April 30, 2010
Described Movies - New Resources from WGBH
WGBH's Media Access Group, home to NCAM and the Descriptive Video Service (DVS®) debuts two new resources for fans of described movies. Both can be reached via a new, easy-to-remember Web site address: www.describedmovies.org
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.
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 WGBH's 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.