New details have leaked out about the upcoming release of Watchmen on Blu-ray which give the movie something of a social-networking slant.
Purchasers of the disc will be able to link-up through BD-Live to their Facebook friends and other fans of the movie, and take part in live typed discussions while the movie is on.
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And what sort of things will be mentioned? TechRadar reckons the discussions will mostly go: "What's that blue thing between Dr Manhattan's legs? Oh, it's his... It wasn't that big in the comics."
The link-up is another push for BD-Live, the application that utilises web access on Profile 2.0 players.
So far, BD-Live has been criticised as bringing nothing of substance to Blu-ray, but champions of the service believe its full potential has yet to be seen
This is the first time that Facebook has been used in conjunction with BD-Live, but not the first live chat. The most famous being when director Chris Nolan joined a live discussion for the Blu-ray release of The Dark Knight.
The Watchmen Blu-ray is building up to being one of the biggest releases on the format. A beefed-up version of the movie will appear on disc, complete interspersed clips of The Black Freighter, the animated comic-within-a-comic.