The Dark Knight on Blu-ray will be the first BD-Live enabled Blu-ray movie released by Warner Bros., the studio announced today, when it ships on Dec. 9.
The Dark Knight, the latest Batman movie and the first film in years to earn an actor (Heath Ledger) post-humous Oscar buzz, is a perfectly logical BD-Live debut for Warner Bros., since the film is bound to sell like hotcakes this holiday season. (You can buy The Dark Knight on Blu-ray from Amazon.com).
The BD-Live functionality for The Dark Knight will include a variety of exclusive interactive features. Owners will be able to host their own Live Community Screenings with friends, record and post user-generated commentaries over the film using My WB Commentary, access more BD-Live-exclusive The Dark Knight content, get sneak peeks and trailers of upcoming Warner Bros. films, create an online library of Blu-ray movies, manage a wish list for upcoming releases and connect to the WB store.
The biggest feature, user-hosted Live Community Screenings, will let owners chat live with their buddy list or the entire Warner Bros. BD-Live community. Fans and friends across the country can send invitations for screenings at a specified time and chat with each other as the movie plays.
The “My WB Commentary” feature of BD-Live will allow fans to post user-generated Picture-in-Picture commentary over the film, then share it with friends or the entire Warner Bros. BD-Live Community. Using a Web camera, users can record their own comments and play them back as a Picture-in-Picture feature over the film scene they have chosen. Users can then post the commentary on BD-Live, share it with whom they select and receive a rating on their videos.
More Warner Bros. BD-Live initiatives will be announced in the coming weeks, including the opportunity for fans to interact with director Christopher Nolan.
Warner Bros. BD-Live will have exciting new content both specific to The Dark Knight and other WB films exclusive only to BD-Live registered users. Content will include two motion comics, one created as a bridge between the story of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight and one created about The Joker; and an exclusive look a the premiere of The Dark Knight in New York City.
BD-Live is only accessible through a Blu-ray Disc played on an Internet-connected or Blu-ray player (including a PS3) with BD-Live capabilities and sufficient data storage.
Again, if you want to pre-order it from Amazon, click the following link: The Dark Knight on Blu-ray.