Accessible DVDs released in March 2013

Friday, 19 April 2013 14:10pm

At least 21 movies released on DVD in the last two months have been made accessible with closed captions and audio description. Of the 60 titles we researched, 45 were captioned (or 75 per cent) and 21 described and captioned (or 35 per cent).

Distributors 20th Century Fox, Accent, Eagle, Gryphon and Madman all had titles released internationally with either captions or subtitles that were not released in Region 4, a market which includes Australia, New Zealand, South America and Oceania.

Further still, both Disney and Icon released titles locally without audio description where this feature was available in international territories. Those movies were Now Is Good from Disney and Beasts of the Southern Wild from Icon.

The titles with both audio description and captions are:

  • 10 Years
  • Argo
  • Bully
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
  • End of Watch
  • Frankenweenie
  • Here Comes the Boom
  • Killer Joe
  • Lawless
  • The Master
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Premium Rush
  • Red Dawn
  • Ruby Sparks
  • Savages (2012)
  • Skyfall
  • Taken 2
  • Trouble With the Curve
  • Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2
  • The Words
  • Wuthering Heights (2012)

These titles and more can be found in our audio described DVD database.

Find out how to identify a DVD that has access features.


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