SXSW: AMC offers DVD extras with content in OTT movie portal

Michelle Clancy | 14-03-2013
AMC Networks is launching a transactional video-on-demand catalogue movie website, dubbed Yeah! TV, starting with over 50 movies, including 300, Terminator and Pulp Fiction.
Films can be rented for $4.99 for 48 hours through the site, which AMC announced at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
The company said that Yeah! ( plans to differentiate itself by including access to bonus content typically found on a DVD, without obscuring the movie. Special features such as interviews with filmmakers and cast can be accessed with a click that pauses the movie and plays the interview.
For example, viewers can see director Richard Donner describe how Marlon Brando wanted his Superman character Jor-El to look like a bagel; watch Juliette Lewis and Tom Sizemore disagree on how his nose was broken while filming Natural Born Killers; hear Michael Madsen describe a near on-set fight between Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Tierney during the filming of Reservoir Dogs; or hear Wes Craven describe what real-life events inspired him to create A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Viewers can also access trivia and little-known facts about characters and scenes minute-by-minute throughout each movie. And, there are quizzes that allow viewers to test their knowledge of favourite movies.
Catalogue titles available this month from a variety of studios include: Scream, Reservoir Dogs, 300, The Terminator, Clerks, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Crow, The Exorcist: Director's Cut, Superman: The Movie, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Kill Bill: Volumes 1 & 2, Child's Play, No Country for Old Men, Pulp Fiction, The Expendables, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Dirty Dancing, The Shining, Watchmen, This Is Spinal Tap, The Blair Witch Project, Jackie Brown, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Apocalypse Now Redux, From Dusk Till Dawn, Natural Born Killers and Hannibal.
A Yeah! iPad app is slated to debut this summer.