“Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe and director David Yates will answer viewer questions during a live community screening event for purchasers of the Blu-ray DVD on December 12th, 2009. This audience will also be the first to see footage from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” featured on the Blu-ray and 2-Disc Special Editions of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, available on this week.
The worldwide live screening event, which showcases the interactivity offered with Blu-ray and Warner Bros. BD-Live, will take place on December 12th at 12:00PM PST (3:00PM EST) live from London. BD-Live capable Blu-ray users can simultaneously watch the movie together with Daniel Radcliffe and director David Yates and hear an interactive Q&A where fans can ask questions about the blockbuster film directly to Daniel and David, directly from their home.
Daniel Radcliffe, who has played Harry Potter since the first film, said he is looking forward to talking directly to fans at this event. “It’s a wonderful way for fans and for those directly involved with making a film to share opinions and ideas.”
Warner Bros. BD-Live is an interactive feature exclusive to the Blu-ray format that allows
users to experience a variety of exclusive interactive features. In addition to access to the multi-territory community screening, other exciting BD-Live content available to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Blu-ray owners include:
· An exclusive introduction to the upcoming Harry Potter Ultimate Editions by Daniel Radcliffe
· My Commentary – fans are able to post user-generated Picture-in-Picture commentary over the film and share it with their friends and other BD-Live community members
· Live Community Screenings – Allows users to send invitations and have a virtual screening with friends and family while chatting together through the BD-Live platform
· Facebook Connect – allows users to interact with their Facebook friends, update their Facebook status while in BD-Live and invite their Facebook friends to Live Community screenings.
Warner Bros. BD-Live community members who have registered and signed up for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince screening event will receive an emailed invitation to participate in the event. The first 100,000 members who RSVP will secure a spot for the screening. WB BD-Live registered users from the participating territories who own the Blu-ray Disc and have signed up for the BD-Live event will be able to insert the disc, connect to WB BD-Live and logon to the community screening at this designated time to participate in this ground breaking exclusive event.