Video Releases with Descriptive Narration from DVS Home Video
Press Release, WGBH, November 12, 2003; Press
contact: Mary Watkins, Media Access Group at WGBH, (617)
300-3700, (617) 300-2489 TTY,
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BOSTON, MA - DVS
Home Video®, an initiative of the Media Access Group at WGBH,
announces the availability of six new film titles on home
video-fully described for viewers who are blind or visually
impaired. These feature films, available to order November 24,
include Finding Nemo, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the
Black Pearl, Seabiscuit, Matrix: Reloaded, Bruce Almighty and
The Lion King-Special Platinum Edition.
Finding Nemo: This animated film tells the story of Nemo, a
curious young clownfish who is taken from his home in
Australia's Great Barrier Reef and winds up in the office fish
tank of a dentist in Sydney.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: Johnny
Depp stars in this sweeping action-adventure story set in an era
when villainous pirates scavenged the Caribbean seas.
Seabiscuit: Based on Laura Hillenbrand's bestseller, Seabiscuit
tells the true story of a knobby-kneed, ungainly thoroughbred
racehorse that captured the nation's heart during the Great
Matrix: Reloaded: The second installment of Matrix sees Neo,
played by Keanu Reeves, racing to beat the machines before
launching a final battle that pits the last remaining unplugged
humans against them.
Bruce Almighty: Pessimist news reporter Bruce Nolan (Jim Carrey)
gets a chance to play God for one week after God (Morgan
Freeman) tires of Bruce's complaints and wants to prove to him
how tough it is to run the world.
The Lion King-Special Platinum Edition: This edition includes
the original full-length animated feature with the new Circle of
Life music video and other extras.
Descriptive Video Service® (DVS®) supplies descriptive narration
of key visual elements-making television programs, feature
films, home videos and other visual media accessible to people
who are blind or visually impaired. Inserted within the natural
pauses in dialogue, audio descriptions of important visual
details help to engage these viewers with the story. The Media
Access Group at WGBH developed and continues to maintain a
description production and distribution system for described
The Media Access Group is a nonprofit service with offices in
Boston, Los Angeles and New York. The Group includes DVS, which
has made television, film and video more enjoyable to audiences
who are blind or visually impaired since 1990, and The Caption
Center-the world's first captioning agency-which has made
audiovisual media accessible to audiences who are deaf or hard
of hearing since 1972. The third branch of the Media Access
Group, the CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media, is a
research, development and advocacy entity that works to make
existing and emerging technologies accessible to all audiences.
Members of the Group's collective staff represent the leading
resources and experts in their fields.
To request a DVS Home Video Catalog in Braille format, call
toll-free: 888-818-1181. For a catalog in large print format,
call 888-818-1999. To hear an audio version of the catalog or to
obtain information about DVS, call 800-333-1203 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. To place an
order, call 317-579-0439.
For more information about DVS Home Video and access services,
visit the Media Access Group Web site (access.wgbh.org) or call
617-300-3600 (voice and TTY).
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