What’s the latest trend in home entertainment? Interactive DVDs. In other words, you don’t have to just sit there and accept what the filmmaker gives you. You can actually have a say in what happens next. That’s the lowdown from CBS News.
For example, if you saw the teen horror flick Final Destination 3 earlier this year, you might have wanted to scream “Don’t get on the rollercoaster – or you’ll die!” Well, now the characters will actually listen. You literally control their destiny with a click of the remote. And when a menu appears, you can choose “heads” they keep going, or “tails” they do something else.
New Line Cinema gave director and co-writer James Wong an extra $750-thousand dollars to film alternative scenes for the DVD. And he says that if you make the kids get off the rollercoaster, they don’t die, and the movie ends in 20 minutes!
Other DVD movies that use Interactive technology include the popular book series Choose Your Own Adventure, and the Bratz doll adventure: Livin’ It Up with the Bratz. Also coming out is a new DVD version of the classic horror film, Nightmare on Elm Street. And while you’re watching the movie, you’ll be able to choose an option to see how scenes and special effects were created.