For the first time ever, customers can see the names and filmographies of the actors in a scene simply by tapping on the screen
The classic movie questions — “Who’s that guy?” and “What’s he been in?” — are answered instantly with a tap
Didn’t realize that the actress playing Katniss Everdeen also starred in Winter’s Bone, a movie you’ve been meaning to watch? With X-Ray for Movies, Kindle Fire owners can simply tap to see other movies that include the actors on-screen, another tap adds it to their Watchlist — all without ever leaving their current movie. X-Ray is powered by the over 100 million data items in IMDb’s searchable database, including photos, bios, filmographies and other contextual information that has been accumulated over the past 20 years.“X-Ray for Movies revolutionizes the way we watch movies, offering an immediate and easy way to know ‘Who’s that guy?’ and ‘What’s he been in?’,” said Col Needham, IMDb’s founder and CEO. “This is the culmination of everything we’ve been working on for over 20 years and is the result of a combination of sophisticated technology and old-fashioned hard work. Backed by the millions of pieces of data in IMDb’s catalog, X-Ray will change the way you watch, discover and enjoy movies — movie lovers will have to see it to believe it.”
Customers can learn more about X-Ray for Movies at www.imdb.com/x-ray, and can experience X-Ray for themselves by ordering one of the new Kindle Fire devices from www.amazon.com/kindlefirehd.
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