Over 30 3D Blu-ray Releases Headed for the Holiday Season including PIRANHA 3D, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and DESPICABLE ME

     November 2, 2010


As the current 3D trend is taking over movie theaters everywhere, it’s now poised to invade your living room.  In order to complement the surge in production of 3D televisions and Blu-ray players, The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) has announced 36 titles set to be available just in time for the holiday season, with dozens more to follow in early 2011.  10 of the titles will hit stores on November 16, just in time for Black Friday.

The releases include a wide range of titles from AIX Records, DreamWorks Animation, Giant Screen Films, Image Entertainment, IMAX Corporation, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video. It also includes a number of high-profile titles that will be released as exclusives for certain 3D televisions. “We are excited to see so much industry support for bringing Blu-ray 3D home,” said Ron Sanders, President, Warner Home Video and President, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. “And now, consumers buying 3D home entertainment systems over Black Friday weekend will have ample 3D programming to accompany them.” For a full list of films being released on 3D Blu-ray for the holidays, hit the jump.

cloudy_with_a_chance_of_meatballs_3d_blu-ray_box_artBelow is a list of Blu-ray 3D titles announced through the end of the year:

  • Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment)
  • Despicable Me (Universal Studios Home Entertainment)
  • Clash of the Titans (Warner Home Video)
  • The Polar Express (Warner Home Video)
  • Disney’s A Christmas Carol (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  • Open Season (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  • IMAX: Space Station (Warner Home Video)
  • Monster House (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  • IMAX: Deep Sea (Warner Home Video)
  • Cats and Dogs 2 (Warner Home Video)
  • Step Up 3D (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment)
  • IMAX: Under the Sea (Warner Home Video)
  • Piranha 3D (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  • AIX Records 3D Music Album Demo & Calibration Disc (AIX Records)
  • Goldberg Variations Acoustica (AIX Records)
  • IMAX: Dinosaurs Alive! (Image Entertainment)
  • IMAX: Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (Image Entertainment)
  • IMAX: Into the Deep 3D (IMAX) Samsung Exclusive
  • IMAX: Wild Ocean (Image Entertainment)
  • Mozart (AIX Records)
  • Mummies 3D: Secrets of the Pharaohs (Giant Screen Films)
  • The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)


  • Avatar (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) Panasonic Exclusive
  • Shrek The Whole Story (DreamWorks Animation) Samsung Exclusive

o    Shrek

o    Shrek 2

o    Shrek the Third

o    Shrek Forever After

  • Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) Sony Electronics Exclusive*
  • How to Train Your Dragon 3D (DreamWorks Animation) Samsung Exclusive
  • Monsters vs. Aliens (DreamWorks Animation) Samsung Exclusive
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) Panasonic Exclusive
  • Bolt (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) Sony Electronics Exclusive
  • Coraline (Universal Studios Home Entertainment) Panasonic Exclusive
  • My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) (Lionsgate) Best Buy Exclusive
  • IMAX: Galapagos 3D (IMAX) Samsung Exclusive
  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    The exclusive tie-ins to hardware thing needs to end immediately. It’s completely counter-productive. The fact that 3D’s biggest champion, James Cameron, signed up for this is frustrating. Maybe he chose what he thought was the best 3D option and wanted to back it, but I still think it’s misguided.The hardware should stand on its own with the market deciding what it wants, imo. It’s the quickest way to mass adoption. If you have to decide between your favorite movie and your favorite hardware option, you probably WAIT. Just sayin’.Personally, I’m waiting for HD home theater projectors to offer a compelling 3D option. 3D is best when it’s huge. Looks like that’s not happening until next year, so I’m personally not effected by the exclusive stuff — it will all be non-exclusive by then right… RIGHT? — but if we are getting on board 3D at home, let’s make it EASY for people to buy in, not frustrating. :)

    Also, could somebody edit that list and stack all the IMAX and documentary stuff on the bottom. ;)

  • poopnoop

    I’ll only be buying Piranhas and Despicable me. The rest is whatevers.

  • http://www.filmcrave.com/profile_view_lists.php?id=4&list=5504 Paolo

    I’m still not convinced this whole 3D kick is just a passing fad. Other than Avatar, I have yet to be impressed by any 3D feature film, and I can’t imagine a home set up with Blu-Ray releases is going to be any better. Heck, I’m still not sold on Blu-Ray over DVDs yet, let alone 3D but I’ll bet it shows up on http://www.filmcrave.com/bluray_new.php soon enough.

  • Dolemite

    Missing from the list is “The Last Airbender”, which is not a hardware tie-in though it is exclusively available at Best Buy stores and bestbuy.com. Not that anyone cares…

  • victor

    I own a 3DTV and all my family absolutely LOVE it!…

    But this exclusivity over 3D movies is a complete JOKE!!!

    If 3DTV world business fails in the future, it’s not due to the technology, but due to the freaking marketing execs!!

    Most of my freinds who come over are very impressed, but none of them are willing to buy one because of the 3D movies exclusivity that exists today!