[Greater-baltimore] FW: New Resource for described movies

Danielsen, Chris CDanielsen at nfb.org
Mon May 3 14:03:05 CDT 2010

Hello everyone,
In case any of you like to view movies with audio description, I thought
you should know about the following resource. I have no further
information other than what is in the below correspondence. 


From: Mary Watkins [mailto:mary_watkins at wgbh.org] 
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 2:20 PM
To: Danielsen, Chris
Subject: Hi Chris - New Resource

I'm not sure if you saw this announcement yet, in case you didn't, here
it is.  We've been asked since the DVS Home Video effort ended for a
one-stop resource for locating described movies on DVD, and so now we've
made one.  Please share far and wide as you see fit.


WGBH's Media Access Group, home to the Descriptive Video Service
(DVS(r)) has debuted two new online resources today for fans of
described movies.  Both can be reached via a new, easy-to-remember Web
site address:  www.describedmovies.org

1. DVS on DVD
This page of our site has been updated to enable description fans to
learn about mainstream DVD and Blu-ray discs that are available with
audio description, and provides a Amazon click through option which
takes you directly to the page of amazon.com to order the disc. The DVD
and Blu-ray discs listed on the page are available wherever discs are
sold (online and in stores), however clicking through our site to
purchase your movies will provide the Media Access Group with a small
percentage of the sales revenue, and helps support our efforts. 

(The hit comedy It's Complicated from Universal Pictures Home
Entertainment, starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin is
the most recent movie released on DVD and Blu-ray with description.)

2. Full List of DVS Movies
This page lists every movie we've described for television, cable, DVS
Home Video and DVS Theatrical (for movie theaters) since DVS debuted as
a service in 1990.  We're at nearly 800 films!  The list is sortable by
movie title or distributor (the company for which we originally
described the film). Ask for described versions of movies from your
television, cable or satellite provider, from movies by mail services
and from Web sites which offer streaming or downloadable movies.

As always, www.mopix.org takes you to information about movies offered
with description in theaters equipped with Motion Picture Access
systems.  And try www.captionfish.com - you can type in your zip code,
set the search filter for DVS and find the equipped theaters, described
movies and accessible showtimes near you.

We like hearing from you, so please let us know what you think, and if
you have suggestions for making our pages more helpful.

Thank you.

The Media Access Group at WGBH
Boston - Los Angeles
617 300-3700
access at wgbh.org 

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