narrated by Jennifer Lawrence and Cate Blanchett, are both being launched on IMAX Enhanced 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc.
While these discs have been available for preorder for several months, they can be purchased from nearly any typical retailer (street prices appear to be between $18.99 and $34.99 for either title). IMAX says more content will be released soon.