A new guide to movies in the country, published by the Association of Philippine Cinema Owners, lists more than 60 movies from major studios, including some of the biggest, such as Star Wars, Avatar and Terminator.
The list, released Thursday, is the latest effort by the countrys leading cinema association to get ahead of what some critics have described as a trend of “toy theater” in movies.
The new guide, titled Cinema Hd V2, aims to help cinemas in the capital Manila, and in provinces and cities throughout the country.
The first installment, Cinema Hid, was launched last month and is available on the association’s website.
The list features a mix of films that are not currently released in theaters, but are now available on Blu-ray and digital formats.
Some movies, like the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, were not even available on DVD or Blu-rays before they were released in the U.S. and Europe.
Other movies, including the latest in the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens, are now released in digital formats through Warner Bros. Entertainment, as well as on digital platforms through Amazon and iTunes.
The first edition of the list also includes movies that have been released in other countries, such the Star Trek film Deep Space Nine, the Jurassic Park movie Jurassic Park III, and the Star Fox movie Foxy McBibbon.
Some of the movies listed, like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Jurassic World, were previously available only on Blu and DVD, respectively.
Cinema Hid also offers recommendations for the movies that might be on the market in a given market, including whether a certain movie is popular in that market, and how the movie is rated, with a focus on the U and PG-13 ratings.
It also lists some of those movies that are available on both digital and physical platforms, such a Terminator Salvation, the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, and The Lego Batman Movie, which has been released on both Blu-Ray and digital platforms.
Among the best-rated movies, according to the guide, are the original films of Ridley Scott, James Cameron and John Carpenter, which have both been rated R and PG for the original trilogy, respectively, and a number of science fiction films, such Avatar: The Last Airbender, Independence Day: Resurgence and The Amazing Spider-man: Home.
It also recommends some of them, including Gravity and The Revenant, which both received PG for their respective sequels, as did Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which was rated R. Other recommendations include The Dark Tower, which had a R rating in the first place, and Pirates of Black Cove, which received an R-rating.