Latest figures on audio described DVDs - January 2010

Tuesday, 2 February 2010 11:57am

Audiodescribed DVD titles on new release shelves during the month of January 2010 stand at 24% of titles.

The DVD titles released since November with audio description are:

  • Adventureland
  • Beautiful Kate
  • Charlie & Boots
  • Cheri
  • Coraline
  • District 9
  • Drag Me to Hell
  • Fanboys
  • Fighting
  • GI Joe, Rise of the Cobra
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • The Hoax
  • Ice Age 3
  • Public Enemies
  • The Taking of Pelham 123
  • Terminator Salvation
  • The Ugly Truth
  • Up
  • Year One
  • The Young Victoria

A new statistic MAA will report on is the number of audio described theatrical releases. A theatrical release is a film that was commercially shown in cinemas.   TheAustralian Video and Software Distributors Association (AVSDA) has committed to a majority of theatrical releases on DVD having audio description. 58% of theatrical releases on the DVD shelves inJanuary were audio described.Â

A total of 85 titles were researched this month.   Of these titles, the following were audio described in other regions but not in Australia:

  • The Hangover  Warner Bros
  • Is Anybody There? Hopscotch

Media Access Australia has an online complaints form for DVDs without audio description. This provides a direct link to AVSDA, the distributors' association, in a concise format. AVSDA or the distributor concerned will reply directly to you.

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