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The Blu-ray 3D Title List

It occurred to me recently that High-Def Digest is currently missing a comprehensive list of all Blu-ray 3D titles in one convenient place. So I’ve gone ahead and tried to compile one, with some useful stats on availability and backwards compatibility with 2D playback.

My thanks to HDD reviewer Nate Boss for helping me with the details on 2D compatibility. We’re currently working to build a permanent (updatable) page for this information.

To the best of my knowledge, the following list contains all Blu-ray 3D discs available through the end of January. 3D playback requires a compatible Blu-ray 3D player and 3D display. Some titles may also offer backwards compatibility with 2D equipment, but this is not guaranteed if not specified in the listings below. 2D compatibility is only offered on a title-by-title basis.

AIX Records 3D Music Album Demo & Calibration Disc
2D Compatibility: TBD
Video is 720p resolution.
Availability: Exclusive to AIX Records.

Alice in Wonderland – 3D
2D Compatibility: Separate 2D disc included in 4-disc Combo Pack.
Availability: General retail. Also available as part of Sony 3D starter kit (may not include 2D disc).

Avatar – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: Exclusive to Panasonic 3D starter kit. General retail rumored February 2012.

Bolt – 3D‘ (UK Import)
2D Compatibility: Separate 2D disc included.
Availability: Import from Amazon.co.uk.
ATTENTION: The 2D disc in this package is Region B locked.

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore – 3D
2D Compatibility: Separate 2D disc included.
Availability: General retail.

A Christmas Carol – 3D
2D Compatibility: Separate 2D disc included in 4-disc Combo Pack.
Availability: General retail.

Clash of the Titans – 3D
2D Compatibility: Separate 2D disc included.
Availability: General retail.

Clash of the Titans – 3D‘ (German Import)
2D Compatibility: Separate 2D disc included.
Availability: Import from Amazon.de.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: General retail.

Coraline – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: General retail effective Jan. 4, 2011.

Despicable Me – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc. Separate 2D-only disc also included in 4-disc Combo Pack.
Availability: General retail.

Dinosaurs Alive! – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: General retail.

Erotek Dimensions‘ (Adult Content)
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Video is 720p resolution.
Availability: Exclusive to 3DAmazements.

Goldberg Variations Acoustica – 3D
2D Compatibility: TBD
Video is 720p resolution.
Availability: Exclusive to AIX Records.

How to Train Your Dragon – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: Exclusive to Samsung 3D starter kit.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: Exclusive to Panasonic 3D starter kit.

IMAX: Deep Sea – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: General retail. Also available in Sony 3D starter kit (may not include 2D version).

IMAX: Space Station – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: General retail.

IMAX: Under the Sea – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: General retail.

IMAX: Grand Canyon Adventure – River at Risk 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: General retail.

IMAX: Wild Ocean – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: General retail.

The Last Airbender – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: Currently Best Buy exclusive.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: General retail.

Michael Jackson’s This Is It – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: Exclusive to Sony 3D starter kit.

Monster House – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: General retail.

Monsters vs. Aliens – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D only, not 2D compatible.
Availability: Exclusive to Samsung 3D starter kit.

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet, K.581 / Horn Quintet, K.407 / String Quartet, K.169 – 3D
2D Compatibility: TBD
Video is 720p resolution.
Availability: Exclusive to AIX Records.

My Bloody Valentine – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: Currently Best Buy exclusive.
ATTENTION: The movie ‘My Bloody Valentine’ was previously released on Blu-ray to general retail with a red/blue anaglyph 3D transfer (see next section). The cover art between the two 3D releases is nearly identical. The full-color Blu-ray 3D release is currently exclusive to Best Buy, and should have a sticker with the official “Blu-ray 3D” logo on the shrinkwrap.

Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film in 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D only, not 2D compatible.
Video is 720p resolution.
Availability: General retail.

Open Season – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: General retail.

Piranha – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: General retail.

The Polar Express – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: General retail.
ATTENTION: The movie ‘The Polar Express’ was previously released on Blu-ray to general retail with a red/blue anaglyph 3D transfer (see next section). The cover art listed the title as ‘The Polar Express Presented in 3-D’. The full-color Blu-ray 3D release is titled ‘The Polar Express 3D’ and should have an official “Blu-ray 3D” logo on the front of the packaging.

Resident Evil: Afterlife – 3D
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: General retail.

Saw: The Final Chapter – 3D
2D Compatibility: TBD
Availability: General retail.

Shrek: The Whole Story
2D Compatibility: 3D/2D on same disc.
Availability: Exclusive to Samsung 3D starter kit.

Step Up 3D
2D Compatibility: Separate 2D disc included.
Availability: General retail.

StreetDance – 3D‘ (UK Import)
2D Compatibility: TBD
Availability: Import from Amazon.co.uk.
ATTENTION: Disc is Region B locked.

The Universe: 7 Wonders of the Solar System – 3D
2D Compatibility: TBD
Availability: General retail.

Anaglyph 3D Titles

Prior to the development of the official Blu-ray 3D format that provides full-color 1080p 3D imagery, some Blu-ray titles were released in the older, inferior anaglyph 3D format. While these discs are compatible with any Blu-ray player or HD display, video (especially color) quality is greatly reduced. The anaglyph 3D effect requires watching through cardboard glasses (usually provided) with colored lenses. The lenses may be red/blue, green/magenta, or other combinations depending on the title.

In some cases, the anaglyph 3D version of the movie may have been offered only for a limited time. Subsequent pressings may not necessarily include 3D. Buyer beware.

Coraline
The Final Destination in 3-D
Friday the 13th Part 3 – 3-D
Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: The Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
Journey to the Center of the Earth‘ (Limited Edition)
Monsters vs. Aliens‘ (‘B.O.B.’s Big Break’ short film only)
National Geographic: Sea Monsters 3-D
The Polar Express Presented in 3-D
My Bloody Valentine – 3D

8 comments

  1. Steve Noll

    You might be worth noting that several of these titles are starting to show up on PPV as well. I watched Despicable Me and the new Shrek movie over the weekend on DirecTV’s PPV 3D. I thought the transfer and 3D were excellent and actually better than several of the blu ray 3D’s I have.

    • Josh Zyber
      Author

      That’s a good point, but I think it’s going to be very difficult to keep track of what’s available on PPV and from what providers.

      Doesn’t DirecTV use a side-by-side 3D format that halves the horizontal resolution?

  2. Christian

    The “Monsters vs. Aliens” from the Samsung starter kit plays fine on any 2D Blu-ray player.

    For some of the compatibility listings, it would be nice to know if the 3D disk plays in 2D, even if a separate 2D disc is included.

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