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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the release of the first BD-Live enabled title to ship outside of the United States. What film is worthy of this honour? It's Men in Black. A full press release follows, along with release dates for various territories.

Quote: London, (06/05/08) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) announced today that it will launch its first BD-Live enabled Blu-ray title outside the US market, with the release of  Men In Black in selected international territories* beginning  16th June 2008.  

This release follows the recent Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0 software update for PLAYSTATION®3 (Version 2.20), which made the PS3™ the first Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player available on the market.

Blockbuster hit Men In Black will bring network connected features to international territories for the first time.   These features include a BD-Live multi-player Interactive Trivia Game, as well as exclusive downloadable theatrical and home entertainment previews and a FAQ about BD-Live functionality.

Men in Black follows the exploits of agents Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) and Jay (Will Smith), members of a top-secret organization established to monitor alien activity on Earth. The two MiB find themselves in the middle of the deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist (Vincent D'Onofrio) who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies.

“SPHE is delighted to bring BD-Live to International markets for the first time,” stated Matt Brown, EVP, International, SPHE, “This follows a successful launch in the US in March and is just the start of the exciting possibilities that will soon be available on high definition Blu-ray Disc.”
BD-Live allows consumers to experience a variety of network connected options.  In addition to exclusive content, BD-Live titles can enable an exciting slate of next generation possibilities, such as ring tones/wallpaper downloads, peer to peer interactions, live events and gaming activities.

BD-Live titles are compatible with the latest Profile 2.0 BD players.  These models also support Blu-ray’s “Bonus View” picture-in-picture feature that was available on previous Profile 1.1 BD players.


Men in Black release dates:

UK – 16th June 2008
Japan – 25th June 2008
Australia – 25th June 2008
France – 18th June 2008
Germany – 26th June 2008
Spain – 1st July 2008
Italy –26th August 2008
Benelux – 19th June 2008
Nordics – 16th July 2008

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