The long-awaited addition of BD-Live features to Blu-ray releases is over. Well, the wait will be over soon. Disney has previewed the BD-Live functionality on Sleeping Beauty at a recent conference in Hollywood. Word is it looks good. What family doesn't need Movie Chat Instant Messaging, Movie Mail to share videos, and an online interactive game? Don't tell your kids yet, though. It's not scheduled for release until October. However, there's more exciting news from Disney.
The studio also just announced that from now on, all their releases on Blu-ray will feature BD-Live. This includes older re-releases of classics, and upcoming releases including Pixar's WALL-E.
To see a Sleeping Beauty preview, click here.
Unfortunately for everyone, Profile 2.0 players that can play BD-Live are few and far between. But, perhaps by putting the cart before the horse, Disney will encourage manufacturers to step up to the plate. —Leslie Shapiro
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