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?


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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.

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    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! Commented Dec 22, 2017 at 20:45
  • Shouldn't Fox be grouped with Disney now? Commented Dec 23, 2017 at 7:38
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    @DavidGrinberg The sale hasn't happened yet. Commented Dec 23, 2017 at 8:44

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