[adp-list] First Described DVD of 2011
fbrack at acb.org
Wed Jan 5 15:51:47 GMT 2011
Happy New Year, subscribers to the Audio Description Project Discussion
Our preliminary count of described DVDs for 2010 is a whopping 48, far
outpacing the entire history of described first-run movie DVDs from 2000 to
2009. The increase is primarily due to the commitment of Sony, Universal
Pictures, and Disney during the year to transfer description from movies
they choose to describe to their DVD releases. Universal, however, has not
committed to making the description available on all RENTAL versions, so you
might have to purchase the DVD for a Universal release to get description.
Amazon is still not listing information confirming description.
Also, we found in a few cases that rentals of DVDs were delayed by up to a
month or more after the DVD was released for sale. We try to include as
much information about availability of description when we post a new
release on our DVDs page on the website. You can help complete our
information by confirming description on any DVD purchased via Amazon. (We
try to confirm that a DVD cover mentions description at our local
So the first described DVD of 2011 has come out already: Dinner With
Schmucks, starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. New releases come out on
Tuesdays, and we try to post the information by Wednesday. Remember: we
announce first on Facebook, immediately after posting to the website.
To those of you who made purchases of DVDs and anything else on Amazon by
clicking through one of our links on the website, we thank you. The
referral income we get helps support this website! The fourth quarter of
2010 was our best referral income to date, so keep up the good work (i.e.,
On a different note, someone commented they were getting a lot of "garbage"
information (how to subscribe and post, for example) at the top of postings
they received from this list. The problem was traced to subscribing in
DIGEST MODE, rather than receiving individual posts one by one. The list is
generally low volume enough that digest subscriptions are probably not
necessary, thus eliminating the problem. We have no control over how digest
Fred Brack, Webmaster
For the ACB's Audio Description Project (ADP)
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