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Lionsgate promises new forms of interactivity on Blu-ray titles

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Dec 2007 18:41 User comments (20)

Lionsgate promises new forms of interactivity on Blu-ray titles The movie studio Lionsgate has announced two new films it plans to release on Blu-ray in which it promises to "push the limits of next-gen interactivity." The movies, "War" and "Saw IV" will include new features never before seen on Blu-ray titles.
For "War" the studio announced the disc will include a network-connected game in which fans will be able to play each other online. For "Saw IV", "MoLog" (short for Movie Blog) "will enable consumers to create and share their own added value content via blog entries."

There could however, be a road block It is still not clear which Blu-ray players are even compatible with the new features and Sony has yet to release a firmware update for its PlayStation 3 console that would unlock web-enabled features.

Source:
HD Digest

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20 user comments

115.12.2007 23:18
vinny13
Inactive

Good news... Uh-oh. Someone better rat all over this quickly!

215.12.2007 23:48
BIGnewb
Inactive

i think that this is great news and the "war" movie idea is very innovative.congrats lionsgate on the idea.playstation need to come out with that new update before the new year.

keep this thread clean dont start bashing it,yet we all know who's going to come in and say something about hd-dvd...cough cough.

316.12.2007 0:06
Huejars
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Well I think that Lionsgate should drop Blu-ray and come to HD-dvd, because in my opinion HD-dvd is the best.

416.12.2007 0:25

First and ONLY warning, if anyone else mentions hughjars, you can take a one week break from AD courtesy of me.

516.12.2007 1:07

I'm glad to see more studios delving into interactivity. I own HD-DVD, so all features like that basically work on all players. I wonder how this will all play out on BR players, re: the variety of stages everyone's BR equipment is at (1.0, 1.1, etc)

Still good for HD overall, though, since some features just may get people looking this way.

616.12.2007 1:30
vinny13
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Originally posted by Huejars:
Well I think that Lionsgate should drop Blu-ray and come to HD-dvd, because in my opinion HD-dvd is the best.
Who is this guy?

716.12.2007 1:38

doesn't matter cause hes banned now

816.12.2007 1:39

hey guys say something about me and lets see if dvdback also gets on all of you like that and defends me, since he always got hughjars back and starts something if you all say something about him but not if he goes on about someone else...

916.12.2007 1:42

Originally posted by jove:
hey guys say something about me and lets see if dvdback also gets on all of you like that and defends me, since he always got hughjars back and starts something if you all say something about him but not if he goes on about someone else...
I bet you think you are funny right? How would you feel if you were writing articles whose comments always get ruined cause immature children feel the need to call out one member?

I have never ONCE seen hughjars call out another member BY NAME unless provoked, yet every article someone calls him out...its not fun to read.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Dec 2007 @ 1:44

1016.12.2007 1:44

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by jove:
hey guys say something about me and lets see if dvdback also gets on all of you like that and defends me, since he always got hughjars back and starts something if you all say something about him but not if he goes on about someone else...
I bet you think you are funny right? How would you feel if you were writing articles whose comments always get ruined cause immature children feel the need to call out one member.
yeah man but its not like the others were lying. its always the same thing...

jay

1116.12.2007 1:47

He may be a huge HD DVD fan, but he makes informed posts...there is nothing wrong with that. I wish there was someone on the Blu-ray side that knew as much about Blu-ray as he does about HD DVD so all this childishness would stop.


1216.12.2007 1:47
vinny13
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Originally posted by DVDBack23:
doesn't matter cause hes banned now
lmao

1316.12.2007 8:07

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
He may be a huge HD DVD fan, but he makes informed posts...there is nothing wrong with that. I wish there was someone on the Blu-ray side that knew as much about Blu-ray as he does about HD DVD so all this childishness would stop.
I'm going to over look that comment...That couldn't be farther from the truth.So your saying that anyone who comment on Blu-Ray don't know what there talking about ?
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Dec 2007 @ 8:10

1416.12.2007 8:17
hughjars
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Thanks DVDBack23, I appreciate that.

As for the substance of the article?

Well, if any of the existing Blu-ray players will work with this kind of stuff then great, it'll be nice for the owners to get something more for the premium they are already paying for high def.

Of course it's bit late in the day and all that but it's got to be better than that embarrassing trumpeting of what has been up until now just effectively old interactive CD tech as if it were an 'advanced feature' set.

Course none of the Blu-ray players (excepting the PS3 & that very recent Panny) has an ethernet port for any of this.
I guess it's just tough luck for those owners.

For all the repeated rumours of the PS3 getting an upgrade to 'profile 2,0' a rather large and obvious 'nothing' has actually happened and absolutely nothing official has been said (excepting an announcement that claimed 'some' features of the new profiles may be added (which is not quite the same thing).

.......but then of course all the Blu-ray fans have repeatedly assured us (for as long as Blu-ray can't/doesn't have these advanced features) that they don't want them.

The Blu-ray fans have spent months claiming those advanced features and extras were a total waste of time they weren't interested in; they only cared about the 'main feature'.
Right guys?

LMAO.

1516.12.2007 11:46
saltynuts
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Originally posted by hughjars:
Thanks DVDBack23, I appreciate that.

As for the substance of the article?

Well, if any of the existing Blu-ray players will work with this kind of stuff then great, it'll be nice for the owners to get something more for the premium they are already paying for high def.

Of course it's bit late in the day and all that but it's got to be better than that embarrassing trumpeting of what has been up until now just effectively old interactive CD tech as if it were an 'advanced feature' set.

Course none of the Blu-ray players (excepting the PS3 & that very recent Panny) has an ethernet port for any of this.
I guess it's just tough luck for those owners.

For all the repeated rumours of the PS3 getting an upgrade to 'profile 2,0' a rather large and obvious 'nothing' has actually happened and absolutely nothing official has been said (excepting an announcement that claimed 'some' features of the new profiles may be added (which is not quite the same thing).

.......but then of course all the Blu-ray fans have repeatedly assured us (for as long as Blu-ray can't/doesn't have these advanced features) that they don't want them.

The Blu-ray fans have spent months claiming those advanced features and extras were a total waste of time they weren't interested in; they only cared about the 'main feature'.
Right guys?

LMAO.







Not trying to flame but that whole sony crowd say dont want what they dont have and then when its offerd.its the greatest thing since sliced bread.i totally agree with dvdback23 hughjars,makes great well informed post and never disrepect anyone that i saw anyway.

1616.12.2007 12:19

Back on Topic:

Consumer don't care for the extra stuff it showed during the DVD releases.People only want the movie they could careless about all this stuff.But good to see that BD met the 1.1 profile with no problems.Can't wait til Sony release the 1.1 update i hear that its going to include support DTS-HD Master Audio decoding.

1716.12.2007 12:30
vinny13
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Originally posted by NexGen76:
Back on Topic:

Consumer don't care for the extra stuff it showed during the DVD releases.People only want the movie they could careless about all this stuff.But good to see that BD met the 1.1 profile with no problems.Can't wait til Sony release the 1.1 update i hear that its going to include support DTS-HD Master Audio decoding.
I agree. I don't need it.

1816.12.2007 12:44

Quote:
Originally posted by NexGen76:
Back on Topic:

Consumer don't care for the extra stuff it showed during the DVD releases.People only want the movie they could careless about all this stuff.But good to see that BD met the 1.1 profile with no problems.Can't wait til Sony release the 1.1 update i hear that its going to include support DTS-HD Master Audio decoding.
I agree. I don't need it.
I remember a Independence poll was done in 2004 where they ask people how many actually look at extras on DVD.Its was like 93% say they don't & the ones that do looked at it for cuts scenes not this blue screen crap that was done on 300 HD which showed because the BD version of 300 out sold HD version even with Warner advertising it on TV.

1917.12.2007 12:59

Quote:
Consumer don't care for the extra stuff it showed during the DVD releases.People only want the movie they could careless about all this stuff.

You never know what people are going to jump on, when it comes to technology, so making blanket statements isn't wise.

I remember when SMS text messaging first appeared. Why would ANYONE pay 50c to send a few bits of data, when they could actually TALK to someone for 5 minutes for the same price? Boy, was I short sighted...

Some studio will come up with a great idea for an HD extra, which will make lots of people happy. For me, I'd like to be able to record your own Mystery Science Theater 3000-type commentary and share it easily with your friends, synced up to the movie. That'd be fun.

2024.12.2007 7:45

Now this is what i call special features.

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