Paramount's recent high profile release of "Iron Man" on Blu-ray has experienced some technical difficulties.

The launch of the new disc, that saw "big sales", was marred by connectivity problems with the disc's BD-Live interactive features, as reported by many users.

Paramount has now released a statement to High Def Digest regarding the status of the disc's functionality issues:

"The Iron Man Blu-ray went on sale Tuesday and due to the overwhelming popularity of the release an unprecedented demand was placed on the BD-Live connection."

"The disc represents a truly state-of-the art Blu-ray presentation with a first of its kind BD-Live application. As such, the heavy amount of traffic strained the servers due to so many people heading to the same destination."

"The bandwidth capacity was increased in preparation for the release but the demand exceeded all expectations so capacity was expanded dramatically last night and local servers were established worldwide to accommodate all the fans."

"The issue should be completely resolved but if anyone experiences a brief traffic jam, we have provided consumers with a menu option during disc startup that allows them to go directly to the movie main menu or continue to download the BD-Live features."