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Accessible DVDs

The following mainstream films have been released on DVD with captions and descriptive narration. All can be purchased wherever DVDs are sold. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced in the fall of 2009 that it would include the descriptive narration track created for theatrical release in theaters equipped with WGBH's MoPix systems on DVD and Blu-Ray versions of those films. Universal Pictures has committed to the same practice and Walt Disney Studios is also releasing select DVD and Blu-ray titles with DVS® tracks.

We continue to work with additional studios' home entertainment divisions to encourage them to make their releases fully accessible through the inclusion of descriptive narration as well as captioning. We've assembled a list of the major Hollywood Studios and encourage fans of description to contact these companies to ask for access to more titles on DVD, Blu-ray and via streaming and downloadable versions.

Meanwhile, bookmark this page and check back often for newly released discs with DVS and announcements about additional studios joining the effort!

(When films can be considered under more than one genre--comedy and drama for instance-- we have listed the title under both categories below.)

For Kids (of all ages)

Evan Almighty (rated PG, Universal Home Video)

Planet 51 (rated PG, coming March 9, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

The Princess and the Frog (rated G, March 16, 2010 DVD and Blu-ray release, Walt Disney Studios)

Toy Story (rated G, March 23, 2010 DVD and Blu-ray release, Walt Disney Studios)

Toy Story 2 (rated G, March 23, 2010 DVD and Blu-ray release, Walt Disney Studios)

Up (rated PG, November 10, 2009 DVD and Blu-ray and release, Walt Disney Studios. Note: Rental versions, from Netflix, Blockbuster, Redbox, etc., may not have the DVS track.)
"Up" with DVS is also available on iTunes

Comedy

40 Year Old Virgin* (rated R, Universal Home Video) *Please note that the description is included on the RATED VERSION DVD ONLY.

Blind Dating (rated PG-13, Universal Home Video)

Bruno (rated R, November 17, 2009 DVD and Blu-ray release,
Universal Home Video)

Couples Retreat (rated R, February 9, 2010 DVD and Blu-ray release,
Universal Home Video)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (rated PG-13, March 16, 2010 DVD and Blu-ray release, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

Evan Almighty (rated PG, Universal Home Video)

It's Complicated (rated R, coming April 27, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray, Universal Home Video)

Julie and Julia (rated PG-13, December 8, 2009 DVD and Blu-ray release, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

Knocked Up (rated R, Universal Home Video) *Please note that the description is included on the RATED VERSION DVD ONLY.

Land of the Lost (rated PG-13, October 13, 2009 DVD and Blu-ray release, Universal Home Video)

Leap Year (rated PG, Coming May 4, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray, Universal Home Video)

Planet 51 (rated PG, March 9, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray release, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

The Princess and the Frog (rated G, March 16, 2010 DVD and Blu-ray release, Walt Disney Studios)

Toy Story (rated G, March 23, 2010 DVD and Blu-ray release, Walt Disney Studios)

Toy Story 2 (rated G, March 23, 2010 DVD and Blu-ray release, Walt Disney Studios)

The Ugly Truth (rated R, November 10, 2009 DVD and Blu-ray release, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

Up (rated PG, November 10, 2009 DVD and Blu-ray and release, Walt Disney Studios. Note: Rental versions, from Netflix, Blockbuster, Redbox, etc., may not have the DVS track.)
"Up" with DVS is also available on iTunes

Zombieland (rated R, February 2, 2010 DVD and Blu-ray release, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

Drama

2012 (rated PG-13, March 2, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray release, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

Cinderella Man (rated PG-13, Universal Home Video)

The Fourth Kind (rated PG-13, March 16, 2010 DVD and Blu-ray release, Universal Home Video)

Julie and Julia (rated PG-13, December 8, 2009 DVD and Blu-ray release, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

Inside Man (rated R, Universal Home Video)

Legion (rated R, coming May 11, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

Love Happens (rated PG-13, February 2, 2010 DVD and Blu-ray release, Universal Home Video)

Munich (rated R, DreamWorks SKG, Universal Home Video)

Public Enemies (rated R, December 8, 2009 DVD and Blu-ray release, Universal Home Video)

Ray - Enhanced with DVS (Ray "DVS Enhanced" Universal Home Studios Video, is available on amazon.com, walmart.com and through Walmart's toll free number: 1-800-966-6546)

Road to Perdition (rated R, DreamWorks Home Entertainment)

The Passion of the Christ (rated R, Twentieth Century Fox Home Video)

The Stepfather (rated R, February 9, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (rated R, November 3, 2009 DVD and Blu-ray release, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

United 93 (rated R, Universal Home Video)

Action and Adventure

2012 (rated PG-13, March 2, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray release, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

District 9 (rated R, December 29, 2009 DVD and Blu-ray release, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

The Fourth Kind (rated PG-13, March 16, 2010 DVD and Blu-ray release, Universal Home Video)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (rated PG-13, Universal Home Video)

The Incredible Hulk (2008 version) (rated PG-13, Universal Home Video)

Legion (rated R, coming May 11, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (rated PG-13, Universal Home Video)

The Stepfather (rated R, February 9, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray release, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (rated R, DVD and Blu-ray release, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

Up (rated PG, November 10, 2009 DVD and Blu-ray release, Walt Disney Studios. Note: Rental versions, from Netflix, Blockbuster, Redbox, etc., may not have the DVS track.)
"Up" with DVS is also available on iTunes

Wanted (rated R, Universal Home Video)

Zombieland (rated R, February 2, 2010 DVD and Blu-ray release, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

The following DVDs included a description track on their original release, however, subsequent re-issues have not included the track. Amazon.com has links to sources of "used" copies of these titles should you be interested in purchasing one or both for your collection.

Basic Instinct (1997 release, rated R, Artisan Home Entertainment)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1997 release, rated R, Artisan Home Entertainment)

There are over 130 WGBH/PBS programs (select episodes of American Experience, Arthur, Nova and more) released on DVD that are accessible via captions and video description. All can be ordered from shoppbs.org or by calling 1-888-255-9231:

The Media Access Group at WGBH is proud to have been a major partner in creating the first fully accessible DVD with captions, video description, and an audio navigation talking-menu system: American Experience, Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided. (See full press release.)

To date, the following DVDs have been made fully accessible with captions, video description, and an audio navigation/talking-menu system:

American Experience, Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided (PBS Home Video, available from http://www.shopPBS.org, or 1-888-645-4727)

American Experience, Battle of the Bulge: The Deadliest Battle of World War II (PBS Home Video, available from http://www.shopPBS.org, or 1-888-645-4727)

American Experience, Chicago: City of the Century (PBS Home Video, available from http://www.shopPBS.org, or 1-888-645-4727)

American Experience, Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind (PBS Home Video, available from http://www.shopPBS.org, or 1-888-645-4727)

American Experience, Partners of the Heart (PBS Home Video, available from http://www.shopPBS.org, or 1-888-645-4727)

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Collectors' Edition/Full Screen Edition (Universal Studios Home Video, available wherever DVDs are sold)


















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