One of the things people liked most about watching movies on DVD and Blu-ray, besides the movie itself, was the supplemental material. Deleted or extra scenes, making-of docs and commentary from the director and stars, in most cases, added to the experience of watching your favorite films.
With the explosive popularity of streaming and watching content online, you just don’t get the same supplemental content or experience anymore. AMC’s new service called Yeah! seeks to to change that.
Announced at SXSW this week, Yeah! will feature films “enhanced with interactive features including 400-500 individual pieces of original content curated from in-depth research.” These include facts and figures about the movie, quizzes, interviews with the directors and more. If these don’t detract from watching the movie itself, it could be quite a cool service.
Some of the films on Yeah! at launch include Superman, Reservoir Dogs, Clerks, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Pulp Fiction, Scream, 300 and The Terminator, with more being added regularly.
Yeah! is available now right here, with movies costing $5 for a 48-hour rental. An iPad app is expected to launch this Summer.