Happy Blu-ray 3D Day!

One of the criticisms aimed at 3D in the home is the dearth of available titles. Then there's all the exclusive deals that make many titles available only in bundles with 3D TVs and Blu-ray players from one manufacturer or another. But according to the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), a trade association representing the home-entertainment industry, these limitations are starting to ease as more titles are being released for the holiday buying season. In fact, 10 titles are being released today—which is being called Blu-ray 3D Day—in anticipation of Black Friday (November 26 this year).

The following list includes all 3D Blu-ray titles announced through the end of the year—22 at retail and 15 in exclusive bundles with 3D TVs and Blu-ray players. The titles being released today are indicated with an asterisk (*).

AIX Records

  • AIX Records 3D Music Album Demo & Calibration Disc
  • Goldberg Variations Acoustica
  • Mozart

Giant Screen Films

  • Mummies 3D: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Image Entertainment

  • IMAX: Dinosaurs Alive!
  • IMAX: Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk
  • IMAX: Wild Ocean

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Monster House
  • Open Season*
  • Piranha 3D
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife
  • The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film*

Universal Studios Home Entertainment

  • Despicable Me

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

  • A Christmas Carol*
  • Step Up 3D

Warner Home Video

  • Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  • Clash of the Titans*
  • IMAX: Deep Sea*
  • IMAX: Space Station*
  • IMAX: Under the Sea*
  • The Polar Express*

It seems incomprehensible, but some titles are being bundled exclusively with certain brands and even a retail outlet. How this can possibly be good for the 3D adoption rate—something all manufacturers want—is quite beyond me. Sure they're competitors, but they would be better off cooperating at this point if they want to sell many 3D TVs and players—and glasses.

Best Buy

  • My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) (Lionsgate)
  • The Last Airbender* (Paramount Home Entertainment)


  • Avatar (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)
  • Coraline (Universal Studios Home Entertainment)
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)


  • How to Train Your Dragon (DreamWorks Animation)
  • IMAX: Galapagos 3D (IMAX)
  • IMAX: Into the Deep 3D (IMAX)
  • Monsters vs. Aliens (DreamWorks Animation)
  • Shrek (DreamWorks Animation)
  • Shrek 2 (DreamWorks Animation)
  • Shrek the Third (DreamWorks Animation)
  • Shrek Forever After (DreamWorks Animation)

Sony Electronics

  • Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment)
  • Bolt (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment)