Include past releases in calendar

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The release calendars available at http://www.imdb.com/calendar only include future releases. Being able to browse releases of previous months and years would be useful for research purposes and might also help contributors discover errors in release data.

I believe this is a feature that used to exist, but was lost when pages were moved to a new design.

The coming soon feature at http://www.imdb.com/movies-coming-soon/ includes past releases, but only applies to the United States, despite all "localization" efforts.
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Peter, Champion

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Posted 6 years ago

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Yeah I like that idea - it'd be a handy way to get an overview of releases, although I'd personally use search and filter by date:

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...

However, the calendar could be used as a user-friendly interface from the search, as quite a few people will not be too familiar with fine-tuning the advanced search or hacking the URL to get what they want.
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The search only allows filtering by the general release date. You can't get a list based on release dates for a specific country.
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pbn, I also like this idea and would have found it useful if it were available.

By the way, I have not been able to contribute this weekend due to power and internet outage at home. There is no estimated time to restore power. We had a rather severe storm in our area; a tornado came within 200 feet of our house. Fortunately, none of the homes our neighbor had any damage.

I'm posting from the local library, but have limited access.
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Sorry to hear, Dan. Glad you're okay!
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I'd love to see this feature. Admittedly 53% of my readers are U.S., but I am in Australia so I like to refer to Australian release dates.