Blu-ray 3D Details and Releases

Blu-ray 3D is the newest home entertainment disc format, offering an upgrade to the old anaglog 3D picture we used to watch with those embarassing red/blue glasses.

With Blu-ray 3D, you get the same stereoscopic picture that’s shown in theaters today. You still have to wear glasses (although they do look slightly cooler), but manufacturers are working on 3D without eyewear. To play Blu-ray 3D at home, you will need a Blu-ray 3D player and a 3D TV. Amazon has a good 3D buying guide here.

The catalog of movies available on Blu-ray 3D is still limited, but the studios are bringing out new ones all the time. Here’s the list of what’s out on Blu-ray 3D so far and what’s on its way:

Coming Soon

Release DateTitle (Label/Distributor)Genre
10/16/2012Avatar (Fox)Science-fiction
10/23/2012Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Fox)Fantasy
11/9/2012The Amazing Spider-Man (Sony)Science-fiction
11/13/2012Brave (Pixar/Disney)Animated family
11/27/2012ParaNorman (Universal)Animated family
11/30/2012Men in Black 3 (Sony)Science-fiction
12/4/2012Finding Nemo (Pixar/Disney)Animated family
12/11/2012Ice Age: Continental Drift (Fox)Animated family

Available

Title (Label/Distributor)Genre
3D Aquarium (Topics Entertainment)Nature
The Adventures of Tintin (Paramount)Animated adventure
Alice In Wonderland (Disney)Family
Bait (Anchor Bay)Thriller
Beauty and the Beast (Disney)Animated family
Bolt (Disney)Animated family
Captain America (Paramount)Action
Cars 2 (Pixar/Disney)Adventure
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (Warner)Family
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (IFC)Documentary
Chicken Little (Disney)Animated family
A Christmas Carol (Disney)Animated family
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (20th Century Fox)Fantasy
Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (Sony)Performance
Clash of the Titans (Warner)Fantasy
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (Sony)Animated family
Conan the Barbarian (Lionsgate)Adventure
Coraline (Universal)Animated family
Deep Sea 3D (Imax/Warner)Documentary
Despicable Me (Universal)Animated family
Dial M for Murder (Warner)Thriller
Dinosaurs Alive! (Imax/Image)Documentary
Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia (Imax/Image)Documentary
Dolphins and Whales (Universal)Documentary
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax(Universal)Animated family
Drive Angry (Summit)Action
The Final Destination (Warner)Horror
Fright Night (Disney)Horror
G-Force (Disney)Animated family
Ghosts of the Abyss (Disney)Documentary
Gnomeo & Juliet (Disney)Animated family
Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (Imax/Image)Documentary
The Green Hornet (Sony)Action
Green Lantern (Warner)Action
Gulliver’s Travels (Fox)Comedy
Happy Feet Two (Warner)Animated family
A Haunting in Salem (Asylum)Horror
Hoodwinked Too! Hood v. Evil (Weinstein/Anchor Bay)Animated family
Hubble (Imax/Warner)Documentary
Hugo (Paramount)Adventure
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (20th Century Fox)Animated family
John Carter (Disney)Fantasy
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (Warner)Adventure
Journey to the Center of the Earth (Warner)Adventure
Katy Perry: Part of Me (Paramount)Music documentary
Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D (Image)Music
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (Warner)Animated family
Legends of Flight (Imax/Image)Documentary
The Lion King and The Lion King Trilogy (Disney)Animated family
Mars Needs Moms (Disney)Animated family
Marvel’s The Avengers (Disney)Action
Meet the Robinsons (Disney)Animated family
Monster House (Sony)Animated family
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs (Image Entertainment)Documentary
My Bloody Valentine (Lionsgate)Horror
Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney)Animated family
Ocean Wonderland (Imax/Universal)Documentary
The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film (Sony)Sports
Open Season (Sony)Animated family
Peter Gabriel: New Blood, Live in London (Disney)Music
Piranha (Sony)Horror
Piranha 3DD (Anchor Bay)Horror comedy
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Disney)Action
The Polar Express (Warner)Animated family
Priest (Sony)Horror
Prometheus (Fox)Science-fiction
Puss in Boots (DreamWorks/Paramount)Animated family
Resident Evil: Afterlife (Sony)Action
Rio (20th Century Fox)Animated family
Sanctum (Universal)Action
Saw: The Final Chapter (Lionsgate)Horror
Sharks (Imax/Universal)Documentary
Shrek movies (Paramount)Animated family
The Smurfs (Sony)Family
Space Station 3D (Imax/Warner)Documentary
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011: The 3D Experience (Sony)Sports
Spy Kids 4: All the Time In the World(Anchor Bay)Action
Step Up 3D (Disney)Drama
Tangled (Disney)Animated family
Thor (Paramount)Action
The Three Musketeers (Summit)Adventure
Titanic (1997, Paramount)Romance
Toy Story (Disney)Animated family
Toy Story 2 (Disney)Animated family
Toy Story 3 (Disney)Animated family
Toy Story Trilogy (Disney)Animated family
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Paramount)Science-fiction
Tron: Legacy (Disney)Science-fiction
Ultimate G’s: Zac’s Flying Dream (Imax/Image)Documentary
Under the Sea 3D (Imax/Warner)Documentary
Underworld: Awakening (Sony)Fantasy
The Universe: 7 Wonders of the Solar System (A&E)Documentary
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (Warner)Comedy
Wild Ocean (Imax/Image)Documentary
Yogi Bear (Warner)Family

About the Author

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.