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Microsoft and NBCU sign movie deal

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Feb 2009 20:34 User comments (2)

Microsoft and NBCU sign movie deal Microsoft has announced they have signed a movie deal with NBC Universal that will bring 30 catalog films to the Xbox Live Marketplace for European regions.
The titles are immediately available in the UK and Ireland and will be available in France, Germany and Spain soon.

"NBC Universal has a fantastic reputation in the film world and have some true blockbusters in their portfolio," notes David Gosen, VP of marketing for Xbox Europe. "We are delighted to be working with them to bring major titles from Universal Pictures into Xbox Live living rooms - this is all part of our ongoing strategy to make Xbox a major entertainment hub.

"This agreement makes the Xbox Live film offering bigger and better than ever. For Xbox, we want to ensure that we have the best entertainment content available - Xbox Live has grown into one of Europe's largest providers of on-demand high-definition movies and well continue to grow the content offered through the service.

"Working with NBC Universal is further proof of our goal to be in business with the best in the entertainment industry."


Each movie rental will cost 250 Microsoft Points (about 3 euros) for SD and 380 Microsoft Points (4.50 euros) for HD versions. Rentals can be watched once within 14 days of downloading.

GI.biz
posts the entire list of movies available now:
* Baby Mama
* Billy Madison
* The Blues Brothers
* The Bourne Supremacy
* Carlito's Way
* Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
* Child's Play 2
* Child's Play 3
* The Chronicles of Riddick
* The Fast and the Furious
* Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
* The Frighteners
* The Game
* Hellboy II: The Golden Army
* How High
* Incredible Hulk ('08)
* The Jerk
* The Mummy Returns
* The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
* National Lampoon's Animal House
* Out of Sight ('98)
* Red Dragon
* Scarface ('83)
* The Scorpion King
* The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior
* Shaun of the Dead
* Village of the Damned
* Wanted
* Waterworld
* Weird Science

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2 user comments

127.2.2009 0:19

yeah, Microsoft we want to pay top dollar for something we can wacth for free on HBO On Demand.

227.2.2009 4:43

You gotta be kidd'n me ! how many euro's..lmao..,i can count at least 6 of those movies that can be hired for $1.00ea nz for 8 days,that'd be $0.50c in euro

Edit:Better make that half those movies most are old as

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