Only a handful of full 3D movies are on the market right now.
The most recent release is the 3D Blu-ray version of "Monsters vs Aliens." Some new owners of Samsung's 3D TV's get a free copy included with a special offer for a 3D Glasses Kit.
Other than that, the wait for new 3D movies to play at home will be a trickle through the holidays.
Expectation of "Avatar 3D" before the end of the year have not been confirmed. Last word is that it may not be until 2011 until the 3D version will be available.
The 3D-enabled Blu-ray release of "Disney's A Christmas Carol" will be available in late 2010. This 3-D DVD will begin the launch of a new premium line-up of Disney Digital 3D movies for the home. Read more about Disney's 2010 line-up of 3-D DVDs.
In addition to the anticipated release of "Disney's A Christmas Carol," and in an effort to provide early adopters with premium content that optimally showcases their new 3D home theater systems with Disney 3D content, Disney has also created an exclusive 3D Showcase Disc available for mass distribution.
This new 3D Showcase Disc is a compilation of upcoming 3D product, footage and promotional trailers that contains a variety of vividly mesmerizing clips from Disney's 3D content library.
Some tiltes also include Walt Disney's 1953 animated short "Working for Peanuts," promotional trailers of upcoming 3D-enabled Blu-ray releases like Disney's A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland and Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 3 plus original content created exclusively for this disc. The new 3D Showcase Disc is now available for manufacturers to start placing orders so they may bundle with their 3D hardware. Continue reading about Disney's 2010 line-up of 3-D DVDs.
Upcoming new 3D films in 2010 are already in theaters.
Watching 3D at Home
To watch 3D effects, either the television set or the player must have the new 3-D technology installed.
It may eventually be possible to "up-convert" regular DVD and HD signals to 3D, just as some Blu-ray players will upconvert regular DVD to 1080p quality.
At this time, however, a new 3D TV set and 3D Blu-ray player is required to watch full 3D at home.
Eye-Popping 3D with new Blu-rays
New 3-D capable 3D HDTV's and Blu-ray players are now on the market.
3D glasses for home movies
To watch 3D at home, 3D glasses are still needed. The new generation of 3D glasses are lighter weight, battery operated and are comfortable even for those who wear glasses.
Upcoming 3D Blu-ray movies
New 3D Blu-ray movies to be released
"Magic Borneo" 3D Blu-ray
Cascade | November 16, 2010
"Magic Costa Rica" 3D Blu-ray
Cascade | November 16, 2010
"Disney's A Christmas Carol" 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray + DVD + Digital
Disney / Buena Vista | 2009 | 96 min | Rated PG | November 16, 2010
"Shrek Forever After" Collection 3D Blu-ray
DreamWorks | 2001-2010 | Rated PG | sometime in 2010
Avatar 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D
20th Century Fox | 2009 | 166 min | Rated PG-13 | Possibly Late 2010
"How to Train Your Dragon 3D" This animated fantasy is set on the island of Berk, the residents are Scottish Vikings and our hero is one Hiccup Horrendous Haddocks III, the weakling teenage son of the strapping tribal chief.
"Clash of the Titans" in 3D. Jump into a mythological world of epic action and adventure when "Clash of the Titans" arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on July 27th from Warner Home Video. "Clash of the Titans" propels audiences into the mythological realm of Perseus' quest amidst a world where the gods are formidable and the creatures even more fearsome. The Blu-ray disc includes an exciting never-before-seen alternate ending and the immersive Maximum Movie Mode, which includes walk-ons by Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and Director Louis Leterrier, focus points, Picture-in-Picture commentary, and BD-Live connectivity.
Hubble 3D. Three-time Academy-Award® nominee Leonardo DiCaprio narrates Hubble 3D. The latest IMAX® 3D film from the award-winning team behind Space Station 3D and other successful IMAX space films.
Phish 3D. Action 3D Productions, in association with AEG Network Live and Cinedigm, announced the initial list of cities that will debut Phish 3D on Friday, April 30th. The fully immersive music and visual experience, featuring state-of-the-art 3D technology, will screen for one week only in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Philadelphia and dozens more cities nationwide.
Toy Story 3 is the 3rd sequel in 3D.
Movies already available on 3D Blu-ray
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D. Sony Pictures | 2008 | 90 min | Rated PG | June 22, 2010
Kenny Chesney in 3D. Blu-ray, 2D version, K-Mart exclusive. Jtp / Imaggination | 2010 | 99 min | Not rated | June 13, 2010
My Bloody Valentine 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray + Digital Copy. Lionsgate Films | 2009 | 101 min | Rated R | May 19, 2009
Monsters vs. Aliens 3D Blu-ray, Samsung 3D Starter Kit Exclusive / Blu-ray 3D. DreamWorks | 2009 | 94 min | Rated PG | March 16, 2010
Journey to the Center of the Earth Blu-ray, 2D and Limited-Edition Anaglyph 3D / Blu-ray + Digital Copy. New Line Cinema | 2008 | 92 min | Rated PG | Oct 28, 2008
See all new and upcoming 3D movies in 2010.
Watch movie trailers, read movies production notes and biographies of current and upcoming new films: