While I was flying to Asia, in the movies section I saw Dunkirk from Christopher Nolan. This was a special edition which when played had the audio and commentator describe the scenes and what was happening/displayed. Example: "A man is escaping from bullet fire", etc...

What is the name of this type of movies and which is the movie provider with the largest catalog of these movies?


They're called Audio Described Movies. Currently, the biggest distributors are:

  • Disney Companies (Pixar / Touchstone / Buena Vista / ABC / Marvel)
  • Fox
  • Paramount
  • Sony / Columbia / Screen Gems
  • Universal
  • Warner Bros (started May 2015)

There weren't many out there until 2010, and even still it is only a very small segment of the market. However, that segment is growing, and about 150 DVD releases in 2016 included an Audio Description track.

  • FWIW, I saw that Final Cut Pro X recently added support for creating these. Hopefully other software developers will follow suit and make it much easier for the studios to add them! Dec 22 '17 at 20:45
  • Shouldn't Fox be grouped with Disney now? Dec 23 '17 at 7:38
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    @DavidGrinberg The sale hasn't happened yet. Dec 23 '17 at 8:44

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