Thor Avenger Releasing in Dolby Surround 7.1

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Mon, 05/30/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Dolby Laboratories has announced that both 2D and 3D formats of Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger are being released globally in Dolby Surround 7.1. “Marvel Studios’ Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger deliver unforgettable sequences that will draw audiences into the story with rich visual effects and Dolby Surround 7.1 will compliment these elements in an epic way ” says Victoria Alonso executive vice president of visual effects and post at Marvel Studios. “So whether you are swooping over the lands of Asgard in Thor or in a World War II battle scene in Captain America: The First Avenger audiences will feel more a part of the action with Dolby Surround 7.1.”

 “Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The First Avenger becomes the twenty-first 7.1 feature film to be announced making Dolby Surround 7.1 one of the fastest cinema audio formats ever adopted in Dolby’s history ” says Robin Selden senior vice president marketing Dolby Laboratories. “We are thrilled that Hollywood exhibitors and content creators around the world have embraced Dolby Surround 7.1 to help enrich the moviegoing experience for consumers.” 

 Thor was released in May. Captain America: The First Avenger is scheduled for release on July 22. Both films are being released in select Dolby Surround 7.1 theaters across North America with International regions to follow.

 Dolby Laboratories