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Fox and MGM Unveil Blu-Ray Exclusive Releases

Postby Ian on Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:57 pm

Fox and MGM have finally announced their Blu-ray release schedule. It sounds like they were waiting for BD-J to mature so they could add extra features.

http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=H6 ... ewsLang=en

Among the BD industry ‘firsts’ from the Studios’ upcoming global release slate are picture in picture capability, enhanced viewing and surround sound modes with the ability to mix and match picture and sound, direct access to in-movie features through one of the four colored buttons on the BD remote and the most technically vibrant BD-Java interactive multi-player challenge and trivia games to date. The Studios’ slate also takes full advantage of BD-Live functionality this fourth quarter. Internet-connected consumers will enjoy unique, title specific “web-enabled” interactive features and games and “web-exclusive” downloadable content with the ability to connect and interact with other broadband BD users worldwide...

...Upcoming BD-J features exclusive to priority catalogue titles from Fox and MGM include an "Alien Scavenger Hunt" (INDEPENDENCE DAY) that challenges players to earn points by identifying the correct number of aliens in select scenes to unlock additional bonus features; a “Global Warming Trivia Track” (THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW) where users must correctly answer questions about global warming to keep the Earth’s temperature from rising and being destroyed; and a historical and geographical pop-up map (MASTER & COMMANDER) that tracks the location of Captain "Lucky" Jack Aubrey and his enemies.
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Postby Wesociety on Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:52 am

Meh, that's their public statement. But more likely, they were waiting for BD+ protection and a new AACS key phase.

Either way, it's interesting to see this sleeping Blu-ray giant awakened for the holiday season battles.
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