Since no blockbuster movie in 2012 can have a home release without a second screen companion app for fans to dig through extra content while they watch, Sony has, naturally, announced one for The Amazing Spider-Man. Just like the only three movies to best its take at the box office this year (The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and even The Hunger Games), Spider-Man's app syncs with the movie in a Timeline Mode that pulls up featurettes, storyboards and the like, while Production Mode lets users sift through the moviemaking process, then select particular clips to play on their TV. Unlike some of the others it is not only on iPad but also Android, however the press release indicates it's restricted to Sony's own Tablet S and Xperia Tablet S. Still, we were able to initiate the 500MB+ download and access it on non-Sony tablets including the Nexus 7 and an CyanogenMod HP TouchPad, so your mileage may vary. You can check out the apps for free at the links below, a preview trailer embedded after the break and snag the movie itself for $25 on Amazon, delivered November 9th.
The Amazing Spider-Man Blu-ray Second Screen app
SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS THE AMAZING SPIDER-MANTM SECOND SCREEN APP
New Content Added Weekly Leading Up to the
November 9th Blu-ray™ Release of The Amazing Spider-Man
Multiple Interactive Features Are Designed
To Create An Expanded Spider-Man Viewing Experience
App Content Includes Scene-Specific Trivia, Additional Featurettes, Storyboards, Interviews, Pre-Visualization Sequences and More
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (October 3, 2012) – Get ready to explore the exciting production surrounding The Amazing Spider-Man, when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment debuts The Amazing Spider-Man Second Screen App, available exclusively for the Sony Tablet™ S, Sony Xperia™ Tablet S and Apple iPad. The Second Screen App, which syncs only with the Blu-ray Disc™, transforms the movie-watching experience, giving users behind-the-scenes access into the amazing world of Spider-Man throughout the film. Additionally, the App will unlock new content each week with all content available by the November 9th release of The Amazing Spider-Man on Blu-ray.
By accessing the Second Screen App, users can engage with key elements from the film while watching it on Blu-ray. The App includes two interactive modes – Timeline and Production – both featuring extensive content from the set such as interviews with the cast and filmmakers, featurettes on the making of the film, behind-the-scenes photos, storyboards, concept art, pre-visualization sequences, stunt rehearsals, trivia, factoids and more.
§ In Timeline Mode, the App syncs with the Blu-ray Disc, allowing scene-specific trivia, featurettes, storyboards, interviews, and other content to scroll across your tablet in time with the movie.
§ In Production Mode, users can explore even more content that goes deeper into the making of the film by diving into the various areas of the production process including Filmmakers, Story, Design, Cast, Location and Stunts, among others. And when the App syncs with the Blu-ray Disc through a connected player, users can "sling" select content from the Sony Tablet or iPad to the television screen to watch it in full HD, for a greater viewing experience. In addition, users can also update their Facebook and Twitter pages and share their viewing experience by posting trivia and facts directly from the App.
For more information on Sony Xperia™ Tablet, please visit www.sony.com/tablet.
The Amazing Spider-Man Second Screen App is available for free from Google Play on the Sony Tablet or at www.play.google.com and from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
The Amazing Spider-Man tells the story of teenage Peter Parker, who grapples with both high school and amazing super-human crises as his alter-ego Spider-Man battles The Lizard.
The Amazing Spider-Man™ debuts on Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, DVD, and a Limited Edition Gift Set with collectible Spider-Man and Lizard figurines, all with UltraViolet™, on Friday, November 9th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Artwork and digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com.
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