Here we go – our first R5 DVD release dates update for the year 2011. As most of you would already know, knowing the DVD release date of a movie in advance is useful if you are planning to actually buy the DVD off the shelves. But it comes in handy even if you are a pirate too. Although movies don’t have an official ‘leak online date’ set by publishers, you can pretty much guess when some movies will appear on file sharing networks if you know their DVD Region 5 (R5) release date. The R5 format was first introduced to minimize DVD movie piracy in areas such as Russia, Indian subcontinent and Africa. These DVDs are usually released ahead of other regions and are cheaper than their R1/R2 counterparts (in an attempt to convert would-be pirates). However, scene/P2P groups too use this to their advantage by making releases combining video ripped from R5 DVDs (which have near DVDRip quality) and English audio from CAM/TS sources. A R5 is the next best thing for BitTorrent downloaders unless a DVDRip, BRRip or a true HD copy of the movie is already available.

Listed below are R5 release dates for January – December 2011. Please keep in mind that these dates are subject to frequent change. Additionally, note that some of the movies mentioned below have R1 DVD and Blu Ray versions already released or leaked online.

January 2011

  • The Virginity Hit - 13th January 2011
  • Devil - 18th January 2011
  • Submarino - 19th January 2011
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - 20th January 2011
  • My Name Is Khan - 20th January 2011
  • Open Season 3 - 20th January 2011
  • My Soul To Take - 27th January 2011
  • Red - 27th January 2011
  • Get It At Goode’s - January 2011

February 2011

  • Womb - 2nd February 2011
  • Sniper: Reloaded - 3rd February 2011
  • The Social Network - 3rd February 2011 (Second Date)
  • Gulliver’s Travels - 10th February 2011
  • The Tourist - 10th February 2011
  • The Erotic Man - February 16th 2011
  • I Spit on Your Grave - 16th February 2011
  • Ticking Clock - 17th February 2011
  • Life as We Know It - 17th February 2011
  • Burlesque - 24th February 2011
  • Love and Other Drugs - 24th February 2011
  • Sanctum - 24th February 2011
  • The Virginity Hit - 24th February 2011
  • Trust - February 2011
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 - February 2011

March 2011

  • The Green Hornet - 3rd March 2011
  • A Little Bit of Heaven - 3rd March 2011
  • Hit List - 3rd March 2011
  • Due Date - 3rd March 2011
  • How Do You Know? - 10th March 2011
  • Coriolanus - 17th March 2011
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 - 17th March 2011
  • Burlesque - 24th March 2011
  • Ben Hur - 31th March 2011
  • Love, Wedding, Marriage - March 2011
  • Confucius - March 2011
  • Largo Winch (Tome 2) - March 2011
  • Tangled - March 2011
  • Secretariat - March 2011
  • Tron: Legacy - March 2011

April 2011

  • Battle: Los Angeles - 7th April 2011
  • Vanishing on 7th Street - 7th April 2011
  • Just Go With It - 14th April 2011
  • The Debt - 19th April 2011
  • Faster - 21th April 2011
  • Butter - 21st April 2011
  • Yogi Bear - 28th April 2011
  • The Roommate - 28th April 2011
  • The Irishman - April 2011
  • An Invisible Sign - April 2011
  • Mona Lisa - April 2011
  • The Job - April 2011

May 2011

  • Insidious - 5th May
  • Hit List - 12th May
  • Provinces of Night - 12th May
  • Bad Teacher - 19th May
  • Country Strong - 26th May
  • Hereafter - 26th May


June 2011

  • Unknown - June 2
  • Hall Pass - June 9
  • The Fields – June
  • Orlando - June

July 2011

  • Sucker Punch - July 28

August 2011

  • Red Riding Hood - August 11
  • Drive Angry 3D - August 25

October 2011

  • Hangover Part II, The - October 6
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - October 6
  • Arthur - October 13
  • Green Lantern - October 20

November 2011

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - November 17

December 2011

  • Horrible Bosses - December 1
  • A Very Harold

Above information was compiled using two main sources:

  1. Sam’s Blog which is one of the most frequently updated release dates resources online
  2. Thread posted by PooPy on SCC forums

Once again, please note that DVD releases are subject to frequent change and the list above may not be 100% accurate. As usual, updated articles will be posted when less abstract, precise release dates become available in the coming days.

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6 Comments

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  4. rlsdatenet // 11/03/2011 07:56:00 PM  

    Updated list of all the release dates of new movies, books, games, r5 movies:

    http://www.rlsdate.net

  5. klesk // 11/04/2011 04:00:00 AM  

    also, R5 release dates:
    http://www.rlsdate.net/r5-movies-release-dates-2011-2012/

  6. John Tracker // 12/15/2012 05:46:00 PM