District 9, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment‘s summer blockbuster, hits Blu-Ray this week with a load of bonus features.
- Joburg from Above – Satellite and Schematics of the world of District 9 – Interactive Map – Provides a highly detailed environmental exploration of the world through a series of intricate satellite maps, technology schematics, and photo-real files that take the viewer deeper into the world of the film.
- God of War III Playable PlayStation™3 Game Demo and unlock an Exclusive Making-of the Game Featurette!
- A Digital Copy of the film for PC, PSP™, Mac or iPod®
- CineChat – Send on-screen instant messages to your friends around the world while you watch the movie together
- MovieIQ and BD Live connect you to real time information on the cast, trivia and more while watching the movie.
Sony included a couple of firsts with the District 9 BD release:
First Movie/Games Demo Hybrid with District 9 on Blu-ray™ Disc!
Buy District 9 on Blu-ray Disc and experience the playable God of War® III game demo! Once you play through the demo, you can also unlock an exclusive making-of featurette about the game! Experience this unique combination, only available via the PlayStation® 3!
In case you are not familiar with the God of War game series, here’s the description and link to the official website. If you are familiar with the game, please feel free to leave a comment and explain the connection to the District 9.
Developed exclusively for the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) system, God of War®III is the final installment of the multi-million unit-selling trilogy. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment’s Santa Monica Studios, God of War III will bring epic battles to life with stunning graphics and an elaborate plot that puts Kratos at the center of carnage and destruction as he seeks revenge against the Gods who have betrayed him.
via God of War III.
Back when this BD was hitting the street a week later, Video Business did a thorough preview of the extras, focusing on the behind the scenes documentary.
District 9 bonus features focus heavily on facts about the movie’s filmmaking, such as its use of a South African slum for the movie’s setting. The three-part documentary The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker’s Log comes with all Blu-ray and DVD versions.
Blu-ray exclusives include the interactive map ‘Joburg From Above: Satellite and Schematics of the World of District 9,’ marking a new type of bonus feature from Sony. Also only on the Blu-ray version is digital copy, Sony’s MovieIQ database and instant messaging feature Cinechat.
If all those extras aren’t enough, or you still are not convinced to buy District 9 BD, the promotional Multi-National United Training Augmented Reality site is still up and running. And if you do not have an access card, you can print one out. At the end of the post is a video demo of what you can expect. Happy viewing.