Availability Of 2011 Oscar-Nominated Films On DVD

The 83rd Academy Awards will be handed out Sunday night, February 27th and there’s a good chance you haven’t seen many of the nominated features.  (You’re not alone.  I haven’t seen any of them.) 

But you’re in luck.  A fair number of these titles are readily available for rent or purchase on DVD.  In fact, half of the Best Picture nominees can be screened right now in the comfort of your own abode.  Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The Social Network, Toy Story 3 and Winter’s Bone, to be more specific.

Also available are The Wolfman, Iron Man 2, The Town, Alice In Wonderland, Gasland, Exit Through The Gift Shop, Restrepo, Salt, Animal Kingdom, How To Train Your Dragon, I Am Love and Dogtooth.

Here’s what’s coming to DVD over the next couple of months:

Unstoppable (February 15)

127 Hours (March 1)

Inside Job (March 8 )

Incendies (March 15)

Hereafter (March 15)

Tangled (March 29)

Waste Land (March 29)

TRON: Legacy (April 5)

Country Strong (April 12)

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hollows, Part 1 (April 15)

The King’s Speech (April 19)

The Way Back (April 22)

As of this writing, no official release dates have been announced for True Grit, The Tempest, The Illusionist, Black Swan, The Fighter, Blue Valentine, Another Year, Biutiful, In A Better World, Outside The Law, Rabbit Hole or Barney’s Version.  However, some of these films are still in their current theatrical run if you would prefer catching them on the big screen.

In the meantime, keep your eyes on this space.  My annual Oscar Predictions are coming soon.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Friday, February 11, 2011
1:13 a.m.

UPDATE:  The Fighter is pencilled in for a March 15 release.  Rabbit Hole is coming to DVD on April 19.  And The Way Back has been moved from that date to April 22.  (I’ve made the correction in the original piece.)  However, there appears to be a discrepancy about Black Swan’s home video debut.  Rogers Video Direct service has it coming out on March 29 but a number of websites are reporting March 8.  Confusing things even further, it’s available for pre-order at Amazon but no release date is listed.  Hopefully, this will be cleared up shortly.  In the meantime, all I can say with certainty is that it will be out sometime next month.  Special thanks to Rob Kerr for passing on most of these tips to me.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Sunday, February 20, 2011
3:33 p.m.

UPDATE 2:  I can now confirm that Black Swan is indeed scheduled for a March 29 home video release, not March 8.  Comingsoon.net and Rogers Video Direct both have the correct release date now.  (Thanks again to Rob Kerr for passing on the original tip.)  Speaking of the former, they also report that Blue Valentine is out on DVD May 10th and the recent remake of The Tempest will be available on June 7th.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Sunday, March 6, 2011
1:03 a.m.

UPDATE 3:  True Grit is coming to DVD on June 7. 

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Thursday, March 17, 2011
2:17 a.m.

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