As if those people at theaters chomping on nachos, having coughing fits and yakking on their cell phones weren't irritating enough, we all have friends who shout at the TV screen when we show movies at home: “She’s fat.” “What was the director thinking?” “Who the hell would say that?” “Don’t open that door!”
Up until now, only you and your guests had to endure such unsolicited running commentary. Warner Bros. is changing all that on December 5 with the first-ever audio-enabled Live Community Screening (LCS) of Terminator: Salvation. Fans that buy the Blu-ray and have a BD-Live capable player will be able to watch the movie and simultaneously listen to a live Q&A with director McG as he answers questions viewers are submitting while the movie plays (the LCS will also feature the Q&A in text form on your screen). The first 100,000 Warner Bros. BD-Live members who RSVP will secure a spot at the screening.
Yes, we’ve actually arrived at a point where your obnoxious pals can blurt their questions out to a director in real time, right from your living room, and actually get a response. Terminator: Salvation is only the beginning—Warner Bros. is planning a similar audio-enabled LCS of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince a few days later on December 12 hosted by director David Yates and star Daniel Radcliffe. "I'm really looking forward to the Live Community Screening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and excited to talk directly to fans of the movie about my experiences and answer their questions," says Radcliffe. "It's a wonderful way for fans and for those directly involved with making a film to share opinions and ideas." Maybe, Harry. Maybe. Like any party, it just depends on who you invite.