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 DVDs and Blu-ray Discs With Audio Description Released in 2013

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On this page we list details about all the first-run movies in the USA that have been released in 2013 with audio description tracks on DVDs and Blu-ray discs along with links to purchase them via Amazon.  Purchasing them via our links helps pay for this website!  You can follow the announcements as they occur via our Facebook page.  This page is generally updated on Tuesday or Wednesday of each week in which a newly described DVD is released.

Audio description on a disc is listed under Languages on the back cover as English Audio Description, English Descriptive Audio, or English DVS.  Director's Cuts or Unrated versions sometimes do not have description.  Special Features rarely contain description.  Your best bet is to order/watch the theatrical version when available and order via Amazon, not their Marketplace sellers.  While we typically link to the DVD disc on Amazon, generally the Blu-ray versions of DVDs listed here since the fall of 2009 also have description.  Simply follow the link provided within Amazon to the Blu-ray version, if you prefer that format.  NOTE:  Amazon does NOT list the availability of audio description on their videos, but our links should take you to described copies!

Year # Summary of USA DVDs and/or Blu-ray Discs with Audio Description Tracks
Listed in order of release date, most recent first
(See further down for descriptions and ordering links)
2013 79 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Kick-Ass 2, Elysium, The Lone Ranger, The Ultimate Life, Battle of the Year, Fast & Furious 6, Despicable Me 2, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The Wolverine, The Smurfs 2, Red 2, The World's End, 2 Guns, Planes, Turbo, Grown Ups 2, Monsters University, R.I.P.D., The Way, Way Back, The Internship, The Heat, Star Wars Trilogy Episodes I-III, Star Wars Trilogy Episodes IV-VI, The Purge, After Earth, This is the End, The Croods, Thor (Rerelease), Iron Man 3, World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, Now You See Me, Pain & Gain, Epic, Olympus Has Fallen, Oblivion, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Evil Dead, Dead Man Down, The Power of Few, The Call, Stoker, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Oz the Great and Powerful, A Good Day to Die Hard, Identity Thief, Covert Affairs: Season 3, When Billy Broke His Head, Mama, Jack Reacher, Not Fade Away, The Guilt Trip, Broken City, Adventures in Zambezia, Parental Guidance, Lincoln, Les Misérables, This is 40, Zero Dark Thirty, Hitchcock, Life of Pi, Rise of the Guardians, Playing for Keeps, Wreck-It Ralph, Chasing Mavericks, Fun Size, Monsters, Inc (Ultimate Collector's Edition), The Sessions, Skyfall, The Man With the Iron Fists, Flight, As Goes Janesville, Paranormal Activity 4, Hotel Transylvania, To Rome With Love, Won't Back Down, Taken 2, Frankenweenie

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, starring Logan Lerman and Alexandra Daddario (2013) Rated PG

The magical, mythical adventures of teenager Percy Jackson - son of the Greek god Poseidon - continue in this heroic, action-packed thrill ride! Out to prove he's not just a "one-quest wonder," Percy and his demigod friends embark on an epic, cross-country journey into the treacherous Sea of Monsters, where they battle terrifying creatures, an army of zombies, and the ultimate evil. With time running out, Percy must find and bring home the fabled Golden Fleece, which has the power to save his world...and save us all!
 
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Kick-Ass 2, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz (2013) Rated R

Self-made superhero Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and sweet-faced, foul-mouthed assassin Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) try to return to life as "normal" teenagers, but soon they are faced with their deadliest challenge yet. To seek revenge for his father's death, Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) has re-invented himself as the leader of an evil league of super-villains. To defeat their new nemesis, Kick-Ass and Hit Girl must team up with a new wave of masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), in this battle of real-life villains and heroes.
 
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Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster (2013) Rated R

In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
Two AD tracks are listed:  English and French.
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The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer (2013) Rated PG-13

Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer star in THE LONE RANGER, from Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Director Gore Verbinski. It's a wild ride of high-velocity action, explosions and gunfights that brings the famed masked legend to life through brand-new eyes. The Lone Ranger (Hammer), the last of his kind, teams with Tonto (Depp), a dark and mysterious vigilante, to seek vengeance after justice has failed them. It's a runaway train of epic surprises, as these two unlikely heroes must learn to work together before the ultimate showdown between good and evil explodes.
 
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The Ultimate Life, starring Drew Waters and Ali Hillis (2013) Rated PG

This touching story of faith and family values is the follow-up to the heartwarming film and best seller The Ultimate Gift. After receiving life changing gifts from his grandfather Jason Stevens finds himself in need of guidance once again. Jason's billion dollar foundation is being challenged in a courtroom battle which complicates his relationship with his soul mate. When it looks like he may lose it all, he finds his grandfather's journal. With everything he loves hanging in the balance he embarks on a journey into the past through the journal to learn what it means to live...THE ULTIMATE LIFE.
The previous film, The Ultimate Gift, also has description.

This title was added here in November 2016.
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Battle of the Year, starring Josh Holloway and Josh Peck (2013) Rated PG-13

Brace yourself as the world's best B-Boy teams hit the stage in the most intense dance tournament - The Battle of the Year competition is an all out war of mind blowing dance moves, explosive routines and electrifying display of skill and imagination. The American team, a group of underdogs, is pitted against the world's elite as they tear it up in their struggle for the top spot with the help of their coaches, Blake (Josh Holloway) and Franklyn (Josh Peck). Set to pumping beats and an amped soundtrack, the All-Star dream team thrills in this epic dance-off.
 
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Fast & Furious 6, starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker (2013) Rated PG-13

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez lead a cast of returning all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed delivers the biggest adrenaline rush yet. Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled drivers, whose mastermind (Luke Evans) is aided by the love Dom (Diesel) thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal mercenaries from stealing a top secret weapon is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks for the help of Dom and his elite team. Payment for the ultimate chase? Full pardons for all of them and a chance to make their families whole again.
 
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Despicable Me 2, starring Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig (2013) Rated PG


Gru, his adorable girls, and the mischievous Minions are back with a cast of unforgettable new characters in the blockbuster sequel to the worldwide phenomenon. Just as Gru has given up being super-bad to be a super-dad, the Anti-Villain League recruits him to track down a new criminal mastermind and save the world. Partnered with secret agent Lucy Wilde, Gru, along with the wildly unpredictable Minions, must figure out how to keep his cover while also keeping up with his duties as a father. Assemble the Minions for laugh-out-loud comedy in "one of the funniest, most enjoyable movies ever!" (MovieGuide)
 
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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, starring  Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower (2013) Rated PG-13

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series.
 
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The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman and Will Yun Lee (2013) Rated PG-13

Hugh Jackman returns as The Wolverine and faces his ultimate nemesis in an action packed life-or-death battle that takes him to modern day Japan. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his limits, Logan confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality; an epic fight that will leave him forever changed.
 
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The Smurfs 2, starring Neil Patrick Harris and Katy Perry (2013) Rated PG

Evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties hoping they will let him harness the magical Smurf-essence. However, he soon discovers that he needs the help of Smurfette, who knows the secret to turning the Naughties into real Smurfs. When Gargamel and his Naughties kidnap Smurfette from Smurf Village and bring her to Paris, it's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy and Vanity to reunite with their human friends, Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her!
Description reported by user, who also reports this DVD has a second description track in French!
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Red 2, starring Bruce Willis, Anthony Hopkins (2013) Rated PG-13

Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
Not On DVD
Blu-ray only

Added here Aug 8, 2014
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The World's End, starring  Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (2013) Rated R

[A] wildly entertaining thrill ride .... Twenty years after their first epic pub crawl attempt, the “five musketeers” reunite in their home town to complete the ultimate challenge – one night, five friends, twelve bars – a boozy quest on which only the strongest will survive. But after a bizarre series of encounters with the out-of-this-world locals, they soon realize that reaching their final pub, The World’s End, may be the least of their troubles. They’re having the time of their lives, ready to take on the world…but tonight they may have to save it.
Note:  This DVD was added to this listing on May 28, 2014.
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2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg (2013) Rated R

... When an attempt to take down a drug cartel blows up in their faces, two undercover operatives are forced to go on the run together, though neither knows that the other is a federal agent. Suddenly, everyone on both sides of the law wants them dead, and their only hope is to trust each other. Filled with non-stop action and suspense, critics are raving "Washington and Wahlberg are at their very best." - Pete Hammond, Movieline
 
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Planes, starring Dane Cook and Stacy Keach (2013) Rated PG

The world of CARS takes flight in PLANES, Disney's high-flying animated comedy revved up with action and adventure. Join Dusty, a crop duster with sky-high dreams and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take on the world's fastest flyers in the greatest air race ever. Dusty has a huge heart but two big problems... he's not exactly built for speed, plus he's afraid of heights. His courage is put to the ultimate test as this unlikely hero aims higher than he ever imagined. With a little help from his friends, Dusty finds the courage to be more than he was built for and the inspiration to soar.
 
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Turbo, starring Ryan Reynolds and Paul Giamatti (2013) Rated PG

From the creators of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda comes a hilarious "fun-fueled family adventure" (Bill Bregoli, CBS Radio News) that proves no dream is too big...and no dreamer too small. When an ordinary snail named Turbo acquires the power of super-speed, his life kicks into overdrive! With the help of a struggling taco stand owner and a streetwise snail crew, Turbo will attempt to race in the Indy 500 and make all their dreams come true.
 
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Grown Ups 2, starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James (2013) Rated PG-13

The all-star comedy cast from "Grown Ups" returns with some exciting new additions! After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny (Adam Sandler) finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, wild bus drivers, cops on skis and 400 costumed party crashers, sometimes crazy follows you.
Note:  The original Grown Ups from 2010 is also audio described.
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Monsters University, starring Billy Crystal and John Goodman (2013) Rated G

Disney Pixar proudly presents the hilarious story of how two mismatched monsters met and became lifelong friends in a movie screaming with laughter and oozing with heart. Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he dreamed of becoming a Scarer - and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike's plans are derailed when he crosses paths with ... "Sulley" (John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer ... Monsters University opens the door to huge laughs ... 
 
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R.I.P.D., starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds (2013) Rated PG-13

... supernatural action-adventure as two cops dispatched by the Rest In Peace Department (R.I.P.D.) to protect and serve the living from increasingly destructive spirits hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork to restore the cosmic balance...or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way. 
 
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The Way, Way Back, starring Steve Carell and Maya Rudolph (2013) Rated PG-13

Dive into this "smart, imaginative, first-rate comedy" (Karen Durbin, ELLE) featuring an all-star comedic cast... While 14-year-old Duncan ... is being dragged on a family trip with his mom ... and her overbearing boyfriend ..., he finds a gregarious friend ... at a local water park. The two form a powerful bond as Duncan learns to swim through the challenges of life, love, family and friendship, resulting in a vacation he'll never forget.
 
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The Internship, starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson (2013) Rated PG-13

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson team up to crash the digital world in this laugh-out-loud buddy comedy you've been searching for! Trying to reboot their obsolete careers, old-school salesmen Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson) talk their way into an internship program at the state-of-the-art Google campus, vying for a handful of spots among tech-savvy college students who are half their age and twice as smart. The competition is fiercely funny as Billy and Nick break all the rules in a hilarious quest to land their dream jobs! 
 
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The Heat, starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy (2013) Rated R

Oscar Winner Sandra Bullock and Oscar Nominee Melissa McCarthy team up in this outrageously funny comedy from the director of Bridesmaids, Paul Feig. Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (McCarthy) couldn't be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected ... buddies. 
 
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Star Wars Trilogy Episodes I-III, starring Hayden Christiansen and Ewan McGregor (2013) Rated PG

Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy consists of the first three chronological episodes of the Star Wars series:  The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith.

NOTE:  We do not know of any DVD packaging of the Complete Series (I-VI), but there is a 2015 Complete Series in Blu-ray.
The packaging we point to is both DVD and Blu-ray and (at the time we published this) is less expensive than either option alone!
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Star Wars Trilogy Episodes IV-VI, starring Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher (2013) Rated PG

Star Wars: The Original Trilogy consists of the next three chronological episodes of the Star Wars series:  A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi.

NOTE:  We do not know of any DVD packaging of the Complete Series (I-VI), but there is a 2015 Complete Series in Blu-ray.
The packaging we point to is both DVD and Blu-ray and (at the time we published this) is less expensive than either option alone!
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The Purge, starring Ethan Hawke and Lene Headey (2013) Rated R

A family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized. 
 
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After Earth, starring Will and Jaden Smith (2013) Rated PG-13

A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help. 
 
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This is the End, starring James Franco and Johan Hill (2013) Rated R

While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse...  [It] is, as one might expect and perhaps even hope, crass and trashy. 
 
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The Croods, starring Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone (2013) Rated PG

Join the Croods on the journey of a lifetime in the epic comedy-adventure that "has the magical wonder of How To Train Your Dragon" - Jake Hamilton (Fox-TV). When their cave is destroyed, the Croods set out to explore a spectacular landscape filled with fantastic creatures, strange surprises, and a whole new world of adventure! 
 
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Thor (Rerelease), starring Chris Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins (2013) Rated PG-13

The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.
NOTE:  This is a RERELEASE of the 2011 DVD.  This one is from Disney, while the original was Paramount, but it's the same movie.  We have NOT verified description on THIS one, but it is definitely on the original, and Disney is good about including description tracks.
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Iron Man 3, starring Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow (2013) Rated PG-13

Marvel Studios' Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle...  As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? 
Note:  Iron Man 2 from 2010 is also audio described.
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World War Z, starring Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos (2013) Rated PG-13

A former UN investigator is thrust into the middle of trying to stop what could be the end of the world. Worldwide destruction sends him around the globe seeking clues about what they are fighting and what it will take to defeat it, as he tries to save the lives of billions of strangers, as well as his own beloved family. 
 
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Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto (2013) Rated PG-13

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. 
Alternatively, this title is available as part of the Star Trek Trilogy Collection (Blu-ray only), in which this title and Star Trek Beyond (from 2016) are both described, but the original Star Trek is not
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Now You See Me, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mark Ruffalo (2013) Rated PG-13

In this visually spectacular blend of astonishing illusions and exhilarating action from director Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans), four talented magicians mesmerize an international audience with a series of bold and original heists, all the while pursuing a hidden agenda that has the FBI and Interpol scrambling to anticipate their next move. 
CAUTION: Rental versions may not contain the description track.  Specifically, a Redbox rental did not in December 2013.
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Pain & Gain, starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson (2013) Rated R

From acclaimed director Michael Bay comes Pain and Gain, a new action/comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Based on the unbelievable true story of a group of personal trainers in 1990's Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. 
 
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Epic, starring Colin Farrell and Josh Hutcherson (2013) Rated PG

From the creators of Ice Age comes the year's funniest, most exhilarating animated adventure! Transported to a magical world, a teenager (Amanda Seyfried) is recruited by a nature spirit, Queen Tara (Beyoncé Knowles), to help the "Leafmen" save their forest from evil warriors. The whole family will love this fast-paced thrill-ride, with its astonishing animation and an all-star voice cast ... 
 
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Olympus Has Fallen, starring Aaron Eckhardt and Morgan Freeman (2013) Rated R

Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack.  Using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers. 
 
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Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman (2013) Rated PG-13

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the visionary director of Tron: Legacy and producers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man's confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.
 
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G.I. Joe: Retaliation, starring Channing Tatum and Bruce Willis (2013) Rated PG-13

In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. 
 
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Evil Dead (2013) Rated R

A secluded cabin. An ancient curse. An unrelenting evil. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell reunite to present a genuinely terrifying re-imagining of their original horror masterpiece. Five young friends have found the mysterious and fiercely powerful Book of the Dead. Unable to resist its temptation, they release a violent demon on a blood-thirsty quest to possess them all. Who will be left to fight for their survival and defeat this unearthly force of murderous carnage? 
 
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Dead Man Down, starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace (2013) Rated R

Victor (Farrell), a professional killer and the right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City, is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Rapace), a crime victim seeking retribution.  Their chemistry and intense relationship leads them to execute a violent and cathartic plan for revenge. 
User has confirmed that Amazon link yields DVD with AD.
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The Power of Few, starring Christian Slater and Jesse Bradford (2013) Rated R

THE POWER OF FEW revolves around an enigmatic smuggling ring's efforts to steal a priceless artifact and unfolds through the unique perspective of five characters. The film shows how the choices of a single person can affect the outcome of things in a world where everything is interconnected. 
This is the first DVD on Amazon we've seen that actually mentions "Descriptive Audio" in the write-up!
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The Call, starring Halle Berry and Evie Thompson (2013) Rated R

In this heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat thriller, veteran 911 operator Jordan (Halle Berry) takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has been kidnapped and thrown into the trunk of a madman's car. But with the clock ticking, Jordan soon realizes she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life and put an end to a serial killer's haunting rampage. 
Redbox rental with AD confirmed.
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Stoker, starring Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode (2013) Rated R

Following the tragic death of her father on her eighteenth birthday, India Stoker (Wasikowska) meets Charlie (Goode), her charismatic uncle, whom she never knew existed. When Charlie moves in with India and her unstable mother (Kidman), both are drawn to his charming and calming demeanor. But it soon becomes clear that Charlie's arrival was no coincidence, and that the shocking secrets of his past could affect India's future...or shatter it completely.
Added here Dec 2015
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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton (2013) Rated R

After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell-bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches...their past. 
 
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Oz the Great and Powerful, starring James Franco and Michelle Williams (2013) Rated PG

Disney's fantastical adventure ... follows Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics. When Diggs is hurled away to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot — until he meets three witches (Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams), who aren't convinced he's the great wizard everyone's expecting. Reluctantly drawn into epic problems facing Oz and its inhabitants, ... Oscar transforms himself into the great wizard and a better man as well. 
 
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A Good Day to Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis (2013) Rated R

Bruce Willis is back in action - mind-blowing, heart-stopping, rip-roaring action - as John McClane, the heroic New York cop with a knack for being in the wrong place at the right time. John's latest predicament takes him all the way to Russia to track down his estranged son, Jack (Jai Courtney), who has been imprisoned in Moscow. But the mission takes a deadly turn as father and son must join forces to thwart a nuclear weapons heist that could trigger World War III! 
Redbox rental with AD confirmed.  
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Identity Thief, starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy (2013) Not Rated

[A] hilarious blockbuster hit. Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Orlando. There's only one glitch: she's financing her shopping sprees with an ID stolen from Sandy Patterson (Bateman), an accounts rep who lives halfway across the U.S. With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Patterson is forced to extreme measures to clear his name ... critics are calling Identity Thief 'smart, funny and surprisingly touching' - Rafer Guzman, Newsday. 
 
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Covert Affairs: Season 3 (TV Series), starring Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham (2013) Not Rated

Everything changes for savvy CIA operative Annie Walker ... in season three of the hit series Covert Affairs. Reassigned to a new and even more covert division of the Agency, Annie takes on missions that become personal and finds herself on dangerous forays into inhospitable territory, while a series of explosive revelations force her to question her role and what (and who) matters most... 
Season 1 and Season 2 are also audio described.
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When Billy Broke His Head, a Documentary (1994, rereleased with AD in 2013) Not Rated

When Billy Broke His Head ...and Other Tales of Wonder is an entertaining, irreverent road movie about disability, civil rights, and the search for intelligent life after brain damage. Following a traffic-accident, journalist Billy Golfus woke from a coma to find himself head-injured, hemiplegic and dependent on others. When Billy Broke His Head... tells of Golfus' struggle to make a new life for himself in the face of pervasive discrimination and bureaucratic "helping systems." Accompanied by filmmaker David E. Simpson, Golfus travels the country encountering disabled people of all stripes, and witnessing the strength and anger that has forged a civil rights movement for disabled Americans. Laced with humor and biting wit, [it] is a widely acclaimed, groundbreaking film about disability culture; a no holds barred, first-person account that refuses to tell the "inspirational" stories we have come to expect from films about people with disabilities.  Winner: 1995 Sundance Film Festival Freedom of Expression Award. 
CAUTION:  This is an independent film company RERELEASE which must be purchased from their website.  Any Amazon version is the original from 1994 without description. 
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Mama, starring Jessica Chastain (2013) Rated PG-13

Guillermo del Toro, the Academy Award-nominated writer of Pan's Labyrinth, presents this supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When the young sisters are found alive in a decrepit cabin, their uncle ... and his girlfriend ...take them in. As they try to introduce the children to a normal life, Annabel (Chastain) begins to wonder if the traumatized girls are the only guests they have welcomed into their home. 
 
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Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise (2013) Rated PG-13

From The New York Times bestselling author Lee Child comes one of the most compelling heroes to step from novel to screen - ex-military investigator Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise). When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note:  "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep and a target on Reacher's back. 
 
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Not Fade Away, starring John Magaro and Will Brill (2013)

It’s 1964, the Rolling Stones appear on television and three best friends from the suburbs of New Jersey decide to form a rock band.
Note:  This item was added in 2017 via user input. We were also advised that the Canadian version of the DVD is described.
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The Guilt Trip, starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen (2013) Rated PG-13

Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen are the perfect comedy duo as they embark on one mother of a road trip! The plan for a quick stop at Mom's takes a sudden turn when an impulse compels Andy (Seth Rogen) to invite his mother, Joyce (Barbra Streisand), on an 8-day, 3,000 mile, journey across the country. But the farther they go, the closer they get and Andy may realize that they have more in common than he ever imagined. 
 
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Broken City, starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe (2013) Rated PG-13

Seven years after being forced to resign as a New York police officer, private detective Billy Taggart (Wahlberg) takes on his toughest case yet: following the wife (Zeta-Jones) of the city's hard-nosed mayor (Crowe), who's convinced she's cheating on him. But by the time the mayor reveals his true intentions, Billy is already in too deep. Now, with his freedom - and quite possibly his life - on the line, Billy will risk it all in a desperate bid to expose the truth, and seek redemption in a city where second chances don't come cheap. 
 

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Adventures in Zambezia, starring Samuel L Jackson et al (2013) Rated G

When a spirited young falcon named Kai ... learns of Zambezia, the fabulous city of birds, he leaves his remote country home against the wishes of his father... But when his dad is captured by an evil lizard who plans to attack the city, Kai must learn the importance of teamwork if he's to rescue his father, save his new friends and help keep Zambezia lizard free. [It's a] beautifully animated fun-filled adventure the whole family will enjoy. - Publisher.
This DVD is only available at Walmart! Both a DVD and DVD+Blu-ray version are available.
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Parental Guidance, starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler (2013) Rated PG

[A] hilarious comedy that's fun for the whole family! Old-school grandparents Artie (Crystal) and Diane (Midler) get more than they bargained for when they get stuck babysitting their type-A daughter's ([Marisa] Tomei) overprotected kids. But things go from hectic to hysterical when Artie realizes the kids are running the house with their newfangled technology. [Eventually], Artie manages to outsmart the kids and achieve the impossible - bring the family closer together! 
 
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Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field (2013) Rated PG-13

Capturing the danger and excitement of political intrigue, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln chronicles the final four months in the life of the man regarded as America's greatest President. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, the untold story focuses on a defining moment in Abraham Lincoln's life - as commander-in-chief of a country in chaos; as a husband and father afraid of losing his own son to the war; and as a man guided by his conscience to end slavery. With the Civil War nearing conclusion, President Lincoln fights to convince a fractious Congress to pass a Constitutional amendment that will change the course of history... 
Redbox and Neflix rentals with AD confirmed.
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Les Misérables, starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe (2013) Rated PG-13

... Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells the story of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean (Jackman), hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe), after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's ([Anne] Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. This enthralling story is a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit and "an unforgettable experience"  (Richard Roeper, RichardRoeper.com). 
 
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This is 40, starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann (2013) Rated R

From the director of Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin comes an unfiltered, comedic look inside the life of an American family. After years of marriage, Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are approaching a milestone meltdown. As they try to balance romance, careers, parents and children in their own hilarious ways, they must also figure out how to enjoy the rest of their lives... 
 
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Zero Dark Thirty, starring Jessica Chastain and Chris Pratt (2013) Rated R

For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal:  to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden.  Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man. 
 
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Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren (2013) Rated PG-13

[A] spellbinding ... provocative story about the making of one of cinema's most iconic films. Plagued by both a reckless ego and nagging self-doubt, Hollywood legend Alfred Hitchcock (Hopkins) becomes obsessed with a grisly murder story that the studios won't back. Determined, he risks his reputation, his home and even the love of his wife Alma (Mirren), as he sets out to make the film. Ultimately, Hitch wins Alma over, and the two collaborate to create an enduring masterpiece - Psycho... 
(Added 8/13/13 based on report of user rental from Redbox.)
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Life of Pi, starring Suraj Sharma and Irrfan Khan (2013) Rated PG

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this visual masterpiece from Oscar winner Ang Lee, based on the best-selling novel. After a cataclysmic shipwreck, young Pi Patel finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with the only other survivor - a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Bound by the need to survive, the two are cast on an epic journey that must be seen to be believed. 
User has confirmed that Amazon link yields DVD with AD.
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Rise of the Guardians, starring Chris Pine and Alec Baldwin (2013) Rated PG

When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. 
 
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Playing for Keeps, starring Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel (2013) Rated PG-13


A retired soccer star attempts to rebuild the relationship with his son and ex-wife by coaching the soccer team. 
 
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Wreck-It Ralph, starring John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman (2013) Rated PG

For decades, Ralph has played the bad guy in his popular video game. In a bold move, he embarks on an action-packed adventure and sets out to prove to everyone that he is a true hero with a big heart ... Then, when an evil enemy threatens their world, Ralph realizes he holds the fate of the entire arcade in his massive hands. 
Description is also on the Collector's Editions.
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Chasing Mavericks, starring Gerard Butler and Elisabeth Shue (2013) Rated PG

When 15-year-old Jay Moriarty ... discovers that the mythical Mavericks surf break is real, he reaches out to local surfing legend Frosty Hesson ... to train him to ride it. What begins as a mentorship turns into an extraordinary bond that transforms both their lives... Featuring the most spectacular wave footage ever captured on film, Chasing Mavericks is packed with action and drenched with excitement! 
 
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Fun Size, starring Victoria Justice and Thomas Mann (2016) Rated PG-13

Teen sensation Victoria Justice (Nickelodeon’s Victorious) stars as Wren, a whip-smart high school senior stuck babysitting her annoying little brother, but that all changes when he somehow manages to get loose. Now Wren and her three friends need to find him as they set off on the most unexpected and unforgettable adventure of their lives…as long as mom doesn’t find out!
Added here July 2016
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Monsters, Inc (Ultimate Collector's Edition), starring John Goodman and Billy Crystal (2013) Rated G

Monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted. - IMDb.
The description is only on the 2013 DVD releases, not earlier ones.  The link here is to the 5-disc edition, though the two 3-disc editions are described, too.  A 1-disc edition is planned for May.
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The Sessions, starring John Hawkes and William H Macy (2013) Rated R

Paralyzed and confined to an iron lung since childhood, poet-journalist Mark O'Brien (Hawkes) has overcome adversity time and time again. But now, at age 38, he faces his toughest challenge yet: losing his virginity. With the help of a beautiful therapist (Hunt), a sympathetic priest (Macy), and his own unbridled sense of optimism and humor, Mark embarks on an extraordinary personal journey to discover the wondrous pleasures that make life worth living. 
Redbox rental with AD confirmed.
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Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig and Judi Dench (2013) Rated PG-13

Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in SKYFALL, the 23rd installment of the longest-running film franchise in history. In SKYFALL, Bond's loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past returns to haunt her. 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. 
Redbox rental with AD confirmed.
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The Man With the Iron Fists, starring Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu (2013) Not Rated

Quentin Tarantino presents The Man with the Iron Fists, an epic action adventure inspired by classic kung fu movies. When the emperor's gold is hijacked, every kung fu warrior, assassin and hired gun in China will battle to claim the fortune. 
 
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Flight, starring Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle (2013) Rated R

Flight ... [features] both an exquisitely terrifying crash sequence and a fearless central performance from Denzel Washington ... when a routine flight over Atlanta goes terrifyingly wrong, the aircraft's pilot (Washington) saves his passengers with a near-miraculous display of skill. As the investigation into the disaster begins, however, it becomes apparent that its hero's impromptu bravery hides a multitude of bad habits. ... the director's grasp of the material ... shifts between horror, black comedy, and uplifting pathos without missing a beat... --Andrew Wright. 
Redbox rental with AD confirmed.
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As Goes Janesville, a Documentary (2013) Not Rated
(Institutional buyers should use this link instead...)

As Goes Janesville reports from ground zero of the recession-ridden heartland — the town of Janesville, Wisconsin. When bankrupt GM shuts down the community's century-old plant, forcing workers to leave their families in search of decent jobs, local business leaders seize the moment to woo new companies with the promise of lower wages, reduced regulation and tax breaks. Their powerful alliance with newly-elected Republican governor Scott Walker, whose "open for business" manifesto morphs into a "divide and conquer" anti-union strategy that rips apart the state, triggers an historic recall election, and thrusts Wisconsin's civil war onto front pages nationwide...  (Film-maker). 
This is an independent film company release which must be purchased from their website.  The DVD has two versions of the film on it, and the PBS version has audio description.  The Video-on-Demand versions do not have description. 
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Paranormal Activity 4, starring Kathryn Newton and Katie Featherston (2013) Not Rated

When Katie disappeared with her nephew Hunter, there were no survivors. Five years later she's returned with a mysterious boy, ready to target new victims with her demonic rage. Now, a family's young daughter will capture every one of the terrifying occurrences, beginning with her new neighbors' arrival. It all leads to an 'ending so intense, it will leave you shaking.' - Billy Donnelly, AIN'T IT COOL NEWS
Note:  Paranormal 2 from 2011 and Paranormal 3 from 2012 are also audio described.
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Hotel Transylvania, starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James (2013) Rated PG

Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend Dracula (Adam Sandler) has invited all his best friends, Frankenstein and his wife the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis's (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday ... but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything! 
 
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To Rome With Love, starring Woody Allen and Jesse Eisenberg (2013) Rated R

Romance! Adventure! Hilarity! Italy! Woody Allen leads this all-star cast on a rollicking ride through the streets of one of the world's greatest cities. Lovers and Fiancés, Opera Singers and Architects, the talented and the famous and the youthful and the wise are all players within this ensemble tour-de-force as their stories and lives magically criss-cross and collide throughout this engaging film... a movie as incredible as Rome itself. 
 
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Won't Back Down, starring Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal (2013) Rated PG

OSCAR® Nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis lead a stellar cast in this rousing drama inspired by actual events. Frustrated by her dyslexic daughter's struggles at a failing inner-city school, Jamie Fitzpatrick (Gyllenhaal) tries to enroll her somewhere else. When this fails, Jamie recruits a disillusioned but caring teacher (Davis) to try to fix the broken school. Soon, the women find themselves in a tense battle against apathy, hopelessness, and powerful interests ... in this inspiring story that shows how profoundly parents can affect their kids' education. 
 
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Taken 2, starring Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace (2013) Rated PG-13

Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the ex-CIA operative who stopped at nothing to rescue his daughter from sadistic kidnappers. When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge, it is Bryan and his wife who find themselves "taken" hostage in Istanbul. To survive, Bryan must enlist the help of an unlikely ally and use his brutally efficient skills to take out his heavily-armed foes one by one. 
User has confirmed that Amazon link yields DVD with AD.
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Frankenweenie, starring Martin Short and Catherine O'Hara (2013) Rated PG

From Disney and creative genius Tim Burton ... comes the hilarious and offbeat Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life ... Frankenweenie is alive with enchanting fun for the whole family in eye-popping Blu-ray 3D. 
Redbox rental with AD confirmed.

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