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Warner Bros. adds five more movies to Facebook offering

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Mar 2011 1:17 User comments (2)

Warner Bros. adds five more movies to Facebook offering Earlier in the month, Warner Bros. announced it would begin renting digital copies of films via Facebook, starting with the blockbuster hit "The Dark Knight."
Today, the studio has added that it will add five more films to the offering, including two "Harry Potter" movies.

As of tonight, The Dark Knight, Yogi Bear, Life As We Know It, Inception, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be available.

Says Warner Bros. president of Digital Distribution Thomas Gewecke (via THR):

We're pleased to expand our test with a variety of titles that will appeal to a broad audience. These titles have substantial followings on Facebook. The fan pages for 'Harry Potter' and 'Inception' alone are two of the most popular and active communities on the site.


The rentals cost $3 and users will be able to watch it for 48 hours from within their FB account.

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2 user comments

128.3.2011 1:40

You have to be kidd'n me if i go to the local video store i can get those very same movies on std dl dvd for $1.00 nz that's $0.50c American so calculating the exchange rate that's 6 movies for the price of their one...lmao..warner need to go back to the drawing board on this one big time, cripes i would'nt even bother using a torrent it'd still workout cheaper to hire any of them..lol..


228.3.2011 2:23

Originally posted by scorpNZ:
You have to be kidd'n me if i go to the local video store i can get those very same movies on std dl dvd for $1.00 nz that's $0.50c American so calculating the exchange rate that's 6 movies for the price of their one...lmao..warner need to go back to the drawing board on this one big time, cripes i would'nt even bother using a torrent it'd still workout cheaper to hire any of them..lol..
$3.00 is still too high of a rental price on a digital copy for 48 hours. I can rent from Redbox for $1.00 per day. I don't mind waiting the standard 28 days for new releases.

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