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DVDs and Blu-ray Discs With Audio Description Released in 2010

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2010 proved to be a turning point on availability of audio description tracks on DVDs, with more first-run movie DVDs released than all previous years combined.  Several major studios (Sony, Universal, and Disney-Pixar) committed to description on their DVDs and Blu-ray discs whenever they contracted for it in the original movie.  Universal, however, did not commit to description on RENTAL versions (until July 2012), so beware.

Below you will find a list of all the described DVDs released in the USA in 2010 of primarily first-run movies in order of DVD release date, most recent first.  (A few special releases, not first-run movies, are also included.)  Most of them are available via Amazon, and we urge you to make your purchase via a click-through from this website to help support the cost of the website. 

Please pay attention to notes with cautions (in this color) regarding which versions of the DVDs may or may not have description.  The older ones rarely say anything about description on the covers, while most of the new ones do (typically under Languages as "DVS" or "English Audio Description Track").  Rental versions are sometimes the "Director's Cut," which typically does not include description, nor do unrated versions.  Be sure to order the theatrical version, and be sure to order via Amazon, not their Marketplace sellers.  Generally, the Blu-ray versions of DVDs listed here since the fall of 2009 also have description.

Year # USA DVDs with Audio Description Tracks - SUMMARY
(See below for descriptions and ordering links)
2010 55 Resident Evil:  Afterlife, Devil, Easy A, Salt, Cyrus (Blu-ray only), The Other Guys, Nanny McPhee Returns, Despicable Me, Shrek: The Whole Story Boxed Set, Shrek Forever After, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Eat Pray Love, The Last Airbender, Disney's A Christmas Carol, Grown Ups, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Charlie St. Cloud, Cars Toon, Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon, The Karate Kid, Iron Man 2, Get Him to the Greek, Robin Hood, Prince of Persia, MacGruber, Nanny McPhee*, Death at a Funeral, Repo Men, Bounty Hunter, Percy Jackson ... Lightning Thief, Green Zone, Going Blind, Alice in Wonderland, The Wolfman, Dear John, Toy Story, Legion, Tooth Fairy, Leap Year, It's Complicated, Avatar (Blu-ray only), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Toy Story 2, The Princess and the Frog, Did You Hear About the Morgans?* (Blu-ray only), The Fourth Kind, Planet 51, 2012, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, Couples Retreat*, Love Happens, Zombieland, Smokin' Aces* (Blu-ray only).  (* = added here in 2016)

SEE ALSO:  Described DVDs Released in Current Year, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and Pre-2010

For additional information about described DVDs, please see the current year DVD listing.

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Resident Evil: Afterlife, starring Milla Jovovich and Wentworth Miller (2010) Rated R

The fourth installment of the hugely successful Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: Afterlife is again based on the wildly popular video game series.  In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Milla Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety...  A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.  - Amazon
Local Blockbuster copy says "English Audio Description Track."
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Devil, starring Chris Messina and Geoffrey Arend (2010) Rated PG-13

Trapped in an elevator high above Philadelphia, five people discover that the Devil is among them -- and no one can escape their fate.  This chilling, supernatural thriller from M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to a heart-stopping ending with a truly wicked twist.
Description verified by WGBH Media Access.  CAUTION:  Rental version probably does not have the description track.
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Easy A, starring Emma Stone and Stanley Tucci (2010) Rated PG-13

Easy A is a frothy, fizzy, and funny romantic comedy for teens -- and adults will love it too... Olive is a smart girl happy to stay in the shadows of high school, until her good friend, Brandon (Dan Byrd), who's gay, begs her to pretend to have sex with him so the rest of the school will stop picking on him.... --A.T. Hurley
Description verified by WGBH Media Access.
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Salt, starring Angelina Jolie (2010) Rated PG-13

Angelina Jolie stars in Columbia Pictures' Salt, a contemporary espionage thriller.  Before becoming a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt (Jolie) swore an oath to duty, honor, and country.  She will prove loyal to these when a defector accuses her of being a Russian sleeper spy.  Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture, protect her husband, and stay one step ahead of her colleagues at the CIA. -- Amazon
Description verified by WGBH Media Access.
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Cyrus, starring Marisa Tomei and Jonah Hill (2016) Rated R

... [A] quirky, hilarious story about love, family and cutting the cord. Not-so-recently divorced John ... thinks he's finally found the perfect woman when he meets the sweet and sexy Molly... There's just one problem: Molly's son Cyrus ... clings to his mom like lint on a T-shirt, and he's not about to let another man come between them. It's one hysterically awkward moment after another as John and Cyrus fight for the right to be Molly's #1 man.

Added here 9-19-16.  Blu-ray only confirmed, so this is the Blu-ray link.  It MIGHT be described on DVD, be we haven't been able to verify.  DVD is probably OK ...

Blu-ray only

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The Other Guys, starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell (2010) Rated PG-13

Misfit NYPD detectives Gamble and Hoitz (Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg) are sentenced to life behind the desk.  They hate each other and the monotony of their meaningless jobs, as they're forced to live in the shadow of the two biggest and most badass cops on the force (Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson).  But when those guys go down for the count, opportunity knocks for Gamble and Hoitz.  Stumbling onto what could be one of the biggest crimes in years, can The Other Guys step up their game to solve the case without killing each other and destroying NYC in the process?
Description reported by user on rental copy.  Local Blockbuster copy says "English Audio Description Track."
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Nanny McPhee Returns, starring Emma Thompson and Ralph Fiennes (2010) Rated PG

Make way for more fun and hilarious mayhem as Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson reprises her role as the magical Nanny McPhee, who arrives when she's needed the most and wanted the least.  When Nanny McPhee appears at the farmhouse door of a busy young mother, Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal), she discovers that Mrs. Green's children are in an all-out household war with their two spoiled city cousins.  Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life, to a tree-climbing piglet and an elephant that turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to show the children five valuable lessons, the most important of which is learning how to get along...  (Mark Allen, CBS-TV)
Description verified by WGBH Media Access.  No words about description observed on copy at Local Blockbuster.
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Despicable Me, starring Steve Carrel (2010) Rated PG

Vying for the title of "World's Greatest Villain", Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) -- along with his hilarious crew of mischievous minions -- plots to pull off the craziest crime of the century:  steal the moon!  But when Gru enlists the help of three little girls, they see something in him nobody else has ever seen: the perfect dad.  ... featuring the voices of an all-star comedic cast, including Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove and Julie Andrews, Despicable Me is "rousingly funny, heartfelt and imaginative."  (Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine).
Description verified by WGBH Media Access.  Local Blockbuster copy says "English DVS," but according to WGBH, not all rental versions have description, so check first.  (Customer reports Netflix copy does not have description.)
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Shrek: The Whole Story Boxed Set, starring Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy (2010) Rated PG

Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After, all packaged with four hours of special features.
Descripition verified by customer, who says that description is not mentioned on the outer box, just on inside covers.  [Added Dec 2012]
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Shrek Forever After, starring Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz (2010) Rated PG

It started with a loveable ogre who befriended a talking donkey and rescued a beautiful princess ...  Now comes Shrek Forever After, the hilarious and fitting finale to the record-breaking, Oscar®-winning movie phenomenon.  Longing for the days when he was a "real ogre," Shrek signs a deal with Rumpelstiltskin to get his roar back but turns his world upside down in the process. Donkey suddenly can't remember his best friend; Fiona is now a tough warrior princess; and Puss in Boots is one fat cat! Together, they have just 24 hours to reverse the contract and restore happily FOREVER after to close the final chapter.  (Amazon)
Description verified by WGBH Media Access, though they did not produce the description.
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice, starring Nicolas Cage (2010) Rated PG

Magic is everywhere in Disney's The Sorcerer's Apprentice - the fun family adventure from the creators of National Treasure.  Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a modern-day sorcerer with his hands full defending Manhattan against dark forces.  When a seemingly average kid shows hidden potential, Balthazar takes his reluctant recruit on a crash course in the art and science of magic to become the ultimate sorcerer's apprentice.  Experience more extraordinary thrills, heart-stopping action and spectacular special effects than you can imagine as these unlikely partners show us that the real world is far more magical than we ever knew!  (Amazon)
Description verified by WGBH Media Access.  Local Blockbuster copy says "English 2.0 DVS."
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Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts (2010) Rated PG-13

Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) is a modern woman on a quest to marvel at and travel the world while rediscovering and reconnecting with her true inner self in Eat Pray Love.  At a crossroads after a divorce, Gilbert takes a year-long sabbatical from her job and steps uncharacteristically out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life.  In her wondrous and exotic travels, she experiences the simple pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy; the power of prayer in India; and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of love in Bali. Based on an inspiring true story...  (Amazon)
Description verified by WGBH Media Access.  Local Blockbuster copy says "English Audio Description Track."
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The Last Airbender, Dev Patel (2010) Rated PG

Experience the thrilling live-action adventure based on the hit Nickelodeon series Avatar:  The Last Airbender.  Join Aang, an extraordinary boy with incredible "bending" powers, as he journeys through an exotic land filled with magical creatures and powerful friends.  As the Avatar, he is the only one who can end the age-old conflict between the four nations:  Air, Water, Earth and Fire.  An inspirational journey, The Last Airbender is exciting entertainment for the entire family!  (Amazon)
Description verified by WGBH Media Access, although they did not provide the description.  Local Blockbuster copy says "English Audio Description Track."
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Disney's A Christmas Carol, starring Jim Carrey (2010) Rated PG

From Walt Disney Pictures comes the magical retelling of Charles Dickens' beloved tale -- Disney's A Christmas Carol, the high-flying, heartwarming adventure for the whole family, starring Jim Carrey.  When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas -- but he must act on it before it's too late.  Complete with spirited bonus features, this exhilarating and touching Disney classic is destined to be part of your holiday tradition, adding sparkle and heart to all your Christmases yet to come.
Description verified by WGBH Media Access.  Local Blockbuster copy says  "English DVS."
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Grown Ups, starring Adam Sandler (2010) Rated PG-13

Just because you grow older doesn't mean you have to grow up!  Comedy superstars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider are at their hilarious and outrageous best playing childhood friends who reunite one holiday weekend to relive the good old days.  It doesn't matter that these five guys are now respectable businessmen, husbands and fathers.  Once they get back together, nothing is going to stop these kids-at-heart from having the time of their adult lives.
Description verified by WGBH Media Access.  Local Blockbuster copy says "English Audio Description."
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, starring Michael Cera (2010) Rated PG-13

Game on!  Scott Pilgrim just met the girl of his dreams, literally.  But in order for them to date, he must defeat her seven evil exes -- a rogues' gallery -- including an infamous skateboarder, a vegan rock star and fearsome identical twins!  From the genre-smashing director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead comes "a true original" (Entertainment Weekly) powered up by wit, action and groundbreaking visuals that you will want to watch again as soon as it's over!
Description verified by WGBH Media Access.

IMPORTANT:  Rental versions might not contain description; check the packaging.  No mention was seen at the local Blockbuster.
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Charlie St. Cloud, starring Zac Effron and Kim Basinger (2010) Rated PG-13

Zac Efron stars as Charlie St. Cloud, a small-town hero and an accomplished sailor who has it all:  the adoration of his mother and younger brother, and a Stanford scholarship.  His bright future is cut short when tragedy strikes, taking his dreams with it.  Now Charlie is torn between honoring a promise he made years ago and pursuing his newfound love with a former high-school classmate.  Based on the acclaimed bestseller, comes a story of hope, second chances and the transformative power of love.
Description verified by WGBH Media Access. 

IMPORTANT:  Rental versions might not contain description; check the packaging.

Local Blockbuster copy says "DVS."
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Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales (2010) Not Rated

Rev up your engines for this unforgettable collection of Cars Toons starring Mater, the lovable and hilarious tow truck from the hit movie Cars.  From the creative minds of Disney/Pixar come nine highly entertaining "Tall Tales" involving bullfights, drag races, rock concerts, monster truck showdowns and even UFOs - plus, check out the new, exclusive, never-before-seen Cars Toons Mater Private Eye and Moon Mater.
Description verified by WGBH Media Access.  Available in various packaging options, including via iTunes.  Local Blockbuster copy says "English DVS."

Accessibility Note:  SEE THE COMMENT BELOW!
Opening Screen in new Pixar described DVDs

NOTE from WGBH Media Access: The DVD and Blu-ray discs for Cars Toon and Toy Story 3 include a special short cut to enable the DVS track.  When the disc is inserted into a DVD player and begins to play, viewers will hear a chime.  This chime accompanies a screen which all of the DVD's viewers will see, which has options for "English" or "English Audio Description Service".  Viewers can press "5" or "5" + "Enter" to enable the DVS track, and the described version of the video will immediately begin to play.  [If viewing on a computer, press the down arrow and Enter.]  Thank you to Pixar for pioneering this great new feature!  Read an article about this feature.

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Toy Story 3, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen (2010) Rated PG

The creative minds behind Disney•Pixar's groundbreaking animated blockbusters invites you back inside the Toys' delightful world... As Andy gets ready to leave for college, Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the rest of the gang wonder if this is the end of the line. But, when a mix up lands them in the Sunnyside Day Care Center where they meet 14 new toys, they soon discover that a wild new adventure is just beginning! Take an amazing journey with some of the most beloved characters in movie history and discover what being a friend is truly all about.
CAUTION:  In December 2014, a patron ordered a copy of this DVD using our link and found it was NOT described, despite having "English DVS" o the cover.  We have no explanation ...

Description verified by WGBH Media Access.  Available in various packaging options, including via iTunes.  Local Blockbuster copy says "English DVS."

NOTE:  In mid-2011, a "Disney-PIXAR Toy Story Special Edition Collectible Gift Set" was observed to have DVS noted.

Accessibility Note:  SEE THE COMMENT IMMEDIATELY ABOVE THIS ENTRY!
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How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Rated PG

A winner with audiences and critics alike, DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon rolls fire-breathing action, epic adventure and laughs into a captivating and original story.  Hiccup is a young Viking who defies tradition when he befriends one of his deadliest foes -- a ferocious dragon he calls Toothless.  Together, the unlikely heroes must fight against all odds to save both their worlds in this "wonderful good-time hit!"  (Gene Shalit, Today).
Local Blockbuster copy says  "English Audio Description."
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The Karate Kid, starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan (2010) Rated PG

A remake of the 1984 film of the same name, The Karate Kid well exceeds expectations, delivering a powerful viewing experience filled with action-packed martial arts scenes, great footage of China and its many wonders, and an absorbing story of a preadolescent boy's struggle to find his own inner strength... a young boy moves to a new place where he feels isolated and is bullied by his peers. Through an unlikely relationship with an adult, the boy not only learns to protect himself through martial arts, but develops the much more important qualities of respect and the mastery of one's own mind and body... (Ages 8 and older with parental guidance) --Tami Horiuchi
Description verified by a consumer ordering from Amazon.  Local Blockbuster copy says "English Audio Description Track."
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Iron Man 2, starring Robert Downey Jr (2010) Rated PG-13

Robert Downey Jr. returns as billionaire Tony Stark in this thrilling sequel to the worldwide blockbuster.  Now that his superhero secret has been revealed, Tony's life is more intense than ever.  Everyone wants in on the Iron Man technology, whether for power or profit; but for Ivan Vanko ("Whiplash"), it's revenge!  Tony must once again suit up and face his most dangerous enemy yet, but not without a few new allies of his own...  Iron Man 2 is a "total blast!"
Local Blockbuster copy says "English Audio Description."
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Get Him to the Greek, starring Russell Brand and Jonah Hill (2010) Not Rated

A record company intern is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at LA's Greek Theater.
Description is on the theatrical (rated) version of retail copies only, not rental versions.  Although the cover says unrated, there are two versions in each packaging (3 packages available).

Local Blockbuster:  Nothing on package.
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Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett (2010) Not Rated

Cast aside all notions of men in tights: Ridley Scott's Robin Hood is decidedly earthier and more grown-up than most romps through Sherwood Forest...  In short, not a Gladiator re-do for Scott and Crowe, but a civilized tale of tyrants and rebels, staged in a pleasingly old-fashioned way. --Robert Horton
Description verified at Target (on the theatrical version, one of 2 or 3 in the package).  The link to the left takes you to the 1-disc version, but there is also a 2-disc version with a non-described digital version and extra features.

Local Blockbuster copy says  "DVS."
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, starring Jake Gyllenhaal (2010) Rated PG-13

In the spirit of the Pirates Of The Caribbean trilogy, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films transport you to the mystical lands of Persia for this wildly entertaining, epic action-adventure.  It's a race against time when a rogue prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) reluctantly teams up with a rival princess (Gemma Arterton) to safeguard a magical dagger that gives its possessor the power to reverse time and rule the world.  Filled with death-defying escapes and unexpected twists at every turn, Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time is a fun-filled adventure that will keep your pulse pounding long after the credits end.
Description verified by WGBH Media Access.
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MacGruber, starring Will Forte (2010) Not Rated

Only one operative has been awarded 16 purple hearts, and only one guy is man enough to still sport a mullet.  In the 10 years since his fiancée was killed, special op MacGruber has sworn off a life of fighting crime with his bare hands.  But when he learns his country needs him to find a nuclear warhead that's been stolen by his sworn enemy, Dieter VonCunth (Val Kilmer), MacGruber teams up with his trusty sidekick ... and an uptight lieutenant ... to get the job done. The trio sets out on a rampage of utter destruction in this action comedy... (Joblo.com)!
Verified "English DVS" at Walmart, Amazon, and local Blockbuster.  The Theatrical and Unrated versions are packaged together, with AD on only the theatrical version, as usual. 
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Nanny McPhee (Rerelease) (Blu-ray), starring Emma Thompson and Colin Firth (2010 Rerelease) Rated PG

In this wickedly charming tale, Emma Thompson portrays a mysterious woman with special powers who enters the household of the recently widowed Mr. Brown (Colin Firth) and attempts to tame his seven very naughty children. The children have managed to drive away 17 previous nannies, but as Nanny McPhee takes control, they begin to notice that their misbehaving has magical and startling consequences. "A magical, fantastic and wonderful fable that will capture the heart of the whole family!" (Maria Salas, NBC- TV)
CAUTION!  This was added here in January 2016 based on the discovery of "DVS" being listed on the cover image of the 2010 Blu-ray rerelease with UPC code 025192046803 of this 2006 video.  We do not know if the DVD has description, and we don't think the original 2006 release has a description track.
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Death at a Funeral, starring Chris Rock (2010) Rated R

Aaron (Chris Rock) is a well-mannered and hard working young man, married to Michelle (Regina Hall), and still living at his father's home.  When his father dies, it is up to Aaron, the oldest son, to organize the funeral and give the eulogy.  ...But preserving a civil atmosphere will be a hard thing to do, especially, when from the very start, the undertaker makes a horrifying mistake. [And then there's] the mysterious dwarf who is attending the funeral and nobody seems to know.  - IMDb
Verified "English Audio Description Track" on cover at Blockbuster and via purchase at Amazon.
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Repo Men, starring Jude Law and Liev Schreiber (2010) Not Rated

In the future, artificial internal organs will be widely available, but their high cost will lead to a thriving, if bloody, repossession business--at least that's the idea in Repo Men, whose title characters must carry scalpels, and not scruples. When clients default--and, at 19 percent interest rates, it happens all the time--it's up to Remy (Jude Law) and Jake (Forest Whitaker), the two most swashbuckling field operatives at the Union company, to reclaim the merchandise... [it's] pretty bloody ...  -- Robert Horton.
Description confirmed at Amazon and Best Buy (says "English DVS" under Languages on the DVD and Blu-ray rated versions).  CAUTION:  Rental version probably does not have the description track.
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The Bounty Hunter, starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler (2010) Rated PG-13

Ex-cop-turned-bounty hunter Milo Boyd (Butler, 300) is ecstatic when he gets his new assignment: his ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurley (Aniston), has skipped bail to pursue a breaking story. Naturally, when he catches her, he also gets caught up in the mystery--though the mystery is really just an excuse for quirky comic bickering between the estranged lovebirds. Refreshingly, the script has ... off-beat rhythms and flavors of comedy-action flicks ... The Bounty Hunter rises above the average Hollywood rom-com. --Bret Fetzer
Description confirmed at Blockbuster, where cover says "English Descriptive Audio."
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Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, starring Logan Lerman (2010) Rated PG-13

Modern and mythical worlds collide in this thunderous fantasy-adventure starring Pierce Brosnan, Kevin McKidd and Uma Thurman as you've never seen them before! Percy Jackson is no ordinary teenager...he's just learned he's the son of Poseidon and is accused of stealing Zeus lightning bolt -- the most powerful weapon ever created! With storm clouds brewing, Percy embarks on an incredible cross-country journey to prove his innocence, recover the bolt and prevent a war amongst the gods that could destroy our world!
Local Blockbuster copy says "English 5.1 Descriptive Audio."
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Green Zone, starring Matt Damon (2010) Rated R

Academy Award® nominees Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum) reteam in this action-packed thriller.  Damon stars as Roy Miller, a rogue U.S. Army officer who must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil before war escalates in an unstable region.  Also starring Academy Award® nominees Greg Kinnear and Amy Ryan, Green Zone is "one hell of a thriller" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times).
Description confirmed on copy purchased at Target.  No mention of description on cover.
Going Blind Going Blind - a documentary (2010) Not Rated

Going Blind is a unique documentary film that increases public awareness of sight loss and low vision issues profoundly affecting the lives of more and more people around the world.  It interweaves the story of Joe, a filmmaker with glaucoma, with that of his fellow subjects, inviting us into the intimate spaces of the visually impaired and blind ... their homes, hospitals and workplaces.
Filmmaker's site and trailer.

Only available as a streaming rental from the filmmaker or Amazon or for commercial purchase ($250).  Be sure you specify the audio described version!

Added June 2012; availability date corrected from 2011 to 2010 in Nov 2016.
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Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp (2010) Rated PG

Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice for a fantastical new adventure from Walt Disney Pictures and Tim Burton.  Inviting and magical, Alice In Wonderland is an imaginative new twist on one of the most beloved stories of all time.  Alice (Mia Wasikowska), now 19 years old, returns to the whimsical world she first entered as a child and embarks on a journey to discover her true destiny.  This Wonderland is a world beyond your imagination and unlike anything you ve seen before ... an incredible feast for your eyes, ears and heart that will captivate audiences of all sizes. - Amazon
Description confirmed by Amazon buyer.  Description mentioned on box.
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The Wolfman, starring Anthony Hopkins (2010) Not Rated

Academy Award® winners Anthony Hopkins and Benicio Del Toro tear up the screen in this action-packed thriller.  Lawrence Talbot (Del Toro) is lured back to his family estate to investigate the savage murder of his brother by a bloodthirsty beast.  There, Talbot must confront his childhood demons, his estranged father (Hopkins), his brother's grieving fiancée (Emily Blunt) and a suspicious Scotland Yard Inspector (Hugo Weaving).  When Talbot is bitten by the creature, he becomes eternally cursed and soon discovers a fate far worse than death ... The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins. - Amazon
Description confirmed by Amazon buyer.  Description mentioned on box.  Getting to the described version requires an extra step in the normal process, as this DVD contains both the theatrical version (with description) and unrated versions, and you must acknowledge this when requesting the description track.
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Dear John, starring Channing Tatum (2010) Rated PG-13

Dear John brings together a totally believable and charming cast--the lovely Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum--with a tried-and-true romantic plot that will have a new generation of movie fans and lovers reaching for their hankies... Tatum plays a soldier home on leave (the John of the title), when he meets Savannah (Seyfried), a college student. The two may not have been looking for love, but love finds them anyway. Then the September 11 attacks happen, and John is torn between love for Savannah and duty to country...  --A.T. Hurley
Description verified at Blockbuster with "English Audio Description" on cover.
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Toy Story (Rerelease), starring Tim Allen and Tom Hanks (2010) Rated G

In this 3D computer animated feature, a pull-string cowboy doll is the leader of the toys until the latest, greatest action figure enters the picture. When the toy rivals are separated from their owner, they ultimately learn to put aside their differences and work as a team to get back home to the boy they love.
This is a RERELEASE of the 1995 edition.  In case you purchase this elsewhere, the UPC number for the described edition of Toy Story is 786936798333.  The package should say ©2010 and have AD))) in the lineup of company logos on the lower rear cover.  See also Toy Story 2.
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Legion, starring Dennis Quaid and Paul Bettany (2010) Rated R

An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race.  When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse.  Humanity's only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner with the Archangel Michael (Bettany).  - anonymous review from IMDb
As of July 2010, Sony tells us all copies at Amazon now have the description track accidentally left off the first pressing.  If you buy or rent elsewhere and see the words DVS or English Audio Description on the package, then you should be OK.
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Tooth Fairy, starring Dwayne Johnson and Julie Andrews (2010) Rated PG-13

Dwayne Johnson stars as Derek Thompson, one of the toughest hockey players around -- until he's sentenced to one week's hard labor as the world's most unlikely tooth fairy! Even though he must sport frilly wings and learn the magical tricks of the trade from his silver-winged superiors (Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal), Derek's determined to do the job HIS way and prove he's got what it takes!  (Ages 7 and up)
Description confirmed by WGBH Media Access.
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Leap Year, starring Amy Adams and Matthew Goode (2010) Rated PG

When Anna's (Amy Adams) four-year anniversary to her boyfriend passes without an engagement ring, she decides to take matters into her own hands.  Inspired by an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on Leap Day, Anna follows Jeremy (Adam Scott) to Dublin to propose to him.  But after landing on the wrong side of Ireland, she must enlist the help of the handsome and carefree local Declan (Matthew Goode) to get her across the country.  Along the way, they discover that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places.
Confirmed at Blockbuster to say "English DVS" on the box.
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It's Complicated, starring Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin (2010) Rated R

Two-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin star in this hilarious look at marriage, divorce and everything in between.  Jane (Streep) has three grown kids, a thriving Santa Barbara bakery and an amicable relationship with her ex-husband, Jake (Baldwin).  Now, a decade after their divorce, an innocent dinner between Jane and Jake turns into the unimaginable - an affair.  Caught in the middle of their rekindled romance are Jake's young wife and Adam (Martin), a recently divorced architect who starts to fall for Jane.  Could love be sweeter the second time around?  It's ... complicated!  From writer/director Nancy Meyers comes the comedy that critics call "laugh-out-loud funny" (Rex Reed, The New York Observer).
Confirmed at Blockbuster to say "English DVS" on the box.
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Blu-ray Only!
Avatar, starring  Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana (2010) Rated PG-13

After 12 years of thinking about it (and waiting for movie technology to catch up with his visions), James Cameron followed up his unsinkable Titanic with Avatar, a sci-fi epic meant to trump all previous sci-fi epics. Set in the future on a distant planet, Avatar spins a simple little parable about greedy colonizers (that would be mankind) messing up the lush tribal world of Pandora... --Robert Horton.
IMPORTANT NOTE:  Only the Blu-ray version has description, though it is sometimes packaged with the DVD, which does not have description.  Please read the notes on Amazon regarding updating your Blu-ray firmware.  Reportedly, the Blu-ray Three-Disc Extended Collector's Edition also has description on each version.

Not on DVD 

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, starring Anna Faris and Christina Applegate (2010) Rated PG-13

The world famous singing pre-teen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school celebrity and a rival female music group known as the chipettes.  (Ages 6 and older with parental guidance due to some mild rude humor)
Description confirmed by user.
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Toy Story 2 (Rerelease), starring Tim Allen and Tom Hanks (2010) Rated G

Andy heads off to cowboy camp leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector ... kidnaps Woody. At [his] apartment, Woody discovers that he is a highly valued collectible from a 1950s TV show called Woody's Roundup, and he meets the other prized toys from that show... Back at the scene of the crime, Buzz Lightyear and the other toys from Andy's room ... spring into action to rescue their pal from winding up as a museum piece.
This is a RERELEASE of the 1995 edition.  In case you purchase this elsewhere, the UPC number for the described edition of Toy Story 2 is 786936798807.  The package should say ©2010 and have AD))) in the lineup of company logos on the lower rear cover.  See also Toy Story.
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Disney celebrates a modern-day classic from the directors of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. Discover what really happened after the princess kissed the frog in an inspired twist on the world's most famous kiss. This hilarious adventure leaps off the screen with stunning animation, irresistible music and an unforgettable cast of characters. Enter Princess Tiana's world of talking frogs, singing alligators and lovesick fireflies as she embarks on an incredible journey through the mystical bayous of Louisiana. Spurred on by a little bit of courage and a great big dream, these new friends come to realize what's truly important in life...love, family and friendship. Overflowing with humor and heart, The Princess and the Frog is an incredible motion picture experience your whole family will want to enjoy again and again! - Amazon

WGBH Media Access has confirmed DVS on the regular DVD and Blu-ray versions for sale and rental.  A version examined at Blockbuster listed "DVS."
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Did You Hear About the Morgans?, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant (2010) Rated PG-13

...[A] delightful comedy about finding love in the most unexpected places. Two successful New Yorkers, Paul (Grant) and Meryl (Parker), are at their wits end with repairing their strained marriage. But when they become the only witnesses to a brutal murder, the police hide them away in Wyoming together. Now these die-hard city dwellers will have to survive the weather, bears, fresh air, and forced time with one another if they want to make it out alive.

Added here 9-19-16.  Blu-ray only confirmed, so this is the Blu-ray link.  It MIGHT be described on DVD, be we haven't been able to verify.  DVD is probably OK ...

Blu-ray only

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The Fourth Kind, starring Milla Jovovich and Will Patton (2010) Rated PG-13

In remote Alaska, citizens have been mysteriously vanishing since the 1960s.  Despite multiple FBI investigations, the truth behind the phenomena had never been discovered -- until now.  While videotaping therapy sessions with traumatized patients, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler (Milla Jovovich) unwittingly exposes terrifying revelations of multiple victims whose claims of being visited by alien figures all share disturbingly identical details.  Based on actual case studies, The Fourth Kind uses Dr. Tyler's never-before-seen archival footage alongside dramatic reenactments to present the most disturbing evidence ever documented in this provocative thriller critics are calling "terrifyingly real ... The most shocking alien abduction movie to date."  - Tim Anderson

Consumer has verified that a reference to DVS appears on cover (ordered via Amazon); also seen at Blockbuster.
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Planet 51, starring Dwayne Johnson and Seann William Scott (2010) Rated PG

When Chuck the astronaut (Dwayne Johnson) lands on a distant planet filled with little green people, he is surprised to discover that we are not alone in the galaxy.  But he gets the shock of his life when the residents of Planet 51 mistakenly believe that his presence is the start of an alien invasion of the human kind!  Luckily, Lem (Justin Long) quickly realizes that Chuck is friendly and makes it his personal mission to help him return safely to his ship
DVD at Blockbuster verified to say Audio Description Track.  However, a customer has reported that the DVD in the COMBO pack does NOT have description, even though the Blu-ray version does (Jan '12).
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2012, starring John Cusack and Chiwetel Ejiofor (2010) Rated PG-13

From Roland Emmerich, director of THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW and INDEPENDENCE DAY, comes the ultimate action-adventure film, exploding with groundbreaking special effects.  As the world faces a catastrophe of apocalyptic proportions, cities collapse and continents crumble.  2012 brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. - Amazon

Consumer has verified that a reference to "audio descriptive track" appears on cover (ordered via Amazon); also seen at Blockbuster.
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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, starring Chris Massoglia (2010) Rated PG-13

Welcome to the Cirque Du Freak, a traveling sideshow filled with magical creatures, misunderstood freaks, and the mysterious vampire, Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly).  Drawn to the dark, unpredictable world of the Cirque, 16-year-old Darren (Chris Massoglia) decides to trade in his ordinary life for a chance to become an immortal vampire.  As Darren explores his newfound powers and faces unexpected enemies, he'll find that his existence as a member of the undead is filled with more challenges, suspense and fun than he ever thought possible.  Based on the best-selling book series and co-starring Salma Hayek, Josh Hutcherson, Ken Watanabe, and Willem Dafoe, it's a fast-paced, suspenseful journey critics call, "Imaginative!" -- Peter Hall, Cinematical.com

Netflix copy verified and DVS mentioned on cover.  A version examined at Blockbuster had no markings.
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Couples Retreat, starring Vince Vaughn (2010) Rated PG-13

Vince Vaughn leads an all-star cast in the laugh-out-loud comedy about eight friends whose vacation in paradise is one they'll never forget.  Their group-rate vacation comes at a price when they discover that participation in the resort's unconventional couples therapy activities is anything but optional. - Amazon

Copies of this DVD say DVS on the cover.
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Love Happens, starring Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart (2010) Rated PG-13

Is timing everything?  That's the premise of the sweet and frothy Love Happens, a satisfying romantic comedy starring two of America's most versatile and attractive actors, Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart.  Love has the power, as viewers secretly know, to swoop in and change lives--even at the most inopportune times.  And Eckhart and Aniston are achingly believable, as the two who would (futilely) fight the fates...
 -- A.T. Hurley

A version examined at Blockbuster listed "DVS."
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Zombieland, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone (2010) Rated R

If there's been a zombie apocalypse and you're road-tripping alone though the wasteland, you could do worse than run into Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), a bourbon-swilling bad-boy butt-kicker with a really cool car.  This is where the careful hero of Zombieland, a kid nicknamed Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), finds himself early in the film, and you can hardly blame him for hitching a ride with this swaggering Alpha Male.  Still, they have their hands full not only with gibbering zombies but also with two sisters (Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin) who will stop at nothing to reach a Disneyland-like amusement park in L.A. ... it settles into an amusing comedy, regularly interrupted by bouts of blood-letting...  -- Robert Horton

A version examined at Blockbuster listed "Audio Description Track."
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Smokin' Aces (Blu-Ray Only), starring Ryan Reynolds and Ray Liotta (2010) Rated R

Slick Las Vegas illusionist Buddy "Aces" Israel isn't playing nice. Turns out, he's telling mob secrets to the FBI. After a $1 million contract is put out on him, Aces tries to pull his greatest disappearing act before a rogues' gallery of ex-cons, hit men and smokin' hot assassins tries to rub him out in this dark action comedy that takes no prisoners.

Blu-ray only

Blu-ray only, and only this particular January 2010 release, UPC 025195053280.  Added here in October 2016 based on user input.

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