Based on what I've gathered from my limited research, here is what is going on as it relates to 3D Bluray releases AFAIK
:UPDATE (5/23/10):FINALLY, the VERY FIRST NON-EXCLUSIVE 3D-BD has been officially announced
.A CHRISTMAS CAROL
3D-BD will be released on Nov. 16th. It will NOT be tied to any hardware purchase.http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4652Samsung Exclusives:Monsters vs Aliens
- Part of Samsung's "3D Starter Kit," which includes 2 pair of shutter glasses and this title. AVAILABLE NOW, but not for individual sale (except maybe on Ebay).The Shrek Series 1 thru 4 3D
- first 3 are being rerendered in 3D, 4th will be a 3D movie (released in theaters May 21st). "As a promotional tool, Samsung will have an exclusive on the 3D Blu-ray versions of all four "Shrek" movies later this year for a full year" - No release date, and not for individual sale.UPDATE (4/19/10):
It seems as it will take at least 18 months to do the 2D-3D conversion for these, so it will be a while before we see them!Panasonic Exclusives:Ice Age; Dawn Of The Dinosaurs 3D
- exclusive title with Panasonic. Buy a Panasonic TV, and it will be mailed to you. Not for individual sale.Coraline 3D
- exclusive title with Panasonic. Buy a Panasonic TV, and it will be mailed to you. Not for individual sale.
Lee has recently heard a rumor that when the DMP-BDT350 is released this month, instead of including the 3D BD demo disc, which is included in the BDT300, it will include Ice Age 3, the 3D BD instead. He has gotten no verification of this.UPDATE (4/19/10):
Word has it that IA3 will be a Panasonic exclusive until March 2011, while Coraline will be exclusive until Sept. 2010. It seems as though a voucher will be given with purchase of the appropriate Panasonic TV good toward redemption of either title, which implies that the Coraline will be true 3D.UPDATE (5/23/10):
It now appears that AVATAR
3DBD will be available by November 2010 as a Panasonic Exclusive!Sony Exclusives:Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 3D
- exclusive with Sony 3DTV's which don't appear until around June 10th. Sale status - unknownUPDATE (4/15)
: An general release (i.e., not exclusive with Sony) has been announced for:
June 1st ... in Germany!!
June 14 ... in the UK!!
US release still uncertain and may still be tethered to a Sony hardware purchase (which may also include the 3DBD of Deep Sea IMAX 3D
)UPDATE (5/23/2010):Alice in Wonderland
will likely be released in 3DBD tied to a Sony purchase.OthersToy Story 3D
- announced by Disney at CES - to follow above (Nov. 9??)Disclaimer:
I have no personal/insider knowledge of any of this. However, I hope that those who do will update this information as it becomes available.